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SIPS: Structurally Insulated Panel Systems

SIPS: Structurally Insulated Panel Systems

The largest cost of owning a custom home is almost always the cost to build it but the costs of utilities, maintenance, and the cost of insurance must be considered in order to know the true cost of ownership. In custom building, it’s too often that we get preoccupied with the cost of pretty things […]

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Green Construction Component: Fiberglass Pilings

Green Construction Component: Fiberglass Pilings

One of the key ideas to sustainable or Green Construction is the use of long lasting and environmentally friendly components. Simply put a house that lasts 50 years and costs the same as one that lasts 60 is more expensive over the long run. To avoid excessive cost over the life of a building, pre-construction […]

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Green Building and Highpointe DBR

Green Building and Highpointe DBR

Green Building is the practice of sustainable construction which seeks to minimize the impact of a building on the environment by maximizing efficiency over the long term. While Sustainable Building has been gaining in popularity for years, the term “green building” is thrown around fairly loosely these days. Many otherwise well-intentioned contractors who purport to […]

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