NAHB-Produced Programs on the DIY Network
The NAHB Production Group produces weekly television shows for consumers on the DIY network. The following is the latest lineup:
"Rock Solid" on DIY
Episode: "Dry-Stack Fieldstone Wall With Granite Steps"
Home owner Johnny Zompanti has a problem. His nephew started a dry-stack stone wall in his backyard but never finished it. DIY's expert stone masons and hosts Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns arrive to save the day and in the process demonstrate the proper way to install an old-fashioned-looking dry-stack wall using new palletized fieldstone. From the quarry to the job site, they provide insider tips on how to organize stone and build a solid wall that will last forever. They also incorporate three granite steps into the wall and demonstrate how to measure steps and cut the granite for proper installation.
"Indoors Out" on DIY
Episode: "Swedish Sauna"
The Askew family is in a bind — they have very little living space inside and a yard dominated by a standalone Japanese koi pond. So hosts Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns create a Japanese-themed living room around the pond to help them out. They build a floating deck and bridge up against the pond, hide ugly filters with bamboo and add beautiful Asian-inspired plantings and accents. When they're done, the Askews will enjoy family time and the fish pond they've worked so hard to create.
HGTV Seeking ‘Dream Home’ Builder/Architect Teams
HGTV is seeking developers, builders and architects to create the 2010 HGTV Dream Home, the grand prize in the network's annual sweepstakes. To learn more, click here.
About the NAHB Production Group
The NAHB Production Group is a full-service, self-contained, media production unit creating programming for cable television, broadcast television, non-profit, museum and corporate clients. Productions range from magazine format shows for general audiences to museum-installation videos for specialized use.
The production group includes award winning journalists, writers and photographers with experience in broadcast, documentary and corporate television.
Free NAHB Kit Gives Builders Back-to-Basics Tips to Navigate the Slowdown
What was once expected to be a relatively mild housing slump following three years of record new home construction and sales has given way to a significant downturn.
To help members navigate the uncharted waters of this slowdown, NAHB has compiled a comprehensive “Back to Basics” online toolkit — the best of the basics, the tried and true and the truly new. To access the toolkit, click here.
To access the “Back to Basics” toolkit, you must be an NAHB member and have a login to www.nahb.org. To create a login, go to www.nahb.org/login or click on the log-in button on the main menu bar.
For assistance, call the NAHB Member Service Center at 800-368-5242.