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5 Bathroom Design Mistakes to Avoid

Whether you are designing a new bathroom or working on a remodel the bathroom is surprisingly one of the most difficult rooms in the house to design effectively. Here are five common mistakes that can detract from an otherwise perfect bathroom design.

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Raised Wood Flooring Systems Reduce Flood Damage

As sea levels rise and severe weather incidences increase, more residents along the North American coast lines become vulnerable to flooding during storms. One way to reduce the Raised wood flooring systemsdamage done during flooding is to build homes that are above the flood level. One option which is gaining traction is the raised wood flooring system.

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How Sand Dunes Prevent Flooding

After the devastation wrecked by Hurricane Sandy, New York’s Mayor Bloomberg released a report called “A Stronger, More Resilient New York,” which informed residents that rising sea levels and climate change had created a need to improve defenses against flooding. the restoration and expansion of sand dunes “is a proven method of effectively reducing flooding. It had a huge positive influence on areas along open shores during Sandy.”

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Window Framing Material Options

While the focus is usually on the window itself and the energy efficiency and insulation value it will contribute to the building envelope, a thought should also be spared for the material from which the window frame is made. Coupling efficient window framing materials with the right glass options for your climate will give you the most effective window framing systems.

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Dallas Builder’s Association Show 15 October

The DBA is hosting the Dallas Builder’s Show on October 15 which offers industry professionals a day of insights and opportunities. The DBA Show kicks off with a member’s meeting with special guest speakers Ross Perot Jr. and Dr. Elliot Eisenberg, have a trade show featuring 70 exhibitors and a cocktail reception in the evening will benefit the worthy Operation Finally Home.

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Sales Tips for Siding Contractors – Part One

As a construction professional, being a good salesman will help you to stay ahead of the curve. If you are good at your job, most of your clients won’t need you again for decades to come. While word of mouth will help to increase your customer base, here are some pro-active tips that will help you to grow your business.

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