As materials become more complex, knowing how to work effectively and efficiently with them can mean the difference between building long-lasting homes and homes that fail miserably in short time.
The crew tackles questions about rigid insulation for foundations and strengthening an over-spanned kitchen floor, plus Patrick shares his idea of the perfect deck, which is also a boat.
How well we build houses to resist disasters is more about weighing risk factors against tolerance for risk than it is about building the absolute best building possible.
Confused by building science theory and application? It’s all about how energy and moisture move on, through, and off of our buildings.
Matt, Rob, and Kiley discuss the best exterior sealants, how to take apart a tub drain, and how to insulate existing walls with fiberboard sheathing and a vapor barrier.
“How do we get better energy efficiency [in our homes] and how do we convince clients to get better energy efficiency?”
Editorial director Justin Fink reflects on the experiences shared between our expert presenters and attendees at the FHB Summit.
Peter Yost shares his predictions for what the world of building will look like 20 years from now, and how to prepare for it.
Make a simple jig from scrap wood to make safe easy cuts at angles greater than 45 degrees with your compound miter saw or chop saw.
FHB’s Facebook followers share their favorite problem-solving tools. Listener questions lead to interesting discussion on radiant barriers, orphaned water heaters, building repairability, and WRBs.
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