Monthly Archives: November 2017


Getting Into Your Custom Lake House Sooner

A season saved is a season earned By Rick Reynolds Sooner or later, many of us will succumb to the allure of a custom lake house. But when that decision to take the plunge comes belatedly, sooner can still mean a whole summer sooner with Montage building. Off-site fabrication, with its non-linear, parallel processing—concurrent with [...]

2017-11-21T15:10:55+00:00 November 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Banking on “Green” of the Sustainable Kind

Reimagining how banks look and feel, while reducing their long-term costs By Rick Reynolds When the Savings Bank of Walpole wanted to reimagine their new Keene, NH, branch to service the city’s northernmost sector, they hired local green-builder, Bensonwood, of Walpole, NH, to break different ground. As a harbinger for their new branches going forward, [...]

2017-11-21T15:12:55+00:00 November 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Bensonwood/Unity Homes Expansion a Boon for Construction Professionals

Expansion to Increase Production, Predictability, Precision and Profitability for Construction Professionals By Rick Reynolds In a recent Builder Online article, CNC and Home Building’s Future, John McManus reflected on the new kinds of tech savvy workers (and by extension, CNC based, automated fabrication facilities) that will be needed to attract construction, engineering and architecture professionals [...]

2017-11-21T15:12:04+00:00 November 21st, 2017|0 Comments

The All-Electric House: Back to the Future

By Rick Reynolds It’s been 112 years since the first all-electric bungalow style house at 1155 Avon Road in Schenectady, NY, made its debut. Known as the house without a kitchen chimney, General Electric’s Harry W. Hillman built the experimental demonstration home in 1905 to prove that electricity, alone, could power all the energy requirements [...]

2017-11-21T15:14:17+00:00 November 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Green, High-Performance, Multi-Family Housing

Coming to a factory near you By Rick Reynolds Montage builder, Bensonwood, long known for its off-site fabrication of high performance residential and commercial wood structures, is ramping up its production capacity to accommodate an increased demand for green, healthy, multi-family housing. The imperative for wise land and energy use is making these sustainable, multi-family [...]

2017-11-21T15:15:11+00:00 November 21st, 2017|0 Comments