Hammer and Hand

A Best Practices Manual That Can Help You with the Details

Posted on April 27,2015 by ab3 in best practice

When I was building a home in 2001, I came up against a gazillion little things that I needed guidance on. I'd never built anything larger than a bookcase, so new home construction was quite a big step.

Framing and Air-Sealing Tips for High-Performance Walls

Posted on April 27,2015 by user-756436 in Framing

In three new videos produced by Oregon builder Hammer & Hand, lead carpenter Val Darrah explains how he keeps air sealing in mind as he frames the walls for his current project, the Pumpkin Ridge Passive House. Val explains why he prefers to use a router rather than a saw when he cuts out window openings in the OSB sheathing. He also shares his method of building window bucks out of 3/4-inch plywood.

A U.S.-Made Door for Passivhaus Buildings

Posted on April 27,2015 by Fretboard in door

Builder Hammer & Hand, based in Portland, Oregon, has developed a design and production strategy for exterior doors that conform to the Passivhaus performance standard.

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