Well-designed trusses leave room for plenty of attic insulation.
The secret to communities where people really want to live goes beyond a cute house....
Sap from knotholes can seep through paint. The answer? Sealing and priming.
When you install permeable paving, water can percolate into the sub-soil, helping to...
In the "wildland-urban interface," houses need protection against wildfire's triple...
A vented, drainable air space keeps wood siding dry and stable.
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Tim Garrison responds to a reader's question about finding the right kind of expert advice.
Sealed ductwork saves energy and keeps indoor air clean, and the materials you use make a difference.
Affordable prices, cool design, easy delivery. What’s not to like?
Discover tactics that are guaranteed to work and won’t break the bank.
Our phones have more processing power than desktop PCs did a few years ago. As a result, builders are ditching their tool belts and downloading some of the most powerful tools on their devices.
Advanced framing, panelization, and modular manufacturing could gain ground.
The Atlantic Yards project will test the efficiency of prefab construction for mid- and high-rise residences.
A Seattle-based modular builder says it has cracked the code to offering high-end custom homes at nearly half the price of site-built.
As demand for rental housing surges, some single-family production builders want in on the act. But is their foray simply an opportunistic response to a temporary downturn or a legitimate threat to their multifamily peers?
From the newest backsplash trends to LED-powered trim, Sandra Malm looks at some of the latest and greatest kitchen and bath products.
Price and speed of construction also play big roles in builders’ and framers’ choices.
An inspection of a Maryland jobsite reveals good air-sealing techniques put into practice.
Over the past decade as better building practices have worked their way into the code, and as builders and consumers have become more interested in energy-efficient construction, it has been interesting to see if the practices that we write about in magazine articles make it to the job site.
An unsuspecting production builder is the object of our inaugural sneak peek. We visited a multifamily jobsite over the weekend to have a look at quality measures being implemented by one of America’s biggest builders. The houses are framed, plumbed, wired, ducted, and in the process of being...
A demand-control pump that owners is one key saving water and energy.
A team of building science experts compiled installation animations, videos, and product specs for hundreds of building products in an app that can be searched by manufacturer name, brand, or product category.
Are you building your homes to be "Fortified ... for safer living"?
Builder will rebuild retaining wall that collapsed in this San Antonio community.
A “slope failure” at a Centex subdivision exposes lax enforcement of permitting procedures.
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