Apologies to Paul Simon, but when I looked at the long list of design ideas I compiled while at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, I thought I’d try to mention 50 of them—a nice round num
PB June 2014
Professional Builder's House Review design team presents a wide variety of functional and appealing plans for narrow lot widths that offer privacy and low maintenance.
Builders and architects share what they are using for the home’s critical interface between interior and exterior environments.
What to do when you need to do everything now
The 2014 PCBC show home will provide a mountainside retreat in an area rebuilding from wildfire.
When the design combines an efficient use of space with attention to detail, finish, and quality, a home of 2,000 square feet or less doesn’t feel small at all.
Advanced framing techniques aid zero-energy ready home performance.
Staying focused at mid-game
Grayhawk and David Weekley Homes share how they prepared to enter new territory, and D.R. Horton builds on the site of an abandoned condo complex.
Visiting with a few Housing Giants who increased their revenues most year-over-year
Almost two-thirds (65.5 percent) of new and existing homes sold nationwide in the first quarter of the year were affordable to families earning the U.S. median income of $63,900.
This non-woven, water-resistive weather barrier from James Hardie contains a MicroTech coating that allows moisture inside the home to escape, keeping areas within the walls dry while keeping outside moisture out.
Iso Red ci Polyiso Foam Sheathing from OX Engineered Products is a closed-cell polyisocyanurate insulation solution that provides the technology for best-in-class foam sheathing R-values and moisture resistance.
Neopor, 5300 insulation material from BASF, contains special graphite particles that reflect heat radiation, reducing heat loss.
Sto Corp. has launched its energy-efficient StoGuard fluid applied weather barrier to the residential market.
SmartBatt with MoistureSense Technology from CertainTeed is the industry’s first kraft-faced fiberglass batt insulation.
Sto Corp. has introduced Stolit Milano, a very fine, workable finish for interior and exterior wall surfaces.
Made for daily use, the Titan Impact 400 is a compact, portable unit that weighs 20-percent less than other competitive sprayers without losing the durability expected from a commercial sprayer.
Miracle Bond by USP Structural Connectors is a high-strength, two-component epoxy designed to be a bonding agent for nearly all household materials including wood, steel, concrete, brick, stone, and CMU block.
Arnon Fasteners Corporation has entered the building marketplace with Stainable Primer, a product with the ability to transform any hard surface into a stainable wood surface.
Sherwin-Williams offers enhanced Deckscapes Waterborne Semi-Transparent Stain to provide durable protection for all exterior horizontal wood surfaces.
Benjamin Moore’s Natura Renew is a premium, bio-renewable paint that is highly durable and plant-based with zero emissions and low odor.
MasterSeal NP 100 by BASF is a hybrid sealant formulated with polymers to give it strong, primer-less adhesion to a broad range of substrates.
The new formula DAP Dynaflex 230 is a 100-percent waterproof window, door, and trim sealant.
With a multi-surface formula, KILZ Hide-All helps prepare surfaces for painting and evens permeability.
Behr Marquee Interior Paint & Primer is the company’s most advanced interior paint and primer and offers 372 colors to help consumers achieve a color they love.
Warmington Residential once again was among the industry’s biggest gainers with a 65-percent jump in revenue last year to $123.5 million, as closings more than doubled to 623 compared with 2012.