Advanced Builders & Contractors Blog: Archive for the ‘New Construction’ Category

Renovation vs. New Home Construction

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

“To renovate or build a new house?” This is one of the eternal questions homeowners find themselves facing. It doesn’t come with easy answers. However, you have come to the right place to find solutions. Advanced Builders & Contractors has a long history of serving Los Angeles area homeowners with all types of construction projects, from basic additions and renovations to full home construction. Below we’re going to go into a bit more depth about the “renovation vs. new construction” question.

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Innovative Building Materials for a Luxury Custom Home

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

It can be argued that there is no greater asset than your home, as not only is it a great investment in which to funnel your money, but it is potentially a great channel to pass on your legacy of hard work and financial responsibility to future generations of your family.

As such, when you are looking into building a luxury custom home, you want to choose the finest building materials—materials that will be classy, innovative, and stand the test of time. To maximize the value of your custom home in 2020, it should be constructed with several important points in mind:

  • It should be as eco-friendly as possible, helping your home achieve energy efficiency to save on electric costs and reduce its carbon output.
  • It should be able to hold up in the face of inclement weather and heavy use, limiting the cost of future repairs.
  • It should be designed in a way that you can achieve maximum functionality of all of its square footage.

To check off these boxes, there are a number of innovative building materials that you should give top consideration for your custom home in 2020.

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5 Benefits of Choosing New Home Construction

Monday, October 12th, 2020

frame-of-new-houseMaking the choice to build your own home rather than purchase one already on the market is among the biggest decisions you may ever make, both in terms of your budget, your family, and your lifestyle. There are plenty of reasons to purchase an existing house rather than go the route of a new home construction in Calabasas, CA with professional contractors, and you’ll give careful consideration to all the factors involved before you make a final decision.

In this post, we’re going to focus on specific benefits of new home constructions, some of which you may not have known about or given much thought to. If you’re on the fence about new home construction, one of these may tip you one direction or another. We strongly recommend you call our team to request an estimate and a consultation so you can make the best decision based on your situation.

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Building a Home on Sloped Land

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Hillside_Luxury_HomeWhat to Know Before Construction Begins

Building in certain areas is a challenge. Building codes and restrictions can sometimes get in the way of the customers’ dreams for their home. When sloped land is present, the challenges are even greater. If you are building a new home or remodeling in Los Angeles, Malibu, Beverly Hills, Studio City, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Calabasas, and surrounding areas, listen up because sloped land is everywhere in these popular renovation and building locations.

Why Do People Build on Sloped Land?

For those who grew up in a predominantly flat area, the option to build on a hill is virtually nonexistent. But in hill-rich areas throughout California, there is little compromise and building on a hill is essential. However, the essential need for a residence is not the only advantage to building on a hill. Here are just some of the benefits of building a hillside home in California.

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Hillside Construction

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

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Building on Hillside

Many homes in and around Los Angeles are considered “Hillside.” This can mean captivating views, using a naturally cooling breeze, creative architectural and structural options, and the ever-stunning infinity edge pool … but it can also have some challenges. Hillside Construction requires skill and experience to make sure your home is not only beautiful, but safe and long-standing.

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The 4 Best Reasons to Hire a General Contractor for Home Construction

Monday, November 25th, 2019

blueprints-for-house-constructionWhen you’re looking to build your dream house, you have options for how to plan the construction. One way many people go about it is through the process of hiring all the contractors themselves. The philosophy on this is that it “takes out the middleman” that comes with hiring a general contractor, and therefore it saves time, money, and eliminates hassles.

Except… none of this is true. Trying to handle the slew of contractors on your own with a construction manager to coordinate them is a risk. The best route is to go with the general contractor who works with subcontractors—or has all of them in-house—and then gives you an estimate.

There are many reasons to hire a general contractor when you’re planning home construction. Here are the four best:

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The Steps of New Home Construction

Monday, January 21st, 2019

frame-of-new-houseBuilding your own house. It’s an exciting concept. It’s also an intimidating one. You know this is an immense project, and the first question you’ll be asking yourself is “Where do I even begin?”

We can answer this question for you. It’s a pretty simple answer: you begin with contacting a professional contractor to handle planning the construction and then doing the actual work. There are many general contractors in Encino, CA and throughout the Los Angeles Area, but one of the reasons we recommend you work with us is because we put all the steps of a new home construction under a single company roof.

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Trends in New Construction: What are Los Angeles Buyers Looking For?

Friday, July 21st, 2017

After some leaner decades in residential new construction, the number of new homes throughout the Los Angeles and Southern California area are once again trending upward. Much of this spike is to offset an increasingly low inventory of available homes as Los Angeles continues to see very strong population growth.

According to recent statistics, Los Angeles’ economic growth was responsible for bringing in more than 230 thousand new residents during the five-year span between 2010 and 2015, and this rate of growth continues to increase. With only 40 thousand new homes being built during the same period, it becomes easy to see that many more new construction homes will continue to be needed to supply the growing demand for housing.

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Stop By Encino the Next Time You Visit Los Angeles

Monday, February 6th, 2017

new-construction-ABC-Los-AngelesLos Angeles has lots of wonderful neighborhoods to explore, and one of our favorites is often overlooked. Encino, a Spanish term for “evergreen” or “holm oak,” was named after the beautiful oak trees found in the valley—or perhaps just one in particular. The Encino Oak Tree, also called the Lang Oak, was a 1,000 year-old tree, felled naturally in El Nino storms in 1998. However, you can still visit a monument in honor of this historic tree on the corner of Ventura Blvd. and Louise Ave.

There’s lots more you can do in Encino, though. Check out our favorite neighborhood hot spots and family hangouts, and visit Encino if you’re exploring the LA area.

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To Buy or To Build: 10 Benefits of New Home Construction

Monday, April 25th, 2016

You want a new home, but you are debating whether you should build a new one from scratch (with the help of a great team, of course) or if you should just buy one that’s already standing. At Advanced Builders & Contractors, we know the value of seeing your new house become a home. Here are ten reasons we think you should customize a brand new home, rather than choosing one that was pre-designed for any potential buyer.

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