As we get closer to the finish line of building my new home, I wanted to take the opportunity to revisit one of my favorite sources of knowledge.
One of the last things on someone's mind when remodeling a home is what they should do with the old material.
Settled in the old Seattle neighborhood amidst 100-year-old craftsman style homes, the 3-story, 2,117 square-foot contemporary home stands out as a testament to maximum efficiency.
The homeowners wanted to update and upgrade their 6,000-square-foot home while still preserving the historic nature of the property.
Those who live in small homes -- usually 400 square feet or smaller -- make the tradeoff of size with other priorities in their life.
Exterior materials were chosen for longevity and ease of maintenance.
Whether it’s a total home renovation or a simple room addition there is one thing that all remodels have in common, no matter their complexity—without planning they can quickly become stressful.
The demand for high-quality, high-performance building materials has increased tenfold.
In 2007, 1.3 million tons of wood were reclaimed and repurposed for other uses.
The challenge of building your very own log cabin is exciting, but most importantly, it is very achievable.
One of the trickiest parts when it comes to making tiny house livable is solving the puzzle of layout and interior design.
Annual event revamped with stronger focus on high-performance building
In two months of spring and summer the home produced as much energy as it used.
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.
Providing housing quickly, cost-effectively and sustainably is a global challenge.
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.