Believing that all homeowners, and especially new homeowners, need more than just materials to care for their homes, the Building Materials Resource Center offers a range of homeowner support services to equip customers with the knowledge, skills, and support they need to achieve successful, long-term homeownership.

Home Improvement Workshops
Please see our Home improvement workshops page.

Technical Assistance
In addition to workshops, members can get one-on-one technical assistance from the BMRC through in-home, in-store, or phone consultation. Technical assistance can. . .

Provide weatherization and insulation advice
Help with measuring, especially for windows and doors
Help with preparations for kitchen or bath remodeling, including measuring and layout/design
Prioritize projects - what needs to come first, what can wait, and what might not need to be done at all

Technical assistance is just $15 per hour for BMRC members, thanks to a grant subsidy.

Saturday Morning Window and Screen Repair Clinic
On the first Saturday of each month, the BMRC holds a Window and Screen Repair Clinic. Customers bring their broken windows and screens to our shop, where they will receive instruction on how to repair them themselves. Customers pay only for materials. The instruction is on us.

Lending Library
The BMRC maintains a Home Improvement Lending Library of books, periodicals, and videos on do-it-yourself home maintenance and repair. Use of the library is free. Video rentals are $2.00/day.

For more information on any of the BMRC's Homeowner Support services, call us at 617-442-8917 or email us at