Project Profile- Brewster, New York

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 by

The story begins in late 2014. Our couple purchased this stunning remote New York estate, 1 1/2 hours from the City.  Her law practice was growing and she needed a home office for days that she didn’t need to tackle the long commute into the city. Her husband, a well respected Horticulturalist for the NY Parks


While traditional mechanical Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems are still widely used in Australia, contemporary concerns for improving the environmental performance and “liveability” of buildings has led to an increased interest in alternatives like natural ventilation and mixed-mode systems. A major benefits of HVAC, particularly in deep plan and larger office buildings, is


Your home heating bills need not be astronomical this year. Alternative heating sources, such as geothermal heating, can offset some of the home heating costs. In this week’s blog, we share an article by Mary Perham from on how to save on home heating costs:

Readying Your Greenhouse For Winter

Thursday, 29 October 2015 by

This week is Daylight Savings Time, which means winter is right around the corner. Here are some tips from Mandy Watson of The Shields Gazette on getting your greenhouse ready for winter.

Practical Ways to Add Sunshine

Thursday, 22 October 2015 by
skylights and windows

In an article by Deborah L. O’Mara on, David Tyson lets us in on how to use windows and skylights to bring natural light into your home. These glass enhancements can be automated for ease and convenience.

New Home Renovation Industry Study

Thursday, 15 October 2015 by
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In a recent article published on, Nino Sitchinava shares with us some information and statistic on how the home renovation market did in 2014 and the outlook for 2015. These insights are a good indicator as to the health of the economy and the positive outlook to come for the home renovation market for homeowners and professionals.

pool enclosure

The endless summer is a dream for many people who enjoy warmer weather. Days of heat and plenty of sunshine are attractive to those who prefer to be outdoors, on the beach, or sitting near their pool. While you can’t make summer last forever where you live, you can get one step closer to an


In a recent article on, Greenhouse specialist Scott Naegeli suggests the best ways to floor, heat and furnish a greenhouse: Greenhouse Flooring, Heating and Staging by Scott Naegeli  | HGTV Greenhouse floors need to have excellent drainage. Floors can be made of concrete, stone slabs, brick, sand or even dirt. Gravel floors provide excellent

wood conservatory

We receive many requests from around the country to fix and repair previously built conservatories on home. For the most part, these are vinyl (uPVC) conservatories that have been built with in the last fifteen years. Most have polycarbonate roofs, and in most cases, the polycarbonate has failed.

If it were just a matter of replacing the polycarbonate, this would be simple, but indeed the whole issue is quite complicated.

Water and Lighting in a Greenhouse

Thursday, 17 September 2015 by

In a recent post on, Greenhouse expert Scott Naegeli explains how irrigation systems, water and light are crucial to enjoying a thriving greenhouse. He gives a few helpful tips for installing drip irrigation and offers advice on the best lighting for a greenhouse.


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