Tag Archives: zyger design

DIY Faux Brick Wall Panel

DIY Faux Brick Wall Panel   As a photographer of my own tutorials, I always search for variations in photography props including backdrops, tables or floors, light compositions and other related decorations to make a pleasant scene just like those pictures shown in the magazine. One of my favorite backdrops and also the hardest one…
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10 Cutting-edge, Energy-efficient Building Materials

10 Cutting-edge, Energy-efficient Building Materials   The drive for energy-efficient building comes down to a quest for the so-called tight envelope. In builder lingo, the better a structure keeps out the wind and the rain, the tighter its envelope.   And if you can achieve that tight envelope while using some kind of renewable, recycled…
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6 ways to colour concrete

6 ways to colour concrete By Prosoco   Grey concrete floors can be gorgeous, but aren't the only colour choice. A pearly grey polished concrete floor can be a thing of beauty. But the days of grey-only for concrete floors are long gone. Now, the colour choices for concrete are unlimited as dreams and imagination.…
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Trend Alert: Planked Wood Ceiling

Trend Alert: Planked Wood Ceiling Wendy Hyde   What is a ceiling? Is it simply a roof over our heads, so to speak? The answer to that question by designers is increasingly "no!" A ceiling really can be a fifth wall. And that opens up endless possibilities for interesting treatments.   One of the ceiling…
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Ten Steps to Select the Right Builder for Your Needs

Ten Steps to Select the Right Builder for Your Needs By Jay McKenzie   BuilderSelecting the right builder for your needs is easy with these 10 steps. Selecting the right home building firm for your needs and for the type of new home you seek is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in…
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Material Choices: High Marks for Reinforced Concrete

Material Choices: High Marks for Reinforced Concrete John Hill   The second in my series of ideabooks on industrial materials looks at reinforced concrete, defined as concrete strengthened with steel reinforcing, be it bars or mesh. Concrete is a material that excels in compression, so the addition of steel, which is good in tension, results…
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