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  • Notebook

    Building boom woes, fiberglass batts pass air leak tests, Colorado permit fee dispute, deducting your computer

  • Framing Rake Walls

    You don’t have to be a math genius to figure the angles on gable end studs. A Colorado builder explains his simple system for laying out and cutting rake walls.

  • Notebook

    Targeting an aging market, up-tick in manu-factured housing, high cost of water hookup

  • Remodeling a Bungalow

    These small, single-story houses from the 1920s and ’30s present classic design challenges to the remodeler. In this article, an award-winning architect shows how to make better use of bungalow space without adding on.

  • Notebook

    Contractor referral services, International Building Code becoming reality, OSHA enforcing fall protection rules

  • Notebook

    Housewrap fares poorly in moisture tests, Denver builders and OSHA team up, CCA-treated wood under attack

  • Reinventing the Ranch

    Ranch houses from the 1950s are in many ways perfect candidates for ’90s’ remodels. Designed for relaxed living, they adapt well to informal contemporary lifestyles. An award-winning architect explains the guidelines he follows in remaking a ranch.

  • Letters

    Bootleg grounds, leaky ridge vents, stiff tile subfloor

  • Fiberglass vs. Cellulose: Making the Choice

    In the insulation industry’s version of the Chevy/Ford debate, builders are faced with conflicting claims and a host of distracting side issues. This no-nonsense comparison shows that, depending on the job, both materials perform well when used correctly.

  • Q&A: Metal Roofs in High Winds

    Q: We build along the coast in North Carolina, which is considered a high-wind zone with gusts up to 120 mph. We’re interested in using standing-seam metal roofing panels, but we are concerned about blow-offs. Can you tell us what details and panel specifications we should require from our roofing...