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NAHB to Host Webinars on Lumber Alternatives in Home Building

Faced with an unprecedented leap in lumber prices, home builders may have to turn to alternative building methods to keep up with housing market demand.

How Home Builders Are Working Around Record-High Lumber Prices

Rising lumber prices are forcing home builders to change the way they conduct business.


Members of Congress Urge Federal Action on High Lumber Prices

With the cost of construction materials on the rise, homebuilders look to Washington for a solution to the biggest problem...


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9 Things Carpenters ALWAYS Do Working On Their Homes

Ever wonder what practices, principles, tools and materials pro carpenters can't live without? Discover nine of them so you can...


A Pro Carpenter’s Guide to Framing Basement Walls

A poor framing job can bring a whole mess of problems, so we asked a professional framing carpenter how to...

Lumber Prices Finally Fell in October (But Are Still Way Too High)

Lumber prices dropped in early October, but not nearly enough, and now home builders and lawmakers are working together to...


Home Builders and Remodelers Optimistic Heading Into Winter

Remodeling and home building are in high demand, and industry pros anticipate no letup over the next few months.

Homebuilding Sector Drives Construction Employment Surge

Residential construction led the way to another positive month for construction employment.