Build your new home? You can help!

Back in 1991 and for the past twenty five years we have been delivering homes throughout Vermont and The North Country of New York. 

Over all those years our number one most popular home has been an “Unfinished Cape Cod” style home where the second floor is not done, it is left for the homeowners to complete on-their-own.  The HUGE advantage of this option is the significantly reduced amount of “Up-Front” money that is needed; it is often referred to an “An Affordable Cape.”  But, regardless of what you call it the Cape represents a fantastic value!

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.

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.

Deliveries – are you interested?

Where has the time gone?  This is the last weekend of April 2016 and this Sunday will be May 1.  For a long time I’ve always thought of May as the unofficial start of summer.

Over the past several months we have been talking with a lot of folks with plans and dreams of building their new home in 2016.  The demand for new homes seems to be significantly greater this year than has been the case for the past many years.

Creativity

Over the weekend we received several emails from folks who follow our blog.  Several disagreed with our belief that building 24” o.c. is better.  Remember, we think it works better because it provides fewer thermal bridges which in turn ends up with LESS Heat Loss.

I was pleasantly surprised to read from several of you that strongly agreed, 24” o.c. is better.  Well folks, it seems as though some of us agree.

Building your new cottage?

For the past twenty-five years Vermont Modular has been delivering homes throughout Vermont and The North Country of New York.  For roughly twenty of those years our normal client was a young couple looking for their first home; our most popular style of home was The Cape Cod. The Cape represents a teriffic value where the “up-front-cost” was kept to a minimum.  Most of those homes were delivered as an “Unfinished Cape” where the second floor would be completed onsite usually by the young couple owning their first home.

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