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A spec home is one that a builder constructs without already having a buyer. He builds it on speculation. Spec homes are a good choice for buyers who don't want to have input at each point of construction and who want to... More »

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To find a local pond builder, seek out a certified aquascape contractor or similar professional by conducting a search through your local landscape contractors. You can find contractors in your local phone book or throug... More »

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Mercedes Homes was a residential home builder based in Melbourne, Florida that began operations in 1983. It sold 35 homes in its first year. At the height of its operations, it sold 2,357 homes in 2007 and ranked as the ... More »

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To read a builder's floor plan more effectively, imagine yourself virtually walking through a complete, three-dimensional model of the home as you follow key sections of the plan. Understand the scale of the plan, and us... More »

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Vinyl wall paneling can be purchased at home improvement retailers such as Lowe's, The Home Depot and Menards. High-end designer vinyl wall paneling can be purchased directly from manufacturers such as Walton Plastics or... More »

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Some good types of vinyl molding used on the home include exterior trim, corner posts and baseboards used inside the home. This material is actually a type of polyvinyl chloride, which is a hard type of plastic polymer r... More »

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An insulation R-value chart refers to a table that lists the levels of insulation recommended for different climates and for different areas in the home, according to Energy Star. Some R-value tables detail the specific ... More »

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