Products

contractor applies insulation to home

The NAHB Leading Suppliers Council named Heatlok HFO Pro the winner of the award for innovation

The abundance of products available can confuse—or energize—potential clients

A platform to streamline and simplify texting your leads

Noon home offers a modular smart switch

A smart switch you’ll remember for its firsts

Let your clients customize their new space before it's even built

A round of applause for the cleaning products that don't usually get one

CartainTeed StoneFacade veneer siding in Appalachian Twilight

StoneFacade manufactured veneer stone in Appalachian Twilight: photo courtesy of CertainTeed 

Manufactured stone veneer provides instant curb appeal, but lack of installers and the increased cost and time involved are a challenge for siding contractors

thor kitchen range oven pro remodeler

The retail warehouse is getting an exclusive line of low-priced, luxury appliances

A single-source digital solution to the in-home sales process

American Standard Beale MeasureFill Faucet on pro remodeler

A kitchen faucet that dispenses precise amounts of water at the touch of a dial

framing with thick zips

This cold-climate wall system allows for smooth old-to-new transitions and incorporates a flush-framed deck ledger detail

under-stair storage designed and built into the structure

Five examples for creating storage when you’re short on space (or just trying to save it) 

home improvement professional installing a window

When it comes to selling windows, something may be better than nothing

design for pro remodeler's model remodel home

The finished design, with more than twice the square footage of the original, truly takes advantage of the home’s location.

This California remodel, with its unique layout, will maximize the perks (and views) of coastal living

 

hadrian x fastbrick robot used for construction, and potentially, remodeling

The Hadrian X is loaded through its tail end, by a human. The machine uses half-meter precision blocks, the equivalent of 15 regular house bricks, and so the human needs a forklift to get the job done. That’s basically the only job a human has working with the Hadrian X, apart from helping to place lintels. It’s conceivable both could eventually be automated. 

After it’s loaded, the Hadrian X takes over. The blocks move along its conveyor belt being cut, ground, and ultimately fed up the machine’s boom, which is fitted with a robotic arm and a multi-axis stabilization system—the latter being particularly important for working in changing environments. The blocks are then placed (relatively rapidly) using CAD designs and lasers—one on the boom and one on the site—going course by course, laying adhesive and using gravity to set the blocks in, until both the interior and exterior walls are fully erected, complete with router channels for electric and plumbing. 

The trades come in day three, while the robot starts another job somewhere else.  

Robots in construction are no longer a thing of the future, but robots in remodeling are. Here’s what that future could look like.

The kind of outlets and switches designers get excited about

woodton-cement-siding-finish

A higher-priced finish that clients don't mind paying for, because it's worth it

Panic ensues when something goes wrong with the garage door

Large walk in showers are popular in remodeling

2017's No. 1 feature was No. 4 in 2016

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