March 15, 2019
Controlling air movement through the walls and ceilings is a key step toward comfort, energy efficiency, and building durability.
Join us in Nevada City, CA, on March 21 for a presentation about and a guided tour of this modern energy-efficient home.
March 11, 2019
This water-impermeable layer beneath the siding protects walls from rain and snow, and often functions as a building's air barrier.
March 7, 2019
Ductless minisplit heat pumps are becoming the go-to choice for heating and cooling in well-insulated, tight houses.
March 6, 2019
The couple behind Mandala Custom Homes has fine-tuned the ultimate prefab package.
February 27, 2019
Night-sky radiation cooling is a common and typically harmless occurrence–and the likely culprit.
Use a combination of batts, continuous rigid foam, and a vapor barrier to safely insulate this tricky space.
February 8, 2019
The Fine Homebuilding editors offer advice for several old-home upgrades, compare notes on their favorite home-building books, and invite listeners to stop by our mobile podcast studio at the International Builders' Show.
January 29, 2019
In California many design decisions come back to opening up your home to the outdoors. This can vastly expand ones usable square footage without adding any building expense, which comes…
January 24, 2019
Architect Janet Harrison views incorporating regional forms and materials as the first step toward green building.
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