1. What Are As-Built Drawings?

    During any construction project, designers and architects go to great lengths to perfect the plans before the contractor ever breaks ground on the foundation. They plan for every contingency they can think of.   However, once construction begins, there will be changes made — some because the own…Read More

  2. 5 Popular Architectural Styles for Custom Homes

    When you build a home based on custom house plans in Houston, the sky’s the limit when it comes to layout and design. Still, there are several popular architectural styles that have stood the test of time that you may want to consider. These styles for custom homes can serve you well in their cla…Read More

  3. Learn What Building Code Violations Are and How to Avoid Them

    Construction without a permit can result in work that does not meet code. Learn about building code violations If you are not the home builder or remodeler, chances are the only time you hear about building codes is when some catastrophe has happened and is being blamed on building code violations.…Read More

  4. Buying vs Renting a Home, Which Is Best?

    Are you ready to move out of that apartment into a house? A Look at Buying vs Renting. Purchasing a home is a huge decision that requires you look beyond the aesthetics of a house, or if the neighborhood has a pool and what type of neighbors or school district you may be in. There many questions you…Read More

  5. Building a Home In Houston? Learn How To Read A FEMA Flood Map

    Flood Insurance Rate Maps "FIRM's" are commonly known as a FEMA flood map. Here's how to read one. If you are planning to build a new home or thinking of purchasing an existing home in a Houston flood plain, you need to do your research. Since the 1970's the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FE…Read More

  6. Things To Consider When Building A Custom Home

    Building a custom home is a lifetime investment, as well as a dream for many individuals. Because of this, it's extremely important to get the floor plans for your custom home right. After all, it's much easier to adjust a home designer's draft than it is to modify a home that has already been built…Read More

  7. 7 Top Questions To Ask Before Hiring a Contractor

    Ask These Seven Questions to Make Hiring a Contractor Less Risky Building a new home or remodeling your old one can be exciting as well as challenging. The key to a smooth experience is to hire a reliable contractor to oversee the job. So, what questions should you ask before you sign that contract?…Read More