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Top New Home Building Materials

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Top New Home Building Materials Number One: Insulated Concrete Panels (ICP)
Insulated concrete panels are by far the most durable and energy efficient new home building materials on the market. There are some companies though that make slimmer panels. These are …

Builders For New Homes: The Different Types of Home Builders

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As you start to look around at your home building options, you may or may not notice there are several different types of home builders for new homes out there. I’ve classified them into five general categories. Let go over …

Home Building How To’s

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Home building how to’s involve careful step by-step planning. It’s not just about building a home that looks great right now. Homes should last for years, but unfortunately some of the recently built construction just won’t. Be sure to understand …

What is Green Home Building?

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When looking at the past 50 years of green building history, we have to wonder, what is green home building, and where is it headed in the future? In the beginning green home building flew in the face of traditional …

Green Home Building Overview

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There are many types of green construction, the best and worst will be discussed in my green home building overview. Technically most green construction is any building process that saves energy, produces energy, or doesn’t cause excessive pollution. For …

Ideas for Planning Your New Home Tips

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So you are thinking about building a new home and looking for ideas for planning your new home. The best designed new homes are homes that couples spent more time designing, learning and planning than builders spent building. There are …

Home Construction Checklist | Take the Guesswork Out of Homebuilding

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Undertaking home construction can be stressful. With millions of details to track, homeowners should utilize a home construction checklist to keep the project on time and on budget. Additionally, a home construction checklist ensures a finished product that requires minimal …

Process for Building a Custom Home

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The process for building a custom home begins with an idea. Once you have sketched out your idea, and have a sufficient way to explain it to a home builder, an architect or home designer puts the design on paper. …

Custom House Building

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Custom house building is an exciting adventure for the prospective home owner and for designers, builders and contractors as well. No matter how many times building contractors and home builders they still enjoy meeting new clients, They find their excitement …

Steps to Building a House

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The need for energy efficiency has created an entirely new set of steps to building a house. Not since the advent of electricity and indoor plumbing has home building been so revolutionized. The new standard for homes is called green, …

Building Your Own Small Home

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It seems that building your own small home on your own land should be among the inalienable rights in the constitution. At one time it was assumed that people could build a home on land they owned without supervision. Building …

Home Building Process Checklist

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A home building process checklist will help you as you inspect your construction on a weekly basis. While some home builders and contractors discourage visits by the home owner, this measure can prevent a lot of court cases and drawn …

Building New Home Tips

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My number one building a new home tip is to get educated on the process. This is a good start. Finish reading this article and once done download the free guide above on the right. I guarantee you won’t be …

Green Home Building Techniques

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Truly green home building techniques and materials are based in a philosophy that dates back to the 1960s. Back in the sixties there was a growing concern for ecology and also for fairness and equality in society. We are seeing …

Custom Home Building FAQ

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Custom Home Building FAQ: How much will my custom home cost?
This is a very difficult question. Average cost per square foot varies from one area to another. The quality of construction is also a variable, as are different materials. If …

How to Build Your Own Home

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It is beyond the scope of the average person to actually build a house, but it is important to at least know how to build your own home if home building is something you are considering. In previous generations many …

Best New Home Upgrades

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The best new home upgrades are the ones dealing with permanent parts of the house. Structure and insulation are of course primary concerns. Carpet is probably of the least concern because carpet is generally replaced every five or ten years …

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