Building Series

Designing a Dream, Building a Mountain Home, All Under One Hat

by Brian Welch March 8, 2019
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Part 8 – Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, and Testing With the exterior waterproofing of the home well underway, the focus turned to the interior organs.  This was the one area that I was by far the least familiar with and the least comfortable doing.  I felt good about […]

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Designing a Dream, Building a Mountain Home, All Under One Hat

by Brian Welch February 22, 2019
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Part 7 – Framing, Trusses, Walls, Weather Proofing…and Family Trusses and Lumber During the development of the plans, I started pricing lumber and trusses to ascertain a budget. This also allowed me to review truss and lumber companies where I could value engineer or adjust […]

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Designing a Dream, Building a Mountain Home, All Under One Hat

by Brian Welch February 15, 2019
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Part 6 – Footings, Foundations, Slabs, Inspections, and Backfill…in January While I was waiting for permits, I started preparing for the construction work.  I lined up my excavator, staked outbuildings corners and set elevations for excavation, and sent plans out to subs to price out […]

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Designing a Dream, Building a Mountain Home, All Under One Hat

by Brian Welch January 24, 2019
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Part  3 – Land Search, Home Style…and Hospitals Despite what the impressions may be, there aren’t many lots available in the area; the good ones go quickly while the rest are analyzed over and over.  There are a lot of questions that we get when people […]

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Designing a Dream, Building a Mountain Home, All Under One Hat

by Brian Welch January 10, 2019
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Part 1 – Engineers, Architects, Contractors…and Spare Time There’s often a disconnect or bias between engineers, architects, and contractors; some contractors believe designers don’t know how to apply real life to paper and some designers think that contractors can’t read or follow plans (and that’s […]

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