Andrew Barden

Andrew Barden

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What Goes Into the Price of a Barden Home: An Open Letter

Posted by Andrew Barden on Apr 5, 2019 12:28:20 PM

Dear Future Homeowner,

The first thing on everyone’s mind when thinking about building a new home is obvious: how much will it cost?

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Topics: Panelized Construction, New Home, Financing, Custom Home

Universal Design for Home Accessibility

Posted by Andrew Barden on Mar 29, 2019 4:28:48 PM

Unfortunately, it seems as though “accessible home” has become a buzzword in the home building community with many  misconceptions surrounding the true meaning of universal design and home accessibility.

To some, accessible home design simply means adding a wheelchair ramp. While this is one facet of universal, accessible design -- there is so much more to uncover. When we fail to account for other facets of accessible building when discussing the concept, we leave out many people who can benefit from universal design.

We aim to get to the heart of home accessibility, what it means, who benefits from it, and how to build it in this article.

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Panel Home Building, Universal Home Design, Custom Home, Accessible Home Building

Financing Your Panel Built Home (+ FREE PDF)

Posted by Andrew Barden on Mar 18, 2019 11:48:39 AM

The most common question we get from prospective new homeowners is, “This sounds great, but how do I pay for it all?”

Barden Building products has a great relationship with Prime Lending. This partnership helps us to reach our goal of being a dedicated, single point of contact for our customers during their building process.

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Panel Built Home, Panel Home Building, New Home, Financing, Prime Lending

The Pros and Cons of Panel Built Homes

Posted by Andrew Barden on Mar 12, 2019 10:42:44 AM

Panel built homes are easily described as a hybrid between the traditional, “stick building” method of new home creation and modular building. This hybrid quality of panel built homes often breeds comparisons between it, and other methods of building.

Panel building combines all the customization options of stick building with the efficiency and speed of modular building -- while bringing an important new element to the table, too: quality.

It’s not uncommon for prospective new homeowners to be searching for the pros and cons of panel built homes to help them decide if it’s the right method for them, so that’s what we’ve outlined today.

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Panel Built Home, Panel Home Building, New Home

The 6 Steps to Custom Home Building With Panelized Construction

Posted by Andrew Barden on Mar 1, 2019 1:53:21 PM

 

Now that you’ve made the decision to build a new custom home, you’re probably wondering what the next steps look like if you choose to go the route of panelized home construction.

Or maybe you’re deciding between a couple different methods, and haven’t settled on the perfect one for you. The panelized building process is unique to other methods, specifically when looking at it compared to the traditional stick building process.

We put together this guide so you could take a look at what each phase of the process looks like, from the first step you take to the day you move into your new home.

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Panel Built Home, Panel Home Building, New Home, Buffalo Home Building

5 Reasons Why Panelized Home Construction Makes the Best New Builds

Posted by Andrew Barden on Feb 7, 2019 12:21:03 PM

Though panel building’s origins are old, panel built homes are anything but dated. At Barden Building Products, we’ve been manufacturing panel built homes since the 1940s.

In the past 70 years we have seen many trends, technologies, and techniques come and go in the home building industry.

What we’re left with in 2019 is a unique combination of a polished manufacturing process that has stood the test of time and modern software, design trends, and materials to make the best new build homes.

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Panel Built Home, Panel Home Building, New Home

Behind the Scenes of Panelized Construction

Posted by Andrew Barden on Feb 1, 2019 2:52:53 PM

Most people, whether they know it or not, have seen the end result of panelized construction: the unique homes and churches that spring up in their area.

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Panel Built Home, Behind the Scenes, Panel Home Building