New beach home in Avalon, New Jersey

New beach home in Avalon, New Jersey. Photo: Darrenn Williams/Wikimedia Commons

September 17, 2015

Builders, architects, and designers share what they want from new products, sales pitches, and manufacturer relationships

Study Assesses Insulation Products’ Performance

Spray foam insulation. Photo: dunktanktechnician/Creative Commons

September 17, 2015

All insulation products — including fiberglass batts and spray foams — perform the same when properly installed

Builders Adjust to California’s Drought

A canal in Venice, Calif. Photo: cdooginz/DeviantArt

September 17, 2015

The California Building Industry Asso­ci­ation has taken action to save water

New Tariffs for Chinese Imported Solar Panels

Solar panels on a roof. Photo: Pujanak/Wikimedia Commons

September 17, 2015

The ruling was made to give U.S. manufacturers an advantage equal to its overseas counterparts.

Photo: Mwanner/Wikimedia Commons

September 17, 2015

Based on the use of flawed technical and scientific analysis, the NAHB wants the EPA to not expand the definition of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act.

September 17, 2015

Three insulation options dominate home construction, but picking the right one can be tricky

Automated home technology, like the kind of systems Bill Gates famously had in his home, is now available for the masses. Photo: Rsocol/Wikimedia Commons

September 17, 2015

For home buyers, smart gadgets and systems aren't just nice to have — the features are becoming necessities.

Countryside Bend won gold in this year's PB Design Awards. Photo: Chris Cooper.

September 17, 2015

When a builder lives in the homes he creates, it allows for more risk taking. It also results in homes that sell faster. 

September 17, 2015

Even top-selling designs can benefit from a do-over 


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