New House, Rural Northfield

Our carpenters have been busy on the new home and outbuilding we are constructing in rural Northfield. The large outbuilding is all framed and roofed. Soffits and fascias have been installed and about half the siding is on. We are using sheet fiber-cement siding, with 1x3 battens every 12". This creates a very 'rural' board and batte...

New Home

Workers have been busy installing siding on our new home project in rural Northfield. The home us incorporating panels of fiber-cement siding with battens every 12", then switching to horizontal lap siding on the gable ends. We are using a trim board that is set slightly proud of the battens as a divider between the sidings.  I thin...

Apple Valley New Home

Some months ago we completed our work at the new home we constructed in Apple Valley. This house used insulated concrete forms (ICF's) for the foundation walls, and also for the upper level walls. The owner on this project was very involved with the construction. He completed all the interior trim work, cabinets, painting, wood floo...

Rural Northfield New Home

For the past 10 days or so we have had the drywall finishers and painters busy in the new home we are constructing in rural Northfield. It takes quite a while to finish drywall to a smooth, blemish free finish. As soon as that is done we like to clean the house, then have the painters apply primer paint to all wall and ceiling surfac...

Huge Sewer Pipe

From time to time we have to extend or replace utility services to a building which may require excavation in the public street right-of-way. Working in the streets brings its own challenges, typically getting the proper permits, inspections, etc to complete the job as planned. The jurisdictions are generally very good about identify...

Rural Northfield New Home, finishing

The weather has been perfect for finishing outside work at our rural new home project. The siding was completed and the painters have been busy painting the exterior. The owners selected a very rural theme for the house and outbuilding....barn red with white trim. With the board and batten style siding I think the buildings fit reall...

Rural repairs and maitenance

We are working on some maintenance and repairs for a rural client. The work involves a variety of tasks....removing and replacing some exterior concrete walks and drives, replacing windows and a door, etc. We used the good weather last week to attend to much of the exterior concrete work. Most of the concrete is exposed aggregate. We...

New Rural Northfield Home

Things are looking great at the new home we are building in rural Northfield. The owners have not been in a big rush to move in, which allows us to take our time and complete things in proper order and in dust free environments. The home has red oak floors throughout which have been finished to a beautiful luster. Both stairways in t...

Exterior Envelope Improvements

Last week we started an exterior home improvement project for a client on Northfield's east side. The work involves removing the existing siding and windows and  installing new house wrap protection membrane, windows, siding, soffits, fasicas and trims. When we are done with out work the owners will have a very low maintenance exte...

The Crossing Condominium

Two weeks ago we started finishing work on one of the condominiums at The Crossings in Northfield. The Crossings are located just north of the Second Street bridge along the Cannon River. The unit we are finishing for a client is a two bedroom, two bathroom model. As with all the living units on the east side of the building, this on...