About Us

Fritz is working in construction for more than 30 years, first in Switzerland, mostly in Post and Beam structures, and now here in the beautiful Northbrook/Cloyne area, always looking for the newest products and the latest technology.

 

We have over 15 years experience in ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) construction, using it for basements or for walls right up to the roof. We have used several different brand names like: ECO-BLOCK , LOGIX  NUDURA . The brands are all very similar and give you roughly the same R-value (Insulation value).

 

For heating systems, we like the radiant floor heat, where pipes, filled with liquid, are installed within the poured concrete floor. This gives you the most efficient, quiet and equal heat that you can dream of.

 

We are WETT certified to install wood stoves and fireplaces.

 

Nothing can save energy and money like well placed insulation. For the ceiling we prefer Blown-in Cellulose Insulation . This material is recycled newsprint wood fibers, treated with chemicals for flame spread, smoldering, corrosion of metals, fungi, dust insects, moisture and odor.

 

For exterior finishes we have worked with CANEXEL or vinyl siding, CULTURED STONE  wood board and batten or wood siding, stucco, real stone and steel.

 

With the easy handling of rocks with our mini excavator, landscaping has become a pleasure. Rocks are selected by the customer, pick-up or delivered directly from the quarry to the jobsite.

 

The cultured stones make a nice finish, inside or outside, as a centre piece in a room, or a detail in a corner. There are many different shapes, colours and textures available.

 

You can see we are not afraid to try new products. We are happy to build the "old fashion way" if you prefer that. Bring your idea, we work together to put it into reality.