The Anatomy of a New Home Build - Part 4: Warm Toes

Radiant heat is one of the most comfortable ways to heat your home. Rather than circulating warm dry air, it warms the floor and that heat radiates up to warm the occupants, the turnings and eventually the air.

The Anatomy of a New Home Build - Part 3: Framing with a Crane

Allied Building has been using pre-fabrication of its building components for almost 10 years now.

The Anatomy of a New Home Build - Part 2: Moving Rocks and Dirt

This home is sited on a large piece of land and the house site has an incredible view of the Worcester Range to the west. The house site sits back from the road almost 900'. The terrain is relatively flat…

The Anatomy of a New Home Build - Part 1

Allied has had a busy Spring and now that Summer is here, our outdoor building season is in full swing. It was a cold, wet spring - almost like we didn't have one and we skipped right to Summer.  That…

What Style Should my House Be?

If you are looking to build your first home, your forever home, or even remodeling your home, the style and appearance is often one of the top 3 priorities. Form can follow function, visa versa, or they…

The Advantages of Working with a Design Build Company

This blog post will walk through all three and explain in detail what to expect and what you will get out of it.

"Go Clean out the Basement!"

Whether it is a clean dry unfinished basement or a dark, damp, moldy space that store old books and holiday ornaments, basements are a hidden treasure for most homeowners.  It is, by far, the most cost…

I Want A New Kitchen!

Remodeling your kitchen is usually the project that will create the greatest change in your home with regard to lifestyle, quality of life, and value.    Depending on the amount of use and the decor, kitchens…

The Difference Between Margin and Markup

There are about as many ways to charge for services as there are contractors. One way or another, the Contractor has to collect more than the actual cost of the materials and labor to cover their overhead…

Cost Plus vs. Fixed Price Contracts

Allied offers both Cost Plus and Fixed price contracts and many times when I first pose the question to clients which they would prefer, they indicate that Fixed price would be their preference. That is,…
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