July 1, 2007
Are building officials' practices encouraging builders to perform mediocre work?
1 When you strip an asphalt roof, what do you do with the old shingles? If you’re like most builders, you haul them to the dump. Around 11 million tons…
An Energy Star-rated home now can be upgraded to include indoor-air-quality specifications. Released as a pilot program last year in Denver, EPA’s Indoor Air Package is currently in its expansion…
April 1, 2007
Innovative site work and a thoughtful floor plan preserve views and a stand of mature pine trees
An architect designs a small in-town house that uses sustainable materials, solar energy, and water conservation to improve quality of life (and afford it)
March 1, 2007
Rising energy costs, climate change, and a new social conscience are complicating the way we build
March 1, 2006
From OSB and cordless drills to The Home Depot and HGTV, here's a look at how the past quarter-century has shaped the home-building industry
Winner of a national green-building award, this low-maintenance house should produce as much energy as it uses
September 1, 2005
An interior designer's earth-friendly ideas go easily from Sarah Susanka's showhouse to your house
September 1, 2004
MemBrain vapor retarder protects against condensation in winter, but allows for drying in summer
Subscribe to Fine Homebuilding magazine now and save up to 52%
© 2018 The Taunton Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Become a member and get instant access to thousands of videos, how-tos, tool reviews, and design features.
Start your subscription today and save up to 52%