Client-builder partnership helped forge a healthy home showcase By: DuoBuilding

April 3, 2017
Design, Green Products, Reclaimed Material, Unique Custom Homes

Building healthy homes has always been important for us at DUO Building. The average person spends much of their time indoors. As much as we can, we want to ensure that the building materials we use do not impact the health of our clients. This is important for any home and office occupant, and especially […]

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No Pane – No Solar Gain By: DuoBuilding

March 31, 2015
General, Green Products, Kitchens, Renovation Planning, Renovation Products

DUO recently completed a beautiful kitchen renovation in Arva, ON. This kitchen included a popular design feature we include in many of our renovations, large picture windows! It is a great idea to add light to any room by enlarging openings. However, it is important to consider the heat that will be generated by larger […]

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Green Coutertops By: DuoBuilding

October 6, 2011
Countertops, Green Products, Kitchens, Renovation Products, Uncategorized

Countertop materials used to be limited when looking for a green product. Just 5 years ago, it seemed that recycled-glass was the only option available (…and the colours were limited). Now, our renovation clients have a ton of options that rival the look and durability of granite or marble. In the latest issue of Dwell, […]

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Bowling Alley Wood Countertop – Kitchen Idea By: DuoBuilding

February 5, 2011
Countertops, Green Products, Kitchens

We have just completed this kitchen renovation and supplied the client with this reclaimed blowing alley countertop. This reclaimed bowling alley was rescued from the closed Brunswick Huron Bowl on Adelaide last year by our staff and management. Reclaimed materials when given some creative thinking can be reused for many applications. We finished the countertop […]

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Cork Flooring vs Marmoleum By: DuoBuilding

October 6, 2010
Flooring, Green Products, Renovation Products

If you’re not familiar with either of these two products, they are great sustainable flooring options for your home renovation. We were asked at the Parade of Renovations this past Sunday by many which would be better for kitchens. As we have used both cork tile and Marmoleum in many kitchen renovations, they both have […]

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BottleStone – New Countertop Material By: DuoBuilding

October 4, 2010
Countertops, Green Products, Kitchens, Reclaimed Material

Ever look at all of those glass bottles you recycle and wonder what they get turned into? Well, you might just be able to dine on your new countertops made of wine bottles of dinner parties past real soon. BottleStone is made from 80 percent postconsumer recycled glass bottles recovered from recycling centers outside of […]

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Using Reclaimed Materials By: DuoBuilding

June 18, 2010
Green Products, Reclaimed Material

We’ve all heard about how using reclaimed materials can offset the environmental impact of a renovation. While this is true, using reclaimed materials in a renovation also adds unique individuality to your project. Beams from an old church for flooring, recycled glass for tiles in your shower, or even a bowling alley lane? In the […]

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