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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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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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Facts about Fire Retardant Treated Wood
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Facts about Fire Retardant Treated Wood

There are many first-rate wood species to choose from for new builds and renovations. Wood is a tried and true...
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The Benefits of Pre-Stained  Cedar Siding and Decking
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The Benefits of Pre-Stained Cedar Siding and Decking

When it comes to deciding on whether to choose a pre-stained cedar siding or decking for your project many people...
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Why use Douglas Fir Post and Beam
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Why use Douglas Fir Post and Beam

Post and beam is a simple but sophisticated way to design a custom timber frame home. Basically, post and beam...
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All about Yellow and Red Cedar Siding
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All about Yellow and Red Cedar Siding

Native to the Pacific Coast, Yellow Cedar and Red Cedar wood species have innately pleasing aromas and long-term value. They...
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Creating an Active Setting in Your Home with Cedar
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Creating an Active Setting in Your Home with Cedar

The great thing about building with natural materials, especially Cedar, is that they can be used both outside and inside...
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The Resurgence of  Commercial Cedar Siding
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The Resurgence of Commercial Cedar Siding

Cedar Siding is often synonymous with residential homes due its durability, versatility and appearance, along with its warm tones, alluring...
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What’s in a Siding? Hardie Board vs. Cedar Plank
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What’s in a Siding? Hardie Board vs. Cedar Plank

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Why Builders on the West Coast Love Cedar Sidewall Shingles
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Why Builders on the West Coast Love Cedar Sidewall Shingles

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