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  • 04

    Hardwood vs. Softwood

    Suggested uses, difference, and reasons why each are needed for different projects (ex. can a softwood be used as building materials?)

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  • 16

    What Will 2020 Bring?

    Regardless of the unfortunate mill closures across BC in 2019, we’re heading into an exciting new decade in the forestry industry. Longhouse Specialty Forest Products remains positive and dedicated...

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  • 07

    Deck the Home

    Most islanders take advantage of their outdoor space as much as possible year-round. Instead of viewing the deck as a separate entity.

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  • 10

    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 different types of wood.

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  • 25

    Wood / Timber / Lumber as a Construction Material

    Wood has been used as a building material for thousands of years, being second only to stone in terms of its rich and storied history in the world of...

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  • 12

    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 its pros and cons, you should ideally select the...

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  • 09

    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 because of its aesthetically pleasing look and adaptability in...

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  • 20

    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 reasons, inexpensive construction by means of cheap labour and...

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  • 06

    Net Zero Houses

    Here on the West Coast of British Columbia, and indeed worldwide, sustainability and environmental protection are top of mind with eco-conscious builders and homeowners. Certainly, many of us strive...

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  • 04

    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 fire safety topmost in many architects’ and builders’ minds. ...

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