Barden Building Products Blog Archive

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, New Home, Buffalo Home Building

Building Custom vs. Buying Existing in 2020

Posted by Andrew Barden on Dec 28, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Insider, New Home, Buffalo Home Building, Custom Home, Budget

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: Insider, Panelized Construction, Panel Built Home, Behind the Scenes, Panel Home Building, New Home, Buffalo Home Building, Universal Home Design, Custom Home, Accessible Home Building, Budget, Downsizing

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: Insider, Panelized Construction, Panel Built Home, Behind the Scenes, Panel Home Building, New Home, Buffalo Home Building, Universal Home Design, Custom Home, Accessible Home Building, Downsizing

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

What Time of Year is Best to Build a Custom Home?

Posted by Andrew Barden on Jun 28, 2019 10:26:10 AM

Congratulations on deciding to build your own home! One of the first decisions to make is when to build.

Unless you live in a part of the country where homes can be built year-round, you are not alone on that question. 

Before you can narrow down the “when” question, it can be helpful to figure out how you will build your home. There are several options, which can each impact your timing question:

  • Stick Build: A team of construction workers descends on your building lot, supplies are delivered, and your custom home is assembled from the ground up. With a stick build, you have to be concerned about weather factors, labor availability factors, and possible cost overruns. 

  • Modular Build: In this method, entire pieces are constructed in a factory environment, and then shipped to the building lot for final assembly. This is more of an assembly line process that does not allow for as much customization as a stick built home or a panel built home.

  • Panel Built: With this home construction method, wooden walls and roof trusses are assembled in a factory and then shipped to the job site in segments. Houses are totally customized, and engineered efficiently.
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Topics: Panelized Construction, Panel Built Home, Panel Home Building, Buffalo Home Building, Custom Home