Build Smarter with Alternative Materials contains information about new materials for almost all areas of constructing a house, from the ground up. For each product described, the book describes:
To write this book the author researched hundreds of products that have come on the market in recent years. The materials described in this book will do the job better, creating a superior, longer-lasting finished product, and in many cases also save time and money. Some are made with recycled products, a good selling point with many customers. Most of all, they provides choices readers can give to their customers. To help price jobs using the described materials, each description ends with manhours for both first time and repeat installations.