This is a holiday weekend. Happy Memorial Day

For the past couple weeks we have been working towards actually starting construction on our Three Bedroom Ranch house.  We picked this house because both the Boomers/Seniors and the Millennials/GenXers all like single floor home.

Here in Vermont the weather is spectacular, the significance of Memorial Day is vividly in our minds.  President Obama’s visit today to Hiroshima has given us all pause to think of the horrors of war and all its suffering.  Today is a day to reflect and appreciate what we have.

How about a brief tangent today

Now that we have learned all kinds of terms from joists to jack studs to rough openings and so on………, perhaps it might be helpful if we took a look at exactly what it is that people want in their new homes.  After all, if we are about to build our imaginary “Dream Home” we might want to build what is most popular.  Right?  Sure!

It seems as though Americans are mildly divided as to what they want.  On one hand we have The Millennials and Gen Xers as compared to Boomers and Seniors.

We are feeling rather flattered to say the least!

It seems as though our daily blog that so many of you end up reading was recognized today in a national modular home industry newsletter.  They happened to say, “Vermont Modular.…this is a must read by everyone in the modular industry.  Up to date, loaded with information, and plenty of pictures.”  It goes on from there but our heads are swollen enough for one day.  By the way, thank you for the kind words, they are appreciated.  Thanks!  Oh my!

Now we need plates; no, not dinner plates.

For the past couple days we have talked about building The Floor Deck and that got finished yesterday; I think you have built a beautiful deck.  It looks straight, square, and of course strong.

Now it is time to think vertical and start building walls, both interior walls and exterior walls.  Just like everything else the walls will stand on top of a Plate.  Remember we installed a sill plate on top of the concrete walls, now we are going to install a plate on top of the Floor Deck and then build upwards.

More about how things are built

Yesterday we started talking about how things are actually built in your new home.  We talked about dimensional lumber, On-center, Sheets of plywood, and joists.  We have enough to actually start building but first…….., a couple new things; what is a

How things are built. Seriously, how are things built?

Here it is – summer time.  This is the time of year when it is the easiest to build homes.  It is a lot easier to build a home in the summer than in the brutal and harsh weather of winter.  So, with that in mind we thought it might be a good idea to take a look at how your new home is actually built.

For those of you that a contemplating building your new Modular Home it just might help if you understood how it all happens.  After all, there’s more to it than simply pounding nails.

Automation isn't just for the factory

Good afternoon on this beautiful sunny Saturday.  We really have been granted some really nice weather the last few days, and today doesn't appear to be the exception.  Alas, I didn't fire up the pen and paper to talk about the weather though; but I assure you the weather does play a key factor in what I want to talk with you about today.

It needs to work for you, not someone else!

As spring is truly here we are getting a lot of folks in asking all sorts of questions about design and function for their new home. 

Please remember that Vermont Modular as a company specializes in 10% Custom Built homes that are Energy Efficient.  Those are the two underlying precepts that guide our business.  Both Blaine and I are committed to building only what people want rather than what might be in a booklet of suggested plans.