Frequently Asked Questions for Georgia's New Construction Listings

S  T  R  U  C  T  U  R  E    Q  U  E  S  T  I  O  N  S 

Is there insulation in the attic? 
Yes, above all living space.

Is there insulation in the garage? 
Yes, next to all living space.  Insulation is not in the exterior wall of the garage.

What are the R Factors?
Walls R13
Attic Blow R38
Boarded Ceiling R38
Bonus Rm Slope R30C

How long does it take to build a house? 
This will depend on the floor plan, the time of year and the weather.  Larger floor plans take longer.  If a house is started in the spring (when everybody else is building) we have to wait longer on subs AND inspectors.  If it is raining, snowing or freezing weather, it will obviously take longer.  Normally 120 – 150 days, (from the time the lumber is dropped) would cover about any house we have on our website unlesss it states different on that web page.

Are storm doors included? 
No, each homeowner would need to provide their own if one is wanted.

Are mail boxes included? 
They are NOT included in Valley Green.

They are no longer in Bankside. There is a central mailbox system now.

There is a central mailbox system in Villages of Greentree and Sundale.

What do I do if I want to pre-wire for music, etc?
We will give you the name of the electrician doing the home.  You will need to work out all the details with him and pay him directly.

Can I get a copy of the blueprints for my house from the builder?
No.  They are copyrighted prints available only from the architect who drew them  Print cost range from $850.00 – $2,000.00 per house.

Can the builder do a fence, or get me a price for a fence etc?
No, fencing is not part of the home, and the builder does not do any type of fence work.  For this service you would need to contact an independent fence company.  Many of our clients have used American Fence Company.

If me, my family, my friend etc. wants to do work on the home, can we do the work and the builder pay us?
No, arrangements have already been made with the current sub contractors on pricing, scheduling etc.  In addition, the builders insurance does not cover uninsured workers.

How much would it cost for the builder to include blinds?
The builder does not install blinds. RC Blinds will install for approx. $75.00 per window, 2 inch white vinyl slats from Home Depot.  Must be paid for up front, outside of the sale price. You can call the blind folks directly;  RC Blinds (615) 604-2266

How much would it cost to put a covered porch on the back of the house?
$14,500 if it has not been framed.  If it has already been framed with the roof on, about $17,500. (These prices are general estimates. Each plan will have to be looked at individually.) If the roof is on already, the cost for this would have to be paid up front.

Do you have any other lots in this community that we can build on or look at?
EVERYTHING that we currently have available is shown on our website.  If you don’t see it here, it is not available.

Is a survey included?
No, it is not automatically included on any existing home that is purchased either.  The stakes you see on the lots have been placed to lay out the HOUSE.  Builders use stake “envelopes” to know where to correctly sit a house on a lot. Sometimes these stakes get moved by children, doziers and neighbors.  They are not accurate enough to place a fence. If you use these stakes and they are wrong, it will be your responsibility to move the fence if your neighbor makes this demand.  You will need to call a surveyor to correctly identify your lot lines to place a fence.  Most fence companies have someone they are used to working with and can suggest a surveyor.  Huddleston Engineering in Murfreesboro surveys lots if you don’t know of anyone

Can I request which side my driveway/garage goes on the house?
No, the placement of the driveways is determined by the water and sewer lines. We are told where to place the lines from the city. The builder has no control over this.

What if I Want to Start a Floor Plan That You Are Already Building on a Another Lot?
The minimum proposed construction fee is $10,000.  Builders pay construction interest on every home while building. It cost money every single day while a home is sitting. They are not going to build the same plan while they currently have one available for sale.

Additional Ceiling Fans – $350.00 per fan; installed – Paid outside of sales price at time of order.

Additional Cable Jacks or Plug Outlets – on homes with NO drywall – $85.00 per outlet, Paid outside of sales price at time of order. On homes with drywall, pricing is provided at the time of selection.

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I go out weekly to check the Stage of Construction UNLESS it is raining or sub-contractors are in the house working.