Category Archives: Residential

APL #105 – South Facing Outdoors

Passive Solar SIP home - Architecture by Sunlight Homes, structural engineering by King Engineering Always place buildings to the north of outdoor spaces that go with them, and keep the outdoor spaces to the south. Never leave a deep band of shade between the building and the sunny part of the outdoors. From our blog…
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           I’m often asked, “which is better, ICF or SIP?” And to be honest, I ask myself that same question. There isn’t a proven answer. Well, that is, unless you ask an ICF or SIP dealer. What I do know, is that they are both drastically better than conventional stick-framing. As far as which system…
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Create more space with an addition

If your home is starting to feel a little cramped but you hate the idea of starting from scratch, consider adding onto your existing home. In the case of this 2730sf home in Cheyenne, WY, the homeowners have quickly outgrown the space with 4 children and a large extended family. The public spaces were too…
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