Home remodeling and deck

Last week we started another home remodeling project. This one includes two parts..an exterior deck and interior kitchen and related remodeling. We started work with the deck. Decks are a fairly simple project but one that must be properly constructed. When things are done poorly or improperly you read about decks falling off homes ...

Interior of Outdoor Room

The "outdoor room" addition that we have been working on for the past few weeks is nearing completion. The exterior work is mainly complete on the room and the workers are now giving attention to the deck. The deck area will connect the new room and the existing home. The interior of the room is mainly finished with wood. The hardwo...

River House remodeling

The work we are doing on a house along a river is moving along nicely. Our first task mainly dealt with constructing the deck for the project. We used an engineered composite material called Trex for the decking, attached to decay resistant structural lumber. It looks very nice and should serve the client well for many years. The ar...

Small repair and remodeling

If you are a regular reader of this website you most likely have noticed that Northfield Construction Company handles a wide variety of construction projects. We have a very talented group of workers that are very comfortable working on large projects... such as the First National Bank-South that we completed 10 months ago..to smalle...

Energy use at the River House project

On the river house remodeling project we are working on one of the concerns for the owners was lowering the energy consumption. With that in mind, they contracted for an energy evaluation with their local utility provider. I thought the evaluation was very thorough.

One of the biggest savings can be realized by upgrading...

Outside Living Room

We have wrapped up our work on the ‘outside’ living area addition we created for a client this summer. This was a fun project that involved adding the room addition and deck on a home we constructed about 6 years ago.

The room includes a lovely gas fireplace as well as a buffet serving area, complete with sin...

River House work

Work at our river house remodeling project has been moving along very nicely. Last week we completed the painting of the ceiling and walls. The walls throughout are a soft blue color. That stands out nicely against the painted white doors and trims. The existing doors and trims were dark stained oak. The painters used an excellen...

Hot Tub Room Addition

We just started work on another room addition. This client needs the room to house a hot tub that can be used for therapeutic care. We worked with them to come up with a design that is both simple, to keep costs down, but also serves the purpose well.

The floor system for this room will be concrete. We considered wood fra...

New Home

This morning we started construction on a new home in the rural area south of Northfield. It is a lovely wooded site that makes a beautiful setting for the home. Earlier we had electric power run into the site and had the electric meter set.

One of the most interesting parts of a construction job is seeing the variety of...

Foundation drainage

We couldn’t have asked for better weather for the  start of this new home. The excavation went well and we are now installing the foundation. The first action for the foundation is to form and pour the concrete footings. We did that today.

The footings have steel reinforcing rods that project up out of the concrete...