Linwood Custom Homes - Custom home packages including house plans

Award winning Custom Home Packages including house plans with site specific design.

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Western Archrib

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Material Choices

Using the right materials

will make a big difference in getting a successful outcome in construction. There are many different materials available with varying performance and appearance characteristics. It is important to be able to make the right choices when selecting building components, as this will affect the overall quality and look of the finished home. The objective is to make sure your home is built structurally right and the finished result gives you the best possible value.

Building a custom home means that a variety of components will have to be ordered well in advance of construction. Deposits will be required on items that are not in stock or need to be specially ordered. Quality levels of materials can vary significantly, so it is important to choose carefully.

When selecting materials for your project you should consider:

Vernon Home Builders works with building material suppliers who offer national brand names. These suppliers give us extended price protection on a wide range of structural components.

Appearance and Function

The look of your home will depend on your choice of building material and components. The advantage of building a custom home is that you can create a unique living space, which incorporates the features that you want.

There are a number of different ways to achieve the right result. For example, you may want vaulted ceilings with exposed timbers, windows that provide an abundance of natural light and the ambiance of natural wood inside and out. Others may value a more traditional look and choose different building materials to get the appearance and function they want.

The choice of windows, doors and wood components used in the structure of the home will greatly influence the look of the finished home. There are many different alternatives for the shape and size of windows and how they open and close. Similarly, there are many options for doors. Timbers can be sourced in different species with variable structural load characteristics and offer a variety of finishing options.

Many of the premium materials and components needed to get the best result are not readily available from local lumberyards. However, because of our contacts with national suppliers, we can help you select and source these materials so you get the appearance and function you want for your project.


Performance and Quality

There are many different products at different price points that are used in construction and appear to achieve a similar result. The reality is that performance and quality levels vary significantly and will not only affect appearance but also structural integrity, installation costs and ongoing maintenance. Less expensive building components simply do not perform as well as premium products for a variety of different reasons.

It is not easy for the average homeowner to strike the right balance between performance, quality and price. For example, the use of straight dry framing lumber may have a slightly higher up front cost but it makes building faster, saves on finishing costs and reduces waste. Higher quality windows will save on energy costs, reduce glare, operate more smoothly, provide better protection against water infiltration and require less maintenance.

Vernon Home Builders can advise you in selecting the kinds of material that will perform well over time. The use of higher quality material generally gives you a better-finished result and often saves money in the building process.


Building Material Choices

Vernon Home Builders helps you make informed decisions on the many building material components and options available. We can supply you with a wide range of the structural materials you need to get your project to the lock-up stage of construction.

These products are available in a variety of quality levels, specifications and price points. The right products for your project will depend on the effect you want to achieve and quality levels you want. Many premium building materials are not readily available and may need to be ordered in advance of construction. Vernon Home Builders can help you choose the right material for your specific project.

Once your home is weatherproof and secure, the finishing stage begins. There are lots of decisions to be made and many hundreds of items to be selected including plumbing and electrical fixtures, flooring, tiles, cabinets and trim. Some homeowners want to play a major role in finishing work while others like to use the services of an interior designer. Whatever option you may choose, we are pleased to work with you to get your home completed.


Efficient Delivery Methods

Manufacturers of building products sell to wholesale distributors who, in turn, sell to retail outlets. Each step involves transportation costs, which need to be added to the selling price. For this reason, distributors do not have many specialty items in stock. These will have to be ordered so that they are available when needed.

Some building sites are not large enough to allow the delivery of all the structural material required to build the home at one time. However, the shipment of full truckloads gives you the most cost-effective way of getting material to your site.

Vernon Home Builders has arrangements with suppliers to consolidate all materials in one place so that they can be efficiently delivered, as needed.


The Best Price and Value

Vernon Home Builders can give you the best combination of value and price on structural building components. This is because we understand the difference in quality levels and the impact this has on the construction process.

The objective is to choose the most suitable materials to get the result you want and then purchase them at the best possible price. Our relationships with national suppliers allow us to do this.

Unlike most lumberyards, we can also give you meaningful price protection on most of the structural materials required to build the home to lock-up. This allows you to fix a significant portion of your construction budget. Vernon Home Builders can help you select the right materials so you get the most value for your money.


Meaningful Warranty

Product warranties must be meaningful in order to protect the investment in your home. Generally, the marketplace warranties are only as good as the strength of the companies who supply them. Some suppliers only offer limited warranties, which do not cover many of the most common problem areas. This especially important for:

Vernon Home Builders only works with suppliers who offer comprehensive warranties and have the ability to service their products in the field.



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