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Make Sure to Stop By Our Booth at the Greensboro Fall Home Show!

The show will be this weekend September 9th and 10th at the Greensboro Colliseum Complex. Open hours Saturday are 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM and 10:00 AM Sunday to 6:00PM.

 

 

Family-Friendly Builder Has Building Lots Available in Greensboro In-Fill Locations

Piedmont Personal Builders is a family friendly custom home builder that specializes in building custom homes on the homebuyer's property throughout the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina.

But we understand that not everyone has a lot to build on. So we have sought out a number of beautiful, in-fill building lots in desirable communities and retained them for availability to our customers.

Here is a current list:

 

3005 Wynnewood Drive in The Noles at New Irving Park in Greensboro

This lot is located in the sought-after New Irving Park area of Greensboro. The lot price is $150,000. We currently have a $657,000, 3,733SF home listed on the property. However, the home is not started yet; so you can build any home plan you would like on this fabulous property.

 

111 Bramble Way in Greensboro National Golf Course just Off Route 158 in Rockingham County

This beautiful wooded lot is just under 1 acre in size. Just minutes from the Guilford County line, but with low, Rockingham County taxes. The lot price is $70,000. We have a $403,900SF 2,641SF home listed for sale here, but, again, we can build almost anything you might have in mind.

Give us a call. We would be pleased to walk any of these building lots with you and discuss how we can meet your housing needs on one of these properties.

 

Piedmont Personal Builders Energy-Star Home Achieves HERS Score of 61, Representing a 39% Reduction in Energy Usage

The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Score is the primary method of comparing the degree of energy savings in an Energy Star Home.

A home built in accordance with the current building code is expected to achieve a rating of 100. That is, it is expected to consume 100% of the expected energy built to those standards. But in order to qualify as an Energy-Star Home, a home must achieve a score of 85 or less, representing a reduction on energy usage of at least 15%.

Numerous techniques are used to achieve these savings, and Piedmont Personal Builders isn't satisfied to meet the minimum requirements. We go above and beyond minimums, including elements such as Radiant-Barrier Roof Sheathing, R-49 Ceiling Insulation instead of the required R-38, Argon-Gas-Filled windows, and aggressive caulking and sealing.

One new feature for homes where gas is not available is the new Hybrid Electric Water Heaters. These heaters use heat-pump technology to heat the hot water in the tank instead of relying on an electric heating element to heat the water in the tank. According to the EPA, these tanks save an average family about $300 per year in electric water-heating costs.

This home achieved a HERS Score of 61, representing a 39% reduction in energy usage compared with an ordinary new home. According to the rating, it should save the owners $820 in annual energy costs. Plus, it is expected to save 5.8 tons of CO2, 19.7 pounds of Sulphur Dioxide, and 7.3 pounds of Nitrous Oxides.

So, by buying a new, Energy-Star Home from Piedmont Personal Builders, you can save money while feeling good about saving the planet!

New Custom Home in Davidson County, North Carolina

Built on 13 wooded acres at the end of a 500-foot driveway, this home achieves the homeowner's desire for privacy.Several unique features include building a custom brick hearth for the wood-burning stove built with bricks salvaged from a damaged, 100-year-old Tobacco-Curing Barn on the property.

The homeowner contributed to the design of the hearth.And the aged bricks link the new structure to the history of the site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Custom Home in Randolph County North Carolina

This recently completed, all brick custom home was built on the homeowner's property iin Randolph County.

The home has numerous unique features requested by the homeowner,including building a complete Office above the Great Room to accommodate the homeowners' need for office space to work out of the home several days per week.

Other features include a Screened Porch, Stone Fireplace with raised hearth, and a built-in bench and cubbies in the Mud Room for their kids' belongings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piedmont Personal Builders 2012 Tour Of Remodeled Homes A Success

Held August 24th through the 26th, we had 118 visitors tour our Media room Remodel at 1205 Mosley Road in Lake Jeanette’s Northern Pointe. Visitors were uniformly pleased with the project, and we made several contacts for follow-up appointments. Posted 12-29-12.

New Addition in Winston-Salem's Historic Buena Vista Neighborhood Looks As If It Has Always Been There

When building on to an existing home, especially a home located in an area noted for historic architecture, one of the primary goals is to make the appearance of the home blend in as closely as possible with the original architecture and with the prevailing architectural character of the neighborhood.

In essence, you don’t want it to be obvious that there has been a new addition. You don’t want the new work to stand out. You want it to look as if it has always been there.

We feel that we have achieved that goal in adding a Great Room, Bathroom, Laundry, Rear Porch and Deck to an existing, 61-year old home in the Buena Vista area of Winston-Salem.

The challenges were several, including designing the roof line to be consistent with the existing roof line; authentic, hand-split cedar shingles with a unique double layer of shingles that cast a heavy shadow line; and matching original windows with true divided lites.

 

 

In order to resolve these issues, we brought in noted residential designer Jim Weisner. Jim’s wealth of experience from 30 years of architectural design, including both new homes and numerous remodeling and addition projects, enabled him to see design solutions that had evaded others who had looked at the same problems. Jim worked out the floor plan and roof line issues to the satisfaction of the homeowners, and was even able to include a cathedral ceiling in the new Great Room to satisfy a specific homeowner request.

 

Passers by will no doubt drive past this home without a clue that anything has changed. And it may seem strange to say that we are proud of having built something invisible. But we are.

Because it looks as if it has always been that way.

 

 

 

 

 

Greensboro Parade of Homes Entry Draws over 450 Visitors

Our entry in the Greensboro 2012 Spring Parade of Homes drew over 450 visitors. The Parade ran from April 28th to May 6th. The home was located in the community of Northern Point at Lake Jeanette.

The 3,455SF home, a single-level design with a Bonus Room/ Bedroom, Bath, and Storage areas upstairs, is based on a unique Frank Betz design.

The all-brick, Energy-Star, home is loaded with extras, including 10-foot ceilings, a 13-foot Coffered Great Room ceiling, two fireplaces, A gourmet Kitchen with pantry, gas cooktop, wine cooler, and Pot filler, A Screened Porch, A central Vac, A 3-car Garage, An irrigation system, and more.

The Home sold shortly after the completion of the Parade of Homes.

 

 

 

 

Brick Match on Attached Garage Addition in Greensboro Solved by Reusing Existing Brick

We recently completed a major remodel in Greensboro that consisted of a Sun Room, an extended Walk-In Closet, a finished Storage Room, and a Third-Car Garage that attached to the existing Two-Car Garage, plus other updates and improvements as well.

However, one of the major challenges was in matching the discontinued brick on the side of the Garage. An alternate new brick was available that was a close, but not exact match to the existing brick.

We consulted with our designer, our brick supplier, and our mason in order to come up with a solution.

The resolution involved salvaging enough brick from the rear of the existing Garage where the new Garage would attach to cover the street-facing side of the new, Third-Car Garage.

The brick was an almost perfect match from the beginning. And although the new mortar was darker initially, it gradually lightened as it cured to the point that it is now virtually unnoticeable where the new mortar meets the old. (Only the new concrete driveway, still in the process of curing, gives it away.)

Since there wasn’t enough of the old brick to cover the new Sun Room and extended Walk-In Closet, we had to do the rear of the home in the new brick. In order to minimize the visual difference between the new and the old brick where they met, we changed the brick at an outside rear corner so that none of the new brick was visible from the street and almost none of the existing brick was visible from the rear yard. We also placed the downspout at the corner in order to conceal the transition.

Remodeling frequently requires coming up with creative solutions to unique problems. We pride ourselves on working with our homeownwers and trade partners to make each project the best that it can be.

Needless to say, the homeowners were pleased with the solution to a potentially very bad brick mismatch problem.

2012 Triad Home and Garden Home Show Moves to LJVM Coliseum Complex

We were pleased to participate in the Winston-Salem Triad Home and Garden Show in its new location in the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum Complex.

The show was held February 17th through the 19th in 2012. Visitors to the show benefited from less congestion and an easier parking situation.

The show was a success and we spoke with dozens of prospective homeowners and future customers and made several contacts for follow-up appointments.

Many of the visitors commented on the easier parking access and the convenience of the location away from downtown congestion.

 

Piedmont Personal Builders Builds Screened Porch for Home in Brown’s Summit

We are pleased with the Screened Porch we built recently for a family in Brown’s Summit

The homeowners needed a Screened Porch to replace their aging deck. They also wanted a side deck for grilling, and a patio for outdoor use.

One challenge was in siting a small trash container at the end of their driveway to keep from blocking their Garage. Another included designing the Screened Porch, Deck, and Patio to fit on the lot close to the area where the existing septic system was located. When building on a property with an existing septic field, approval must be obtained from the county health department. We staked out the proposed porch and deck and scheduled a meeting with a rep from the Guilford County Environmental Health Department to evaluate the impact on the septic field. Fortunately, our layout worked and perfectly avoided any interference with the existing septic tank or field.

We had building plans prepared by a prominent local designer for the homeowners’ approval. In addition to approving the design and layout, the homeowners selected the deck colors and fan design to put their imprint on the project.

They plan to use their new outdoor living area for many years to come.

 

Piedmont Personal Builders Enters Home Addition With Basement in 2011 Greensboro Tour of Remodeled Homes

We are proud of the Addition we built for the 2011 Greensboro Tour of Remodeled Homes.

The homeowners needed more room for their growing family. In addition, they wanted to improve and update the entry from the garage, their laundry, the existing small pantry, and the existing deck. They also wanted to add another bath, a study area for the kids with a built-in  Drop Zone with Cubbies and Study Desk, and more storage in the basement with a new HVAC system. We worked with a preliminary layout from the homeowner, and were able to offer improvement suggestions through our Interior Designer and CAD Services Draftsman.

 

Although the original brick selection had been discontinued several years ago, Pine Hall Brick custom made 10,000 bricks especially for this home. Other challenges included designing the basement with a stepped crawl space with the assistance of our Structural Engineer to avoid undermining existing footers on the rear foundation wall of the home, and installing new beams to support the existing second floor and roof where the first floor walls were removed to open to the new addition.

Thanks to our great homeowners, and our experienced team of subcontractors, suppliers, designers, and dedicated craftsmen, Piedmont Personal Builders has finished yet another beautiful project for another Piedmont Triad family.


 

Piedmont Personal Builders’ Booth Wins Second Place in Raleigh Spring Southern Ideal Home Show

 

We were pleased that our display booth won second place in the standard-sized display category in the Raleigh Southern Ideal Home show. The show was held March 25th through the 27th in 2011 at the North Carolina State Fair Grounds in Raleigh. The show was a success and we spoke with dozens of prospective homeowners and future customers and made several contacts for follow-up appointments. Posted 11-18-12.

Our Inventory Home in North Beech is Approaching Completion
This Brunswick home plan located at 2506 North Beech Lane in the North Beech Community in Greensboro is approaching completion. The home is 2,641 Square Feet and has 4 Bedrooms plus a Bonus Room, 3 Full Baths, 2-car side entry Garage, a Screened Back Porch, and a big, cozy, stone fireplace with raised hearth in the Great Room.

It is conveniently located near Greensboro Country Day School and Jesse Wharton Elementary School. It is convenient to shopping and services, and it is only 20 minutes from downtown and 20 minutes the Piedmont Triad International Airport.

Give us a call (336) 662-0200. We’d be pleased to give you a personal tour. Posted 8-27-10.

 

We Just finished an extensive remodeling an 18-year old home in Raleigh, North Carolina

The home had Kitchen renovations, including a new island and new granite tops. We installed new, wood shelves in the pantry and several closets. We did work in the Master Bath, added built ins, new plumbing fixtures, new windows, and a new door. Plus we screened in an existing porch and did extensive painting. Posted 8-5-10.





We Recently Completed Finishing an Existing Basement in High Point Home

We recently completed finishing an existing Basement in a home in High Point, North Carolina. We added a Full Bath, a Bedroom, a Great Room, and a Kitchenette, along with a new Heat Pump system to heat and cool the basement.

The Home owners did their own painting and cleaning. Posted 7-23-10.





 

 

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