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A Smarter Way of Charging for Overhead and Profit
A Smarter Way of Charging for Overhead and Profit

When bidding on a project, you need more than a simple formula.

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How to Turn High Material Prices to Your Advantage
How to Turn High Material Prices to Your Advantage

Long lead times and high prices are not a problem, they're an opportunity.

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Looking Ahead to the 2024 IRC
Looking Ahead to the 2024 IRC

Glenn Matheson previews upcoming changes to the model residential building code, which will eventually shape the local codes that apply to you.

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Remodeling Sector Enters a Moderate Cyclical Downturn
Remodeling Sector Enters a Moderate Cyclical Downturn

Zonda’s Residential Remodeling Index projects annual decreases in remodeling sector activity through 2025.

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Key Trends in the 2024 Cost vs. Value Report

The release by Zonda of the 37th annual Cost vs. Value (CVV) report finds exterior... More

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House Plan of the Week: Snore-Proof Main Suite

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Easy Does It ... At Work and In Life

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Latest New Products Roundup

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Prefabbing a Perfect Porch Ceiling

These Wisconsin carpenters cut and test-fit a complicated porch roof in the shop,... More

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House Plan of the Week: Urban Infill from Visbeen Architects

This modern home design fits a narrow lot. More

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House Plan of the Week: Narrow, Bold, and Budget-Friendly

This 1,483-square-foot home design features three bedrooms and two baths. More

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Strong Quarter Improves Remodeling Outlook for 2024

The Residential Remodeling Index no longer projects an annual decline in... More

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Queen of Zero Rainscreen Details

Nicole Tysvaer shares the rainscreen, flashing, and trim details for JLC's 2024... More

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News Briefs

Building Materials Prices Rise Again in March

Softwood Lumber prices increased on a month-over-month basis for the first time...

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Building Material Prices Inch Up in November

Softwood lumber prices fell by nearly 6% in November and are down almost 20% on a...

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Common Construction Defects Webinar

Sign up for this free webinar to learn from Pete Fowler and his team what it takes...

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Building Trades Scholarships Available

DeWalt is offering $200,000 in scholarships to 40 lucky students to help pay for...

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Call for Entries: NADRA 2023 National+ Deck Competition

This year's deadline is Saturday, November 18th, 2023, so send in your entries soon!

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Material Prices Keep Rising

Lumber and other building material prices move up 19% year-over-year More

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Lumber Price Volatility at 75-Year High

Building material prices increased 15.9% in 2021 and have increased 18.6% since... More

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The Problem With Quartz: Rising Health Concerns Prompt Bans and New Safety Measures

Despite its enduring popularity for its style and durability, quartz countertops... More

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'Sustainable' Building, or Just More Greenwashing?

Contributing editor Nicole Tysvaer walked away from IBS 2024 convinced this will... More

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6 Interior Products to Make Homes More Contemporary

Merging traditional with modern, these new interior products come from Daltile,... More

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House Plan of the Week: Snore-Proof Main Suite

The primary suite of this unique plan features two separate bedrooms that meet in...

House Plan of the Week: Urban Infill from Visbeen Architects

This modern home design fits a narrow lot.

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