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Prefab houses
The advantages of prefabricated wooden houses
Many readers write to us because they have well understood the advantages of wooden houses than those built with traditional construction called, or cement and bricks. In other countries, such as here in Australia where we are writing, the wooden buildings rep ... (more)

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Prefabricated House O Sole Mio GriffnerHaus
More than a house is a statement of style and personality. Never a prefabricated house impressed us both with an innovative design but very functional, clean lines and at the same time a very strong personality. (more)

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Prefabricated wooden houses Haas-Fertigbau landed in Sicily
One of the main criticisms of the various manufacturers of prefabricated wooden houses is definitely the geographical distribution centered mainly in the provinces of North Italy. (more)

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Binishells, the most ecological home ever built
The most ecological home ever built, seems too good to be true? Over the past two years, architect Nicolo Bini from Binishells Inc. has been working to evolve a radically innovative construction system first developed in the 1960's. (more)

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Wallfit House, as fast as a prefabricated house but solid
Solid house or prefabricated house? Solid houses are characterised by a long lifespan, low maintenance costs and comfort of living. Prefabricated houses, on the other hand, are characterised by a short construction period in particular and a good cost-benefit ... (more)

Costs of prefabricated houses Haus Wolf
Our previous articles on the cost of prefabricated houses in Italy are enjoying much success, and this should make us reflect the responsanili marketing companies. Very often the companies themselves have no difficulty to promote widely the prices of homes ... (more)

BambHaus, the eco-sustainable bamboo home
CO2 emissions are a serious problem for humanity and the environment. In 2008, according to data collected from the Mauna Loa Observatory, the levels of CO2 in the atmosphere reached 387 ppm (parts per million), the highest peak of 650. (more)

Insulation
Australia: Energy Efficient Homes, Ceiling Insulation in 2.7 Million Homes
To support jobs and set Australia up for a low carbon future the Rudd Government will install free ceiling insulation in around 2.7 million Australian homes.This investment will support the jobs of tradespeople and workers employed in the manufacturing, distri ... (more)

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Putting heat into skirting: An Eco Revolution in Energy Efficient Room Heating
A unique, innovative and energy efficient way of heating your room is now available in the South West through www.innocentearth.co.uk. Known as ThermaSkirt the system replaces your skirting boards and radiators in one. The effect is indistinguishable from underfloor heating in that it heats the room from all sides and at low level, and yet it is as simple t ... (more)

Save water system mod. v1
We are all aware of the environmental problem reality related to water. In spite of this, not much is done to limit its waste and bad use, probably caused by consolidated domestic habits and lack of information on how and what to do to have more respect for th ... (more)

You Can Now Re-tap Your Tap Water With A Grey Water Reclamation System
By Penny Hull - Stanton HomesYou may think that once you turn on the faucet, the water coming out is gone forever. That isn’t always true anymore. Grey water reclamation systems are changing thought processes and lowering total water usage by “recycling” used water. The most elaborate grey water systems can recycle nearly all the water you use in your home. ... (more)

Insulation
GE Roofing System Available from North Central Insulation
There are many roofing materials and techniques available in today’s market but few of them can compare to the extraordinarily reliable and rugged system from GE. GE – one of America’s most respected companies – developed its tough GE Roofing System decades ago. It is virtually unique in its applicability and its strength, and countless businesses, instituti ... (more)

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Nordenstrom Custom Homes recognized for marketing excellence
Nordenstrom Custom Homes of Mora, Minn., a Wausau Homes builder, won two first-place awards during the 2007 Excellence in Marketing competition sponsored by the Building Systems Councils (BSC), a council of the National Association of Home Builders. (more)

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Prefabulous: The House of Your Dreams Delivered Fresh from the Factory
If you're thinking prefab means small, drab or boxy, it’s time to think again.  Today prefab means customized, beautifully designed homes in a wide variety of architectural styles. (more)

Innovative, Space-Saving Water Purifier Flows Into Marketplace
Pureez is releasing a high-tech countertop water purifier that allows consumers to drink purified water at the temperature and amount they choose - from the convenience of their kitchen countertops. (more)

Intrinsic Landscaping Launches The Dream Green Team
With more and more builders discovering the benefits of green roofing, Intrinsic Landscaping Inc., one of the nation's premier installers of green roofs, has launched an innovative new approach for green roofing called The Dream Green Team. (more)

City of Pasadena Greenlights The Pasadena EcoHouse
The Pasadena EcoHouse (http://www.thepasadenaecohouse.com) is one step closer to reality today, after the City of Pasadena approved the homeowners' hillside building permit at last night's meeting. (more)

Heating and cooling
Radiant Heat System in Perfect Prices
Radiant heating systems are commonly known for their reliability, comfort and luxury in life. Radiant heating is an extremely ingenious means of distributing heat. This concept of heating was developed several hundred years ago by the Romans. (more)

Floor and wall tiles
Low-Maintenance Composite Decking Recycled and Recyclable
Correct Building Products, manufacturer of CorrectDeck CX with Microban antimicrobial product protection, announced a pilot program to collect plastic wood composite jobsite scrap, complementing its active recycling program. (more)

Floor and wall tiles
Fastenator Hidden Fastener System Reduces Installation Time and Improves Aesthetics
Correct Building Products, the manufacturer of CorrectDeck composite decking and railing systems, offers the Fastenator Hidden Fastener System, which dramatically reduces installation time for its Channeled Profile decking system and improves aesthetics by eli ... (more)

Sweaney Custom Homes Wins National Pacesetter Award
CUSTOM HOME Magazine has honored Kern County home builder, Sweaney Construction, Inc., as a Pacesetter Award winner for 2006, according to Leslie Ensor, the magazine’s editor. (more)

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French designer Jean Prouvé's prefab house sold in NYC to hotelier
Prototype Maison Tropicale, a prefabricated house of bent steel and aluminum sheets created by French designer Jean Prouvé, was sold at auction to hotelier Andre Balazs for $4.9 million (¤3.63 million). Balazs, who owns Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, The Mercer in New York and The Raleigh in Miami, placed the winning bid of $4,968,000 (¤3,676,460) f ... (more)

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Company Profile: Top Housing prefabricated homes
Top Housing Group is a Swedish leader in Scandinavia in the manufacture of prefabricated buildings and exist in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. Top Housing develops and sells prefabricated houses all over the world for about three decades, including building ... (more)

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Living Homes: prefabricated homes with style
The company we are talking about today is a new entry in the market for prefabricated homes, and to distinguish decided to apply to a very specific niche, or that the architecture of the houses, that is made with particular attention to the style by architects ... (more)

Passive house
The passive house from MIT
Under the auspices of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge (MIT), some student volunteers are working in the design and construction of a house whose only source of energy is the sun. (more)

Passive house
The optimal orientation of a house
Whether you are planning to build a passive house, or that circled the better provision of a traditional house to be able to better exploit however sunlight in different periods of the year, will be very important to carefully evaluate the orientation of the v ... (more)

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Living without heating with passive houses by Schwoerer
A Passive house by Schwörer offers everything you want from the house of their dreams: high quality architecture and design in a custom plant and absolutely no cost for heating. (more)

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The ventilation in a passive house
One of the salient points of a house is the passive ventilation. Through normal ventilation which can be obtained by opening windows, in a traditional house disperses much heat. (more)

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Reinverbund builds wooden houses without nails or glue
No glue nor nails for the best houses in solid wood. In a market of wooden buildings in constant evolution are successfully imposing buildings in solid wood. Based on this technique houses are made increasingly with elements plans and large. (more)

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Rubner Haus Flora: a blockhaus awards
The innovative design, the use of traditional building techniques in which the protagonist is solid wood and excellent relationship produttore-cliente during design and construction are the characteristics that have earned Flora of Rubner Haus a prestigious pr ... (more)

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A prefabricated CasaClima for Africa
"The costs arising from the consumption of energy are not only a problem for those who live in industrialized countries, but also and especially for those who live in the most disadvantaged areas of the planet". (more)

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The Cost of a wooden house
The cost to build or have built a house of wood can vary enormously Depending on the type of construction demand, the quality of materials and assembly, finishing, the choice of environmentally friendly products or less and other important parameters. (more)

Greenguard Recognizes Georgia-Pacific Gypsum for Industry's First Microbial-Resistant Panels
Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC, announces that its paperless Gypsum panels are the first and only in the industry to be listed as Greenguard microbial-resistant products by a leading third-party organization, Greenguard Environmental Institute. This listing means that the Georgia-Pacific Gypsum paperless panel products resist mold growth and are in compliance wi ... (more)

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Prefab Construction Breaks New Ground for Luxury Homes
Jeriko House, LLC Founder and CEO Shawn Burst announced today his company's entry into the Modular/Prefabricated Home Building Market. The New Orleans-based owner has developed a post-Katrina concept that he is convinced will revolutionize the building industr ... (more)

Insulation
An effective counter measure to prevent thermal bridges at balcony connections
Balconies and other cantilever construction elements which project through the building envelope and break the insulation layer are of course notorious for creating thermal bridges. When the outside temperature drops, the connection point of the cantilever element inside the building will also experience a dramatic temperature decrease, leading to mould and ... (more)

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MetroShed PreFab Modern Pool House
MetroShed has launched the first mass-market pre-fab pool house which showcases their innovative design and flat pack construction methods. The 13 feet by 8 feet MetroShed Pool House is all new. (more)

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Company Profile: Haas Fertighaus
The Haas Group, founded in 1971, is one of the main players in the field of prefabricated buildings in Europe, with its 25 locations scattered throughout Europe where about 2,850 employees work. (more)

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Company Profile: GriffnerHaus
As always, when we describe a company trying to understand its philosophy, the concepts behind the products on sale. In the case of GriffnerHaus you understand immediately that their achievement has been conceived and designed to have a healthier life, and abo ... (more)

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Technology of wooden houses - Blockhaus
The Log system (technology for low-cost housing wooden blockhaus), which is particularly suitable for forest and mountain contexts, is a constructive economic system but slow, it requires careful project executive, large spaces in the pipeline and a good organ ... (more)

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Rubner Haus Montemiele: best CasaClima 2005
Montemiele represents a housing project that shows how to create innovative architectural solutions in full compliance, both aesthetic and energy. Made in Falzes (BZ) from Rubner Haus-leader in the manufacture of prefabricated wooden houses, always been involv ... (more)

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