A construction engineer on the path to energy efficiency describes his strategy for air-sealing the envelope of his own home.
How to design and install a built-in bed to increase the flexibility of living spaces.
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Both perform better than batts and are less expensive than spray polyurethane. Neither is perfect.
Careful planning and commonsense rough-in make a well-performing, safe, and easily maintained system. Guaranteed.
This modern approach to traditional storm windows offers better air-sealing and thermal insulation.
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A cutting guide, often called a shooting board, makes it easy to get straight, clean, accurate cuts from your circular saw. Not only is it great for cutting bulky panel…
My foray into the world of circular trim began with the round window over my front door. The window looked nicer than the hole it replaced, but it had no…
The first impression of a home begins at the curb and is shaped with every step toward the front door. Once our feet leave the ground and climb an entry…
Whether controlled by a demand switch or by simple gravity, hot water recirculation systems put hot water where you want it fast.
Use less concrete and save on labor with this alternative method for building an energy-efficient foundation for a house in a cold climate.
This Californian is known for his work with gray-water systems, but he actually sees them as part of a bigger picture—a better way to build houses and to think about the way we live.
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