Home Builder Pocket Reference puts home construction information you need to know at your finger tips. The app includes over 1,500 illustrations, 100 guides to building energy efficient buildings and 30 calculators to help you understand and apply the information.

The topics covered include construction administration and safety; drawings and specifications; woodworking tools, materials and methods of woodworking; leveling and grading; concrete; placing concrete; masonry; and planning, estimating and scheduling; floor and wall construction; roof framing; exterior and interior finishing; plastering, stuccoing, and ceramic tile; and paints and preservatives.

In addition, there are now four free bonus sections:
* Project Dates & Times
* Project Estimator
* Sensor Angle
* Unit Conversions

What’s New

Version 3.1.0

* Now with 4 FREE bonus sections: Project Dates & Times, Project Estimator, Sensor Angle, and Unit Conversions!
* Updated for compatibility with iOS 10 and above.
* Improved usability and sharing.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

SoCal Soifa Goil ,


This Old House (1934) has been my family's residence for 25 years. After 26.5 yrs of marriage and 3 kids, the weasel left both house and family in disrepair. I was on my way to being a depressed, displaced homemaker. This app is giving me the knowledge, courage and competence I need to upgrade my own house, obtain Residential Contractor licensure, become self-supporting and come to the aid of women like me.

Ex Carpenter ,

OK with calculators

This app is only worth it if you purchase the add on calculators. The rest of the information is extremely basic and somewhat outdated. If you are trying to learn how to build a better idea would be to get the book "Modern Carpentry". On the other hand, the calculators that come with this app (addon's) are extremely useful for the amateur and probuilder.

Glad to be Home ,


A ton of useful information for the common do it yourselfer! I haven't found anything about this app that I don't like.


Double Dog Studios
231.7 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011-2017 Double Dog Studios, LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Project Estimator $0.99
  2. Project Dates & Times $0.99
  3. Sensor Angle $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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