Mar 05, 2012
Beyond the bricks: Know your new construction types
05 Mar 2012
Posted by Andrew Kantor
So you’ve got your standard house that we all know and love: Bricks, wooden frame, the usual. And you’ve got your mobile home (hint: check for wheels). But there are a bunch of other species of the American homestead, and Arlington Realtor/blogger Genevieve Concannon wants to be sure you know the difference.
Ergo, she’s posted a nice primer over on AG Beat. (The title doesn’t quite capture the spirit, though: “Sustainable homes now mainstream: know the differences“. I would have gone with “North American Field Guide to Alternative Construction,” but that’s me.)
Do you know the difference between homes built with Insulated Concrete Forms vs. Structural Insulated Panels? Or what an Erdhaus is? How ’bout a passive home? [Insert obvious joke here.]
Might be worth checking out her post to get a quick idea of what else is out there.