Oct 16 2017

A little collection of short films about remodeling and construction with some side trips along the way.

Oct 12 2017

This first video in the series focuses on the existing conditions and the demolition sequence. Following videos look at the foundation, framing, exterior shell, and exterior finishes.

Oct 3 2017

For cutting rockwool insulation, retire your old bread knife and pick up a pair of these

Sep 19 2017

A better mousetrap that actually catches mice. Or at least pours gas without getting your hands gassy

Sep 11 2017

Rinse off with cold water before the hot shower.

Aug 30 2017

Take your time. Work slow. Be organized. You will get done faster.

Aug 2 2017

Belt, suspenders, rainscreen, and redundancy make this wall awesome.

Jul 24 2017

A solid connection for adding bolts to existing concrete

Jul 7 2017

Exterior insulation can create transition problems. Here are a few solutions

Jun 8 2017

A flowable concrete coating that makes a patchy old slab new again


Jun 7 2017

A peek at interior and exterior foundation waterproofing in one single house


May 4 2017

Tie the walls to the foundation, the floor to the walls, and add shear strength for lateral support


May 2 2017

A drone's-eye view of an ongoing remodeling project

Apr 27 2017

A collection of five videos on a Passive House Retrofit in Sharon, CT (climate zone 5) executed by Ben Bogie, Built to Last, LLC

Mar 29 2017

Condense all of the critical measurements of a room onto the sides of one stick

Mar 29 2017

Wall beds are a great way to add utility to a spare room. The hardware is the heart of the system

Mar 24 2017

Consistent deck screw placement and spacing between deck boards comes from a system of jigs and spacers

Mar 20 2017

Dope details don't just happen; they are planned and executed

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