Building Materials

A compilation of Custom Builder's articles, surveys, ideas, trends, and tips on building materials for residential builders, remodelers, and architects serving the residential construction industry.



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John Blair of Blair Custom Homes in Bethlehem, Penn., describes what products he wouldn't build without.

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Award winning homes require quality products. Here are the manufacturers whose products were used the most in the making of this year's BALA homes.

News

Where new-home technology ventures, existing-home technology often follows. According to a study by the Consumer Electronics Association and the NAHB Research Center, more than 42 percent of new homes built in 2002 included structured wiring, making it the most widely incorporated technology in new homes.

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The Pietre Travertine series brings together South American and Italian porcelain tile design. This new series by ILVA replicates the look of crosscut travertine marble in a rectified glazed porcelain tile. The Pietre Travertine line is offered in four colors, which include white, beige, walnut and red.

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SPEKVA offers a range of solid wood worktops for the kitchen and bath. There are 22 different wood types and five product lines to choose from. The product lines, Royal, Luxus, Classic, Standard and Endgrain, vary by stave length and configuration. Additionally, Spekva offers 10 worktop finishes, 10 upstand joints and 17 front edged finishes.

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Jackson is Kichler's new addition to its contemporary lighting collection. This chandelier is designed with antique, umber-etched upturned shades. It has an "olde iron" finish.

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Bear Creek Glass has created new, hand-blown glass pendant lights to match its glass bowl sinks. These bathroom lights are offered in solid colors or frosted designs with swirl or speckled patterns. The solid colors include ruby, amber, cobalt, pink and ice blue. These hand crafted fixtures measure 6 × 4½ inches.

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SPRING 2019

This Month in Custom Builder

Products

Fotile's V and W Series range hoods were designed to eradicate harmful cooking smoke.

Features

Tudor-style home with central stone fireplace in the pool house

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