Welcome to Buildwise

Whether you’re a homeowner or building pro, Buildwise is a great resource. Within these pages you’ll find:


Home-building related news articles, guides and musings from our editors and guest authors. Posts are always entertaining, sometimes even educational. They’re written with the homeowner in mind.

Reviews by homeowners & pros!  Buildwise editors post reviews about anything home-building, everyone else gets to rate and comment. Use these reviews to choose building products & systems.

Can’t find an answer anywhere else? Visit our Question & Answer Forum. A place where anyone can post a question and receive answers from fellow homeowners and pros.

The editors at Buildwise scour the net for breaking news about home-building. Within this constantly updated news feed, we tag the new (less than a day old) cool, scary and downright weird.


This isn’t your typical glossary of construction terms. Yes, common definitions are included. However our’s is the “Unauthorized Dictionary” of Home-Building Terms & Ideas, where homeowners can discover the inside scoop. Or learn to sound and swear like a pro.