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Scott Petrie

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

Diane Plesset

U.S.
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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.

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.

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.

Martin Owen

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

Glen W

U.S.
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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.

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.

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2017-02-17 Live Load for Room to Be Used as a Library:

Hello.    Your question is very interesting, because I'm working on a project where we have to get permits to convert an attic used for storage that my clients want to use as a living space. The building

2017-01-29 Outdoor Panels:

Hi Tom, as long as the frp panel is rated for exterior use.  As far as attaching to your aluminum framing goes, stainless or aluminum self tapping screws 3/4"-1" should work fine 8-12" apart.  Home Depot

2017-01-28 insulation:

Hi Mag, from the looks of your photo it seems that it would be possible to install 5.5" fiberglass insulation between the ceiling joists and then drywall over them.  Another option is foam.  There are

2017-01-26 ground source heat pump what is it? benefits:

Marie,  hvac is an industry abbreviation for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning.  A ground source system can provide both heat and cooling.  It requires burying a loop of flexible tubing buried

2017-01-14 Lumber question:

David, you don't need a preservative; you can buy in ground treated lumber at almost any building supply store.  just ask the supplier that you want "in ground" rated treated lumber.  If they don't have

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