Custom builder Michael Anschel likes a challenge, and there is perhaps no greater challenge to a builder than taking a 1920s-era home and giving it new life while still respecting its original architecture.
On projects for Sapphire Homes in Gulfport, MS, general contractor John Price has to deal with a lot of rain. Rain is an almost daily reality on build sites in the coastal city, and that can spell trouble for roofs. Price relies on roof deck products that help achieve quick rough dry-in and ensure long-term durability under potential storm threats.
Builders know that squeaky floors are on of the most common reasons for call backs. And they can be real pain to fix. The best approach is to avoid squeaks in the first place by using a few subflooring secrets of the best pro builders. Here are a few qualities you should look for in subflooring to help ensure quiet, stiff floors.
An interview with Carl Seville of SKCollaborative, a green home rater and experienced green building trainer and consultant about his perspective on the importance of continuous insulation and managing moisture in the walls of high performance homes.
For builders looking for a way to keep water from entering a home, flexible flashing tape can seal problem areas like windows.
One of the key components of the Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) standards is a tight building envelope. There are many paths to achieve the standard, confirmed with a blower door test to measure the air changes per hour that a home can acheive.
With severe weather events on the rise, it makes sense to make sure your home is prepared for the worst that Mother Nature has to throw at it.
While I have gained some education in how we build and renovate our homes, the real education is what I have learned sitting across from my clients for 25 years.
Welcome to my first blog. My name is Steven Baczek and I am a Registered Architect in the Boston Massachusetts area. I have designed across the spectrum of “Energy Efficient, Comfortable, Healthy, Durable, and Environmentally Responsible” residential design.