Do you want a larger home?

Today is Thursday and we continue our series on Trending Concepts in residential construction.

For many years the overall size of single-family homes was getting smaller.  Then along came COVID-19 and it seems as though The American Family is spending more time at home, the kids are home more now that school is closed, and many parents are working from home.  There has been a huge shift in how the typical family sees its house. 

Thinking of a new business?

Another rapidly becoming a very popular type of Residential Construction is the “Build to Rent” concept. 

This is where a builder or developer or any private individual will build a multi-family home with the idea of only renting it out.  The owner really never has the intent of living in that building.

Currently we have in production a Duplex that fits this plan.

The house set continues

And now back to our blog posts, please accept our apology for the hiatus from daily writing.

We were talking about the delivery and set of this handsome Ranch House in Addison County Vermont.

Today’s photograph shows you the crane hoisting some of the parts for assembly.  That triangular piece the crane is lifting will become part of the Gable End. Tomorrow you will be able to see the house even more complete.

How about a tour for you

Currently we have a duplex in the midst of production at the plant.  So the other day yours truly met the homeowners at the plant and we went for a tour and inspected the progress.  I thought you might like to come along.

In today’s photograph you see Jason on the right explaining to the homeowners on the left what they are looking at.  The owner of the duplex brought along his future tenants so they could see as well.

Delivered this morning

For the past several weeks we have been discussing the various options that are available in your new home; things like siding, roofing, windows, doors and so on.  That series is not over yet but, today we thought we would include you with the new home delivery that occurred this morning up north in Lamoille County Vermont.

Progress is underway

It is a gorgeous day, the sun is shining, the sky is bright blue, and it is about 60 degrees.  This is beautiful construction weather.

Earlier today we went to see one of our job sites up north in Lamoille Country, up in the mountains of north central Vermont.

As you can quickly see from today’s photograph there is a lot that has been done:

Time to play in the dirt.

We have several Projects that are currently under way for deliveries all in 2020.  So for the next several months we will be following the progress on these jobs as dreams become reality.

Take a look at today’s photograph and you will see DAY ONE of a brand-new Cape Cod style home in Lamoille County right here in northern Vermont.  This excavator is removing numerous White Pines to create an open house site. 

Is this exciting or what?

Yesterday we saw how the crane ready to hoist module number two up on the permanent foundation. 

Today’s photograph shows the crane working with the Set Crew to have the roof finished. 

All of the pictures from the delivery on the snow-covered roof to today’s picture cover a time span of about six hours total working time.  With a crew of 5 men the total house set took about eight hours work. 

What's the scoop with your garage?

The work on our Modular Home in Windsor County Vermont continues after the modules have been set on their permanent foundation.  Yesterday we looked at the front porch and today you see the framing for the three- car garage.

During construction of the foundation all of the concrete work was poured at one time.  That process creates a far stronger foundation as it is all tied or Pinned together.

It's the same job

Let’s continue with your series of Blog Posts dealing with the construction phase of building your new home.

Yesterday we built and poured the Footing for the Foundation and today’s picture shows the same job with the wooden wall forms set in place on top of the footings.

Inside the forms, an 8” space, concrete will be poured forming the foundation’s walls.  In today’s picture you can easily see the Yellow Concrete truck’s body with a long yellow thing sticking out the back of the truck.