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Warm Up this Winter
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Warm Up this Winter

Scroll anywhere through social media and you’re likely to see cozy photos of log cabins nestled amidst stunning natural backdrops....
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Deck the Home
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Deck the Home

Most islanders take advantage of their outdoor space as much as possible year-round. Instead of viewing the deck as a...
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Cedar Versus Birch—Who Will Win?
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Cedar Versus Birch—Who Will Win?

Choosing between a softwood and a hardwood can be tough when you’re not aware of the properties of all the...
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WOOD / TIMBER / LUMBER AS A CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL
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WOOD / TIMBER / LUMBER AS A CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

Article Courtesy of Understand Building Construction Wood has been used as a building material for thousands of years, being second...
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Ten Benefits of a Cedar Deck
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Ten Benefits of a Cedar Deck

The major ingredient of building a new deck is deciding which decking material to use. While every building material has...
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The Advantages of Fire Treated Wood
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The Advantages of Fire Treated Wood

When it comes time to decide what type of material to build with, architects and homebuilders often choose wood mainly...
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The Importance of LEED Certification
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The Importance of LEED Certification

Building costs are high and affordable housing is a challenge in many areas of our cities and towns. For obvious...
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Net Zero Houses
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Net Zero Houses

Here on the West Coast of British Columbia, and indeed worldwide, sustainability and environmental protection are top of mind with...
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New Height Restrictions for Wooden Structures
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New Height Restrictions for Wooden Structures

Timber buildings have been around for centuries. Thankfully, over time, code restrictions have been revised and changed, with concerns of...
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Longhouse Receives ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ Award
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Longhouse Receives ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ Award

Family owned and operated Longhouse Specialty Forest Products, located in Parksville, BC, was recently honoured with the title of ‘Manufacturer...
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New Height Restrictions for Wooden Structures
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New Height Restrictions for Wooden Structures

Timber buildings have been around for centuries. Thankfully, over time, code restrictions have been revised and changed, with concerns of...
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12 Outdoor Decks from Around the World
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12 Outdoor Decks from Around the World

Designing a deck distinct from identical, cookie-cutter ones around you is a visionary’s dream. And certainly, creating an outdoor living...
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Manufacturer of the Year
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Manufacturer of the Year

Longhouse is happy to announce that it recently won the award for Manufacturer of the Year. Longhouse received the award...
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How to Achieve a Modern House Design
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How to Achieve a Modern House Design

Our homes are our safe havens shared with loved ones, and beautiful modern home design is something many homeowners aspire...
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How to Design a Luxurious Outdoor Deck
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How to Design a Luxurious Outdoor Deck

The days are longer with increased daylight and now is the time to begin planning your outdoor living space and...
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7 Styles of Cedar Siding
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7 Styles of Cedar Siding

The straight grain in Cedar makes it a very stable wood when turned into siding. Being slightly harder than other...
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Why Use Cedar Shake for Siding
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Why Use Cedar Shake for Siding

Nothing beats the beautiful rustic exterior of a home with Cedar shake siding. With so many newer more modern options...
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How and Why Cedar Siding is Environmentally Friendly
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How and Why Cedar Siding is Environmentally Friendly

The appealing qualities of Western Red and Yellow Cedar siding are well-known to architects, engineers, and homeowners. Aesthetically pleasing in...
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Why you should Choose Cedar Decking
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Why you should Choose Cedar Decking

A beautiful deck built into your outdoor living space is a haven where you, your family, and friends can all...
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How to Maintain your Cedar Siding
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How to Maintain your Cedar Siding

Builders and homeowners continue choosing cedar siding for new builds. Cedar’s awe-inspiring..
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