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Whether you’re looking to remodel, renovate, or add onto your house, there are a lot of considerations that must be taken into account before the building process can begin. We've compiled 25 of our favorite remodeling articles to help you design, plan, and build your next home-improvement project. - Fine Homebuilding #Remodel #Renovation #Addition #HomeReno #Tips #DIY #Building
With narrow profit margins and a relatively low inventory of houses for sale, house flippers in the current market need to have a solid business plan. This article includes a five-step guide to flipping a house, with focus on determining the ARV, or after-repair value, of a property - Fine Homebuilding #DIY #HouseFlipping #HowToFlipHouses #HowTo #Tips #DIYDesign #HomeImprovment
Especially with interior locksets, the feel, the finish, and the parts you can't see make the difference - Fine Homebuilding

Design, Planning, and Building Resources

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Insulating Rim Joists: Don’t forget the garage rim If the floor assembly penetrates the air barrier between a house and an attached garage, rectangles of rigid foam should be installed between each joist to prevent air leaks. Each rectangle needs to be sealed at the perimeter with caulk or canned spray foam... Find more energy-smart construction details at FineHomebuilding.com
Dan Kolbert uses a 12-in.-thick double-stud wall assembly includes two 2×4 walls separated by 5 in. of uninterrupted insulation space. They use plywood sheathing, which becomes more permeable than OSB when it gets wet; a vapor-open, fully-adhered WRB, which also provides the exterior air-sealing; and only a class III vapor retarder when combined with ventilated cladding. Drawing: Michael Gellatly - Fine Homebuilding
An insulated raft foundation is a load-bearing slab on grade with a uniform thickness rather than a thickened edge. The thickness of the concrete and the rebar schedule are designed to support the loads that are imposed by the perimeter walls and any interior bearing walls - Fine Homebuilding

Energy-Smart Construction Details

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Why Fortified Standards (and Others Like Them) Matter
With insurance premiums on the rise as weather events escalate, the solution is programs that are focused on strengthening our buildings.
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On Building Second Homes - Fine Homebuilding
The CEO of this worker-owned building company explains how second homes help finance affordable homes on Martha's Vineyard.
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Podcast 432: Live From the International Builders’ Show: Emily Mottram, Steve Baczek, and Nick Robertson - Fine Homebuilding
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Podcast 432: Live From the International Builders’ Show: Emily Mottram, Steve Baczek, and Nick Robertson - Fine Homebuilding
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Building the Best Affordable House: 10 Tips for Getting the Most House for Your Money - Fine Homebui
Following a few basic guidelines will produce big savings without lessening the end result.
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Building the Best Affordable House: 10 Tips for Getting the Most House for Your Money - Fine Homebui
To help you save money without compromising too much, here are the top ten things you can do to build an affordable home on any budget.
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The Fine Homebuilding Interview: William B. Rose - Fine Homebuilding
This architect encourages finding the right questions to ask before turning to building science for easy answers.
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When Do You Need a Permit?
When it comes to permits, every city is different, but here are some general guidelines for when you'll likely need one.
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Stucco and Water Management - Fine Homebuilding
Building scientist Christine Williamson discusses how to design and build stucco buildings that don't leak.
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On Building Second Homes - Fine Homebuilding
The CEO of this worker-owned building company explains how second homes help finance affordable homes on Martha's Vineyard.
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What Is "Good Enough" Trim Carpentry? - Fine Homebuilding
A veteran carpenter considers how to measure the quality of finish-carpentry work without a building inspector to pass judgement.
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The Key to a Hot Tub - Fine Homebuilding
Great moments in building history: Always keep a spare key
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Ducting HRVs and ERVs - Fine Homebuilding
Learn how to ensure the ductwork for HRVs and ERVs will always be energy efficient.
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Ducting HRVs and ERVs - Fine Homebuilding
Learn how to ensure the ductwork for HRVs and ERVs will always be energy efficient.
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Which Rigid Insulation Should You Choose?
Get the details right when installing foam, mineral wool, or other rigid insulation types, and a small increase in wall thickness can make a big difference in energy efficiency.