Episode 21: Different structural design details by location of building project. Also review of the different structural design types required to obtain permits in different jurisdictions.
Episode 20: Adding architectural design details to make the home more enjoyable and code compliant. Interesting conversation regarding building departments and how they work. Mechanical design discussion to benefit your new home project.
Episode 19: More in depth design details and their benefits. What is structural engineering and design? Why do I need it. WUI, Wildland Urban Interface and how it affects my home and permitting. Different structural design concepts and Mechanical Design. Plumbing, Electrical and HVAC design.
Episode 18: How the building site affects a home’s design. Foundation types and how they benefit a home. Details to properly develop your site plan for your enjoyment and building permits. What is a grading and drainage plan?
Episode 17: Proper positioning your home on your land adds to the home’s value and enjoyment. Setting the floor plan up for entertaining and family enjoyment. Can a home be “wheel chair friendly”, ADA compliant? Cathedral ceilings add to the style of the home.
Episode 16: A fun episode in which Landmark Home and Land Company president Steve Tuma recalls some interesting building situations the company has helped its customers contend with. Landmark Home and Land Company’s reputation for service is well known.
Episode 15: On this episode, Landmark Home and Land company president Steve Tuma reviews the company’s philosophies and methods of helping customers, and why Landmark Home and Land Company’s reputation matters.
Episode 14: On today’s episode, Landmark Home and Land Company president Steve Tuma discusses why renovating a new home is much harder than building a new home, and how can you can build the home you want.
Episode 13: On this episode, Landmark Home and Land Company president Steve Tuma answers Interesting questions from customers on how Landmark can help with designing and building their new home, and addresses some common fallacies regarding Panelized home building.
Episode 12: On this episode Steve Tuma, president of Landmark Home and Land Company, reviews questions about plans and design. How to visualize your home so you know its what you want. What is mechanical design? Why do building departments require so much information to issue a permit? What if your building department does do a plan check, meeting code regulations, and more.
Episode 11: On this episode, Landmark Home and Land Company reviews sorting out if your land and proposed build site are “buildable” and suited to your new home project. Building setbacks, Home Owners Associations, soil tests for septic system and geotechnical reports, height restrictions and topography.
Episode 10: More of the best questions answered! Windows and rough openings for a panelized home. Delivery and details of individual wall panels and roof trusses. Assembly of your new panelized home package. Limited building seasons and how panelized home kits can help you. Is a panelized home like a stick built home?
Episode 9: Interesting and common questions. Benefits of different foundation types. Designing your kitchen and bathrooms. How are panelized home kits priced. Energy calculations and building permits. Lot coverage and setbacks. Siding for my custom panelized home.
Episode 8: Common questions answered. What is a panelized home and how does it compare to stick built, modular, prefab and prefabricated homes? Customization capabilities of Landmark’s panelized homes and what is included. Selecting a foundation type and assembling your panelized home kit. How do I know windows will fit?
Episode 7: Ideas on how to develop the plans for your new home project. Can you draw your own up or should we help you? How do I know plans are good for permits? Will they be usable to build my new home? What if I want to customize a standard or online plan? Working with building departments. Do I need an Architect to design and build my own home? Fitting your new home on your lot. How does a Structural Engineer help.
Episode 6: Benefits of being an Owner Builder and the support you may need. How Landmark’s services and panelized homes help with your design, budget, control of the project and quality and pride of ownership. Building what you want and not being limited by standard plans. Understanding your new home project and getting the right help.
Episode 5: Structural engineering and its benefits for the intended use of the home and the building site. What is done in the structural engineering processes? Can I put a grand piano in my bedroom? Why do homes sink and sag and how to avoid this in your new home.
Episode 4: Permitting and building departments. Working with tough building departments. How to obtain permits when codes are changing and tightening up. Design and code impact when building in different building conditions. The value of unified plan sets where all the information is uniform and matches. Green and energy codes and sun analysis to make your home more comfortable and enjoyable.
Episode 3: Planning and designing your new home is the most important step. Where to start. Are standard plans or online plans usable? Can my friend design the plans? Fitting the home to your building site. Taking our conceptual ideas and getting them into usable plans. Benefits of a one stop shop for plans, engineering, energy codes, and site plans. How proper plans help your project, permitting and budgeting.
Episode 2: Building your new home is exciting and it all starts with the initial design ideas. We discuss preliminary architectural design to fit your family’s needs and lifestyle. How different building sites and geographic locations affect your home's design.