Sustainable Construction Trends

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 31, 2022 9:15:00 AM

People everywhere are becoming more eco-conscious. Translate that into the building industry, and—you guessed it—this means that everyone from homebuyers to big commercial builders is interested in sustainable construction.

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Topics: lignoloc, Wooden Nails

Essential Mass Timber Building Tips

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 29, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Mass timber construction is booming in popularity—and there are lots of reasons why. Sustainability is a big one, and it can be a great way to design something different from your usual wood, concrete, or steel-framed structure.

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Topics: lignoloc, Wooden Nails, wood, mass timber construction, Eco-Friendly Construction

Common Summer Home Building Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 23, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Summer homes aren't something that every client can afford to maintain, but for those that can, solid construction is a priority. After all, these are houses or cabins that will probably spend part of the year empty and should be able to handle the lack of constant vigilance. Therefore how you build and what mistakes you avoid from day one is so important.

Fortunately, constructing a strong summer home isn't extraordinary hard. Using the right tools, techniques, fastening materials such as BECK’s LignoLoc® Wooden Nail System, and of course, avoiding the following key mistakes will all help keep a summer house in top form.

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Topics: building, Tools, lignoloc, Wooden Nails, wood, outdoor construction, power tools, home building, summer

Outdoor Kitchens: Bring the Trend to Your Clients With These Ideas

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 18, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Outdoor kitchens, which used to be more common with larger homes for the wealthy, have now become more popular among middle-class homeowners with a yard and garden on their property. These innovative amenities for serious outdoor dining can vary enormously in size, appliance complexity and layout, but they don't need to be extremely pricey or complicated.

 With the right kinds of professional pneumatic tools and other equipment, you can deliver a finely finished outdoor kitchen for your clients in no time. Knowing about doing this is especially important as the chances of being asked about them increase. Here are some selling points and tips to keep in mind if a client requests an outdoor kitchen plan.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, invisideck, Tools, pneumatic tools, Wooden Nails, collated fasteners, fastening system, outdoor kitchen, traditional tool

Must Have Tools Builders Want This Holiday Season

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 20, 2021 9:30:00 AM

If you have a builder in your life, you know that receiving a new set of power tools from a solid brand would be the ultimate gift this holiday season. There are some essential power tools that no construction kit is complete without. Luckily, BECK has your needs covered with a wide selection of rugged tools for any construction niche one might have. Let's dive into the details.

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Topics: pneumatic staplers, Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, building, Tools, Staples, pneumatic tools, lignoloc, Wooden Nails, Staplers

The History and the Future of the Wooden Nail

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 14, 2020 11:41:02 AM

Did you know that fasteners originally were made of wood? Archaeological excavations of early Germanic sites have shown traces of wooden nails used as far into the past as 7,000 years ago. It wasn't until the era of the ancient Egyptians that the first recorded use of bronze nails showed up at around 5,000 years ago. Despite that, wooden nails were still favored throughout antiquity and into the 1600s for wood construction.

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Topics: lignoloc, Wooden Nails

Working with Reclaimed Wood

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 26, 2019 10:28:18 AM

Why would you use reclaimed wood for your next construction or building project? Many people choose reclaimed wood for its durability and strength. When remodeling some want to use a material that will keep its appearance for many years to come. For others it could be the conservation element and having less impact on the environment. When it’s harvested responsibly, reclaimed wood is a renewable resource that reduces the environmental hazards created to make new products as well as landfill waste. Or, it could be simply for an aesthetic reason, having wood that’s rich in history and character adds a certain beauty, charm and story to surroundings.

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Topics: lignoloc, Wooden Nails

A Beginner's Guide to Interior Timber Cladding

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 27, 2019 10:05:40 AM

Let’s get this out of the way - we are NOT talking about Grandma’s paneling. Interior timber cladding, while not a new application, has taken on a very modern life of its own. It can be elegant and clean or rugged and rustic, both bringing natural elements from the outdoors in. If you’re not familiar with the new take on an old idea, we’ll fill you in.

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Topics: lignoloc, Wooden Nails

Metal Roofs and Solar Panels: The Perfect Pairing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 20, 2019 9:52:15 AM

Peanut butter & jelly, Bert & Ernie, salt & pepper… These famous pairs go together so well that it’s hard to imagine one without the other. The same could be said for metal roofs and solar panels. It’s become a popular trend to bring these two together, so it’s important to understand why before talking to homeowners.

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Topics: lignoloc, Wooden Nails

10 Must-Have Cabinet Making Tools and 1 Great Fastener

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 10, 2019 11:57:50 AM

Making cabinets can be a tricky process without the proper tools and equipment. While cabinet making may seem like a simple undertaking when compared to larger projects like subfloor or roof installations, there is a lot of precision work involved in cabinet making. With the below tools, making a new set of cabinets will be more efficient, effortless and accurate.

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Topics: lignoloc, Wooden Nails


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