In connection with building practice and home builders' problems, the Division conducts surveys and distributes information on trends in small dwelling construction, reporting on materials used, details of construction, design, and equipment, and dimensions of rooms and parts of representative houses. This service is intended for home builders, operative builders, material and equipment dealers and manufacturers, and others interested in small houses.

Information on care and repair of the house, and on planning a home has also been assembled for publication. Inquiries upon these subjects are largely from prospective house builders and present house owners who want reliable unbiased answers to their problems. No attempt is made to advocate use of trade-marked products or special materials by name, but rather to point to the best practice for use of a given product.