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An Incredible Catalan Vault

A highly skilled mason shows how it’s possible to build a complex brick vault without using falsework.  More

Insulated Footings for a Massachusetts Passive House

A Massachusetts builder starts a custom Passive House in suburban Boston with... More

For New England Contractors, Spring Promises a Crush of Repair Jobs

This year’s severe winter has done extensive damage to homes on the New England coast. For contractors, that means a busy spring and summer ahead. More

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Retrofitting New Windows In An Older House - Part 2

In Part 2 of this slideshow series, Manny Silva installs the window in the opening... More

Minnesota Crews Travel to Boston to Deal With Ice Dams

The Boston area is facing a once-in-a-century snow event — and there’s money to be made for crews with the right equipment and skills. More

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Retrofitting New Windows In An Older House – Part 1

Replacing windows with new units in winter requires super-efficiency to limit the... More

From Boston to Los Angeles, Teardowns Spark Controversy

You can make big money tearing down small houses. But it might not make everyone happy. More

Slideshow - On Site with Diamond Pier

Coastal Connection travels to Provincetown, Mass., to see a contractor make quick... More

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A Net-Zero Addition on Cape Cod

Instead of super-insulation, this approach stresses airtightness and rooftop solar... More

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