Copyright (c) 2014 en-us Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:02:38 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts Fine Homebuilding - Blogs category featured posts <![CDATA[Playful Bunk Room for Grandchildren]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:17:28 -0500 Playful Bunk Room for Grandchildren Posted by Susan_Teare
This bunk room was designed to accommodate all of the grandchildren for not only sleeping, but also for fun and games! ]]>
<![CDATA[Little Bit of Life]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:00:00 -0500 Little Bit of Life Posted by Lincoln_Barbour
A fresh look for a mid century living room ]]>
<![CDATA[Tangle-Free Stringline]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:51:46 -0500 Tangle-Free Stringline Posted by Kevini
If you need a stringline on a job because you're laying out a foundation or you're straightening out a framed wall, you could spend 10 minutes trying to untangle a mess of string, but there's a better way. ]]>
<![CDATA[Set up a cut station for efficient production flooring]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:52:52 -0500 Set up a cut station for efficient production flooring Posted by ChuckB
Tips for keeping a jobsite organized and efficient ]]>
<![CDATA[Marvin Wins Business Award]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:50:35 -0500 Marvin Wins Business Award Posted by ScottG
The Minnesota-based company has just received an ethics award from the Foundation for Financial Service Professionals ]]>
<![CDATA[Builder Offers Best-Practices Manual to Public]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:06:22 -0500 Builder Offers Best-Practices Manual to Public Posted by ScottG
Hammer & Hand, a high-end builder in the Pacific Northwest, posts its construction manual online "in the spirit of collaboration" ]]>
<![CDATA[Shea Homes Sued in Washington State]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:06:40 -0500 Shea Homes Sued in Washington State Posted by ScottG
The California-based developer is accused of shoddy workmanship on houses in a 55-and-over resort community in Washington State. Hundreds of houses are affected, according to a lawsuit filed in federal district court. ]]>
<![CDATA[A Renovated Farmhouse]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:41:51 -0500 A Renovated Farmhouse Posted by KenGutmaker
The steel I beam bridge creates a delightful contrast to the traditional farmhouse design. ]]>
<![CDATA[Colorado Town Softens Construction-Defects Law]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:48:18 -0500 Colorado Town Softens Construction-Defects Law Posted by ScottG
Despite protests, Lakewood city officials have made it a little tougher for homeowners to sue builders over construction defects. ]]>
<![CDATA[A Roll-Up Story Pole That Stores Easily]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:08:18 -0500 A Roll-Up Story Pole That Stores Easily Posted by Kevini
If you need a story pole on the job, you could hunt around for a piece of wood and hope it's long enough, but there's a better way. ]]>
<![CDATA[Room With A View]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:30:00 -0500 Room With A View Posted by BrianVandenBrink51
One should consider carefully how to design and build to take full advantage of a view like this one. ]]>
<![CDATA[Modern Addition]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:04:23 -0500 Modern Addition Posted by Lincoln_Barbour
Waiting for the right light to capture this beautiful modern addition to a classic Boise Craftsman ]]>
<![CDATA[Self-Taught MBA: To Cut Costs, Split the Profits]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:50:03 -0500 Self-Taught MBA: To Cut Costs, Split the Profits Posted by FPR
To induce my employees and subcontractors to remain on the lookout for cost savings, I offer to split the money. ]]>
<![CDATA[Ultra-Compact Laser Measuring Tool]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 03:30:00 -0500 Ultra-Compact Laser Measuring Tool Posted by Gvlremodeler
This new laser measuring tool allows single-handed measurements up to 50 ft. and it's smaller than a deck of cards. ]]>
<![CDATA[Living in a Passivhaus]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:56:55 -0500 Living in a Passivhaus Posted by JFink
Daniel Roy is one of the owners of a recently completed Passivhaus in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Designed by architect Steve Baczek, the house was featured in a series of FHB articles and videos. In this post, Dan shares his experience from the first year in a new super efficient house. ]]>
<![CDATA[Prefabricated Foam Forms for Slab Foundations]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:07:06 -0500 Prefabricated Foam Forms for Slab Foundations Posted by ScottG
A New Jersey company looks to Sweden for techniques on forming frost-protected slabs faster and with far less labor than conventional foundations ]]>
<![CDATA[This New Door Design Solves an Old Problem]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:29:36 -0500 This New Door Design Solves an Old Problem Posted by ScottG
Canadian students developed an interior door that helps equalize air pressure between adjacent rooms, then they founded a company to market it. ]]>
<![CDATA[New faucet spray "sweeps" dirty dishes]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:30:00 -0500 New faucet spray Posted by DebSilber
Kohler's "Sweep Spray" brings pull-down faucet function up a notch ]]>
<![CDATA[Precast Footings: EZ-Tube]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:02:07 -0500 Precast Footings:  EZ-Tube Posted by MikeGuertin
Instead of getting sacks of concrete delivered, get precast EZ-Tube footing sections dropped off. Dig the hole, stack them up, start building. ]]>
<![CDATA[Board Formed Architectural Concrete ]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:43:41 -0500 Board Formed Architectural Concrete Posted by Matt Risinger
Architects love board formed concrete, but it's a tricky process and requires a careful craftsman to ensure it looks good. See this video and pictures of a house I'm building where we used Board Formed Concrete for foundation and house walls extensively. ]]>