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In this Original Build Series, a mainland custom home builder embarks on a mission to build a new custom home on an island 12 miles offshore. How will he navigate the logistics and build a home in a reasonable amount of time? How does concrete and lumber get out to the island?

These are just a few of the many challenges Wade, principal of WKP Construction will face as he sets aim to build a high-performance home out at sea. With frequent cancellations of ferries and grounding of small planes due to weather, how will this impact the build? Where does the workforce come from since the island is extremely limited with tradesmen and tradeswomen? There are so many questions and challenges. As Wade says "nothing is going to be easy, and we're prepared for that." Block Island is a harsh environment. Homes get battered with salty air, wind, and storms. It's just another challenge for Wade's team to build a home that is going to withstand the elements and last for generations to come.

Building on an Island

Follow Jake Bruton with Aarow Building as his team builds a high-performance home in Columbia, MO. Jake and architect Steve Baczek work together to overcome the building science challenges that are inherent in a modern design.

In this series, host Nathan Kischel visits job sites around British Columbia to learn how other builders and architects are addressing high performance construction, and the BC Energy Step Code.

How do you build a home that battles 30-degree Celsius heat in the summer, and -30 degree Celsius cold in the winter while consuming little to no energy?

Host Nathan Kischel of Purehaus Developments takes you on a tour while speaking with many like-minded industry professionals from all corners of the market. His curiosity about low energy construction is what drives him to learn from the best of the best and share that knowledge with the Build Show community.

The best from the 2022 International Builders' Show! We visit our favorite building material booths and see some friends from the Build Show Network. With appearances from Steve, Lydia, Jake, Eric, and some other YouTubers - we cover what was new and exciting at IBS 2022. Check out the full series with Matt, Lydia, and Eric's best of reviews, demonstrations, full length cuts not on YouTube, and more!