In-House Design

Combining Decks and Patios

One offers easy access to the house, while the other cost-effectively provides a... More

Deck-Con Deck to House Connection Kit

1,500-pound-rated connectors attach completely from outside the house More

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Roll Out the Barrel House

A former summer camp whose design came straight from the funny pages gets a new... More

A Tall Deck in Earthquake Country

How a California contractor incorporated a steel moment frame into the design of a... More

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Building a Passive House for the First Time

Builder Farley Pedler delves into high-efficiency Passive House construction by... More

Designing Porch Roofs

Sure, shed roofs are easier to frame, but a gable roof will add a 'wow' factor to... More

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A New Foundation for an Old House

Learn how a Massachusetts contractor lifted and resupported an early-1800s home,... More

Lateral Bracing Alternatives

Anchoring decks to the foundation rather than to the interior framing simplifies a... More

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In the News

A concept house in Omaha, Neb.; Ecobuild America conference; more More

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