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More stories about Walls

  • Rammed-Earth Construction in the Modern Age

    Rammed-earth walls used to be elementary.

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    Self-adhesive fire tape; condensing boiler; insulated skylights; minimalist receptacles; multipurpose toilet; affordable LEDs; wood tiles; dryer fan; more

  • Self-Adhesive Fire Tape

    Flame Fighter is a self-adhesive fire tape that needs no joint compound to make unfinished walls code-compliant.

  • No-Cover-Plate Electrical Outlets

    If you can’t stand the sight of cover plates, consider Bocci’s 22 Series Wall Accessories.

  • Hand-Cut Wood Mosaics

    Fortis Arbor Wood Mosaics are hand-cut from scraps of bamboo, teak, and rosewood left over from furniture-making.

  • Recycled Glass Tile

    Fireclay’s Crush 100% Recycled Glass Tile is made from raw waste glass that’s been crushed, reprocessed, and fired.

  • Engineer's Assessment of Tornado-Damaged Homes

    As a structural engineer with the APA/Engineered Wood Association, I perform forensic assessments of single- family homes after hurricanes and tornados.

  • Tightening a House When Replacing the Siding

    I don't think my client was planning on an energy retrofit when he first talked to me about repairing and repainting the shingle siding on his 120-year-old Massachusetts home.

  • Building a Simple Passive House

    In September 2009 I completed a deep energy retrofit on a small house in Point Reyes Station, Calif., some 50 miles north of San Francisco.

  • Combining Two Condos

    Real estate is scarce in Hoboken, N.J., so a few years ago our client decided to double his family's living space by buying the condo next door to his own and connecting the two units.