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Screen porch and deck with railing added to a Middleton, Wisconsin home by TDS Custom Construction.
Christi Transforming a Wisconsin Garage into a  “High-Performance” Workshop

TDS Design Build’s very own Director of Design & Architect, Christi Weber, recounts how she and her husband turned their detached garage into a high-performance…

Christi Green Building Advisor: The “Slabless” Slab

Christi Weber, TDS’s Director of Design, talks concrete-free foundations for the future. The construction industry is facing a critical challenge: the environmental impact of concrete.…

TDS Construction Crew Member Framing a High Performance Home Tour TDS Custom Construction’s Latest High-Performance Home Build

Sunday, December 3, 2023, 11 am -1 pm Building resilient and energy-efficient homes has never been more critical, but the higher construction price can be…

Sustainable Building & Remodeling

Sustainability for your home can mean a lot of things. This blog post breaks it down below into three easily digestible parts: from sustainable remodeling to deep energy retrofits and passive home construction.

Passive House build in Wisconsin with super-insulation, air-tightness, and solar panels to achieve net-zero energy, constructed by TDS Custom Construction. Mud Lake House Update: The Mechanical Systems

Follow along for the continuation of this blog series—where we’ll first update you on the mechanical systems (heat and ventilation) that we used for the home, then share some interesting data points on the home’s energy performance.

Roxul installation complete on a passive house built by TDS Custom Construction in McFarland, Wisconsin The Wall and Roof Systems

The walls of this house are 2×8 construction with dense-pack cellulose insulation (R-27), ZIP sheathing for the air barrier and 6” Roxul insulation (R-24) for a total insulation value of R-43.

Passive House The Foundation System

The Foundation System

Nov 01 2017

The foundation for this passive house consists of a slab-on-grade with a thickened perimeter footing that is thermally isolated from the ground by eight inches of high-density, structurally-rated EPS insulation (R-38).

Passive House on Mud Lake

Here at TDS, we have a history of providing remodels and additions to clients that are more durable, environmentally-sensitive and healthy than conventional construction.