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Chapter 5 Insulation & Drywall – Building a Custom Home in North Carolina

Insulation Installation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUqkkeMqjcE The mechanicals, HVAC, and plumbing are set and the bones of your home are standing strong. It is time to get some walls in! The first step in this phase is the installation of insulation. The insulation batts, are fiberglass rectangles that vary in thickness anywhere from 3.5-in thick to 5.5-in thick [...]

Chapter 4 Mechanical – Building a Custom Home in North Carolina

Custom Home Mechanical https://youtu.be/j-ZorevzRSc?list=PLJ_gYvyX5oxcHM48Kn3mDb7HyOSFVA_m_ The next step in building a custom home after getting it framed is installing the mechanicals which are plumbing, HVAC, and electrical. We like to think that if the framing is the skeleton of the house, the mechanicals are the organs that bring it to life. These are the things [...]

Chapter 3 Framing – Building a Custom Home in North Carolina

Custom Home Framing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK8Pq7RWAkg This part is quite exciting because you can start to see the home take shape! You can imagine what the rooms will look like and start to picture the finishes you have chosen. There are two sets of plans used to build a house. There are the architectural plans which [...]

Chapter 2 Foundation – Building a Custom Home in North Carolina

Custom Home Foundation https://youtu.be/W_uf2jecdTI After your lot has been cleared and prepped, it is time to start the foundation of your soon-to-be beautiful custom home! The first part is the footing which is basically a concrete trench laid out by our surveyors built with structural steel. It is inspected and then filled with concrete. It [...]

Chapter 1 Your House on Your Lot – Building a Custom Home in North Carolina

In Chapter 1 Your House on Your Lot of our web series Building a Custom Home in North Carolina, we are going to start from the ground and work our way up. https://youtu.be/qCwoH64yqKY The first part of building a house is figuring out where you want to live. Sounds simple enough, right? Generally speaking, there [...]

YouTube Series Launch – Building a Custom Home in North Carolina

Have you seen our web series how to build a custom home in North Carolina? Today we launch our brand new web series 'Building a Custom Home in North Carolina' on our YouTube channel. Over the next couple of months, in 11 in-depth chapters, we are going to explore the custom home building process [...]

Bluefield Builders Supports Bikes for Tikes Fundraiser

Two of the Bluefield Builders’ own, Tom and David, are avid bicycling fanatics and belong to a cyclists’ group called the Brawley Drafters. Each year, the group hosts a fundraiser called Bikes for Tikes, which raises money to purchase bikes and helmets for underprivileged children in Iredell County. It has generated enough proceeds to purchase [...]

5 Reasons to Build a New Custom Home vs. Buying a Resale Home

So you are on the market for a home and debating whether you should move in to a resale or build your own new home. Does this sound about right? With all of those resale options available, it can be a tantalizing opportunity to simply pick a home and move in. But what if you [...]

Helping Lake Norman and Charlotte Area Realtors Understand Custom Home Building

On Thursday October 22, 2015 Arthur Rutenberg Homes by Bluefield Builders hosted a seminar for area Realtors: What Realtors Must Know About Custom Home Building. Our Sales Consultant, Kim Blanton taught this informative class to over 20 area Realtors. Topics covered were: The Realtor’s Role and Responsibility in the Process Due Diligence in evaluating home [...]

The Whatley Residence

The Whatley’s chose to build a customized Camden with finished attic space while saving many of the trees already on the lot in hopes of creating a wonderful outdoor living space with a fire pit in the future. For a year while the house was being built the Whatleys rented a house literally right around the corner from their lot and became friendly with all the trades, as well as their construction manager David Timmerman.