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Ready Frame Reinvents the Framing Package
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Ready Frame Reinvents the Framing Package

BMC adds precut everything—plates, headers, cripples, trimmers, and more—to... More

Insulating a Sunroom Floor
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Insulating a Sunroom Floor

An insulated floor can make that sunroom more livable. More

Charleston Adapts to Sea-Level Rise
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Charleston Adapts to Sea-Level Rise

When you live in the Low Country, a rising ocean is not just a theory. More

Aligning Shingle Courses
As Flood Maps Change, Cape Cod Builders Elevate
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As Flood Maps Change, Cape Cod Builders Elevate

New FEMA flood zone maps are pushing builders to set new homes on pilings. More

Habitat House Part 1: Principles, Budget, and Priorities
5 Tips for Building a Home for Retired Folks
The 7-Minute House
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The 7-Minute House

When my friends at Cape Cod Habitat for Humanity asked me to help with the first... More

New Deadline for FEMA Sandy Claim Review: October 15
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New Deadline for FEMA Sandy Claim Review: October 15

FEMA is giving homeowners another month to request a review of their Hurricane... More

How Long Does it Take to Build a House?
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How Long Does it Take to Build a House?

Everybody wonders how long it should take to build a house. The answer is simple:... More

Making a Large Opening in a Narrow House
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Making a Large Opening in a Narrow House

Builder Rob Corbo tackles a project requiring a two-story masonry opening to help... More

Maine Remodel Beats Passive House Standards
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Maine Remodel Beats Passive House Standards

Less than half an air change per hour at minus fifty Pascals … yep, that’s pretty... More

Curbless Shower Retrofit
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Curbless Shower Retrofit

Curbless showers continue to grow in popularity, for reasons of both aesthetics... More

A Net-Zero Addition on Cape Cod
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A Net-Zero Addition on Cape Cod

A Cape Cod remodeler stresses airtightness and rooftop solar panels in a bid for... More

Island House Makeover: Starts at the Bottom
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Island House Makeover: Starts at the Bottom

Coastal Connection follows along as a Maine design/build firm starts a bottom-up... More

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