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  • Keep It Clean: Efficient Jobsite Waste Management - After a few pints of porter one night and some back and forth on the remodeling industry, an older Irish carpenter I met in the pub one evening told me, “the first two tools brought to any jobsite and the last two to leave should be a broom and a dustpan.” I couldn’t have agreed […]
  • Construction Waste Removal in Urban Environments - As a remodeling contractor working in the Greater Boston area, I learned early to get creative with construction waste removal. For contractors, disposal is far too often an overlooked item on bids, and can end up cutting into our bottom lines when changes in scope push the schedule of a project or we underestimate the […]
  • Be Your Own General Contractor So you wanna be your own contractor? - So you want to be your own GC on your upcoming remodeling project, eh? Well, first of all, good luck, you will need it. Contrary to popular opinion, though aligning strongly with common sense, being a general contractor is a learned skill which takes years of experience to master. Far too many well-meaning homeowners have […]
  • Environmentally friendly remodel Environmentally Friendly DIY Remodel - You may not be trying to prove yourself or even looking for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits, but giving your home an environmentally friendly remodel will be your invaluable contribution to future generations by not depleting the current resources or endangering the environment. Here are some steps to ensure a green DIY […]
  • Fallen tree Fallen tree in your yard? Here’s how to clean it up on your own - After a storm, you could save lots of money by cleaning up a fallen tree yourself. Some planning and care is necessary, but it’s worth it – especially if your homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover tree removal. It often costs more than $1,000 to remove one fallen tree. Here’s how you can handle it yourself at […]
  • Construction crew How to ensure your construction crew is environmentally friendly - The construction industry is beginning to change its attitude towards environmentally friendly construction processes. As pollution problems become more recognized, many contractors are building green while still retaining their competitiveness. For your green renovation to be a success, you will need to lay down a number of practices for your construction crew to ensure that other […]
  • The Do's and Don'ts of Dumpster Rentals The Do’s and Don’ts of Dumpster Rentals - Dumpster rentals are more complex than you may think. But that doesn’t mean it needs to be difficult or a burden on your project timeline and budget. A little planning and research up front will prevent surprises that could have been avoided. Follow these best practices below and your dumpster rental experience will be a […]
  • Construction waste Construction waste – what you need to know - Construction waste and demolition waste make up more than twice the amount of municipal solid waste in the U.S., so it is important to consider how to best dispose of, reuse, or recycle it. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 534 million tons of C&D debris were generated in the United States, in 2014—more […]
  • kitchen remodels How Much Waste Do Kitchen Remodels Produce? - Kitchen remodels can produce a lot of waste. If you are planning to do one soon, you may be wondering just how much waste the construction will produce and what exactly to do with it. How much debris the remodel will produce depends on several factors. Types of Debris in Kitchen Remodels Kitchens have more […]
  • Windows What You Need to Know About Replacement Windows - What I need to know about replacing my windows? There a number of reasons why you should replace your windows; be it that they are old, broken, among others things. The actual process of installing replacement windows might actually be more intensive than it seems. This is the reason why you need to know one […]