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Denver Making Sidewalks Their Responsibility

Denver Making Sidewalks Their Responsibility

If a broken sidewalk is reported, it can take an estimated 50 years to get it fixed. According to the city auditor, city sidewalks are your responsibility to fix even though they are in the public right-of-way. Due to a law made back in the 1950s, Denver made home and business owners responsible for fixing them and building them. This was the fallout to a push for updating the city’s main mode of transportation which was decided by the government that cars would be the way. However, not everybody drives – even today.

Sustainability at your home: Rain Water

Sustainability at your home: Rain Water

Colorado passed the ability for homeowners to collect rainwater on their property some time back in 2016. Since then the interest seems to have been snuffed out, but the change in law was a huge step for Colorado and residents who believe in sustainability.

Can I build a garage ADU?

Can I build a garage ADU?

It is a popular request here in Denver, Colorado. A family or new homeowner wants to add to their existing home and spots their garage sitting there vacant. They think to themselves, why not turn this garage into an ADU and rent it out or have an office? It’s a great idea, Sustainable Design Build even applauds thinking outside the box to help with housing issues and population density. However, even with the right home, the right zoning, and neighborhood – turning your garage into an ADU might not be an option despite how perfect it might seem for the job. Here is are some things to consider when planning your garage ADU project.

Former Park Hill Development Still Undecided

Former Park Hill Development Still Undecided

Denver’s Park Hill Golf Course is a sprawling 155 acres of green space for recreation in the neighborhood. However, since its purchase about two years ago, a Glendale-based development firm is still seeking to change a unique preservation easement that forces it to remain a golf course.

America Needs Design-Build Companies

America Needs Design-Build Companies

Building off of a historic economic event, our nation is making large steps to invest in our infrastructure. Just like in 2009 with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, developers and owners are preparing for a large amount of construction post-COVID. To follow through with these plans, owners will look for qualified design-builders to deliver innovative and resilient projects on time and within budget. America needs Design-Build Companies to effectively build infrastructure-based projects with cost and time in mind.

VA Hosptial in Hale Neighborhood Open to Develop

VA Hosptial in Hale Neighborhood Open to Develop

Recently, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has announced the top trends for Sustainable and Green Building in homes all over America. This follows a study revealed during 2021 IBSx Virtual Experience which details, energy efficiency in homes have been becoming the primary driver in homebuying decisions and preferences. From the Summer of 2020, a survey including over 3,00 home buyers, both recent and prospective, have mentioned they prefer their homes to include eco-friendly components and designs.

Lumber prices are finally falling back to normal

Lumber prices are finally falling back to normal

Recently, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has announced the top trends for Sustainable and Green Building in homes all over America. This follows a study revealed during 2021 IBSx Virtual Experience which details, energy efficiency in homes have been becoming the primary driver in homebuying decisions and preferences. From the Summer of 2020, a survey including over 3,00 home buyers, both recent and prospective, have mentioned they prefer their homes to include eco-friendly components and designs.

Lumber Prices Biggest-Ever Weekly Drop As Homebuilding Continues Demand

Lumber Prices Biggest-Ever Weekly Drop As Homebuilding Continues Demand

Recently, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has announced the top trends for Sustainable and Green Building in homes all over America. This follows a study revealed during 2021 IBSx Virtual Experience which details, energy efficiency in homes have been becoming the primary driver in homebuying decisions and preferences. From the Summer of 2020, a survey including over 3,00 home buyers, both recent and prospective, have mentioned they prefer their homes to include eco-friendly components and designs.

Average Denver Home Price Tops $700k

Average Denver Home Price Tops $700k

Recently, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has announced the top trends for Sustainable and Green Building in homes all over America. This follows a study revealed during 2021 IBSx Virtual Experience which details, energy efficiency in homes have been becoming the primary driver in homebuying decisions and preferences. From the Summer of 2020, a survey including over 3,00 home buyers, both recent and prospective, have mentioned they prefer their homes to include eco-friendly components and designs.

Building Costs Rising, Developments Shrinking

Building Costs Rising, Developments Shrinking

Recently, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has announced the top trends for Sustainable and Green Building in homes all over America. This follows a study revealed during 2021 IBSx Virtual Experience which details, energy efficiency in homes have been becoming the primary driver in homebuying decisions and preferences. From the Summer of 2020, a survey including over 3,00 home buyers, both recent and prospective, have mentioned they prefer their homes to include eco-friendly components and designs.

Value Engineering: A Design-Build Mission

Value Engineering: A Design-Build Mission

Recently, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has announced the top trends for Sustainable and Green Building in homes all over America. This follows a study revealed during 2021 IBSx Virtual Experience which details, energy efficiency in homes have been becoming the primary driver in homebuying decisions and preferences. From the Summer of 2020, a survey including over 3,00 home buyers, both recent and prospective, have mentioned they prefer their homes to include eco-friendly components and designs.

Value Engineering: A Design-Build Mission

New Residential Preconstruction: Structural Engineering

Recently, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has announced the top trends for Sustainable and Green Building in homes all over America. This follows a study revealed during 2021 IBSx Virtual Experience which details, energy efficiency in homes have been becoming the primary driver in homebuying decisions and preferences. From the Summer of 2020, a survey including over 3,00 home buyers, both recent and prospective, have mentioned they prefer their homes to include eco-friendly components and designs.

Pre-construction Process for Residential Construction

Pre-construction Process for Residential Construction

Recently, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has announced the top trends for Sustainable and Green Building in homes all over America. This follows a study revealed during 2021 IBSx Virtual Experience which details, energy efficiency in homes have been becoming the primary driver in homebuying decisions and preferences. From the Summer of 2020, a survey including over 3,00 home buyers, both recent and prospective, have mentioned they prefer their homes to include eco-friendly components and designs.

Why You Should Get A Feasibility Study Before Building A Home.

Why You Should Get A Feasibility Study Before Building A Home.

Recently, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has announced the top trends for Sustainable and Green Building in homes all over America. This follows a study revealed during 2021 IBSx Virtual Experience which details, energy efficiency in homes have been becoming the primary driver in homebuying decisions and preferences. From the Summer of 2020, a survey including over 3,00 home buyers, both recent and prospective, have mentioned they prefer their homes to include eco-friendly components and designs.

The Top Sustainable and Green Building Trends in Homes

The Top Sustainable and Green Building Trends in Homes

Recently, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has announced the top trends for Sustainable and Green Building in homes all over America. This follows a study revealed during 2021 IBSx Virtual Experience which details, energy efficiency in homes have been becoming the primary driver in homebuying decisions and preferences. From the Summer of 2020, a survey including over 3,00 home buyers, both recent and prospective, have mentioned they prefer their homes to include eco-friendly components and designs.

America’s Infrastructure Can Benefit From Design-Build

America’s Infrastructure Can Benefit From Design-Build

According to The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the latest infrastructure report card graded the nation’s roads, waterways, airspace, and drinking water. Unfortunately, it was confirmed the American infrastructure is deteriorating. The infrastructure continues to impact communities nationwide which is why The American Society of Civil Engineers gave a “D” grade.

Pandemic Pushes Health-focused Remodel: Sustainable Clean Air

Pandemic Pushes Health-focused Remodel: Sustainable Clean Air

Sustainability and cleanliness go hand in hand, which includes our ability to have sustainable clean air. Environmental damages from the construction industry ultimately affect our surroundings. Air pollution can be reduced when businesses apply green building practices or follow recommended environmentally safe work ethics. There is still a long way to go for complete 100% sustainable construction practices to be the industry norm and that also means we all are still on the path to a cleaner environment. Our air quality does not go unaffected by that fact either, which is why we as a sustainable design-build firm have seen an increase in interest in stronger air cleaning solutions for homes and businesses. It seems beyond the scope of a greener planet to combat air pollution another factor that has pushed this health-centric to remodel and home improvement need, airborne viruses, and pathogens.

Denver sets goals for all-electric construction in new homes and buildings

Denver sets goals for all-electric construction in new homes and buildings

This article originally appears in S&P Global Market Intelligence, Feb. 10th, 2021.
Denver has taken the first steps to set new goals for sustainable construction in future projects, this means the mile-high city will be moving away from natural gas heating.

City and county climate officials announced the policy in a blueprint for achieving net-zero energy status in Denver’s new building stock, released on Jan. 26. In the plan, Denver’s Office of Climate Action, Sustainability, and Resiliency, or CASR, committed to updating the building code in a way that will drive electrification in new homes and commercial real estate over the next decade.

ADU Basement Remodeling: Building an ADU without Framing

ADU Basement Remodeling: Building an ADU without Framing

As housing continues to become more scarce in Denver, city officials have come together to decide on proposals about the number of people (un-related) are allowed to live in a single-family dwelling. Following a developing story from the Denverite, Donna Bryson gives key points about a policy change for one of Denver’s more challenging problems.

Denver Home Prices Reach New Record, Up $100k in a Year

Denver Home Prices Reach New Record, Up $100k in a Year

A certain employee here at Sustainable Design Build has been known to fawn and drool over some of the tile finishes that past clients have chosen to have put into their home remodels. Our guy here argues that each type of tile offers unique benefits to achieve unique looks for any room. Therefore, it’s only fair to provide a little insight into the various tile options homeowners have for their future home remodels. Also in hopes, our team here at SDB can see more impressive tile designs. Doing a mosaic tile remodel finish are an inexpensive and creative way to change the appearance of a room.

Do You Know Your Tile: Mosaic Tile Remodel Finish

Do You Know Your Tile: Mosaic Tile Remodel Finish

A certain employee here at Sustainable Design Build has been known to fawn and drool over some of the tile finishes that past clients have chosen to have put into their home remodels. Our guy here argues that each type of tile offers unique benefits to achieve unique looks for any room. Therefore, it’s only fair to provide a little insight into the various tile options homeowners have for their future home remodels. Also in hopes, our team here at SDB can see more impressive tile designs. Doing a mosaic tile remodel finish are an inexpensive and creative way to change the appearance of a room.

Top 10 Trends For A Home Remodel in 2021

Top 10 Trends For A Home Remodel in 2021

The city of Denver is moving towards the future with an aggressive pace to achieve sustainability through net-zero energy goals in 2030. To achieve this goal, there will be new building codes and regulations to enforce more sustainable design and developments of new homes and buildings.

Homeowners respond to a pandemic with remodeling and home improvement

Homeowners respond to a pandemic with remodeling and home improvement

Being encouraged to stay indoors, many Colorado residents have felt a certain sense of “cabin-fever’. In some homes it is too cramped or outdated, and with options to “get out of the house” becoming increasingly limited a second time, homeowners are looking for solutions. Bur beyond the needs of fitting an entire lifestyle into a home, owners are seeing room for improvements. The once dated bathroom now has an unbearable hue in the eye of the homeowner or the creaking floorboards start to be even louder than usual. Homeowners are spending so much more time in the house, the defects they once tolerated are now becoming a pain point. As a result, a growing number of homeowners all over the Denver area and State have been spending a lot on remodeling.

10 Questions to Ask your Home Remodeling Contractor

10 Questions to Ask your Home Remodeling Contractor

Searching for a new contractor or for a company to handle your latest home improvement project can be tiresome and stressful. Customers can even fail to ask certain questions that can drive a decision if a home remodeling contractor is the right fit. The interview and bidding phase of a home remodeling, renovation, or construction project is if not the most important step for any homeowner. It is your home, your investment. So taking the time to truly understand the type of contractor you are letting into your home is vital. To gain insight into this concern, here are ten questions to ask a home remodeling contractor before hiring them.

Ways to be Sustainable and Green in 2021

Ways to be Sustainable and Green in 2021

Homeowners are remodeling and its because of the pandemic that came into full swing in March. Forcing everyone retreat into their homes, whether they were ready or not. Employers and Schools were forced to implement their virtual offices and remote classrooms ahead of any planned schedule. Despite the initial growing pains, many people have come to prefer remote work.