Responsibilities of Owner and Contractor

POST BUILDING PERMIT NO INSPECTIONS WILL BE MADE IF BUILDING PERMIT IS NOT POSTED. CONSTRUCTION MUST COMMENCE IN A TIMELY MANNER. If construction has not commenced within 6 months of the permit issue date the permit will be invalid and fees shall not be refunded or applied to a new permit or if work is […]

Obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy

To receive a “Certificate of Occupancy” and move in to your new orremodeled home requires that Building Code specifications have been met. When it comes to windows and doors, these requirements often include terms like “egress”, ”tempering” and “DP ratings” that may be unfamiliar to you. “Egress” is the window size dictated for bedrooms with […]

Green Building

OFF THE GRID – ABLE TO FUNCTION IN GRID EMERGENCY “Before designing the home pictured above, I read one of Bill McKibben’s books and he speaks, at one point, about green features being planned into a home to every extent affordably possible. ‘If you cannot go off the grid, remain grid tied, and utilize every […]

Cost Per Square Foot – A Useful Evaluation Tool

It means different things to different people, professionals and layman alike; It could mean: 1)  All costs by heated sq.ft 2)  All costs by total sq.ft. under roof ( garage, guest house, covered porches, outside kitchen, etc.) 3) All costs for the house only: (grading, decks, porches, underground power, well, septic, paving, landscaping, entry gates, etc. […]

Getting Started with Planning and Building

WITH THE QUALITY, CREATIVE, EXPERIENCED BUILDER IN WESTERN NC! VISIT OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL Mountain Construction is a residential Custom Home Builder local to Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Linville, and Lake James, NC. We specialize in New Home Construction, Remodeling and Historic Restoration as well as porches, decks and additions. We are NAHB Certified Green […]

Experience Makes the Difference

EXPERIENCE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE- Living the Art and Craft of Building Sustainable Natural Element Homes. The buzzword in building these days: sustainability. We hear and see it wherever we go, whether we are considering building plans, remodeling or investment in energy savings or energy production for our homes. Says Mark Kirkpatrick, of Mountain Construction and […]

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Building Grid-Tied with Off-Grid Capability

We are Builders and Planners! Check out our website Photo Gallery to see the diversity of our work! Also check out our YouTube Channel and other links we have on our website!In recent years we have focused on keeping overhead down and still producing quality and creative projects. Our competition is generally less experienced and […]

Aging In Place-Designing Your Home for Your Future

Aging in Place Staying in your own home as you age can be cheaper and more pleasant than moving to a retirement facility. We have designed and remodeled many homes with that in mind. With some simple, inexpensive and attractive solutions we can help you stay home as you grow older. These changes will often […]

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Oak Ridge National Laboratories Study on SIP Panels

A study implemented by the US Dept. of Energy’s – Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has demonstrated that a 4-inch SIP panels outperforms 2″x4″ stick and batt construction. Not only that, it even outperforms 2″x6″ construction when comparing thermal performance. A SIP panels provides the structural components. There are no braces or studs to cause openings […]