Custom Home Building Blog by Sawlor Built Homes

Energy Efficient Homes - The Way to Build

There are different ways of achieving energy efficiency in a house. The passive house and net zero approaches are two of the best, as a passive house uses very little energy and a net zero house produces as much energy as it consumes.

Home Automation

Long ago, having a cable and a phone jack in your home was considered high tech. Today’s homes are bigger and more complex than ever before.

Passive House Project: Update #3

Despite the harsh winter conditions (2 major storms in 1 week!), the second floor is complete and our Passive House is ready for the roof structure. 

Passive House Project: Update #2

The first floor of our passive house project is installed. Thank you to our crew for keeping the jobsite neat and tidy. Great job!

Jobsite Safety - Safe Solution

When you are researching custom home builders for your new home, be sure to find out if they are Safety Certified; this means they have taken the time and effort...

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I was very impressed with the personal attention to the project, from our first exploratory meeting to the closing day. You were always accessible to answer my most irritating...

Greg & Sara

Testimonials

Accounts tweeting on innovation, industry and consumer issues with houses and energy use.

Twitter accounts covering innovation and consumer issues with the tech in our homes.