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Jewett Construction Projects

Quiet, Comfortable, and Low Carbon

What to do... We consulted with a sound consultant from Acentech and in short order developed a plan. That plan included both triple-glazed replacement windows and additional air-sealing to deaden the low pitches of truck engines and the high frequencies of tires on pavement. The triple-glazed windows were not only quieter, they were a lot... Read more »

A Grand Statement

The client was planning to move into the first floor unit of a row house he owned. After developing an initial design that took down a couple of walls to create a space with decent acoustics that could also accommodate informal recitals, we asked sound engineers from Acentech to review our plan. After assuring us... Read more »

A Small Addition with a Big Impact

An open but cozy living and dining space served multiple functions. It housed the owners’ extensive library. It was where they hung out, watched TV, and ate their meals. It was also the main thoroughfare. When it was just the two of them, the space could easily accommodate these various uses. But when their kids... Read more »

Remodeling Trifecta

The solution... We kept the kitchen in the same location but took down the walls between both the dining room and the sunroom to create an open, airy space with spectacular views to conservation land behind the property. We created a window-lined hallway between the kitchen and the living room, connecting these two previously disconnected... Read more »

Triple Play

The first step... Having worked with these clients before, we knew that energy performance and indoor air quality were of paramount importance. In the basement, we removed the existing finishes, covered holes in the rubble foundation with wire mesh to block mice, and installed foam insulation along the walls. We did not insulate the slab,... Read more »