Every builder needs a niche a way to find
good work without butting heads against cutthroat competition. The new book Build Smarter with Alternative Materials
by Leon Frechette explains how to get a leg up on the competition by working
smarter, not just harder.
This Web site includes
dozens of excerpts from the book, including complete chapters designed to
make or save you money on every job.
You'll get the facts, not the hype on these materials including
what to do and what to avoid, installation tips and
Click on any chapter title in the blue bar at the left to see the chapter contents. Within each
chapter you'll find a list of new materials recommended by
the author. Many of these material names have underlined links. Click on a link
to read about that material and see installation details. Every chapter includes a list of manufacturers with links to
Web sites where you can get more information and the name of a local
Frechette presents TOOL TALK, a live tool demonstration
at home & garden shows across the United States and Canada. During his
presentations, Leon demonstrates the latest tools and construction
techniques. He promotes Tool Talk with appearances on TV and radio
talk shows. If you live in North America, Tool Talk is probably
coming to your area some time in the next year.