Riverbend’s architectural team has created a new series of plans designed as Ready-to-Build. This is our PerfectFit™ series. These plans feature distinctive designs with signature timber framing and creative layouts that make the most out of smaller spaces. By selecting a PerfectFit™ floor plan, you move directly into the Preconstruction phase which speeds your overall project timeline and enables you to start building your home more quickly. Also, check out our PerfectFit™ Webinar.
Before you are ready to start the process of choosing your perfect timber frame home, there are some important factors for you to consider. Finding that perfect piece of land, determining when you want to build your dream home, and, of course, how you intend to finance it. Here are some things to consider in each of these areas as you begin your custom home journey.
When searching for land, here are some factors that you may want to consider.
The process of building a timber home can vary greatly. By selecting the PerfectFit™ process, you can significantly reduce your project’s timeline. Until you are ready to start building, keep these guidelines in mind:
1 Year or More Before You Start: Gather ideas and start to develop your design and layout preferences. A lot can change over time, so don’t worry about the details at this point.
6 Months – 1 Year Before You Start: If you have not already, now is the time to set an overall budget for the cost of the home, purchase land, and create a list of must-haves and wants for your design.Next Step
Visit our floor plan gallery and filter the plans by PerfectFit™. Browse the renderings, layouts, and signature timbers to find the plan that best fits your style and needs. PerfectFit™ designs feature hybrid timber home construction.
Contact your Client Representative to discuss your project goals and get a quote for your chosen plan. We will also discuss your overall building budget and which of our construction services is the best fit for your needs.Next Step
Once you have chosen a plan and construction solution (see step 6), you will sign your PerfectFit™ Base Contract and move into the Preconstruction Phase, which includes design refinement and the creation of plans that you can use to get bids from potential builders.
Note: Design changes can impact the timber and SIP materials and result in a change to the PerfectFit™ Base Contract price.Next Step
At Riverbend, design congruity is very important. The best way to ensure the consistency and quality of your design from original plan through construction is to create a full set of detailed, engineered construction drawings. The Riverbend Design team will create the construction drawings for your home. Our manufacturing team will use these drawings to fabricate the timbers and SIPs. Then, your builder will use them during the construction of your home.
During this phase, the following steps also occur:
Manufacturing starts with Riverbend’s fabrication of your timber frame and structural insulated panels (SIPs). During the manufacturing phase:
Meanwhile, at your build site, you and your general contractor will:
The Riverbend Base Contract for PerfectFit™ includes:
Materials and Installation of:
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