You'll want to take a look at this custom cabin at Grandfather in Boone, North Carolina. The cabin is designed and built by VPC Builders, a custom cabin full of rustic mountain charm. The cabin features include custom cabinetry, a white birch accent wall, wood finishing, tongue and groove, custom fire pit, and much more. This custom home is the 2016 winner of the North Carolina Home Builders Association STARS Award for Best Single-Family Detached Home between $250,000 and $500,000. The STARS Awards program honors the achievements of home building industry professionals from North Carolina and surrounding states.
VPC Builders operates as a mid-size construction company that is capable of many diverse-sized building projects. The experience gained through the years allows their project managers and superintendents to employ the most innovative construction means and methods in new situations. They work with their clients to meet and exceed their expectations for budget, schedule, and quality. Whether it is a special purpose building, a unique design concept, or a pre-engineered structure, our people apply creativity and good construction practices to get the job done right and achieve outstanding results.
When it comes to building, wood is an abundant and renewable natural resource that is suitable for many types of building construction. Whether it be residential or non-residential, light frame or heavy timber frame, low rise or mid-rise, wood can be used in a variety of building applications. This is because of the many benefits and positive attributes of wood. Wood is a versatile and often cost-effective building material that can enable developers to build more quickly and more cheaply. Wood structures are strong, durable, and resilient. They can be designed to resist major earthquakes and hurricane-like winds. Wood can be used to build striking features like ceilings, roofs, walls, and bridges, resulting in visually appealing structures.
Wood building materials are also good for the environment. They are renewable, biodegradable, recyclable, and they store carbon, which results in a smaller environmental footprint than other building materials. A typical North American wood-frame home design stores about 30 tonnes of carbon. This is equivalent to the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by running the family car for over 5 years.
Wood has carbon-capture benefits. Throughout a tree's life cycle, it removes carbon from the air, but when it eventually decomposes it returns that captured carbon into the soil and the atmosphere. When wood is used in the construction of a log house or home design, however, the carbon remains trapped, at least as long as the building still stands.
Insulation. Compared to other building materials like glass, concrete, and steel, wood has low thermal conductivity, which means it retains heat and makes for a more energy-efficient home. Wood also helps with improved air quality. Some studies indicate that the air quality in wood buildings is better, with fewer toxic emissions compared to some other construction materials. Wooden buildings are, unlike concrete and steel structures, are made from a renewable resource and one that is especially abundant in North America, and that is trees.
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