“I’ve taken quite a bit of ribbing over our decision to build a house with a flat roof… But the technology is proven.”
Here is one of the latest “Sharpie Marker” construction videos that Steve is becoming (sort of) famous for. It’s all part of his new Cabin Building series.
Fourteen weeks into his family’s new home build, John Bleasby has passed through about five inspections. They’ve actually ben “pleasant experiences” for the veteran, retired commercial pilot and rookie GC.
Building without bulkheads requires careful planning, careful communication with subtrades, and careful coordination between them.
You won’t get a better opportunity to work for an exciting, hip and happening residential construction company than this
When he was a commercial pilot, John Bleasby didn’t get to file his flight plan after he took off. As a rookie general contractor, he knew enough to methodically plan the time frames for his various building permits. Here’s how he did it.
“My professional background in aviation doesn’t like mistakes. But in my new career, in construction, ‘reduction’ in mistakes is a more realistic objective than elimination of them.”
John Bleasby had heard some negatives about using ICFs from hearsay but decided, after more in-depth research, to use them. He has found four serious advantages of using ICFs over poured concrete foundations and outlines them here. He says using ICFs was one of his best decisions.
Retired pilot John Bleasby gives us his third of a series of blogs about the home he is building north of Toronto. In this blog, he talks about the delays he experienced this spring waiting for building materials to arrive in trucks hampered by half-load restrictions on township roads.
Sooner of later, you will be invited to clean up another contractor’s mess. If you decide to do this, you need to make sure you don’t make the same mistakes they did. Here’s how.