Zeroing in on energy

When zero equals more: Planned buildings expected to make as much energy, or more, than they burn By David Quick  /  Sep 3, 2017 Updated Sep 3, 2017 Green building templates Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or commonly known as LEED, is a rating system devised by [...]

How to Build Your Home With Confidence

For most of us, buying a home is the largest investment we will ever purchase. It’s the ultimate statement of personal accomplishment. However, you don’t just want any home, you want to build a dream home that is personalized for you and your family. Not someone else’s dream. So how do you start the process [...]

By | 2017-02-22T15:17:52+00:00 October 26th, 2015|Home Building, Process|1 Comment

Antique Framing for your Building Envelope?

  This building envelope is typical for Charleston, SC new homes: Very Leaky and Poorly Insulated. The building envelope is the single, greatest factor effecting a home's energy costs and comfort. Indoor air quality and other operating costs like maintenance and durability are directly dependent on the building envelope. It is the most permanent feature of a [...]

By | 2017-02-23T15:56:12+00:00 May 13th, 2014|Home Building|0 Comments

Is That Resale worth the price?

Many people look to save money while buying a new home. Its human nature to try to obtain the best value for your spending dollar.  And on the outside, and even after the engineering inspection, the home may appear a good deal...but is it really? Let's consider that you and your growing family will most [...]

By | 2017-02-23T16:05:43+00:00 April 2nd, 2014|Home Building|0 Comments

Do Green Homes Really Deliver?

New Study Shows Likes & Dislikes GuildQuality, a leading provider of customer satisfaction surveying for the residential building industry, recently conducted a national survey of homeowners who purchased a National Green Building Standard (NGBS) certified green home built within the past three years. The study, commissioned by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) aimed [...]

By | 2017-02-23T16:10:48+00:00 February 27th, 2014|Green Living, Home Building|0 Comments

Affordable New Homes

A report on the Housing Needs Assessment was just recently published for the Berkley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments by the Charleston Zoning and Planning Departments. A key finding cited the following: "61% of the housing types in the region are single-family, detached; however, with this housing type may not be as desirable in the future.  More [...]

By | 2017-02-23T16:24:08+00:00 February 5th, 2014|Home Building|0 Comments

Charleston Architecture

Decades ago, an architect used a pencil and paper – the inaccuracies were rampant. Then came the age of computers and design shifted to CAD/CAM. As we progress and evolve, we know that the very best home designs and architectural drawings are developed using the Building Information Modeling systems, or BIM. Our Design Team uses [...]

By | 2017-02-23T17:01:24+00:00 December 2nd, 2013|Home Building|0 Comments