Concrete/General homebuilding questions
August 10, 2011 9:15 AM Subscribe
Looking into building a house near Golden/Boulder CO area. Planning on using ICF's. Looking for suggestions of almost any kind. Would like the house to be about 2000sqft. Am a teacher and worked construction for several summers (but only w/ stick built houses) a few years ago so I will have some time and rudimentary knowledge. Trying to keep the house as simple as possible to keep costs down. Simple rectangular shape and roof and trying to avoid the need to any custom building supplies. If we keep it under $300,000ish we won't need financing. Is it possible?
posted by no bueno to home & garden (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Any good home building blogs to read?
What would you do differently if you built your house again?
I like the look and idea of concrete floors. I understand they can be cold(considering a radiant heat system but not sure about cost) and loud, and hard but I still think I want them. Bad idea?
Best type of insulation to use on the roof?
We love windows. Will this completely defeat the purpose of using ICF's even if we use low-e windows?
Anything else I should consider, let me know. Always up for some good reading too. Thanks!