Building a Sustainable Future
Why it’s nice to see a model!
Thinking about a renovation but not sure how it’ll wind up looking? Come talk to us!
Pale Blue Dot and Top Choice
Allow me for one day to pump our tires for a while. Dueck Builders has recently won the Top Choice Award for Winnipeg Home Builders. This excites me for a couple reasons. It means that throughout our builds we've made friends. Friends that will take time to support us...
Happy New Years!
It's a new year! Another opportunity to start over with a clean slate. Have you kept your resolutions so far? This year I made two resolutions. 1) Starting with 3 reps of 10 pushups per day I will add five pushups to the reps every month. Meaning in December I should...
A blanket to keep you warm… Or cool…
Here’s your top choice award voting weekly reminder!
Manitoba vs Canada: Climate Change & Carbon Tax
Everything you need to know about Manitoba’s carbon plan (or the links to find out).
Welcome to your (Dangerous) new home! Pt. 2
Concerns about floor assemblies as explained by Dueck Homes.
Welcome to your (Dangerous) new home!
So this post might sound like a doom and gloom sky is falling post. But hear me out! There's some really good information in here about protecting yourself and your loved ones in your new home! Have you heard about VOC's (volatile organic compounds)? Do you know about...
Looking for some advice? Good, bad, indifferent? Check this out!
Winterizing your house!
Here’s a few tips on keeping warm this winter!
A Conversation About Branding
Here’s an inside look at our recent logo design from our perspective.
Benefits of Urban Living
Good Morning all! Yesterday we talked about a few advantages and disadvantages of rural living. Today we're going to try digging into a few pros and cons of building your custom home in city limits. Again I don't expect this to be an exhaustive list, but rather a...
Benefits of Rural Living
Pros and Cons of being a country bumpkin!
Good morning all! Lately the topic of Thanksgiving and thankfulness have been on my mind for some strange reason. Something about the fall weather? Something about my neighbour baking a pumpkin pie for me? I'm not quite sure. In the spirit of the season I'd like to...
A very quick breakdown on siding options for your home.
A Primer on Contracts
Good morning friends! Today I would like to dive into another aspect of who we are and how we do business. Today we will tackle the contract. There are two main types of contracts in the home building industry. 1) Fixed price and 2) Cost-plus contract. I want to...
City of Winnipeg Growth and Impact Fees: Explained
Curious about Winnipeg growth fees? Here’s an article explaining the impact fees!
The Pain of Picking Windows
Understanding window Lingo!
What to Expect When You’re Expecting… To Build!
The fun and stress of building homes!
Saving on Building Ownership Costs
Hi all, In today’s home building culture we often get asked about energy payoffs and costs of ownership. These are sometimes difficult questions to answer as there isn’t a plethora of information stating which upgrade pays off when. In some of our previous posts we’ve...
Furnace Replacement Tips
Good morning all! How many of you have woken up cold on a winter night? In my case, that would be a great thing, I love the room cold. In my wife’s case that would be a bad start to a rough day! And if the problem is the furnace not doing what it was supposed to do,...
The hot topic of dealing with thermal bridging
Floor Your Information
Good morning, happy Friday! This post today is going to deal with flooring choices. When you’re building or renovating a huge question that will come up is what do I want to walk on? It floors a lot of people. The fact is that the incredibly wide set of options can be...
Hello again! Today I’m going to chat with you guys a little bit about domestic hot water heating. Hopefully this post will get us all into hot water. For cheaper preferably. I want to highlight a few options, what their advantages are and disadvantages are. For every...
ICF vs Conventional Concrete
Highlighting ICF and Conventional construction advantages and disadvantages.
A New Beginning
And now for something completely different!