Thank you, Durango: Home & Ranch Show, Plus Open House

Thank you to everyone who came out for the Durango Home & Ranch Show and Black Canyon Builders’ most recent open house at the Alamo Project. The “Open House” and Alamo Project Update The plan was to open the home to the community in conjunction with the Home...
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Weekend Plans for Durango: Home & Ranch Show, Plus Open House

If you’re in Durango this weekend, please join Black Canyon Builders for two, special events. On Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, we will be exhibiting with Woodhouse Timber Frame Company at the annual Durango Home & Ranch Show. The Show is held at the La Plata County...
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Alternative and Green Building Techniques to Investigate: Formworks and Ideabox

Black Canyon Builders specializes in timber frame building, but we’re in support of any building technique that manages to create a beautiful living space in an environmentally friendly way. We’ve recently read about two alternative techniques that have managed to pique our...
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Durango Hybrid Timber Frame: A Photo Update

The timber frame hybrid/remodel in downtown Durango is coming along. It’s been fully enclosed for quite some time, but I wanted to update the blog with some photos that I haven’t had a chance to post. The above image is of two arch collar ties, which are structural ~...
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The Secret to Living Big Can Be Building Small

Here’s a must-read for anyone thinking about building a home. The article at Timber Home Living Magazine (online and in the April 2012 print issue) is “Shrink to Fit,” written by Janice Brewster. While the focus of the article is on smaller structures, the...
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Recent Projects: Newest Timber Frame Hybrid in Durango

With March weather in a full existential crisis (should I be winter or spring?) and Durango anticipating over two feet of snow, I wanted to share an interesting project that has kept Black Canyon Builders busy through the winter. It’s a remodel and expansion, in which we’ve...
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Black Canyon Builders Features Murus SIPs

Energy Efficient Building Technique Growing in Popularity Image courtesy: www.murus.com We’re stoked to announce that Black Canyon Builders is building with Murus Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) for the Four Corners region. SIPs panels are an extremely energy efficient...
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New Windows Add Polish and Energy Efficiency

In a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders, Low-E windows were ranked as the top materials utilized in energy efficient remodels (survey covered the last quarter of 2011). What is a Low-E window? Low-E stands for “low emissivity.”...
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How Small Household Changes Equal Huge Savings: Lighting Options Can Save You Immediately and Long-term

[Please note: all of the statistics and images in this post are courtesy ENERGY STAR (www.energystar.gov) and the 2012 Energy Star Lighting webinar presentation. Click on images to enlarge.] Did you know that lighting accounts for more household energy expense than washers,...
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Checklist For Building a Timber Frame Home From the TFBC

Black Canyon Builders is a member of the Timber Frame Building Council (TFBC). They’ve updated and published an excellent reference guide and checklist: Building a Timber Frame Home ~ A Client’s Guide. It’s a must-read for anyone in the early stages of building,...
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