Nova Scotia company uses millions of plastic bottles to build homes, decks

Nova Scotia company uses millions of plastic bottles to build homes, decks
Nova Scotia company uses millions of plastic bottles to build homes, decks

Nova Scotia is no stranger to gale-force winds, intense storms and even the occasional hurricane. Newly constructed homes in this province must be able to withstand harsh conditions, and the sustainable buildings constructed by JD Composites are proving that they can stand formidable against these harsh local conditions.

The company, which was founded in the Sainte-Marie’s Bay area by Joel German and David Saulnier, builds homes, decks, sheds and other structures using their patented technology made from recycled plastic bottles. Their structural insulated panels (SIPs) consist of Armacell ArmaForm, which is 100 per cent made of recycled plastic bottles that are sourced from an Armacell facility in Brampton, Ontario.

Armacell’s polyethylene terephthalate (PET) technology creates foam products from recycled plastic bottles by crushing them into flakes that then undergo inhouse granulation and extrusion foaming processes. In addition to

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Want to succeed at real estate investing? Learn to build your network.

Most real estate gurus peddling real estate courses will tell you that networking is important but it’s typically very superficial and undervalued. Many new investors just set out to build a big contact list comprised of people who have no idea who they are or why they’d be calling on any given day. Then they only make contact when they need something.

A network needs a lot of attention, and neglecting it is a major mistake. I’m not good at networking. I pretty much despise going to real estate investor meetings and listening to people pontificate about how amazing they are and overinflating the tales of their great exploits. Most of them are completely full of it. “Fake it until you make it” is a major motto in the real estate investing world, and many investors fully commit themselves to the mantra.

Networking is work. It’s not easy, and that’s

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Gracemark Homes to build in Serenity at Meridiana


Gracemark Homes, a builder dedicated to new homes that fulfill the needs of active adult buyers, has been named the exclusive builder in Serenity at Meridiana, the community’s new 55-plus neighborhood.

From thoughtfully designed floor plans to the flexibility to customize structural and design options, Gracemark delivers a quality-built home and a top-quality home buying experience for those who have worked hard to earn this hassle-free, comfort-rich living experience.

Serenity at Meridiana represents an active-adult enclave of single-family

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Developer wants to build 300 homes in far west Dallas; neighbors have concerns over plans

Tricor Homes is asking the City to rezone a 45-acre lot in order to build The Village of Eagle Ford. Some neighbors say they have concerns about the housing plan.

A proposed housing development planned for an area in far West Dallas has some neighbors concerned and asking questions.

Representatives from Tricor Homes held a meeting with residents from three neighborhood associations on Thursday. That meeting was held on the basketball court outside Jaycee Zaragoza Recreation Center, with chairs spaced apart for social distancing.

Joel Thomas, director of development for Tricor Homes, led the meeting. He says the project is called The Village at Eagle Ford.

Thomas explained the developers are working to rezone a 45-acre site at the northwest corner of Gallagher Street and Iroquois Street from light industrial to clustered homes. The group told neighbors they want to build about 300 one-story homes that will blend with the

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