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Home Building on an Island


Episode 13: Insulation Install


Project manager Dan has kept the build moving along, and inspections for electrical and gas piping are complete. In this episode, Wade covers six types of commonly used insulation in residential construction and details the two primary insulation materials used on the project. While the majority ...

Episode 14: Exterior wrap-up, finished floors & wallboard, and coastal rated railings.


This week, Wade treks to the job site via ferry to check in on progress. The exterior is nearly finished with all the siding, trim, and roofing completed as well as the finish-grading of the grounds. Touring the home, we see the recently plastered wallboard. The flooring has been installed and...

Episode 15: New Island Projects and Interior Progress


Wade takes us along to visit two island projects that are underway. The first stop is a local restaurant and bar, Yellow Kittens Tavern. Project manager Dan is overseeing the extensive foundation work to bring the structure up to spec. This will then pave the way to build a large deck that will r...

Episode 16: Progress Update with Matt Risinger


On this episode of Building on an Island, Wade Paquin is joined by Matt Risinger to tour the job site and view the progress made in recent months. While the exterior is nearly complete, the trades are hard at work finishing up various interior projects such as tiling and trim work. Wade and Ma...

Episode 17: Series Wrap-up


In this final episode of Building on an Island, Wade Paquin talks about the highs and lows of this project. Even with extensive preplanning - a project can run into obstacles like labor, material and weather. Wade emphasizes his and his team's dedication to quality over speed and gives insight...

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