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 […]

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Hearthstone Timber Frame Homes

Timber framing is just the kind of traditional craft that we at Hearthstone specialize in. Meticulously practiced for centuries as the preferred method of building construction, the trade and traditions mostly died in the early 1900s as steel mills, high-production saw mills, wire nails, and mass production psychology replaced the art and craft of Timberframing, […]

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Construction Consultation Services Outline

MOUNTAIN CONSTRUCTION CONSULTATION SERVICESWhy use a Pre-Construction Management Consultant?A consultant will represent the client’s interest above all else in reviewing all of the preconstruction services, including site planning, design concept and goals, cost analysis, engineering and much more.Pre-Construction Management ensures that all project costs represent the client’s interests and goals while offering the best value. […]

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Hearthstone of Boone Timber Frame Subcontract Services

Hearthstone NC provides full Timber Frame and SIP Home subcontract services. We work with home owners, builders and architects to create the Timber Frame or SIP home package ideal for each client. Our services include full working drawings and dry-in erection services, including crane rental, and unmatched quality. HearthStone has a full service design staff and provides full […]

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Why Should I Seal My Crawl Space?

In certain climates, a sealed crawl space is recommended for many reasons. If you live in an area that gets a lot of rain or near a water source, you have water evaporating from the dirt under your house. If your crawl space is unventilated, this moisture is trapped under the house and has nowhere […]