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Founded in 1934, with ten lumberyards in New England, National Lumber has the experience and quality building materials you need for every project. Let National Lumber be the single source for all of your building and remodeling products. The National Lumber Family of Companies includes Reliable Truss, Pro Insulators, National MillworkKitchen Views, National Building Products, and Oxford Lumber — covering everything from the rimboard at the foundation to the roof shingles along with everything in between. Visit our websites to see all we have to offer.

Our blog will share information about the wide range of products and value-added services available to you. If you’d like to follow the blog via email, you can easily subscribe using the box at the right. Keep up-to-date with the latest events hosted by National Lumber as well as new products and services by joining our Constant Contact mailing list.

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Real Benefits of Building “Green”

Over the past decade, we’ve seen some interesting developments in the building industry. One trend coming up steadily is “green” building. With a more health conscious society, making buildings with eco-friendly materials that are made for sustainability is becoming more widely accepted and encouraged. At first, it was a more expensive process than conventional non-green building, however, today the monetary playing field is beginning to level out somewhat.

By starting with a green thought process, the planning and design of the project can be tailored to include more efficient and environmentally friendly materials. There is more flexibility in purchasing green materials from vendors that have expanded their stock and adjusted pricing in order to offer these supplies more widely and readily.

Construction worker using green building materials

National Lumber offers a variety of green building materials for customers. Boise, Benjamin Moore, Centurion, Claymark and Guardian are some our featured product lines.

Builders, designers and consumers all have opportunities to benefit from this way of building and living. In an article on curbed.com, different costs are evaluated and broken out visually to show the real savings that can be obtained by careful planning at the beginning of a building project.  Builders and developers may see the value in these buildings more quickly because these buildings usually command, and receive, a higher selling price. Owners of a green building will see savings on energy costs and tenants will feel happier and healthier knowing their space is good for, not only their environment; it’s good for their own health, as well.

We have taken a meaningful approach to implementing and practicing green methods in our own work environment by installing energy efficient lighting and converting office functions to paperless wherever possible. Read more about the green methods we utilize and materials we supply.

Do you use “green” elements in your building projects currently? Are customers requesting you to use green elements in their projects? Have you seen cost savings firsthand?

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Design Inspiration to Brighten Your Day!

Benjamin Moore has just recently released their first issue of their seasonal design inspiration webzine Nuance for 2010. You can read it at www.benjaminmoorenuance.com, as well as the previous four issues from 2009. Catering mainly to interior designers and architects, Nuance is full of inspiring design ideas, and especially shows what you can do for a room with paint and color. Anyone looking to spruce up their home with a little redecorating or even perhaps a little bit more should check these webzines out. Or if you’re just really into interior design or residential architecture, it’s worth a look.

Many thanks to Chasingnora on Twitter (http://twitter.com/chasingnora) for making this known!

National Lumber is proud to be a Benjamin Moore paint dealer. Paint experts and supplies are available at our Newton, Mansfield, Berlin, and Gardner locations in Massachusetts, and at our store in Boscawen, New Hampshire. Call 508-339-8020 or visit our Benjamin Moore Paints website for more information on our paint products & services.


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