Building a new house

Discussion in 'Home, Garden, and Yard' started by chubs, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. chubs

    chubs Well-Known Member

    ...And so it begins. A long time coming but we've finally started. I'll post progress pictures from time to time. Thought it would be a good place to keep track of a timeline.



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  2. curdog1

    curdog1 Well-Known Member

    That’ll be a nice place!

  3. JohnnieWalker

    JohnnieWalker Well-Known Member

    Looks good chubs! Congratulations. What color brick and rock?
  4. ArkGirl

    ArkGirl Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    The elevation drawings looks great. But man...hope you like your neighbors! ;-)
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  5. chubs

    chubs Well-Known Member

    Thanks! Painted brick. Some sort of light brown - tan something or other. My wife has an example house picked out she really likes. Rock is TBD. We are going with the brick color over to Acme this weekend to hopefully settle on rock.

    Yeah...I lost the battle, ArkGirl. My wife was dead set on this lot. Its in a gated neighborhood for whatever that's worth. Close to family etc. I travel too, so she didn't like the thought of being out in the "country" by herself when I'm away. I'm thinking about building as tall of a fence as we can and get a nice outdoor mural painted on it :).
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  6. curdog1

    curdog1 Well-Known Member

    How come your going with a block foundation Vs a poured cement wall foundation.
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  7. chubs

    chubs Well-Known Member

    The simple answer is, I don't know anything about pouring foundations. I can't say I've ever seen a poured concrete wall that didn't use blocks. But, that said, I'll be the first to admit I haven't been actively inspecting foundations.

    That and I guess I trusted the contractor (who does his own foundation work) to provide the best possible solution.
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  8. seark19

    seark19 Well-Known Member

    Would you mind posting your house plans? Sq ft etc?

    We've bought our lots, just trying to save up to build.
  9. dlfarley

    dlfarley Well-Known Member

    A block foundation is by far the most common for houses.
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  10. chubs

    chubs Well-Known Member

    Week 2 -


    Start of week 3 -


    Slab gets poured Wednesday. Framing will start next week.
  11. pharmdeez

    pharmdeez Well-Known Member

    Are you using that just as a safe, or for tornado protection too? Is that in the garage or another part of the house? How big is it and how much did it cost you, if you don't mind me asking?
  12. y hunt

    y hunt Super Moderator Staff Member

    I remember when I built my house. I was lucky I was in the dry before week 3 completed in two months and one week. Built a 3 car carport with less than 500 square foot apartment attached last year took 4 months.
    I like that safe room with slab poured over it. I wish I had one.
  13. chubs

    chubs Well-Known Member

    Tornado shelter. Its in the middle of the house. It will be under the stairs going up to the bonus room.

    It's 4x6. Got it from - $3825 including delivery and crane set.
  14. JB Weld

    JB Weld Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Looks like you are moving right along! Be sure to heat the bathroom floors if they are tile. At least in the master bath. Man! If I could go back in time, I would do that at my house for sure!
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  15. Luv2hunt

    Luv2hunt Well-Known Member

    JB your right. I think a person could build 15 homes for himself and always wish he had done something different. Heated tile, definitely and heated basement floor.
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  16. Luv2hunt

    Luv2hunt Well-Known Member

    Chubs, looks good. Good call on the shelter. I put in a walkout basement and thought that alone would be safe enough. In hindsight, I would have rather had a safe room. Keep us posted.
  17. chubs

    chubs Well-Known Member

  18. ARoutdoorman

    ARoutdoorman Well-Known Member

    Looks smaller than your original plans..or I’m looking at it wrong
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  19. chubs

    chubs Well-Known Member

    We decided to down size and move in as soon as possible....we also liked the idea of a huge wrap around porch. :)
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  20. ARoutdoorman

    ARoutdoorman Well-Known Member

    Plenty of porch space for get together