CB September 2010


ZIP System wall panels from Huber Engineered Woods are now available in longer lengths designed specifically for high-wind regions.

The Trex RainEscape above-joist deck drainage system creates a dry space beneath the deck that is suitable for the installation of deck lighting, ceiling fans and finished ceilings.

Roxul has added R28 insulation to its existing line of Roxul ComfortBatt thermal insulation products.

The Inspirations Railing System from Fiberon requires fewer screws and uses a patented dagger system for fast assembly and easy installation.

Blur the line between the inside and outside of a home with the Fold-A-Way Patio Door from Lincoln Wood Products.

Add the look of freshly painted wood in a low-maintenance vinyl design with CertainTeed’s Bufftech Imperial and Baron PVC fence products with Select Cedar texture.


Practical as well as pretty, these upscale kitchens offer clutter-busting storage solutions and user-friendly layouts.

Custom Builder has searched far and wide for some of the most impressive custom projects to land on our doorstep. Take a look at three projects from award-winning architects and designers

In order to negotiate successfully, custom builders need to educate their clients throughout the construction process — and remember to keep their cool when things go awry.

Almost all custom home builders get a portion — if not all — of their business from scattered-site infill properties, but in recent years that business has been growing. With the aging of suburban housing stock in major metropolitan areas like Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles, opportunity has come knocking for high-end custom builders, as affluent homeowners look to re-build in older neighborhoods.


This Month in Custom Builder


Union is an industrial-inspired bath fittings collection from the UK-based brand Crosswater London


Collaboration holds the key to a smoother selections process that satisfies both client and builder

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