Barden Building Products Blog Archive

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

Match Modern Custom Home Design with a Modern Build Philosophy

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

Along with new design philosophy comes a new build philosophy. That’s why it’s important to select a method of building that utilizes this modern philosophy, and techniques to match.

The traditional build method of stick building simply cannot execute modern build tactics are sharply and precisely as panelized building, performed by skilled workers and state of the art technology.

More and more builders are turning to these panel building methods every day. In 2019, efficiency and precision are trumping tradition, and it’s for the better.

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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 home of your dreams for your family or building a downsized home to spend the rest of your life in, the house you’re creating will serve as a perfect, unique space for your interests, tastes, and lifestyles.

So, why trust anyone but you to design it?

After all, no one can envision how you’ll live in your home and design features to suit your needs better than you. There are so many subtleties in home design that you hold close to your heart, why risk these being lost in translation?

Luckily, with the help of a team of building experts and your Independent Dealer, you can feel equipped and empowered to be hands-on with designing your own home. 

We’ve spoken to many homeowners who are grateful they were heavily involved in designing their own home, and acting as their own architect and voice throughout the process. In this article, we’re going to explore some of the reasons why they cherished the experience, and made the choice to do so.

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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

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

Guide to Downsizing Your Home

Posted by Andrew Barden on Jul 12, 2019 9:51:05 AM

Downsizing a home means something different for everyone. 

Whether you’re moving locations to better suit your empty nest, seeking a more accessible home, or looking to build a home that has dedicated spaces for hobbies and interests -- the process of downsizing marks an exciting new chapter.

We’ve put together this guide to help answer questions we hear from people building their downsized dream home and aid in making the process go smoothly.

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

How Much of Your Home Building Budget Goes to an Architect?

Posted by Andrew Barden on May 17, 2019 10:42:24 AM

When building a custom home, there is one thing on the forefront of everyone’s minds: budget. As any savvy new home owner knows, budget goes beyond setting one fixed number and sticking to it through the building process.

While it is important to have your “magic number” or goal budget -- It’s also to know how much of that budget is allocated to various facets of the building process. And most important of all? Finding areas where they can tighten their budget, and save a little money if possible.

In this article we’re going to explore one major, expensive aspect of the home building budget: hiring an architect. How much of your budget should be going to an architect? Just how much are you getting for your money?

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Topics: New Home, Financing, Custom Home

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

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