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.
Episode 1: Panelized, modular, prefab or stick built homes reviewed. How to properly develop a home design and plans for our new home as an owner builder. Discussion of architectural and structural plans and energy codes. Developing an accurate and complete set of plans to submit for permits for your specific building site and building department.