Fine Homebuilding Magazine 17+

Taunton Interactive

    • 4.1 • 279 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Connect to Fine Homebuilding – America’s trusted resource for residential building, remodeling, and home improvement – on your iPad. Convenient digital delivery includes unique bonus features and enhancements: linkable and searchable content, techniques videos, slide shows, tutorials, new products, digital tools, and more. A FREE sample issue is included with the app.

Fine Homebuilding is the first choice of pros and serious non-pros for every aspect of building from foundation and framing to finishing, as well as design, energy savings, tools, materials and code compliance. Field-tested content, detailed graphics, and expert advice help readers work better, faster, and smarter.

SUBSCRIPTION PLANS ARE AVAILABLE. Download the Fine Homebuilding app, then subscribe or buy issues individually. If you are currently a print subscriber or paid online member, you can get access to digital editions FREE -- absolutely no extra cost. Simply sign in with your customer number or member email in the Settings tab.

Auto-renewable Subscription plans:
1 year (8 issues) - $37.99(automatically renewed until canceled)
2 Months (1 issue) - $6.99 (automatically renewed until canceled)
Single copies - $7.99 (not automatically renewed)

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Fine Homebuilding is published by Active Interest Media. iPhone/iPad application developed by Paperlit

What’s New

Version 24.0.2

- General improvements
- Improved stability
- Minor bug fixing

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
279 Ratings

279 Ratings

ckstuart ,

Great update

I like the new interface. Very responsive when interacting with magazine pages. Downloads seem faster too. Thanks!

Mario62 ,

Doesn’t work on older devices

I have tried to send feedback to Taunton via their apps and via the web site, but neither works (I have screen shots if someone at Taunton wants details) so have resorted to a review.
The new version of this app is a big step backward. The biggest problem for me that I am not seeing the latest issue of the magazine on older devices. I have an old iPad in my shop and there’s no way I’m going to replace it just for this. It used to work just fine.
Another problem is that they have not thoroughly tested offline use. A couple of days ago I was away from net access and went to read the mag. It would not show me an issue I had previously downloaded because it could not connect to their site.
Both of these are unacceptable. If these are not fixed by the the time my membership is up for renewal in a few months, I won’t be renewing. And they should fix the feedback/contact mechanisms too.
I’m posting the exact same review for both FWW and FHB.

prosmallboy ,


DO NOT - install this app you will loose all of your previous purchases and you will not be able to log in... please fix this...Update...called customer service several times, some functionality has been restored, then removed. App is still malfunctioning after many attempts...IMHO this app is poorly executed and poorly conceived.... very disappointed in an otherwise fine magazine. Take three after several calls to customer support, my previous purchases have still not been restored and now I cannot log in... this app is a mess...

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