Patrick, Kiley, and Matt answer questions about how to frame a roof with I-joists, a confusing code requirement for framing nails, and how different types of floor joist hold up in a fire.
Tim and Bryan talk about the builders that they learned from and how they continually strive to improve the systems in their family home building business while maintaining civility with each other, their employees, and their subcontractors.
The crew hears from listeners about tile showers, heat-pump water heaters, and Finex panels before taking questions on fixing bad drywall, making a bow-roof watertight, and revamping hydronic heat.
Carpenter Elly Hart talks about transitioning to a career in the trades. She made the switch from being a tech writer to a Red Seal certified carpenter.
Justin Fink and Ben Bogie chat with experts from Boral about a wide range of manufactured exterior materials—particularly Boral’s poly-ash TrueExterior line.
Patrick and Justin talk with Home Advisor's economist Mischa Fisher about the skilled trade gap and what we can do about it. They also discussed concrete things you can do to improve your construction business.
Warmboard inventor and CEO Terry Alsberg sits down to talk about his product’s origin story and comfortable heating, and two students from SUNY Delhi talk about what they’re doing in trade school and about their participation in NAHB’s Residential Construction Management Competition.
FHB's longtime editorial advisor and his employee talk about the show and some of the cool stuff they've found here.
Steve joins Patrick and Rob at the Fine Homebuilding booth to talk about building materials, building science, and sharing knowledge within the building community.
The crew gets feedback on door bevels and heat pump water heaters before taking questions on matching moldings to a house style, converting a seasonal cabin to year round use, and what to do about Sawzall-wielding plumbers.
The crew hears from listeners about heating humid air and can light replacement before taking listener questions on how to seal can lights, the best way to build a workshop, and what to do about small inaccessible foundations.
The FHB editors offer advice to listeners with uninsulated solid-masonry walls, unusual flashing-material substitutions, uncommon cladding comparisons, and confusing insulation mandates.