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    How to Find a Reliable Sub Contractor When You're Stuck On a Construction Job

    If you know you won't finish a project by the deadline, or if something's happened on-site to slow your progress, it may be time to bring in a subcontractor. Another pair of hands will help you wrap things up in a punctual fashion. But how can you find a reliable subcontractor in a sea of the unlicensed and untrained? Here are just a few tips fo... Read More

    by Constructive on August 04, 2014Comments (0)
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    How the Construction Industry Flirted with Disaster, Survived & Thrives

    Prior to the UK’s house building boom the construction industry, including plant hire services like Lagan Plant, was suffering through a recession-induced lag. This downturn seemed to hit the construction sector harder than it hit the manufacturing or service industries and put the sector into a deep hole in which to dig out. During the re... Read More

    by Constructive on August 04, 2014Comments (0)
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    Universal Home Design

    Universal home design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. The concept is all about creating an attractive, stylish space that everyone (regardless of age, size, or ability) can live in or visit. A home that is designed unive... Read More

    by mdvremodeling on August 04, 2014Comments (0)
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    You Have Fewer Website Visits Than You Think You Do

    It's tough to make good decisions with bad data.Most business owners use Google Analytics to track their website activity, but they don't set things up correctly. As a result, they have WAY less website traffic than they think they do. This leads to bad decisions.If you're going to use Google Analytics to see what's happening on your website, do... Read More

    by BenLanders on August 03, 2014Comments (0)
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    Motivational Tools

    When you have a couple crews working for you and are very busy like we have been this year so are asking for a lot of hours, motivation becomes a part of running any business- and construction is not an exception. Obviously long hours mean good paychecks- and many owners think that should be plenty (since it is for them). While it really should ... Read More

    by ReubenD on August 01, 2014Comments (0)
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    10 Tips to Save Big When Building a Custom Home

    No one wants to pay more than necessary when building a custom home, so the professionals at MDV Remodeling decided that for today’s post, we would dip into our vast well of expertise to come up with some less-than-obvious ways to save when having a custom home built. Here are 10 tips that may help to keep your building budget within reas... Read More

    by mdvremodeling on July 31, 2014Comments (0)
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    Sustainable Building: 5 Green Materials to Consider for Your Next Project

    Environmentalism, which is commonly known as the Green Movement, has been around for nearly a century and encompasses everything from efficiency to recycling. With the current energy crisis, sustainability is becoming a priority for many home owners. In today’s blog post we wanted to highlight five sustainable building materials that are a... Read More

    by mdvremodeling on July 31, 2014Comments (0)
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    10 Mistakes to Avoid When Building a Green Home

    When building a green home, you are choosing to reduce the harmful impact this home will have on the environment. Careful thought and consideration must be placed on every aspect of this home’s design, from the roof to the foundation and everything in between – electrical work, air quality, materials used and of course your home must... Read More

    by mdvremodeling on July 31, 2014Comments (0)
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    Green Building Tips for Home or Office

    It’s been a while since we’ve talked about it here on our blog, so for today’s blog post we wanted to offer up some tips on Green Building. Read on for our Top 5 Green Building Tips for Home or Office: 1. Although they are a great substitution for the interior lighting in your home, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) are unfort... Read More

    by mdvremodeling on July 31, 2014Comments (0)
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    7 Tips for Creating the Perfect Finished Basement or Basement Remodel

    Remodeling a finished or unfinished basement is a great way to add value, space and comfort to your home. Basements are ideal for casual social activities for the whole family, just for the kids or just for the guys. It’s the perfect spot for the big screen TV, pool table, and to stash board games and craft supplies. Here are 7 tips to ge... Read More

    by mdvremodeling on July 31, 2014Comments (0)
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