Building Materials

This extrusion does double duty as both a hidden fastener and a deck drainage system

These metal plates restore strength to joists that have encountered an overzealous plumber

These metal plates restore strength to joists that have encountered an overzealous plumber

A hole saw and a scrap of drywall make for a strong, invisible patch

The New American Remodel is co-sponsored by Professional Remodeler and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The home will be open for tours during the International Builders’ Show in January 2018.

Transforming a 1930s Orlando home into a showcase of contemporary living

TrimJoist

Open-web floor trusses are great for routing utilities, but having to custom order them can hold up a framing schedule. Enter TrimJoist. 

natural building materials

These innovative materials make use of stuff that would otherwise have been thrown away

A unique three-part frame makes for good looks and great energy performance

A panel sliding system for those who like seeing the outdoors without having to weather the elements 

The Kasai collection from Italian company Ceramiche Refin is inspired by yakisugi, the ancient Japanese method of charring wood siding to add to its durability and beauty. 

Am I recommending you get on a plane and fly to Italy to look at tile? Yes. 

the docking door

A total solution for one of the 21st Century's most annoying problems: cord clutter

Italian tile products-Cersaie 2017-Cooperativa Ceramica D'Imola-Tube collection

Italian tile, high on style: Cooperativa Ceramica D'Imola's Tube collection was just one example of handsome large-format tile offerings at this year's Cersaie.

Check out the latest looks and trending textures in Italian tile 

A trim system that solves one of PVC’s main challenges

Delta faucet with Touch20 Technology

It may look straightforward, but tremendous research went into creating this faucet

An interior chase on an exterior wall is an often-overlooked source of major air leaks

pair of salvaged corbels inspires trim design

A pair of salvaged corbels inspires the trim design for a replacement entry door

For the first part of our two-part story, we focus on energy efficiency and practical solutions to everyday construction challenges 

beach house shake

Randy Burton is picky about exterior products, but he likes this cedar-look polypropylene shake

Products from Benjamin Moore, TheSize, Federal Brace, Daltile, Universal Products, Town & Country Luxury Fireplaces, Trim-Tex, Armstrong Flooring, CertainTeed, and Top Knobs

A flashed dormer

For a trouble-free installation, get the overlaps right at roof-to-wall connections

Most consumers assume that their glazed windows and doors meet safety standards, but that’s often not the case

Overlay Init