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Here is what Amber said about Straight Ahead Construction

“We were very happy with the bathroom remodel Straight Ahead construction did for us. The bathroom turned out beautifully. It was done on time, and within budget. We hope to hire them again for future projects”

– Amber Lincoln Fairbanks, Alaska

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Jeremy and Dianna’s review of Fairbanks Alaska contractor and bathroom remodel

“Mike and the crew from Straight Ahead Construction did a bathroom remodel for me.  Our bathroom is on the small side and Mike put a lot of thought in how to maximize the usable space that we have.  The final result has been great and it really does feel like a bigger bathroom becasue of the thought put into the layout.  The crew was efficient, professional and did an outstanding job.  I would recommend them to anyone, particularly for custom jobs where you need a professionals advise.” 

– Jeremy Douse and Dianna Lienberger

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Post and pad foundation replacement on permafrost in Fairbanks, Alaska

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Like many cabins and homes in Fairbanks built by rushed homeowners, attention to the foundation detail was lacking on this one.  Attention owner/ builders: when your friend’s advice is to take your time and do your foundation correctly do it!

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The problem here was many fold. Each length of bean were three separate pieces poorly tied together with small nail plates on one side. The floor joists were not continuous either and butted together on the center beam underneath which adds to the complexity of replacing the beam.

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We took steel I beams and prepped them for placement underneath.

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I beams were placed on cribs we built underneath.

Tell your people that we adjust and/or level homes on poor foundations in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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Bathroom vapor barrier and electrical remodel

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Bathrooms are difficult to photograph without a doubt. The main issue in this bathroom was freezing supply lines to the sink and shower and a poor layout.  fairbanks alaska remodel contactor

And really, really, really ##$#%!#$ wiring.

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I made a 9′ counter that has ~6′ of open space between the sink and washer and dryer.  Perfect for diaper changing and folding clothes with storage below.kitchen counter Fairbanks Alaska

We also vapor barriered the old wall and built a 2×4 wet wall inside the exterior wall which now holds the breaker box in plane with the wall (see above for old set up) and gives us a place to run supply lines inside the vapor barrier.

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Again, not easy to photograph but you can see the new layout improves use of space.

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Note: Our bathroom remodels do include bathroom sinks, I just did not get a photo bc Monkeywrench Mechanical came and installed it after we left.


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Winterizing Fairbanks Alaska homes

Ask Straight Ahead Construction about increasing the insulation value of your Fairbanks, Alaska roof.

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Straight Ahead Construction also does window replacement and weatherization in Fairbanks, Alaska (not usually with chainsaws).

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We also replace and weatherize doors. Please contact us at (907)978-3344 or on Facebook, Google, or TwitterFairbanks AlaskaThanks for stopping in!

Small bathroom remodel in Fairbanks, Alaska 1980’s built home


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This 5′ X 6’10 3/4″ bathroom turned out really nice considering how it started. See for yourself!

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No point in posting before photos because they really don’t even look remotely the same mostly due to the nice color choices.

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Weekly round-up!

See what Straight Ahead Construction has been up to this week.

Building in Fairbanks, Alaska in 2014 is very busy and our clients are thrilled with the work. We started the work with some savage electrical presumably owner constructed work.

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fairbanks alaska remodel contactor We ended up in the electrical because it turned out this home has no vapor barrier and the tub actually got ice build up in winter.  See more about Fairbanks, Alaska vapor barrier repair.

On Wednesday, I did some paint touch up to finish this small bathroom remodel.  The tile work really adds a touch of class to this house. See more about non conventional bathroom remodels we have done in Fairbanks, Alaska and more of our bathroom tile work.

DSC00293  bathroom   fairbanks alaska remodelsAlso on Wednesday, Brain and I made some Alaska birch window sills and this custom laminate counter.  See more of our Alaska birch window sills and custom laminate counters.Fairbanks alaska general contractor  On Thursday we added 10″ of cellulose insulation to this roof bringing it up to an r-70. Some long-term savings on heating oil for this Fairbanks, Alaska home.Fairbanks Alaska decks and siding   Home Additions in Fairbanks AlaskaOn Friday we demoed the deck and siding on the west side of this custom home I built in 2005.  We are putting an addition on this Fairbanks, Alaska custom home over the next few weeks. See more about how I built this Fairbanks, Alaska custom home.

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