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Marking roof felt

When marking roof felt to go on the shed I am building, my wife noticed that the pencil marks were almost impossible to see. She brought me a dressmaker's white lead pencil to mark the cut and it...

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Park Cottage

Park Cottage

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This cottage was conceived as a shingle style building meeting the preservation requirements of the community.

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Preparing your home for Winter: Non-structural changes for the heating season

Preparing your home for Winter: Non-structural changes for the heating season

Aside from a glorious period at the beginning of the summer when record temperatures were achieved, you could have been forgiven for thinking that warm weather in Britain is fast becoming a thing of...

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Five Blunders to Avoid When Choosing a Roofing Contractor

Five Blunders to Avoid When Choosing a Roofing Contractor

So, your roof is in bad shape and you're planning to have it remodeled! That's a good decision! The roof plays a crucial role in maintaining a home's structural integrity. Moreover, taking care of...

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Improving Roofs with Perfection and Precision!

Improving Roofs with Perfection and Precision!

    In every building, roofs have a strong impact on the entire house. A roof does not only offer a family protection from natural occurrences like snow, heat and rain, but it helps maintaining the...

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The Modern Farm Home

The Modern Farm Home

This ContemPrairie Home embraces the modern look but with a warmth and functionality designed for today’s family living.

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Nashville Residence

Nashville Residence

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This residence features Wood-Ultrex Casement, Awning, and Double Hung windows for durability and low maintenance.

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Home Interior Design Tips On Decorating Your Space With Amazing Wall Art

Home Interior Design Tips On Decorating Your Space With Amazing Wall Art

Use Wall Pictures To Decorate Your Space If your room in the house lacks character, by merely placing some fine art prints on the wall can certainly make quite an impact. Wall pictures are an...

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The Best Roof for Hot & Humid Climates

The Best Roof for Hot & Humid Climates

Working in Texas for over 10 years, I've learned how important it is to select materials that work well with the climate. In this video, I review the benefits of using a metal roof when you're working with in the hot and humid southern states of the US.

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Malco Stone Coated Steel Roofing Cutter

Malco Stone Coated Steel Roofing Cutter

When a material is made out of steel and is stone coated, it isn't easy to cut. Malco states its cutting table makes the job 30% easier. The table allows you to cut shingles in one easy, steady...

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The 3 Things to Consider before Building Your Shed

The 3 Things to Consider before Building Your Shed

Are you an experienced do it yourselfer looking to create your own backyard storage space? If so, sheds can be fairly simple to construct and make convenient space for your tools, gardening supplies...

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Free 8x10 Timber-frame Garden Shed Plan

Free 8x10 Timber-frame Garden Shed Plan

Download a Free 8x10 Timber-frame Garden Shed Plan with Step-By-Step Instructions, Easy To Follow Blueprints, Full Blown Diagrams, Detailed Photos & Full Materials List. howbuildshed.com/freeshedplan

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Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead

This home in Waleska, Georgia feels like a tree house with building projections hanging in space high over the steep lot below.

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Make The Outdoor Space Of Your House Matter

Make The Outdoor Space Of Your House Matter

It's unfortunate to see that some people wouldn't do much for their homes to make them look beautiful. There are millions of people in the world looking for an opportunity to make their own house...

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Installing Grace Ice & Water Shield Underlayment

Installing Grace Ice & Water Shield Underlayment

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A home is both shelter and investment and extreme weather is a real concern, so it's so real surprise that consumers want to know that their home is constructed to withstand the likes of winddriven...

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Insulation and Attics

Insulation and Attics

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Potential Air Leaks in the Attic In a conventional attic, insulation typically placed between the ceiling joists of the rooms below can be only partially effective if air leaks aren'tproperly sealed...

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Copper Content

Copper Content

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Breaktime, Fine Homebuilding's forum-based community, is a great source of information for our readers. It's also a valuable resource for the editorial team. I recently received, via Breaktime, a...

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A special courtyard- with a specific purpose.

A special courtyard- with a specific purpose.

A nurturing space was created for visually impaired students and their guide dogs.

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removing bearing wall help

removing bearing wall help

I'm in the middle of a home addition. I need to remove the exterior wall including the 4 foot foundation wall. Question is how to I temporarily support this wall during demo? The floor joists a 14"...

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Sometimes things just line up

Sometimes things just line up

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An abstract view describes a project in a new way.

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