Do you want to avoid getting SCREWED when hiring a contractor? Use the following SECRET tips below. Hack #1 Write out exactly what you want done and what you expect to be done on a piece of paper. Give this to each of the contractors who comes to give you a bid. Don't assume the […]
An older woman who lives in Greenville, SC emailed me about a problem with a kitchen contractor in Greenville, SC. We went back and forth as I tried to offer some advice. I asked her permission if I could reprint the emails and she said, "You can use my location, might get people to check […]
Last Friday, May 16, 2014, Shaun, a subscriber to my FREE AsktheBuilder.com newsletter, emailed me telling me he was disappointed in a video I had created about Deck Railing Post Dangers. Several days later I received a similar email from a subscriber named Jim. Both emails are below, but before reading them I want to […]
Below are the links to the other videos in this series. Install Radiant Heating Floor Mat Video 1 of 3 Install Radiant Heating Floor Mat Video 2 of 3 Install Radiant Heating Floor Mat Video 3 of 3 Check out my Radiant Heat Floor Mat Install Quick Start Guide for tips and required tools for […]
Have you dreamed of building a log cabin yourself? There are many challenges when building a home, especially a log home. The first thing to do would be to go online and spend lots of time at any and all log home association websites.
Building a new house can cause a lot of anxiety, but here are some new home construction tips to help reduce your anxiety. Having a detailed set of plans and blueprints will minimize any issues you will have with the contractor. This eliminates change orders which are avenues for cost increases!
With fall in the air, the weather can get colder and wetter. You need to consider how to protect your home construction building materials from the elements. Manufactured housing options can save time when doing home construction late in the building season.
Building your own home as a do it yourself project is a major undertaking. Before you calculate all the man-hours required to build your house. It is not something that can be done part time. Be sure you have the time to do it properly.
Tim Carter describes several ways to use diagonal bracing while constructing a wood-framed house. The bracing keeps the house square while it is under construction. The weight from other components or the affects of wind can cause problems without this bracing.
Estimating the building cost of a new house involves a lot of factors. Building cost calculator software doesn’t always reflect current market conditions. You will need to do some research when estimating home building construction costs.