Episode 26: How does my new home stand up? discussions on foundations: basements, crawlspace, pier or slab foundations. Poured vs cement block foundations. WUI, Wildland Urban Interface and how is protects from wildfires. Do I need fire sprinklers? Engineer stamped plans are reviewed by Landmark Home and Land. What are Engineered lumber materials? Can I repurpose items for my new home?
Episode 25: An easy going discussion on finishing items such as cabinets, doors, windows, siding and more. Mechanical system design. Insulation for an efficient home is discussed along with some structural details and roof loading. Details on kit home site planning.
Episode 24: Panelized home landscape design and how important it is to the health of the house in general. Kit home landscape designing, lawns, gardens, they’re for more than just putting plants in. There are many other reason to choose certain landscaping over another. It’s not just the beautification of the property, but also functional, technical and safety that needs to be considered.
Episode 23: In this episode we go through some past experiences with customers and projects we have helped design in taking advantage of the views of property that somebody might be building on, controlling the budget and how to avoid pitfalls.
Episode 22: Site plans and what is required to develop a good one. Building department and Home Owner Association requirements. Grading and topographical plans reviewed. All interesting details to understand if you have a more sophisticated building department or complex building site.
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.