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  • Construction Consulting Agreement

    Having a preconstruction agreement allows you to get paid for your consulting time and expertise even when clients choose not to hire you for the project

     

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Products

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    Floor Saver

    FlexBoard is easier than hardboard to handle and store

     
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    Smaller Spa

    Aquatic's acrylic drop-in Starla Tub is sized to replace 60-inch bathtubs

     
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    Seamless Drains

    Lenova has redesigned its stainless steel sinks to eliminate the yuck factor

     
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    Salvaged Counters

    Heritage Countertops are made from hardwoods rescued from old buildings

     
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    Paper Countertop

    Richliteís Northwest Collection countertops are stronger than most stone and solid-surface offerings, says the company

     
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    High-Performance Windows

    Zola says its Tilt & Turn units are often speced for Passive Houses because they're so energy-efficient

     
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    Earth-Friendly Fasteners

    According to Maze, Stormguard Coil Roofing Nails contain at least 85 percent recycled steel and zinc

     
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    Crawlspace Cover

    The 8 Mil Floor Liner is durable and easy to install, says the maker

     
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    Copper Tub

    Aurora freestanding soaking tubs are hand-hammered for a distressed appearance

     
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    Black and White Tile

    Atelier Flooring snaps together like a jigsaw puzzle to create strikingly uniform patterns

     
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    Big Bamboo

    Teragrenís Bamboo Worktops are durable and environmentally friendly, says the maker

     
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    Accessible Fridge

    The DCS 36-inch French Door Refrigerator offers ease of access and lots storage space

     
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    Soy-Based Stripper

    LeadOut works by converting lead to nonhazardous lead sulfide, says the maker

     

Toolbox

Toolbits

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    Safer Fishing

    Volt-Guard is designed to be used around live circuits

     
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    Versatile Torpedo

    With the DWHT43003, DeWalt has given the lowly torpedo level a significant upgrade

     
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    Tool Tether

    The Gear Keeper Retractable Lanyard is suitable for tools weighing up to a pound

     

Backfill

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    Song of the Nightingale

    In feudal Japan, intentionally squeaky floors were the equivalent of a modern security system