Barden Building Products Blog Archive

Custom Home Construction Timeline: From Concept to Completion

Posted by Andrew Barden on Aug 21, 2020 9:00:00 AM

There’s no one way to build a custom home. But all homes take time to construct. 

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Behind the Scenes, Construction Timeline

The Modern Farmhouse: Blending Quality and Timelessness

Posted by Andrew Barden on Jun 17, 2020 1:22:16 PM

As a custom home company, our customers are always in the driver’s seat -- if there’s something they want in their 100% customized home, chances are we can do it. 

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Behind the Scenes, Exterior Design, Interior Design, modern farmhouse, Technical Specs, Floor Plans, Home Customization

Western New York Builder Spotlight: Oehler Homes

Posted by Andrew Barden on Dec 31, 2019 6:00:00 AM

The lifeblood of Barden Building Products is our network of Barden Independent Dealers. Working alongside us, we’ve helped many families realize their dreams of a new custom home. 

We'd like to give special recognition to our friends at Oehler Homes. Based in Hamburg, N.Y., this company was our 2019 Independent Dealer of the Year. We couldn’t be happier to honor them and are proud to continue working with them. 

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Behind the Scenes, Buffalo Home Building, Process, About, Suppliers, History

Floor Plans We'd Love to See More of in 2020

Posted by Andrew Barden on Dec 25, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Last year, customers built a wide range of our floor plans through our Barden Independent Dealers. We were happy to help so many future homeowners realize their dreams of constructing new customized homes in 2019. 

While each of our floor plans meets different needs -- and are fully customizable -- there are a few we love but aren’t often selected. We’ve gathered 3 of our favorites that we’re hoping to see more of in 2020. 

Perhaps one of these “hidden gems” is your next home?

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Behind the Scenes, Buffalo Home Building, Budget, Process, Floor Plans, Accessible Home Design, Home Customization

Predicting the Most Popular Floor Plan of 2020

Posted by Andrew Barden on Dec 22, 2019 7:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Panelized Construction, Behind the Scenes, Buffalo Home Building, Downsizing, Process, Floor Plans, Accessible Home Design, Home Customization

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: Panelized Construction, Behind the Scenes, Buffalo Home Building, Budget, Technical Specs, Process, Floor Plans, Price, Home Customization

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: Panelized Construction, Behind the Scenes, Buffalo Home Building, Custom Home, Process, About, Price, Home Customization

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: Panelized Construction, Behind the Scenes, Buffalo Home Building, Custom Home, Budget, Exterior Design, Technical Specs, Process, Floor Plans, Accessible Home 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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Topics: Panelized Construction, Behind the Scenes, Exterior Design, Interior Design, Technical Specs, Process, Site Prep, Suppliers, Home Customization

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, Behind the Scenes, Exterior Design, Technical Specs, Process, Home Customization

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