Q. Is there a charge for a cost estimate?
A. No. We will provide you with a cost estimate free of charge. We only need to clarify exactly what you want and expect in your new home.
Q. What type and size homes does Barden supply?
A. We design and supply all sizes, types and styles of homes: traditional, contemporary, colonial, secondary, vacation, etc. We will custom design the exterior and interior to suit your personal preferences.
Q. Does Barden supply "pre-fab" or "modular" homes?
A. Absolutely not! We design and supply only custom engineered, open panel homes. Our exterior walls are 2x6, while our roof trusses are 2x6 or larger, and we engineer both to exact specifications at any one of our two plants.
Q. Do we have to purchase one of the homes in your catalog?
A. No. We have designed our catalogs to feature over 120 design alternatives which we can alter at your request. We acknowledge that it is virtually impossible for us to have designed the perfect layout for you right down to the smallest of details. We will design and supply from your plans and/or ideas.
Q. What about the quality of construction in your homes?
A. We take great pride in our unique standard specifications and suggest that you familiarize yourself with them. We're sure you'll agree that most of our standards are normally optional upgrades and perhaps not available with other suppliers.
Q. What if we do not own a lot to build on?
A. Your independent dealers also have access to available lots in our marketing areas and would be happy to assist you in your search.
Q. What is the price range of your homes?
A. The cost of your new home, excluding land, will range from $80,000 to over $450,000 depending on the size, style and design. Your independent dealers make every effort to design a home within your preferred budget.
Q. Is there financing available for my building lot and Barden home?
A. Yes, please refer to the financing link on our homepage for more information.
Q. What does it cost per square foot to building a Barden home?
A. This commonly asked question has no one answer for custom homes and is not recommended when shopping for price. Specifications and style vary too widely and design can impact the actual cost too much to provide a fair competitive analysis. We bid all of our home packages on an individual basis, which insures a more accurate price quote.
Q. Can we just hire you to design a home for us?
A. Unfortunately no. We only offer this service to prospective clients who are seriously considering us as their designer/supplier.
Q. What is the normal course to follow in our making a buying decision?
A. There are three phases we go through prior to expecting any type of decision from you. The first phase is an informal meeting with your Independent Dealer's office to exchange information and discuss specific goals and objectives. The second phase is more design oriented to insure that the home you are discussing is within your preferred budget guidelines. The third phase, which involves a contract with us, is a final clarification of the design, finishing amenities and on-site costs. Regardless of how much time is needed to finish each phase, we want you to be well-informed and completely comfortable with your decision.
Q. How long does the building process take?
A. It normally takes two to nine months from start of construction to finish. It may take longer depending on complexity of home and the availability of sub –contractor trades in your area. You can better determine construction milestones upon finalization of the design.
Q. What if we would like to do some of the work ourselves?
A. Your independent dealer will price your home on a completed basis. You should discuss with them the options of an “Owner/Builder”, “Do-It-Yourself” or “Turn-key” program. Together you can determine what best suits your needs.
Q. What does it take to get started?
A. When the design and price are acceptable, we require a minimal deposit with the contract, which can be as little as $250 depending on the home.