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This category is intended for resources related to participating in the design and construction of new homes and/or major additions. This includes tips on how to be your own general contractor, how to work with contractors and businesses, and tips for optimizing the design of a complete home. This category does not include sites which sell goods and services online (Shopping: Home and Garden), sites for businesses that design or manufacture products (Business: Construction and Maintenance), or sites offering advice for purchasing decisions (Home: Consumer Information).

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Adobe by the Rio Grande
Watch the construction of a traditional adobe home being built near Albuquerque, NM. Weekly updates by Adobe Home builder, David C. Peterson.
Construction Trends
Articles related to home improvement, interior design, and trends in the construction industry.
Help For Unhappy Homeowners
List of steps which can be taken by homeowners that are unhappy with their builder.
Helpful Advice for Home Construction Improvement
Home improvement site with tips and advice from painting to building a new home.
How Did I Do It?
Information, pictures, and instructions for home improvement projects such finishing a basement, remodeling a bathroom, and installing central air.
Idea Workshop Journal
Collection of articles focusing on design issues in the home. Covers designing a home office, basement foundation guidelines, planning for accessibility, zoned heating and cooling systems, creating architectural detail with drywall, and kitchen design.
The Masonry Institute of St. Louis
Highlights the best in Masonry design - interior and exterior photos including information about the builder, the architect, the mason supplier and contractor.
Mass Custom Home
Article by Masa Noguchi, Ph.D that discusses a new approach to the delivery of quality affordable homes of tomorrow.
This site provides information for owner builders to help them manage the building process from preconstruction through project completion.
Project: Pembee
An account of building a kit pole home on a block of bushland in Pemberton, Western Australia.
Rafter Layout with Log Timbers
Instructions and drawings explaining how to layout log rafters using a steel square.
Stockton Earth Home Project
Chronicling the construction of an earth home in northeastern Oklahoma.
Village Post And Beam
Photo journal which documents the 1998 construction of a post and beam home centered around a "great room."

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