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Information related to green building and building energy efficient new homes.

Green Home Building Ideas

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In order to truly understand green home building ideas, you should first understand the ideals of the people who pioneered the technology. The affordable green building ideology began in the 1960s. The field very quietly continued to grow despite the …

Building a Home on a Budget?

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Long ago, before there were building inspectors or home loans, our forefathers went out into the wilderness, and put up a log cabin in a day and didn’t even have to think about building a home on a budget. That …

New Home Building Process Checklist

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Use this new home building process checklist to plan your home. It is important to build the house in your mind before you hire a contractor to physically build it. Reinforce your ideas with pictures and diagrams. Have a clear …

Checklist for Building a Custom Home

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Below I’ve put together three separate checklist for building a custom home. I hope you find them useful.
Checklist for Building a Custom Home: Concept
• Will this home be of architectural value?
• Is the design creative and artistic?
• Does the home …

Energy Efficient Home Building Information

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Before you build, be sure to research energy efficient home building information. Energy efficiency is one of the most important aspects of building in the 21st century. There are new building materials and methods that home builders and home buyers …

Healthy Home: Top 9 Healthy Homes Tips

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Building a healthy home will pay healthy dividends for years. With that said, it’s important that when home building to plan and design your new home as healthy as possible. Here are 9 suggestion to make your new home as …

Residential Home Building Process

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The residential home building process has become much more widely varied in the past decade. New green technology and concern for energy efficiency led to some major changes and a wide array of options in the building process. The importance …

New House Building Checklist for Completing a Shell

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Use this new house building checklist for completing a shell to insure that you have considered all the costs and labor involved in taking your home from shell to completion. Be sure to download our free 98 page book and …

Building an Energy Efficient House

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There are many ways of building an energy efficient home. Some work better than others, but combinations of these ideas can save a lot of money on your utility bills for years to come.
Building an Energy Efficient House: Size Matters
A …

Custom Home Building Advice

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When it comes to custom home building advice, the best advice is to know what you want, and to be determined to get it. That may sound simple but it is not what most people do. This custom home building …

Building an Off the Grid Cabin

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Going off the grid with an efficient, remotely located, off the grid cabin, is a huge step, but the principles we will learn in building an off the grid cabin will help us understand construction, and help us start thinking …

What Questions to Ask Home Builder

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If you are preparing to visit a home builder or contractor for the first time, you may be wondering what questions to ask a home builder or contractor about building your dream home. By now you should have a clear …

Energy Efficient Home Design Tips

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Do you want an energy efficient home? If you’re like many these days you probably are seeking out information on energy efficient home design. A good place to start is to discuss your energy efficiency needs with your home builder. …

Build on Your Lot

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From my experience most contractors and home builders are happy to build on your own lot. Whether you are selecting your lot from a development or planning to building on a larger tract of land, any reputable contractor or home …

Green Home Building Costs

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There are many different types of green construction and because the definition of green construction varies, green home building costs also vary. Green construction is generally highly economical. Some green ideas save money on construction costs while others save money …

Pollution Free Home Building Checklists

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The Pollution Free Home Building Checklists below is designed to keep your home plans green, efficient and pollution free. Learn about new innovations which will keep your home paying for itself over the years. Build a home that can help …

Average New Home Building Costs

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Understanding average new home building costs can be extremely confusing. For one thing most websites vary considerably when discussing average costs. This is because what constitutes average is very hard to define. There are huge differences between the cost of …

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