River House remodeling

The work we are doing on a house along a river is moving along nicely. Our first task mainly dealt with constructing the deck for the project. We used an engineered composite material called Trex for the decking, attached to decay resistant structural lumber. It looks very nice and should serve the client well for many years. The ar...

Small repair and remodeling

If you are a regular reader of this website you most likely have noticed that Northfield Construction Company handles a wide variety of construction projects. We have a very talented group of workers that are very comfortable working on large projects... such as the First National Bank-South that we completed 10 months ago..to smalle...

Energy use at the River House project

On the river house remodeling project we are working on one of the concerns for the owners was lowering the energy consumption. With that in mind, they contracted for an energy evaluation with their local utility provider. I thought the evaluation was very thorough.

One of the biggest savings can be realized by upgrading...

Outside Living Room

We have wrapped up our work on the ‘outside’ living area addition we created for a client this summer. This was a fun project that involved adding the room addition and deck on a home we constructed about 6 years ago.

The room includes a lovely gas fireplace as well as a buffet serving area, complete with sin...

River House work

Work at our river house remodeling project has been moving along very nicely. Last week we completed the painting of the ceiling and walls. The walls throughout are a soft blue color. That stands out nicely against the painted white doors and trims. The existing doors and trims were dark stained oak. The painters used an excellen...

New Home

This morning we started construction on a new home in the rural area south of Northfield. It is a lovely wooded site that makes a beautiful setting for the home. Earlier we had electric power run into the site and had the electric meter set.

One of the most interesting parts of a construction job is seeing the variety of...

Foundation and Sewer System

Last week workers set the insulated concrete forms (ICF’s) for the foundation walls on the new house we are building. This system uses blocks make of expanded polystyrene insulation with the walls connected with plastic reinforcing. The white blocks go together like giant Lego building blocks. Foam adhesive is used to bond the ...

Outdoor Living Room

The outdoor living room we added to a client’s home was finished up a few weeks ago. During the past few days Grove Landscaping was busy completing the landscape work for the project.

The landscape features provide wonderful exterior spaces for this family to enjoy. Included in the work is a fire pit …a great place t...

River House finished

We have wrapped up our work at the river house remodeling project. This was fun for everyone involved in the work. The new west facing windows let in an incredible amount of daylight into the kitchen and living room areas. The views out the windows are spectacular!

The clients selected maple cabinets in a honey tone stai...

Insulated Rim Joists

As you may know, construction work starts early most mornings. One of the advantages to that is that I get to see some beautiful sunrises. Yesterday morning I captured this scene as the sun started to peak up over the business across the road. Spectacularly beautiful and powerful!

We have constructed the lower level walls...