Category Archives: Building Tips

Video: Open Book Project Management Makes Sense

Video:Builder touts many benefits of project management stylehttp://www.rdbmagazine.com/video/index.jsp?bcpid=601146981001&bclid=9302217001&bctid=637582184001

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Who Are Your Builder’s Subcontractors and Does It Matter?

When your builder provides you with a quote is it detailed?   Does it state up front who the subcontractors will be?  Did you have a chance to meet them and discuss your options with them before signing the contract?  Does … Continue reading

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Why Is That Pineapple On The Gate Post?

Today, as in colonial America, the home is a gathering place for family and friends. It is a sanctuary; a place designed to fit the homeowner’s needs, dreams, and values. Colonial Americans placed pineapples, a rare and expensive fruit, on … Continue reading

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What Homeowners & Contractors Need To Know About The Lead Paint Law

Was your home built prior to 1978?  This is what your contractor, handyman, plumber, etc. need to know and have included in their contracts. Daggett Builders, Inc  Tel. 207 354 6177  www.daggettbuilders.com From: Remodeling magazine 2010 Posted on: April 7, … Continue reading

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Ten Tips From A Contractor

Daggett Builders, Inc www.daggettbuilders.com Renovations * Design/Build * Handyman Projects   A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words Does Your Plan Fit Your Budget? Interview First / Then Decide Who You Want To Bid Research The Reputation Of Your Builder … Continue reading

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Basic Rules for The Foundation

The foundation is one of the most important parts of a home.   Whether you are building, renovating, or looking to buy, consider the foundation.   There are a few basic rules for new construction.   They may seem obvious but they are, … Continue reading

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Design Your Roof To Protect Your Home

The primary function of a roof is to protect the home.   It is also a very important architectural element.   A well designed and properly installed roof will provide you with years of carefree comfort.  Before you build or renovate, take … Continue reading

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Pressure Treated Decks – How to Care For Them

Pressure treated decks are the least expensive option, however, the wood will crack, split, and possibly even twist unless you take precautions, by Daggett Builders, Inc   www.daggettbuilders.com Tel.  207 354 6177 PRESERVING TREATED WOOD Source:  http://www.schultzinspect.com/html/treated_lumber.html Even though lumber may … Continue reading

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Building Tips & Ideas Introduction

There are a lot of articles in this section so keep scrolling until you find what you are looking for.  We welcome your comments and suggestions.  Please e mail Crystal@daggettbuilders.com

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How To Get The Respect You Deserve From Your Builder

Free estimates cost builders, their subcontractors, and their vendors valuable time away from their families.  They are not earning a living while they are preparing your proposal.  It takes time to do it right. Do yourself and them a kindness.  Be upfront and honest with your prospective … Continue reading

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