February 27, 2019
Learn how a sleeping room is legally defined and what sort of egress openings are mandated by building codes.
January 18, 2019
Several frustrated homeowners ask the Fine Homebuilding editors to suggest the best course of action for some common DIY dilemmas.
January 10, 2019
Building codes dictate specific height and spacing measurements for receptacles and switches. Learn what the most common dimensions are and why.
December 14, 2018
The Fine Homebuilding staff gives their best advice for improving leaky board-and-batten walls, buying old houses, keeping HVAC systems within conditioned space, and safely venting gas appliances.
October 26, 2018
Get an understanding of 3 unique sprinkler systems designed to meet building codes, to maintain healthy domestic water, and ultimately to help save lives.
July 10, 2018
A new use for EPDM rubber-sheathed wires.
June 15, 2018
Truss roof framing, skylights, upgrading electrical outlets, breaking up and removing concrete, jointers, and built-ins over outlets.
February 16, 2018
Lumber, trim, deck ledger flashing, wood rot, wood putty, dogs, and bacteria in the plumbing.
December 29, 2017
Whistling hot water bathroom fixtures, closet flanges, replacing open-cell insulation, shed construction, and the paradox of caulking around the bottom of a toilet.
December 1, 2017
Bed molding versus crown molding, busted gate valves, cornices, ceiling paint, and when to jump into a project when your skills are not quite up to par.
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