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  1. May-June 2004 – Washington Briefs

    Washington Briefs May/June 2004 The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Sausage and laws are two things too ugly to see being made, pundits say. As proof, trying to keep the housing industry from being eaten for breakfast by Wall Street or ground up by federal legislation has been a full-time job for the National […]

  2. May-June 2004 – Panelization

    To be successful in life, some say, you need to see what you really want, and then spend the next 20 or 30 years making that vision a reality.This is what George and Jan Huxold have been patiently doing in their hometown of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Starting out in a career in law enforcement as a […]

  3. May-June 2004 – Climb for Bigger Profits

    Got the home building blues? Even though there are scores of eager buyers, it’s likely that obstacles to your business are stacking up faster than OSB prices.An avalanche of governmental regulations, shortages of skilled craftsmen, increased competition and progressively longer construction cycles are all conspiring to take a bite out of your bottom line. Change […]

  4. 2004 Spring – Contents

    FEATURESTexas MelodyFirst it was beautiful music that filled this couple’s timber frame home. Now that music is accompanied by the giggles of their two little girls.Great EscapeToday’s master bedrooms are used for much more than sleeping. These 10 design ideas will help you create the perfect sanctuary.The Bath & Beyond10 ways to transcend the ordinaryMixed […]

  5. 2004 Summer – Contents

      FEATURESGORGEOUS HOMESPerfectly Lodge-icalGolf-course living has never been more perfect–especially when adding timber framing to an elegant, yet comfortable design.Water SongWith influences inspired by the shore, a Canadian couple’s home is framed for family life. View of the ValleyLearn how one couple took a stock floorplan and transformed it into a signature style that takes […]

  6. View of the Valley

      A stock floorplan is transformed into signature style with a couple’s vision of home and a 20-mile view. Jacqui Donaldson vividly remembers the day her husband, Bob, broached the subject of building a new home. At the time, they were living in a 7,000-square-foot turn-of-the-century home in Pawling, New York. Bob, a builder for […]

  7. 2004 June Home Products Guide

    Home Products Guide: 475 sources for outfitting your log home.

  8. 2004 June Log Home Living Cover

    Secluded on 13 acres in an exclusive Colorado area, this 8,402-square-foot home built with 12-inch pine logs and produced by Rocky Mountain Log Homes combines luxury with nature. It’s an all-season retreat with five bedrooms, five and a half baths, a guest apartment and a spacious great room. The family-oriented design of the massive great […]

  9. Find a Panel Producer

    Find A Panel Producer With none of the transportation or bureaucratic hurdles of the modular system nor settlement issues of log construction, panelization offers builders a way to dry-in structures quickly in a conventional way that is easy to understand for other trades with the benefit of nearly limitless design. Plus, the cost of the […]

  10. Discovering New Niche Markets

    Discovering New Niche Market New England Home Partners Saves Owner-Builders Money, Sees Sales Skyrocket As A ResultOn the East Coast the 911 terrorist attacks had far ranging economic repercussions, even influencing home buying decisions and the amount of square footage needed. Just ask Andre and Kathleen Ferenczy. When they went house hunting, they needed not […]

  11. Home Design Meets Building Science

    Home Design Meets Building Science Architect Sarah Susanka & Consultant Steve Easley Serve Up A SIP-Constructed Home At Stardust During Builders’ ShowHome design meets building science when Sarah Susanka, architect and best selling author of the Not So Big House series, teams up with Steve Easley, popular building science consultant, to design, build and present […]

  12. From Spec Home to Superstar

    From Spec Home To Superstar:One Builder’s JourneyGut instinct. It’s as integral to a builder’s success as basic carpentry, sales and negotiating skills. William Gaudiano, 39, honed his over three decades, starting out of high school building decks and graduating through the trades in the intervening years to remodeling upscale homes in the high priced neighborhoods […]

  13. Fast Track your Log Building Business

    These 37 Hard-Charging Tactics Will Have You Doing Victory Laps Perhaps you bought and built your own log home and found it so rewarding that you want to pursue this as a career. Or maybe you’re a longtime custom home builder looking for a more lucrative niche market. Or perhaps you’re tired of building cookie-cutter […]

  14. Find a Log or Timber Frame Producer

    The charm of getting up every morning at half past dark thirty to build cookie cutter homes tends to wear thin for many builders after a few years. If you’re looking to get out of the stick frame rat race and into something more artistic and lucrative, look no further than the log and timber […]

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    Find a Modular Home Producer

    When it comes to systems of mass construction, few can compare to the speed and quality of today’s modular building systems.

  16. New Log Modular Building System In Tennessee

    Horizon Manufacturing Offering Full Log System

  17. SIPs – The Smart System

    A dream home needs the right setting. John Cavanagh’s new home is no exception. His 2,600 sq.ft. home in Rye, NH, is within yards of the booming surf of the Atlantic with sweeping views of the white-capped horizon. "I’m very fortunate to have this piece of land. We have a spectacular location," he admits. But […]

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    Find a SIP Producer

    Labor savings, strength and thermal performance top the list of builders’ reasons to switch to structural insulated panels, or SIPs as they are more commonly known.

  19. September-October 2003 – Washington Briefs

    Washington Briefs September/October 2003 Senate-Passed Energy Bill Contains Housing Tax CreditsBefore adjourning for its August recess, the Senate on July 31 passed the same comprehensive energy bill that it approved last year by a vote of 84-14. The bill includes home energy efficiency tax credits for new homes, existing homes and commercial residential construction. Passage […]

  20. September-October 2003 – SIPS Briefs

    SIP Briefs September/October 2003 Team, Big Sky Add Hundegger PBA TechnologyThink of the difference between making copies with carbon paper and making them with a high-tech, high-speed copier. For two leading manufacturers of R-Control Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), that is similar to the change they are experiencing. Team Industries (Grand Rapids, MI) and Big Sky […]


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