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Builder Farley Pedler delves into high-efficiency Passive House construction by building his own passive house in Martha's Vineyard, Mass.
This unique newel and railing system was custom built on site from stock parts.
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The pros and cons of working with DAP SmartBond polyurethane subfloor adhesive, which goes on like foam sealant but collapses to a sticky gel.
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The truth is that commonly espoused energy-saving tips are worthless. We look at four common offenders.
The new Quad Max formula offers strong adhesion to a wider variety of building materials as well as greater stretch than other sealants, the manufacturer says.
This Prestige Series water heater is the most efficient the company has offered to date.
A portable dust-wall-in-a-box, the pack includes seven reusable nylon panels that zip together on the jobsite.
Grooved to accept any siding product, without shims, this cellular PVC trim is available for remodeling and new construction.
This easy-to-install load-bearing glass-reinforced plastic pan is designed for use with curbless showers.
This stand-off base keeps the post the code-required 1 inch above the concrete, and can be cast in place or anchored to an existing slab.
Shakes are now available pre-primed or prefinished in one of three semi-transparent colors.
The convector uses an electronically controlled modulating burner and modulating fan convector to deliver just the right amount of heat.
This flexible strip fits neatly into any inside corner. It’s available in various lengths and can be customized with any combination of devices.
This radiant heating system provides floor warming and uncoupling in a single layer.
Kits come in 6-foot sections for installation between existing posts.
Clopay is offering coordinating doors with matching paint finishes, glass options, and panel designs.
The 23SXP and the 23LXP pinners sport all the essential features and look durable. Check out our field test results to see how they fared.
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Taking portable toilets to a whole new level.
A remodeler working on a master suite remodel that involves a cathedral ceiling explains how to identify and address faulty roof framing.
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