Old Look, New Twist in Home Construction

Builders looking for a different twist and a new look, will find plenty to evaluate at the upcoming “International Builders Show." The look and appearance of timber trusses, combined with Structural Insulated Panels, will surely be something builders will get plenty of chances to evaluate. Two of the structures built for the show, will incorporate the new up and coming construction trend in building materials.

Boone, NC (PRWEB) December 31, 2004 -- Builders looking for a different twist and a new look, will find plenty to evaluate at the upcoming “International Builders Show”. The look and appearance of timber trusses, combined with Structural Insulated Panels, will surely be something builders will get plenty of chances to evaluate. Two of the structures built for the show, will incorporate the new up and coming construction trend in building materials.

One of the first thing builders attending the national homebuilders convention will see before they ever get into the show, is a demonstration home, designed by Sarah Susanka. This will be under construction in the parking lot of the Orlando Convention Center. As part of this demonstration project, the product suppliers will be raising and lowering a section of this home each day, to demonstrate how fast and easy it is to use SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) and Timber Trusses, to create distinctive homes.

Seeing the construction process is one approach, but showing builders how the products look in the completed stage, is also an option that builders will get a chance to see. Constructed specifically for the convention, the “Not-So-Big Showhouse”, built in Lake Nona, Florida, was completely furnished and decorated so that builders can get a different perspective. The 2900 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 2-bath home, designed by architect and author Sarah Susanka, incorporates the concepts described in her "Not So Big" and "Home By Design" books. The show home demonstrates her design concepts while incorporating the principles of energy efficiency and sustainability, found in SBIC's Green Building Guidelines and the Department of Energy's Building America program. Builders visiting the show house, will find it to be a multi-media learning experience, that mixes audio tours with informational video, and electronic product information.

Sarah Susanka, worked with Harmony Exchange of Boone, NC, on integrating timber elements into both of the homes, showing both craftsmanship and design. Harmony Exchange is also the provider of the structural insulated panels for the demonstration home.

Harmony Exchange, based in Boone, is a national company who specializes in supplying builders with timber frame material and trusses, as well as structural insulated panels. Additional information on the use of timber trusses and SIP panels’ can be found on: www.HarmonyExchange.com

Contact information: Harmony Exchange , Brian Mueller, President 828-264-2314 ext 20    
www.HarmonyExchange.com

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