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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Renovators Roundtable 2014 By: DuoBuilding

December 1, 2014
General, Renovation Products

This past weekend DUO made it’s presence felt at the 2014 Renovators Roundtable in Niagara Falls.  The event is in its third year with Jim Caruk, editor-in-chief of Renovation Contractor Magazine headlining the show. Presentations on both Friday and Saturday covered many subjects from high performance renovations and building science to systematizing your business and […]

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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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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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