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Martin Owen

U.K.
Available
Anything relating to the design and construction of extensions and loft conversions.

Diane Plesset

U.S.
Available
I will answer questions about designing and building a new home, building an addition, remodeling a home, sustainability ("green" building and remodeling), aging-in-place, kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling. The goal is to help homeowners achieve ultimate satisfaction with all of their choices and decisions.

Glen W

U.S.
Available
I can answer questions about the whole home building, additions and renovation processes. I am able to talk about finite hands on skills to budget and management areas.

Scott Petrie

Canada
Available
Anything related to design and construction in Canada particularly related to residential construction, custom homes and additions

Dan Griffin

U.S.
Available
I can answer almost all questions related to the total construction process. My expertise is in commercial construction, though I can field most any residential question. I have hands on experience in concrete, heavy equipment, masonry, all phases of carpentry, interior finishes, and I am fairly strong in mechanical and electrical.

Len Kroll

U.S.
Available
I can answer questions concerning log home design, manufacture, construction, maintenance/repair, restoration and insect control in log homes. I can also answer questions pertaining to wood properties, characteristics and performance as they relate to log home applications. Additionally, I can answer questions pertaining to residential construction and repair, some engineering and trade issues.

Bruce E. Johnson

U.S.
Available
I can answer any construction related question in regards to carpentry, concrete, drywall, masonry, structural elements of any type of building, residential or commercial. Interior or exterior.

Bill-C

U.K.
Available
Questions on UK construction from Setting out Projects through to completion. Mainly concreting ,drainage ,bricklaying, masonry,carpentry and decorating,plaster work ,render/roughcasting.From new build construction to historical restoration, renovation. How to set out ,levelling and survey matters.

Michael Curry

Canada
Available
Carpentry and new home framing - insulation - drywall - roofing - foundations (block and poured) flooring (wood and ceramic) masonry While I build complete houses I am not qualified in plumbing or electrical.

Daniel Humphrey

U.S.
On Vacation
returns 12/31/2016
I can answer questions about designing and building homes and outbuildings, especially for colder climates. I am expert in timber framing, but of course I also know about other kinds of residential construction techniques and materials. Because of my emphasis on using local materials and organic alternatives, I know quite about about Green Building and am willing to do the research to find out more.

Recent Answers

2016-11-03 not sure if new water softner works well:

Hi Gabe, depending  on the type of water softener you have there may be an adjustment as to how soft you want your water to be.  Also, it may take a few days to see any change in your water softness if

2016-10-17 Sole plate:

Hi again Tom, depending on how the sole plate is attached could pose a minor problem.  You have a couple options.  If the sole plate is attached to anchor bolts in the slab or stem wall you can slip a

2016-10-08 Exterior garage wall:

Hi Tom, it depends a lot on your siding.  Most subsheathing is plywood and breaks on the studs every four feet.  Yes you can sister alongside with a new stud but you may need to (after the new studs are

2016-09-05 OSB under siding / Adding stone veneer:

Hi again Gary, sorry about the mix up on the siding type.  But that's a good thing! Fewer entry points for moisture on lap siding.  If it is a ship lap that is even better or is it beveled lap siding?

2016-09-05 OSB under siding / Adding stone veneer:

Hi Gary, house wraps weren't as common in the 90's as they are today.  Back then it was standard practice to use felt paper as a barrier under shake and shingle siding.  Usually it was a 16" wide strip

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