It begins with an idea…
It all begins with an idea. Once you have a general idea of what the main points of your home will be such as how many square feet, one story or two, porches, general layout, we can take your references and concepts and give you an estimate on your home or commercial package. Once the estimate has been reviewed and refined we will write your contract and once the down payment is received we begin the design phase of your project.
In the design phase we do our preliminary plans in 2 to 3.5 weeks depending on the scope and if it’s a completely custom home or a modification of one of our many plans and options. We get the prelims back to your local dealer/builder and you to look over, you can redline the plans and make whatever changes to make it perfect for you. We plan for up to 2 redline submissions from our clients.
The next step we finish the plans which will be a full construction set of plans, even though we are only part of the equation as far as what we supply we give the on-site builder/contractor all the information they need to finish your home completely on the plans-this step takes 4 to 7 weeks. It goes to the engineer from there to be structurally engineered to your build site. Then we’ll do “shops” which we develop from the engineered plans and design every detail of your wall and roof to be constructed off-site at our manufacturing facility. We’ll do the layout with 2×6 studs, the framing, nail the OSB according to the sheer nail pattern called out by the engineer, frame in the openings using insulated core headers, install the windows and provide the trim, then depending on the siding type you’ve selected we’ll either caulk where necessary or we’ll stain, clear coat, and chink if you’re going for the log style of look.
If you’re not going with a log style but have rustic accents such as log or timber posts, joists, purlins, trusses etc.. we’ll manufacture those and if they are exterior and you’ve chosen the option for us to stain and clear coat those we’ll do that in our stain shop. Then we store your walls in large racks, package and wrap all of your log and or timber accents. Next we’ll start on your roof if it has trusses we’ll get them engineered and ready to deliver close to your delivery date, if it has TJI’s & Glulam beams we’ll pre-cut them all according to your roof design, and we’ll install web stiffeners where needed then package that and have everything grouped and ready for when you request delivery.
We arrange for delivery and load the 53’ step deck trailer as a courtesy to our clients, the walls are loaded up right and the roof and components are arranged around them. While we’ve been building your home’s “bones” in the manufacturing your builder will be arranging for your foundation and sub-floor on your build site. Once you have things ready on your end and have scheduled for delivery we’ll send out your panelized building system package. You will have a crane ready and it will lift the walls from the truck directly onto your foundation where your construction crew will install and fasten everything together per the details of your engineered plans, typically all of the exterior walls are set on the 1st day, next if you have a 2nd story or a loft that is installed, and finally your trusses or ridge beam and TJI’s are installed, we supply the roof sheeting so that you can fully enclose your home and be ready to install ice & water or paper and your final roofing product be it shingles or metal.
Using a building system, specifically our fully finished exterior panelized building system you save quite a bit of time and money compared to stick-framing your home on-site.
First off you may be asking yourself, what is a panelized building system? According to the NAHB it is “a construction technique that utilizes advanced technology, quality materials, and a controlled work environment to build wall and roof systems and construct and energy efficient home in less time.” Or to say it another way we systematically design the exterior wall system…
First off you may be asking yourself, what is a panelized building system? According to the NAHB it is “a construction technique that utilizes advanced technology, quality materials, and a controlled work environment to build wall and roof systems and construct and energy efficient home in less time.” Or to say it another way we systematically design the exterior wall system and roof system and we use the same process in all of our homes be them our models…