October 18, 2018
The trend of whole-home system design is gaining ground in high-performance home building. This approach considers the home as a single system with interdependent parts, including framing, walls, insulation, windows,…
October 11, 2018
It is harvest time in Sonoma and Napa Counties, the grapes are ready. This modern structure with corrugated siding is ripe with agricultural references. The peaked roof, farmhouse exterior lights,…
October 9, 2018
The builders of the 2018 FHB House illustrate how unique hardware from Maine Deck Brackets helps them to reduce thermal bridging and leave room for exterior insulation.
September 14, 2018
Ask the experts: Your questions—pro answers
To achieve a Net-Zero designation, today’s builders need to focus on using products that deliver energy savings, durability, and occupant health and comfort. Air and moisture barriers play a critical…
September 12, 2018
Renewables are part of the strategy, but conservation comes first
See additional photos from HOUSES by Design issue 278: ZeroEnergy Design revamps a summer cottage to accommodate aging in place.
September 11, 2018
Second-floor framing and the kitchen and living-room lid.
This soring two-story space is an artist and tinkerers dream. Clerestory windows on all four sides bring in loads of light to create the feeling of a cathedral. Slab concrete…
September 4, 2018
As readers of Fine Home Building know all too well, behind every finished project lies a tremendous amount of unseen labor. Often there is a certain mechanical beauty that is…
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