Barden Building Products Blog Archive

Why the Floor Plan You're Hooked on Doesn't Matter

Posted by Andrew Barden on Dec 20, 2019 5:00:00 PM
 
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Topics: Insider, Panelized Construction, Panel Built Home, Behind the Scenes, Panel Home Building, New Home, Buffalo Home Building, Custom Home, Budget

The Top 3 Floor Plans of 2019

Posted by Andrew Barden on Dec 18, 2019 5:00:00 PM

Last year was busy for Barden Building Products and Barden Independent Dealers helping many families realize their dream homes. 

As we dive into the 2020 construction season with a full schedule, let’s take a look back at what plans comprise the top 3 choices made by our customers in 2019.

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Topics: Insider, Panelized Construction, Panel Built Home, Panel Home Building, New Home, Buffalo Home Building, Custom Home, Downsizing

Panelized Construction Through the Eyes of a Builder

Posted by Andrew Barden on Oct 24, 2019 3:21:59 PM

I recently sat down with Will Severyn of Severyn Development for a brief chat about his experience using our process and products after coming to us in early May of 2019. Here’s what we discussed:

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Topics: Insider, Panelized Construction, Panel Built Home, Behind the Scenes, Panel Home Building, New Home, Buffalo Home Building, Custom Home

5 Hidden Values of Building a Barden Home

Posted by Andrew Barden on Sep 20, 2019 9:37:48 AM

If you’re on the fence about building with Barden and our network of Independent Dealers, or opting to build the traditional (stick built) way, then this guide is for you.

We’ve put together some of the considerations that Barden home owners express as being the more “hidden” or not immediately apparent aspects of opting for panelized construction.

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

3 Modern Design Philosophies for Your Custom Home

Posted by Andrew Barden on Sep 3, 2019 8:44:55 AM

Modern design philosophies go hand-in-hand with modern construction practices.  

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Topics: Panel Built Home, Behind the Scenes, New Home, Buffalo Home Building, Universal Home Design, Custom Home, Accessible Home Building, Budget, Exterior Design

Why the Best Architect for Building Your Dream Home is YOU

Posted by Andrew Barden on Aug 23, 2019 12:19:25 PM

Whether you’re building the custom home of your dreams for your family or constructing a downsized home to spend the rest of your life in, your house should be a perfect, unique space for your interests, tastes, and lifestyle.

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Topics: Panel Home Building, New Home, Universal Home Design, Custom Home, Accessible Home Building, Downsizing

Custom Home Design Process: Simplify with Panel Building

Posted by Andrew Barden on Aug 15, 2019 3:42:21 PM

Panel building, or panelized home construction, can seem like a complicated method to those who are unfamiliar with it. 

But the truth is, when compared to modular or stick building, there are many aspects of the process where panelized construction simplifies the process for the homeowner.

If this article is the first place you’re hearing about panel building, it might be helpful to visit some of our past blogs where we explain the concept in detail:

If you feel comfortable with your understanding of the basis of panelized building, let’s hop into the areas where it helps to simplify necessary build processes.

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

8 Things to Consider During Custom Home Design

Posted by Andrew Barden on Aug 9, 2019 2:23:10 PM

We’ll be the first to admit it -- the design phase of the custom home building process can be one of the most arduous ones, and is one of the most important ones due to the implications in later stages of the project if all of the aspects of design are not carefully considered.

Unfortunately, it seems like oftentimes the smaller design aspects are the ones that are not fully considered, planned for, and budgeted for -- causing unplanned changes, time wasted, and cost to accrue down the line.

We’ve put together some of the most common areas where homeowners get tripped up during the design phase, in the hopes of helping your project flow smoothly.

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Topics: New Home, Universal Home Design, Custom Home, Exterior Design

4 Parts of Building  A Home That You Thought Were Important

Posted by Andrew Barden on Aug 2, 2019 10:52:27 AM

Our team has been working with people looking to build their custom dream home for 70 years. In that time, we’ve become familiar with the thought process of many homeowners before, during, and after their build.

Oftentimes, we see homeowners get hung up on some of the more unimportant aspects of building -- and these small details set the project back and incur additional expenses unnecessarily.

We’ve compiled some of the most common “traps” we see homeowners fall into when planning their project, in the hopes of aiding in keeping your project process smooth and efficient.

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Exterior House Sheathing Options

Posted by Andrew Barden on Jul 19, 2019 11:41:49 AM

When it comes to designing a custom home, it can be easy to get caught up in the fun details: picking out the floor plan you like, furnishing the inside, mastering the landscaping.

But it’s even more important to put ample time, energy, and thought into structural elements of your home, such as house sheathing options, that are not only more functional for your home -- but impossible to change later. 

Make sure not to gloss quickly over the house sheathing options that are presented to you, and think carefully about what is best for your build. We’ve outlined the key considerations here to keep in mind when selecting the ideal exterior sheathing.

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Panel Built Home, Behind the Scenes, Panel Home Building, New Home, Custom Home, Exterior Design