SUMMER SPECIAL TILE SALE

We have select products on sale at special pricing while supplies last!  You can contact us at sales@hassellfree.com or by telephone at 772-219-4521.  We look forward to working with you!

INNOVA ECO BUILDING SYSTEM

Hassell Free is a sales consultant for Innova Eco Building System which manufactures the Innova Panel. The Innova Panel is the structural insulated panel of the future. Innova Panels are made with magnesium skins which are stronger and have superior fire ratings than fiber cement and other structurally insulated panels. Whether you build one building or one thousand, using the Innova Panelized construction system is fast, durable and the responsible way to build. All Innova building components are engineered and manufactured at their factory to exacting specifications. The Innova fast-track construction system not only reduces waste, but greatly accelerates the building schedule while reducing labor requirements for construction. A building constructed with the Innova Panel will require 30 to 70 percent less power consumption to operate than a conventionally constructed building.

In addition to the strength and durability of Innova buildings, these products are eco-friendly, energy efficient and are approved by the State of Florida for Florida’s Coastal Impact Zones of 180 mph plus wind ratings, the highest such Building Code requirements in the USA. Innova Panels are not only used for affordable housing, but also for higher end homes, commercial facilities (including the Miami Sea Aquarium!) and educational facilities.

Contact us today to learn more about how the Innova Panel can be used in your next building project!

 For more information please email us at sales@hassellfree.com

RAILINGS AND FENCING

Hassell Free is a distributor and dealer for several manufacturers of both vinyl and aluminum railings and fencing. In addition to vinyl and aluminum, we also carry traditional wooden fencing and chain link fencing.

Vinyl railings can easily be cleaned and do not require any routine maintenance and retain their color over time. It does not decompose or fall prey to rust or pests and can last for decades.  Since vinyl does not absorb moisture, it will not blister, rot, or peel, making it perfect for areas with high rain and humidity. Vinyl is also strong and flexible so it can withstand harsh winds and heavy rains. It is a very affordable fencing option especially when you factor in its low maintenance costs. Vinyl fencing is easy to install because most of the components either slide or lock into place once the posts are set in place, thereby lowering your installation costs. Some vinyl products come with lifetime warranties.

Aluminum fencing is versatile and is available in an array of styles and designs, and can also be manufactured to your own custom design for a unique look. Aluminum fencing is also low maintenance and is perfect for anyone who wants a beautiful fence with little fuss. Aluminum, unlike some other metals does not easily rust or break. It will not rot, corrode or fade and can withstand the elements.  Most manufacturers offer a lifetime warranty. Aluminum fencing is also affordable. It is as strong as steel and as elegant as wrought iron, but is far less expensive than either.  These products generally come with a lengthy warranty.

For more information, please contact Hassell Free at sales@hassellfree.com

EURO-WALL

Hassell Free Exports, Inc. is pleased to be a certified dealer for Euro-Wall.  Euro-Wall offers a unique type of exterior window/door design that can bring the outdoors indoors to create a wonderful sense of openness in your home or commercial project.  These products meet the Miami-Dade Hurricane building codes.  Euro-Wall comes in varying styles, including folding, stacking or sliding designs.  They are excellent for opening up your home to a pool area, patio, a beautiful vista or for dividing off areas around your home. Euro-Wall can also be used in commercial settings, such as hotels and restaurants.

The folding door systems have higher load capacities, stronger panels and more glass and door options than any other competitor. This versatility makes Euro-Wall a great choice for architects, builders and homeowners when choosing large opening folding, sliding and stacking door systems. Euro-Wall Offers the industry’s largest widths and heights with door systems that span larger and reach up to 12 feet, higher than any other competitor. Euro-Wall allows you to break free of layout limitations and expand your design portfolio with segmented, straight, radius door or 90 degree post-less corner unit options. One size does not fit all and Euro-Wall has the solutions you are looking for. To view more detailed product information visit the Euro-Wall website at www.euro-wall.com

For more information, please contact Hassell Free at sales@hassellfree.com

HASSELL FREE’S DESIGN-BUILD SERVICES

Hassell Free has over 25 years experience in the design-build of Caribbean structures.  These projects are wide ranging including medical schools, dormitories, government facilities, hotels, middle income housing, luxury homes, as well as renovations of hotels, airport and medical facilities.

Designing and building a Caribbean structure, whether it is commercial or residential, poses unique issues relating to the geographical  and environmental concerns. We can assist you with the design of your building from the initial drawings to the final phases of the project. If you already have an architect and your plans drawn, we will work with your architect and contractor to meet your design-build needs.

Design-build has many advantages to ensuring a successful completed project when working together as a team. There are distinctive characteristics in the design-build approach. Communication between the designer and contractor allows for the the proper take-off of the project and sourcing of the materials needed and quick assessment of any issues that may effect scheduling. The designer and contractor work together from the beginning, as a team, providing unified project recommendations to fit the owner’s schedule and budget. Any changes are addressed by the entire team, leading to collaborative problem-solving and innovation.

 

For more information contact us at sales@hassellfree.com

FLOORING TRENDS

 

 

Flooring trends in 2019 include some continued trends as well as new trends. Wood-look flooring in laminate, vinyl and ceramic tile has been a trend for some years now and we expect that trend to continue.

New types of water proof flooring are also trending. Previously, your only choice for waterproof flooring was tile. Now there is waterproof vinyl laminate and even waterproof carpeting on the market.

Textured laminate flooring produces products that look like traditional wood floors. These floors are created by hand-scraping, wire-brushing and fully distressing the flooring material.

Homeowners are also interested in environmentally-responsible flooring. Flooring made from natural, renewable or recycled materials are becoming a trend in 2019.

Hassell Free offers all of these products, and much more to its customers.

For more information, please contact Hassell Free at sales@hassellfree.com

THE IMPORTANCE OF IMPACT WINDOWS AND DOORS

 

The 2019 hurricane season is well underway, with the peak season of
August 1 through October 30.
Impact-resistant windows and doors combine heavy-duty frames with
impact-resistant laminated glass and a special silicone glazing process to
keep the glass from breaking away from its frame. Impact-resistant glass is
comprised of two panes of glass bonded together with a special interlayer
of clear polyvinylbutyral. Although wind-borne debris or an attempted
break in may crack the glass on impact, the interlayer keeps the overall
window and door intact, preventing destructive winds or intruders from
entering your home. Replacing traditional windows with impact-resistant
windows will help both to gain the best energy efficiencies and to protect
the envelope of your home. Impact windows and doors can also often
eliminate the need for shutters.
Hassell Free is a distributor for PGT Custom Windows + Door for over 20
year. In addition we are a dealer for Euro-Wall. Both companies offer a
wide range of choices of impact-resistant windows and doors and they
meet the most stringent building codes in the U.S.

 

METAL ROOFING

 

Metal roofing has been popular and widely used in the Caribbean for many decades.  Quality metal roofs can last up to 50 years without the need for replacement.  Modern metal roofs are maintenance free, will not rot like a wooden roof and are resistant to fading. Although the initial cost of metal is higher, the life-cycle costs are substantially lower than conventional materials. Modern metal roofs are often installed directly over plywood decking and felt, or over an existing roof.  Metal roofs are installed in sheets, so labor costs for installation are kept to a minimum. Metal reflects most of the sun’s rays.  At day’s end, metal also cools more quickly and as a result, living space remains cooler.  Hassell Free recognizes that appearance is a major factor in the choice of roofing material.  To ensure that the benefits of metal go beyond longevity and durability, Hassell Free’s diversified line of metal roofing offers homeowners and commercial contractors a variety of styles, colors, and finishes.

 

 

 

 

HASSELL FREE CAN SUPPLY ALL OF YOUR LUMBER NEEDS

 

 

We export everything from basic building lumber to exotic hardwoods  throughout the Caribbean. Our selection includes pressure treated wood, plywood, yard and structural lumber in whatever size and volume your building project requires.  We also export cedar and cypress which are beautiful and can be used both indoors and outdoors.

Hardwoods are frequently used in flooring, cabinetry and furnishings. Hardwoods are also less likely to decay or rot than softwoods.

We offer a wide selection of American hardwoods to choose from such as Oak, Maple, Mahogany, Cherry and Walnut.

Exotic hardwoods that add beauty to your home are Teak, Brazilian Cherry, Tigerwood, Ipe and a multitude of others.

HURRICANE PROTECTION

 

Hurricane shutters remain the most economical solution for protection in a storm. Preparing ahead of time is the best way to protect your home or business. Hassell Free offers various types of shutters. Hurricane panels are made of corrugated steel or aluminum and attach to the walls around windows and doors on bolts or tracks. Accordion shutters are one or two piece shutters that are housed beside the windows or doors when not in use. They unfold accordion-style to cover and protect during a storm. Bahama shutters are one-piece louvered shutters that attach directly above the windows and prop open to provide shade for the window. Bahama shutters are storm-ready when lowered and secured to the wall. Roll down shutters attach above the window. They roll up and store in an enclosed box when not in use. They are lowered either manually by a hand crank or automatically by push button, and lock in place for storm protection.

 

 

Welcome to the Hassell Free Building Supplies and Exports Blog!

 

Hassell Free Building Supplies and Exports has been purchasing, supplying, designing and building Caribbean construction projects since 1999.  The company is family owned and operated and has its origins in the Caribbean.  Because of that unique background we are familiar with the needs of Caribbean builders and homeowners. 

We offer specialized and custom-made products, as well as a wide range of products from the US and abroad. 

Hassell Free sources materials such as roofing, lumber, construction equipment, windows, doors, tile, cabinets, counter tops, plumbing supplies, electrical supplies, appliances and finish products for your project. 

We serve as purchasing agents for homeowners building their dream homes, hotel developers, medical schools, governments and large commercial projects throughout the Caribbean. We also provide design build services for your project.  If you send us your plans , we can do the take-off for your project.