A neighbor recently stopped by our Yankee Barn home to ask about the YBH build process. He’d been passing by for some time and had watched from the time our lot was cleared. He became intrigued when the structure arrived and went up. He was amazed by how fast the house was enclosed and started wondering how the entire process worked. He asked me to explain it to him.
This experience made me wonder, “how many other people are curious about the build process of a Yankee Barn Home?” Then it hit me – what a great article this would be. Here, from start to finish is the process – from the mouths of the people who know it best; the staff at Yankee Barn Homes. Should you be considering a build now or in the future, this piece will answer questions, help you understand what happens and when, and “Demystify” the process.
1. At Yankee Barn Homes, you’ll enjoy an interactive design and build experience. This is to say; the client will be very involved through the entire process. The client begins by speaking with (by phone or on-line) with a skilled customer service representative. The representative will have as many conversations with the client as necessary to help define what best suits their needs. This usually includes discussions about size, style, budget, etc.
2. The client is assigned to a personal “Design Manager” who will guide them through the rest of the process: site placement, exterior design, roof lines, window placement, porches, decks, siding, trim, basic landscape.
3. Once the home design and site placement has been determined, a 3D plan is drawn and brought to life in a web-based meeting. The client can walk around and through their new home. During this process is the time clients may make additions or subtractions; in real time as the meeting is occurring.
4. At this point, the Design Manager oversees the project as refinements are made, plans are drawn, contractors are engaged and the building begins.
5. Depending on size and complexity, homes are completed in the shop in 4 to 6 weeks; delivery to the site is then arranged.
6. Once on site, it will take 10 to 12 days for the shell to go up and be enclosed.
From here your contractor takes the reigns while your design manager also stays with you as siding, roofing, doors, etc., are added. In a very few months, you’ll be in your new Yankee Barn home.
NOTE: To see more on this barn home, please go to Grantham Lakehouse