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Whether you’re looking to remodel, renovate, or add onto your house, there are a lot of considerations that must be taken into account before the building process can begin. We've compiled 25 of our favorite remodeling articles to help you design, plan, and build your next home-improvement project. - Fine Homebuilding #Remodel #Renovation #Addition #HomeReno #Tips #DIY #Building
With narrow profit margins and a relatively low inventory of houses for sale, house flippers in the current market need to have a solid business plan. This article includes a five-step guide to flipping a house, with focus on determining the ARV, or after-repair value, of a property - Fine Homebuilding #DIY #HouseFlipping #HowToFlipHouses #HowTo #Tips #DIYDesign #HomeImprovment
Especially with interior locksets, the feel, the finish, and the parts you can't see make the difference - Fine Homebuilding

Design, Planning, and Building Resources

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Insulating Rim Joists: Don’t forget the garage rim If the floor assembly penetrates the air barrier between a house and an attached garage, rectangles of rigid foam should be installed between each joist to prevent air leaks. Each rectangle needs to be sealed at the perimeter with caulk or canned spray foam... Find more energy-smart construction details at FineHomebuilding.com
Dan Kolbert uses a 12-in.-thick double-stud wall assembly includes two 2×4 walls separated by 5 in. of uninterrupted insulation space. They use plywood sheathing, which becomes more permeable than OSB when it gets wet; a vapor-open, fully-adhered WRB, which also provides the exterior air-sealing; and only a class III vapor retarder when combined with ventilated cladding. Drawing: Michael Gellatly - Fine Homebuilding
An insulated raft foundation is a load-bearing slab on grade with a uniform thickness rather than a thickened edge. The thickness of the concrete and the rebar schedule are designed to support the loads that are imposed by the perimeter walls and any interior bearing walls - Fine Homebuilding

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