Home Building Guide
  • Preparing Your Outside Patio For Winter

    Every year, winter comes beckoning towards us like a missile. It affects everything in its path, leaving no trails of summer or fall behind. Yet, before winter has reached its pivotal height teeth chattering destruction, it's time to start thinking what elements of your home can be left outside and what needs to be stored away. After all, protecting your home’s outside features during winter results in them being healthier during the months of... [Continue Reading]

    Become a Home Improvement Expert in No Time With This Guide!

    So, you want to become a home improvement expert? You’re in the right place! Becoming an expert yourself can save you a lot of money over getting the professionals into complete jobs for you. Not only that, you develop new skills and get a whole new sense of satisfaction when completing a project. Read through this guide for some helpful tips: Start off Small No home improvement expert started off with huge projects and became a success. They... [Continue Reading]

    A Guide To A Healthy Bed

    The bedroom should be the most comfortable room in the house. After all, it is where you sleep and recharge your batteries. The last thing you think of when it comes to comfort, however, is your health. At least, health is the last thing you think of when it comes you your bed. And why would you? It is not like a bed can be healthy! In fact, there is such a thing as a healthy bed, and it plays a massive part in turning your bedroom into a haven. For... [Continue Reading]

    Simple Steps To Make Repair Jobs Easier

    (Image: https://goo.gl/HGT78T) From time to time, things around the home will break. Everything has a limit, and sometimes they buckle under the strain. When things get broken, it’s up to you to fix them. And, with my help, your repair jobs are about to be easier than ever! Follow Tutorials One of the best ways to make a repair job easier is to watch someone else do it first. If you have to do something, look it up online before you attempt... [Continue Reading]

    Ways to Keep Your Floors Looking Spotlessly Clean and Beautiful

    How often should you scrub, wash and polish the floors in your home to keep them looking immaculate? You may worry that having beautiful floors will require a lot of hard work but the truth is quite different. You have to be smart and strategic about maintaining floors – washing them every single is certainly far from the best way to go. By following a couple of simple tips that are specific to the material your floors are made of,... [Continue Reading]

    Signs Your Home Needs A Repair And How To Fix It

    File Link A home is like any other item that you purchase. As it gets older, it might experience some wear and tear. This could be due to bad weather, general living or just signs of old age. But, it’s important that you see the signs as soon as possible and make the fixes that your home needs. If you don’t, the situation could easily worsen. Unnoticed needed repairs on a home often lead to other issues such as high energy bills and... [Continue Reading]

    What to look for when shopping for a home security system

    In today’s marketplace of home security systems, each business has its own niche qualities that are intended to help make it stand out from the crowd. There is a broad assortment of security systems to choose from, each with a unique twist or angle to help persuade into their services; however, when distinguishing the essential components, consider the three most significant merits: Monitoring: the means by which the alarm system analyzes... [Continue Reading]

    Make DIY Projects A Success

    We all like to build and create things by ourselves. But, what does it take to have a successful DIY project in the home? I’ve thought long and hard about this, and finally come to a conclusion. Here are the three keys to DIY success: Always Create A Plan To start things off, all DIY projects will need a plan. You should take the time to plan everything out and make sure you understand what you’re doing. In some cases, you may have... [Continue Reading]

    Welcome to MyFavoriteBuilder.com!

    Welcome to MyFavoriteBuilder.com! On this site you can find online resources on home building, including a collection of home building guide and directories of home builders. We hope to help you build your dream home!


    UNF Department of Construction Management Awarded National Housing Endowment HELP Grant
    The Department of Construction Management at the University of North Florida was recently awarded the National Housing Endowment Homebuilding Education Leadership Program Grant for 2016, in conjunction with the National Association of Home Builders , with a partial matching award from the Northeast Florida Builders Association for a total of $140,000 during the next four years. With this funding, the Department of Construction Management will implement a new residential construction education program, recruit students and hire new faculty members.(Tue, 01 Dec 2015 04:27:35 GMT)

    A verbal contract to build a home may be enforceable
    A verbal contract to build a home may be enforceable A verbal contract to build a home may be enforceable. Check out this story on azcentral.com: http://azc.cc/1HsHwRO Question: We want to build a house on a lot we own in north Scottsdale.(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 17:42:48 GMT)

    The 5 Laws of Software Estimates
    Estimates are typically a necessary evil in software development. Unfortunately, people tend to assume that writing new software is like building a house or fixing a car, and that as such the contractor or mechanic involved should be perfectly capable of providing a reliable estimate for the work to be done in advance of the customer approving the work.(Wed, 25 Nov 2015 03:18:46 GMT)

    Researcher Greg Kopp wants hurricane clips mandatory
    Western University researcher Greg Kopp holds a model house used in wind tunnel tests in London. Kopp wants the building code revised to require hurricane clips, which he says would help keep the roof on a house during wild weather.(Tue, 24 Nov 2015 03:07:57 GMT)

    Buffalo college students journey to Nicaragua to build homes for family in need
    It's the third annual Niagara university Cup. This year, students battle it out on the field to raise money to send 6 students from the "Bienvenidos" group to Nicaragua.(Mon, 23 Nov 2015 20:52:23 GMT)

    Home construction rises - slowly, slowly
    The U.S. Census Bureau is expected to report that housing starts fell, and housing permits rose, in October. Over the past year, economic conditions for homebuilders and homebuilders' level of optimism about future construction have both improved.(Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:39:31 GMT)

    US housing starts fall to seven-month low, permits rise
    U.S. housing starts in October fell to a seven-month low as single-family home construction in the South tumbled, but a surge in building permits suggested the housing market remained on solid ground. File photo of a sign advertising new homes at a housing development in Dublin, California.(Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:39:30 GMT)

    U.S. housing starts fall to seven-month low, permits rise
    U.S. housing starts in October fell to a seven-month low as single-family home construction in the South tumbled, but a surge in building permits suggested the housing market remained on solid ground. Groundbreaking dropped 11 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 1.06 million units, the lowest level since March, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday.(Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:39:29 GMT)