January 13, 2011
An owner-builder in western Washington State with a strict construction budget wonders how to get the energy efficiency she wants with what she has to spend.
January 12, 2011
Permitting and inspections, in many parts of the country, can be onerous at best; but a permit to set ceramic tile seem a little unbelievable, even for South Florida.
January 11, 2011
As the EPA imposes new total-maximum-daily-load rules in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, NAHB’s concerns grow about the prospects for more-stringent permitting, offset rules, and reporting requirements
January 9, 2011
Making a basement apartment not feel like a basement means eliminating excess moisture, creating sufficient headroom and maximizing natural light
January 7, 2011
It’s too early to tell how the two government-sponsored enterprises will be transformed, but the outcome will likely have a significant impact on borrowers
In 94 OSHA started ramping up fall protection requirements for residential construction leaving most of us baffled how to comply. Now OSHA is reverting to an older, more relaxed standard.
January 6, 2011
Before World War II, pre-cut houses were inexpensive and commonly built throughout our country.
A builder in British Columbia will soon be building an off-the-grid house for an island couple. Although the house will be heated primarily with wood, it will still need a…
January 5, 2011
(Or How Pat and Andy Came to Own Martha's Stove)
Hinged entry doors can swing in or swing out. Which style is best for sealing out weather and thwarting would be thieves?
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