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Top Magazines and Trade Publications for Residential Builders

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We’ve talked about some of the best blog resources for builders; but, many people still appreciate good old-fashioned print publications. If you prefer to do your reading offline, these nine trade magazines provide insightful content specifically written for residential builders.

Green Home Builder Magazine: A business management resource for professional homebuilders, this leading industry magazine focuses on third-party certified production housing. Readers include designers, architects, suppliers, engineers, company presidents, industry executives, CEOs, distributors and manufacturers. A subscription brings timely industry news and information every month, so builders can stay abreast of new trends, technologies and regulations. Qualified industry professionals can even get a complimentary subscription for two years upon request.

Builder Magazine: This popular print publication provides unique insight into the homebuilding industry. Get the latest news on building materials, home designs, building products, disruptive technologies and home plans to help your home building operation.

Buildings: One of the UK’s oldest business-to-business magazines, this publication provides valuable tips for builders all over the world. Though it does tend to focus on industry happenings abroad, the magazine also includes all sorts of informative guides and trends that can make your builds more attractive to buyers.

Modern Home Builder: A comprehensive resource for industry professionals, this publication profiles the designers and builders behind extraordinary residences, while offering in-depth interviews with industry leaders. It also includes world-class photography, along with compelling editorials informed by recent market and style trends.

Fine Homebuilding: This publication is widely considered one of the most trusted and authoritative resources for residential builders and experts in the remodeling industry. In the Professional/Trade Category, the magazine is number one in paid circulation and newsstand sales. It includes content sourced from the design offices and job sites of the industry’s most talented and qualified designers and builders.

Journal of Light Construction: One of the industry’s leading training resources, this print resource offers step-by-step instructions and pro-grade detail. Published by Hanley Wood LLC., the magazine has provided residential and light commercial contractors with valuable jobsite advice since it began circulating in 1982. A monthly subscription starts at $39.95.

Walls & Ceilings: This magazine provides the latest news and information related to building methods, stucco/EIFS, drywall, ceilings, steel framing, acoustics, plaster technology, insulation and the shifting regulations in the market. You can even get a free copy of the magazine to see if it fits your needs and interests.

Concrete Homes: This striking, bimonthly publication takes you inside some of the most stunning custom concrete homes being built today. The magazine focuses on the latest designs and technologies, along with the environmental and cost-saving benefits that make concrete an attractive home-building alternative.

Green Building and Design: This award-winning print publication offers a comprehensive global perspective on new products and projects created with an eye toward sustainability and social responsibility. A subscription costs $60 and includes six informative issues per year.

 

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