Archive for October, 2009

Home Construction Tips

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Home Construction TipsWhether you are building a home for yourself or you are a home contractor, there are certain home construction tips that hold true for all the people concerned. These tips will help you build a home that is not only safe and healthy, but will also promote a good life ahead.

First and foremost, you must determine the kind of house that you would like to build for yourself.

Following that you need to check out on the stock house plans that are needed to determine whether there are accessible house plans.

Thirdly, you must check on the finance factor. If you are availing a loan to build the house then it would be wise to do a bit of calculation regarding the interest rates.

Fourthly, choosing the right home contractor for your housing project is also an important do-it-yourself step.

Lastly, you must look out for reasonable homeowners insurance for your new home.

Green Home Construction

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Green Home ConstructionWith the world going green, green home construction is all in vogue. According to a recent research, it has been stated that about 10% of the new homes to be constructed by 2010 will be green homes. The main purpose of green home construction is to provide a living environment that is not only healthy but cost-effective as well.

Green home construction must take into account several essential factors and all of them must be incorporates in the structuring stages only.

• You must only make use of eco-friendly raw materials.
• You should install a drip irrigation system rather than a sprinkler system.
• You should use windows that are double pane and comes with low emission.
• You should use wooden frames for housing windows so that insulation can be enhanced.

All these factors will help you in building the perfect dream green home.

Home Framing Advice

Monday, October 12th, 2009

When building a new house, you often find that a truss is somehow destroyed or damaged. If it is not taken care of in the initial stages, it can pose a substantial problem prior to the completion of the building.

What should you do if such a problem arises? You should immediately call up the home contractor and inform him about the damage. Discuss with him further on the essential steps that will be required to solve the problem. Often these problems can be solved without much hassle but until and unless you are sure of, you cannot move ahead.

Even after installation, roof truss can be easily repaired. You are advised not to panic under any circumstances. If the damage has not been from your end, you do not need to accept any kind of responsibility. In case of basement framing also it is better to take the help of a professional home contractor rather than act upon yourself.

Hiring an Architect for Custom Home Design

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Architect, ConstructionHiring an architect, for custom home designs, is a smart idea. The architect will draw up the plans and then manage the scheme to ensure the job is completed as intended.

Before hiring an architect, you must ensure he is licensed to work in any state. Incase he does not have one; he is really just a designer. You must have reviewed his work not only to ensure he does quality work, but that you also like it. Any licensed architect will carry his own insurance, but ensure it is enough to cover your custom home design. Furthermore you will need one who will treat your home with the personal attention it deserves.

Therefore, whether you hire through a firm or individually, always interview the person to make sure he is clear on your dream and that you can work together amicably and without confrontations.

New Home Construction Technology

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Home Construction, Construction TechnologyWith the increasing popularity of environment friendly products, the building techniques and construction products that are green have also reached soar high sales. With this in mind, green options for all aspects of new construction are available in the market including concrete, beams, windows, doors, appliances, electrical systems and finishes. When we talk about flooring, floors made up of wood, cork, bamboo and rubbers have gained increased fame. Recycle carpets made up of non-toxic materials are also made available now and carpet tiles may also be installed in your home to create an environment friendly atmosphere.

This new home construction technology will not only be friendly to the environment, but it will also save a lot of money for you on water efficiency, energy efficiency, materials efficiency and landscaping efficiency. These green homes are much healthier and safer options to live in. Apart from that, parts of the house made up of natural materials also give them a natural and a very beautiful look and feel.