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What Defines Quality: Part 2

Posted by jeanie on November 9, 2015

What Defines Quality? Here are the first five components that we think are important in quality building. Are these on your list? 1. Energy Efficiency Energy efficient buildings save you heating and cooling costs over the life of the home. 2. Sustainable, Green, and/or Local Products and Materials We use local and/or sustainable materials whenever Read More

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What Defines Quality: Part 1

Posted by jeanie on October 13, 2015

What Defines Quality What really defines quality? Or, more importantly, who? Nearly every construction company’s marketing language features it as a prominent selling point, yet the products available to you, the customer, are obviously different. A client prompted us here at Frameworks to examine what makes a quality building. Quality is listed by customers as Read More

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Design-Build

Posted by jeanie on July 30, 2015

Design-Build We are often asked what the word Design-Build means, so here is the scoop. What is Design-Build? How is it different from other building processes? A design-Build company offers both design of your home and construction of your home, instead of having to locate two different sources for those services. Design-Build reconnects the disciplines Read More

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Passive Solar Design: Part 3

Posted by jeanie on February 11, 2015

Passive Solar Design In the first two parts of this blog series about passive solar design we looked at some historic precedents of houses and learned about some of the more technical aspects of designing with the sun in mind. In this part we will look at some of the other pieces that can be Read More

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Passive Solar Design: Part 2

Posted by jeanie on November 5, 2014

Passive Solar Design In part one of this series, we were introduced to passive solar design and looked at some of the historic examples of passive solar buildings. Let’s dig a little deeper into the design elements that all work together to conserve energy and ultimately save you money on your energy bill.   Site‐placement Read More

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Passive Solar Design: Part 1

Posted by jeanie on September 29, 2014

Passive Solar Design The term ‘passive solar’ has become somewhat of a buzzword in the past few years as people think about ways to live more sustainably. But what exactly does this term mean and how is it different from, say, solar panels on your roof? Over the next few weeks we will this explore Read More

Owner Adrian Jones Featured in Local Paper

Posted by jeanie on May 12, 2014

Frameworks owner Adrian Jones was recently featured in the Coloradoan as an up and coming young professional. The story covers how he got into the business, challenges in the industry, and the rewards of the job along with personal information about where he likes to eat and hang out here in Fort Collins. High fives Read More

When Life Gives You Lemons….

Posted by jeanie on April 11, 2014

Guest blogger and client, Chris McCullough, shares his story about how a beloved, downed spruce tree got turned into a beautiful pergola with the help of Frameworks. Pergola Article

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Building A New Home – Where Do I Start?

Posted by Adrian Jones on February 21, 2014

Much of what we do is help clients understand the process of building a new home. Building a new home, almost regardless of particular circumstances, is an emotional experience. Lifelong dreams are commonly at play, even if we’re helping folks with their first home. I observe that it often leads to a real mixed emotion. Read More

Timber Framing in Colorado

Posted by Adrian Jones on June 30, 2011

To say there was a whole lot they didn’t tell me when I signed on with this outfit would be an understatement.  And by this outfit, I mean deciding to make a career out of building houses for people.  In many ways, I’m suited to what I’m doing. (Plus I’ve been doing it for 19 Read More

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