Decorative Gabion Retaining Walls: A Blend of Functionality and Aesthetics

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 15, 2024 8:15:00 AM

Gabion retaining walls, once only a simple, practical solution for erosion control, have evolved into a popular choice for homeowners seeking to enhance their outdoor spaces. These structures, made by filling wire mesh cages with rocks or other natural materials, offer a perfect blend of functionality and aesthetic appeal.


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Topics: Tools, Gabion Ringer, fastening system, Eco-Friendly Construction, top trends, sustainability, durability, sustainable building, gabion plier, fasco, sustainable architecture, gabion system




Eco-Friendly Building: Understanding the Environmental Impact of CLT Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 8, 2024 8:15:00 AM

Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) construction has seen a significant rise in popularity in recent years. This innovative building technique involves using multiple layers of wood panels that are glued together at right angles. The result is a strong and durable material that can be used for various applications in construction.

One of the main reasons for the rise of CLT construction is its environmental benefits. As concerns about climate change and sustainability continue to grow, architects, engineers, and builders are turning to CLT as an eco-friendlier alternative to traditional construction methods. BECK has responded to this concern with the LIGNOLOC® Wooden Nail System for sustainable fastening of CLT, LCLT, and NLT materials. Let’s explore more.


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Topics: Tools, lignoloc, Wooden Nails, wood, mass timber construction, modular construction, fastening system, Eco-Friendly Construction, top trends, manufactured panels, wooden nail system, durability, beechwood, clt panels, cross-laminated timber panels




Top Construction Innovations for 2024

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 13, 2024 8:15:00 AM

This year promises to be a forward-thinking year for the construction industry with profitability and expansion. Every year, current ideas and products are submitted to the market to make construction safer and more efficient. This year, two of the main focuses will be sustainability and automation, and BECK is a step ahead!


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Topics: Tools, lignoloc, engineered lumber, mass timber construction, collated fasteners, power tools, nail screws, home building, construction, Eco-Friendly Construction, top trends, sustainability, diamond coated, diamond coated fasteners, manufactured panels, wooden nail system, automation, sustainable building, fasco




Improve Your Craft: Make Your Furniture Stronger

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 23, 2023 8:15:00 AM

Wooden furniture is eco-friendly and energy-efficient. It's also biodegradable and durable, long-lasting when properly constructed, and it's a better insulator than many other materials. All these features have made wooden furniture in high demand. In fact, the global wooden furniture market is expected to grow in the coming years, from $105.9 billion in 2023 to $133.8 billion in 2027.

For carpenters focused on crafting durable wooden furniture, BECK’s Lignoloc® Wooden Nail System stands out. Tailored to work seamlessly with Lignoloc® wooden nails, these nails are crafted from renewable beech wood, ensuring both ecologically sustainable and aesthetic appeal. This makes them an ideal choice for constructing wooden furniture that is not only environmentally friendly but also showcases natural beauty.

Want to learn additional ways to create stronger furniture? Read on!


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Topics: Building Furniture, Tools, lignoloc, wood, power tools, Eco-Friendly Construction, sustainability, wooden nail system, nail system, beechwood, nails, sustainable building, wooden furniture




The Environmental Benefits of Metal Roofing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 16, 2023 8:00:00 AM

Builders and homeowners alike are growing more interested in environmentally friendly building materials—and metal roofing stands out as a fantastic choice for a variety of reasons.

What makes metal roofing eco-friendly? We’ll explore the answers to that question here—and we’re also going to show you all about the SCRAIL® ROOFLOC® Metal Roofing system, developed by BECK, which was made specifically to help roofers install metal roofing quickly and easily.


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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, RoofLoc®, Tools, Roofing, Metal Roofs, scrail, power tools, Eco-Friendly Construction, sustainability, sustainable building, metal structures




Unveiling the Potential: Stucco as a Viable Option for Metal Structures

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 11, 2023 9:53:30 AM

Metal structures are becoming more and more popular for a variety of reasons—and that is leading to builders looking for innovative ways to create distinctive new looks that differ from the usual look and feel of sheet metal siding.

So, what about stucco? Is it possible to install stucco on a metal structure? The short answer is that yes, it is possible—and we’ll show you how it can be done. Along the way, we’re also going to show you the ET&F® (a Beck brand) STUCCOFAST® Model 500MA System, which is a fantastic tool and fastener system designed to help you install stucco substrates quickly and easily.


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Topics: Steel Studs, Tools, metal studs, Metal Siding, ET&F, sheet metal, power tools, Eco-Friendly Construction, remodel, concrete pins, metal structures, stucco, stuccofast model 500MA




Timber Construction and the Environment: A Perfect Match

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 19, 2023 7:15:00 AM

As environmentally friendly building methods continue to rise in popularity, so too does timber construction—and that’s because there are few building materials out there that are better for the environment.

With that, timber lends itself well to tools and building practices that are also environmentally friendly. Consider the patented LignoLoc® Wooden Nail System from BECK, for example. These are environmentally friendly, pneumatically driven, wooden fasteners designed to be used in timber construction. Using them, you can create 100% wooden cross-laminated timber panels that are not only green and sustainable, but also thermally sound enough to reduce energy usage in the finished building.

That’s the true beauty of wood. There are multiple ways in which it helps the environment—and we’re going to examine some of these benefits here.


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Topics: Tools, lignoloc, Wooden Nails, mass timber construction, power tools, fastening system, construction, Eco-Friendly Construction, wooden nail system, sustainable building, timber panel




Metal Roofing: The Secret to Increasing a Home’s Desirability and Value

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 8, 2023 10:51:32 AM

The metal roofing industry was valued at $23.8 billion in 2020 and is projected to grow to $33.5 billion by the year 2030, partly due to metal roofing's rise in popularity on residential structures. Homeowners choose metal roofing for many reasons: it's durable and long-lasting, it has excellent wind and fire resistance, it's easy to maintain, and it's good for the environment. 

If you're a contractor working with metal roofing, it's important to use the right fasteners to ensure your work will last. The SCRAIL® RoofLoc® Metal Roofing System, developed by BECK, can be installed twice as fast as collated screws and includes a leakproof EPDM washer for efficient and effective fastening. Each screw is pneumatically driven with the FASCO® (a BECK member) Roofing Installation Tool using our patented SCRAIL® RoofLoc® fasteners. It makes metal roofing fast to install and built to last. But let’s explore further why metal roofing in general is a wise choice for housing.


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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, fasteners, RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, RoofLoc®, Tools, Metal Roofs, power tools, fastening system, roofing system, construction, fastener system, Eco-Friendly Construction




Why Cross-Laminated Timber Panels are the Future of Sustainable Building

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 1, 2023 7:15:00 AM

Today, sustainability is a major focus area in construction, with everyone from builders to manufacturers innovating new, better, more sustainable ways to build. Cross-laminated timber panels are emerging as one of the top new innovations—and there are many reasons why.

We’ll cover those reasons here, and we’re also going to show you some of our own innovations. That includes the patented LIGNOLOC® system, which is the first collated wooden nail system made from renewable compressed beech wood. Adding onto the LIGNOLOC® system, we’ve also developed our own LIGNOLOC® cross-laminated timber panels (LCLT), which represent a sustainable, metal and glue-free option for the architects and builders who are pioneering sustainable construction.


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Topics: Tools, lignoloc, Wooden Nails, wood, mass timber construction, power tools, commercial building, construction, Eco-Friendly Construction, sustainability, wooden nail system, nail system, durability, clt panels, sustainable building, timber panel




Why is Sustainable Construction Important?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 11, 2023 7:45:00 AM

In construction circles, one of the top topics these days is sustainable construction. It’s important not only to builders and project managers but to homebuyers, renovators, and others on the consumer side of the spectrum.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, lignoloc, Wooden Nails, mass timber construction, Eco-Friendly Construction, sustainability





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