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: "Boundary Wall"
An old-fashioned, double-faced boundary wall using different shapes and sizes of local stone is one wall that almost everyone wants, but it's also one of the most difficult to build — unless you know the secret of hosts Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns. They build a boundary wall of local stone and top it off with a natural stone cap. The result is a stunning, cost-effective wall that stands head and shoulders above the competition, even though it's only two feet high.
"Indoors Out" on DIY
Episode: "Backyard Sun Room"
The inside of Jane's and Barry's house lacks natural light, but whenever the family heads outside, they end up on a small, splintery deck. DIY hosts Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns replace the deck with a spacious circular paver patio and an aluminum and steel pergola. With a little ingenuity, they turn straight decking boards into curved stairs and a ceramic planter into a bubbling water feature. Last but not least, Dean and Derek transform an overgrown beech forest in the backyard with some strategic trimming, accent lighting and additional planting. When the job is completed, Jane and Barry have a spacious outdoor room for enjoying fresh air, natural light and Mother Nature's natural beauty.
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.