First of all, please excuse the unexpected as you travel around the B4UBUILD.COM Web site; we’re in the middle of the largest remodeling project in our 20-plus-year history — and NO, we do not have an estimated date of completion.
B4UBUILD.COM has been designed for use by anyone involved with residential construction. First time home buyers will find homebuilding books, a sample construction schedule, information about construction contracts, and a complete overview of the home building process. Move up buyers might find a new idea or a different house style in our photo album. Custom home builders will find a large directory of links to other home building resources and trade associations, as well as, a list of some of our pet peeves, which just might help them avoid conflicts with their clients.
Should you be searching for plans for your next construction project, be sure to look in our Plan Center, where you will find more than 11,500 house plans, home plan books, and blueprints for sheds, garages, log cabins, playhouses, and treehouses. If you are looking for tools or hardware, we have found links to dozens of tool companies and hardware manufacturers. You can involve your children in the construction process and enjoy some quality time together by helping them build a bird house or bat house and surf through our building & construction links 4 kids – be sure to read our short construction story to see who can identify the master builders first. And, just in case you are looking for information that we have yet to provide, you are welcome to look in our Lost & Found for links to other sources of information and some helpful search tips.
We are also exploring the relationships that form between the many people who need to work together to design and build the “perfect home“. Homeowners, home buyers, architects, builders, designers, subcontractors, suppliers, lenders, lawyers, building inspectors, and tax collectors (well, maybe not tax collectors), should all be able to learn something new from someone else who is involved in a different aspect of residential construction. By listening to the viewpoints of others, we hope that our visitors might be able to see the home building process from a different perspective.