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Built Green Custom Homes knows the home building process can be daunting. That's why we arm our customers with knowledge from the beginning with our expert home building classes and free information seminars. Have more questions? While our classes are focused around the day to day decisions in building your own home, the articles provided here may help to answer more general questions about the home building process, from how to build on your own lot to final touches in construction. Remember, our architects and home building experts are available any time to answer specific questions about your home building experience, don't forget to give us a call!

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  • Custom Home Owner Builders Expect Custom Choices

    Custom Home Owner Builders Expect Custom Choices. The title says it all. If you are thinking about building your own home, you are drawn to the idea because of the choices you get. If you didn't want to control all the various facets of building your own custom home, you would just go buy one from a custom home developer. They have choices, right? You can usually choose from at least 5 floor plans find out more...

  • What is a Radiant Barrier?

    What is a Radiant Barrier? Built Green Custom Homes knows that most people do not have extensive knowledge of all the possibilities available for building “green” homes. At BGCH we are Certified Green Professionals and we have a broad knowledge of all your options. Sharing this knowledge with you is one of the many ways we can help you build that dream home. Radiant barriers are one of the many “g find out more...

  • Personalizing Your Custom Home

    Personalizing Your Custom Home. House hunting can be an exciting time. You are finally going to find the home of your dreams, the home that you will raise a family in, grow old in and make memories in. Oftentimes however, house hunting turns into months of looking at property after property that just doesn’t fit your family’s needs. Sometimes you feel like you’ll never find “the one”. The reason t find out more...

  • What Home Building Credentials to Look For

    Credentials. Building a home is a huge investment. Working with people you can trust is so important. It’s important for the quality of workmanship, it’s important for value and it’s important for your peace of mind. Built Green Custom Homes believes that we can show how much we care about your investment by having the best credentials available. We want your home to exceed your expectations and a find out more...

  • What building classes can teach you as an owner builder

    What building classes can teach you as an owner builder. Although it is easier to allow the professionals to simply provide you with the information and expertise, it is also very beneficial to learn about something before you make any life-changing decision. In today's society, when we lack knowledge about a topic we turn to Google or Wikipedia. These can be good resources, at least for a cursory find out more...

  • What is a Certified Green Professional?

    What is a Certified Green Professional and Why should I use one to build my home? Homeowners and homebuyers are increasingly looking for professionals, such as contractors and architects, who are qualified to provide green services. Why? Well, for most people the word "green" simply means environmentally friendly, but it also means energy efficient. An energy efficient home requires less energy to find out more...

  • What can home shows offer you as you build your custom home? (Part 4)

    In this article, we will continue to examine how some specific topics covered by venders at a home show can benefit you as you build your custom home. Built Green Custom Homes has a great deal to offer, regarding energy saving methods as you build your custom home. A home show often brings venders who can demonstrate the different types of furnaces and boilers, and discuss the benefits and draw backs of using each one of these heating methods in find out more...

  • What can home shows offer as I build my custom home? (Part 1)

    When you sit down to design and begin building your custom home, you may be overwhelmed by the number of things required to even begin construction. Questions like: what kind of glass to use in the windows; is lumber or metal support better for your home's structure; and "what is the best kind of foundati find out more...

  • What can home shows offer as you build your custom home? (Part 2)

    We discussed how attending a home show can benefit you as a custom home builder. This time, we will examine how some specific topics covered by venders at a home show can benefit you as you build your custom home. Going Green. Many people are talking abou find out more...

  • What can home shows offer as you build your custom home? (Part 3)

    In (Part 2), we continued discussing how attending a home show can demonstrate energy efficient designs and options for you as you build your custom home. In this article, we will continue to examine how some specific topics covered by venders at a home show can benefit you. find out more...

  • How to get started building your custom home for less: Part 2

    How to get started building your custom home for less: Part 2. In How to get started building your custom home for less: Part 1 we talked about the first steps in getting the custom home you dream of by becoming an owner builder with the help of Green Built Custom Homes. Now that you’ve been approved for your building loan, what’s next in this exciting process? Creating a line item budget. Since y find out more...

  • Learning How to Build Your Own Home

    Learning How to Build Your Own Home. There are so many intricate details of building a home, from foundations to roofing, with choices to make in each step. How does someone with no building experience build their own home? While you may not know how to hammer a nail or install a light switch, you may possess more skill than you think. find out more...

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