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Fixed-Price or Cost-Plus Fee: Which is better?

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Passive House: Construction Details

Our previous post introduced a Passive House project that we designed and carried out in Maine. This post will describe the building materials and methods used.
 
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A Passive House Project

My wife and I, both avid skiers, took the plunge a few years ago and bought some land in Bethel, Maine just a few miles from the slopes at Sunday River. In the course of designing the home that we wanted to build, a few things were important to us....

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Fixed-Price or Cost-Plus Fee: Which is better?

My dear friend David reached out recently on the eve of starting a construction project on his home. He said that he’d received two quotes from reputable builders and that one of them wanted to work Fixed-Price and the other offered a Cost-Plus Fee...

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Project focus: A New Timber Frame Barn

We're known primarily as Old House Renovation guys. Maybe that's why we have so much fun when we get an opportunity to do some new construction from the ground up. A year or so ago we teamed up with the timber frame company Bensonwood to build a new...

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Project Update: A new timber frame home in MA

While we're primarily known as historic renovation contractors, we've broken ground on a new timber frame house on a picturesque horse farm west of Boston.  From time to time I'll be updating you on our progress.  It should be a pretty interesting...

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