Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Modrock & Milestone

Modrock is now adding milestone to our products and services.
More info to come...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wallingford Home Tour

Wallingford Home Tour
Sunday Oct 4, 2009 11am-4pm

Join us for a self-guided tour of wonderful private homes in the Wallingford Neighborhood. Tickets are $15 (children 12 and under are free).
Wallingford Neighborhood Office(call if you need more info)(Open at 10:30am the morning of the tour to pick up tour books/maps)
4504 Merdian Ave N (Corner of N 45th + Meridian Ave behind Tully's Coffee)
Phone: 206-632-3165

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Built Green May 2009 case study: Modrock concrete kitchen counters, Bathroom counters, fireplace surround and Bathtub surround.
Nelse Design + Build – Green CubedSeattle, WA
This month's featured project is a 5-Star single family home in the Seattle's Greenlake neighborhood built by Nelse Design + Build. A recipient of the Built Green Incentive in the inaugural 2007 funding cycle, this project is one of the first to complete construction. The project started by carefully planning for minimal impact to the site and providing for high water infiltration rates. The home has a vegetated roof system, no impervious surfaces outside the house footprint, no turf grass and a cistern for rainwater collection. The home itself was designed to be 30 percent more efficient than international energy code, and achieved a HERS rating of 56. The Structural Insulated Panel construction contributed to both high insulative efficiency as well as an average air leakage rate of 0.16 ACH. With no carpet and a whole home radiant heating system among many other indoor air quality features, the air in the home will be clean and healthy for the occupants. To reduce material impacts, the builder source separated all of the recyclable construction waste and achieved an overall diversion rate of over 90 percent, used salvaged cabinetry from another project and installed rapidly renewable bamboo flooring.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Eco- Friendly Concrete Staining

Modrock has added Eco- Friendly concrete staining to our services.

Using Soy Cret a bio-based semi-transparent penetrating concrete stain.

It is a green building compliant, non-hazardous, ultra-low VOC, acid-free, decorative concrete stain that provides the variegated look of acid stain, but with more consistency, control, flexibility, ease of use, and faster installation time without sacrificing performance integrity. Allows professional decorative concrete artisans to create designs and colorization never before possible.

This is a great addition to Modrock Concrete Design, we are getting an overwhelming demand for this service and are excited to provide such a safe product.

Color Chart

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Green home open house
Courtesy Nelse Design + Build
Want to go see a modern green home this weekend?
This house, at 907 N. 61st St., in Seattle, was designed and built by Nelse Design + Build, of Seattle, has a five-star Built Green rating and was named "Green Cubed" for its green features and modern shape.
The home was framed entirely out of efficient structural insulated panels manufactured by Fife-based Premier Building Systems. It also includes passive solar heating and cooling, a clerestory to bring in natural light and a rooftop terrace and modular roof garden.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Modrock kitchen/bath counter, island, fireplace and bath surround...all in concrete and featured in this 5 star green build.
Pictures will be posted soon!

Monday, August 25, 2008

NW HOME- Sept/Oct Issue

Modrock Concrete Design had the privilege of working with Blip and Nelse Design Build in the AIA home of the month. Pictured below: Concrete kitchen counters and concrete fireplace surround.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Phinney Green Build - 3 star rating


Modrock has received Advanced Countertop Design Training to further expand our range of skills and experience.

About Cheng

Fu-Tung Cheng has become internationally known for his sophisticated, understated design and innovative use of concrete in the home. While not an architect himself, Cheng heads a team of architects, designers and craftsmen that create a range of projects-from kitchens, baths, and complete custom homes to concrete water features, sculptural countertops, and custom hoods.
Fu-Tung Cheng is both founder of Cheng Design and author of two books: the recent Concrete at Home: Innovative Forms and Finishes for Floors, Countertops, Walls and Fireplaces and his first bestseller Concrete Countertops: Design, Forms and Finishes for the New Kitchen & Bath.

In addition Modrock Concrete Design is also trained in the Buddy Rhodes press technique.