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By Kerry in Newport News, VA on 3/17/2007


Things that we have learned so far; this may not be news to some of the seasoned vets on this site.  But it may help others.

Food for thought:

1) When ordering floorplans (blueprints) through the mail or off the Internet (we are getting ours from coolhouseplans),  keep in mind that most of these companies DO NOT adjust the blueprints for local codes to where you will be building your house.  This will normally be an extra expense to you later as your blueprints will need to be approved by codes and compliance prior to breaking ground.  We have decided to order the "DWG" CAD files only from the website, and take the plans to a local designer and have them set for local codes.

2)  We will be installing our radiant heated flooring ourselves.  Due to having radiant heating, this will add approx 3/4 inches to our foundation as we need to cover the heating tubing with fresh concrete to make the floor base.  THIS WILL AFFECT the length of the pipes that the plumber has to install within the foundation.   The pipes that come up out of the floor into the house (i.e; bathrooms, kitchens) will have to be longer than standard size to account for the extra concrete.

3)  Radiant flooring also affects HOW framing can be adhered to the floor.  All interior framing should be secured to the floor with adhesive (industrial concrete or other adhesive types).  The standard method of attaching the framing to the floor with nails will puncture the underlying radiant floor tubing/wiring.

In our framers' labor agreement we have placed a clause within it stating this information to the framers.  We have also stated that they agree not to hold the owner-builders responsible for the funding of ANY repair work that needs to occur due to NOT securing the framing correctly for radiant floors.  This also states that they will not place a lien against owner-builder for financing the repair work as the repair work will be at their cost should it be necessary.  " I know, I know, good luck on getting someone to sign."

We have learned much more than this, but those are the main four points at this stage that I can think of right now.

Until next time!!!
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By Michele in Stafford, VA on 3/20/2007


Thanks Kerry!  Its nice for people to post as they learn new things, I appreciate it!

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