11 entries in “Build It!”

Taking the Plunge

Taking the Plunge

So you’ve decided to finally take the plunge and build a pool? Well good for you! Your dream “home vacation” spot awaits! But you might want to put on the brakes before you sign on the dotted line with a pool builder. And here’s why. Planning for the pool, the space around it, and the space around that, is the most important part of building the pool. There are plenty of contractors who can get…

Ron Burton Training Village Pond Installation

What some inspiration to start your week? Watch this video documenting one the most satisfying things we built in 2018, a project for the Ron Burton Training Village. Working with the kids and the Burton Family was an amazing experience. Check out this video they made of the project installation. Pay it forward!

Giving Back

Giving Back

Last month we were contacted, out of the blue, by the Ron Burton Training Village to see if we would be interested in donating our time to build a water feature for a new garden they were installing.  Paul Burton, one of the Burton brothers, remembered seeing a water feature that we installed for the Boston Flower Show a few years ago. In fact, he was the news reporter that was sent out to cover the show. Paul is…

Magma Offering Stone Workshop At Blithewold Mansion and Gardens!

Magma Offering Stone Workshop At Blithewold Mansion and Gardens!

What is better than a walk in our New England woods in the fall, immersing yourself in one of nature’s perfect landscapes, one punctuated by historic stone walls? There’s just something magical about the way these man-made elements weave their way around trees, up rocky hills, and down into wetland grottos. And if you are like most New Englanders (or even transplants from elsewhere), you’ve probably

Building With Artaic Tile

From hauling 50lb stones this fall to installing 1 lb sheets of tile...not a bad transition for the winter. Watch this video to see us work on our latest project, a new hotel featuring a great new pool area complete with a tile water wall.

More Snow, REALLY???

More Snow, REALLY???

Another 15" of snow. Enough is enough! Here's a lovely picture of our "cottage" job site at the moment. Don't get me wrong, if we were hiking outside with snow shoes or cross country skiing, this site would be lovely. But, we're not. What we are trying to do is build a project that we've had our hearts set on for a year. Add to that digging out stone and materials for the flower show, and you've got yourself a couple…

A Solid Foundation Is Key

After removing many buried boulders, the foundation for the upper part of the cottage has been excavated and poured. In order to preserve an existing stone wall, the structure is being built over the wall, similiar to a deck. It will sit on posts, thereby giving the homeowner a place for storage beneath the structure. Thankfully, we've also beaten the weather in order to get the concrete poured for these posts. These…