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Mission-Mod Blog House Walls Go Up

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The walls go up on the Mission-Mod Blog House designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri. Subscribe to the blog www.tradesecrestbyjorge.com and follow the progress of this custom home as we offer tips to master the learning curve of custom construction. For more on the builder, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

The walls go up on the Mission-Mod Blog House designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri. Subscribe to the blog www.tradesecrestbyjorge.com and follow the progress of this custom home as we offer tips to master the learning curve of custom construction.

This week the Mission-Mod Blog House began to take shape as the walls went up on the first floor of this 4,600 square foot custom home designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri. This is a good time to talk about the engineering of masonry block construction (also known as CMU). In certain parts of Florida, building code requires that the first floor of a home be constructed out of masonry block filled with reinforced concrete.

The walls go up on the Mission-Mod Blog House designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri. Subscribe to the blog www.tradesecrestbyjorge.com and follow the progress of this custom home as we offer tips to master the learning curve of custom construction. For more on the builder, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

The walls go up on the Mission-Mod Blog House designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri. Subscribe to the blog www.tradesecrestbyjorge.com and follow the progress of this custom home as we offer tips to master the learning curve of custom construction. For more on the builder, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

Masonry block alone does not carry the weight of the home. It must be filled with rebar (steel rods) and concrete inside the cells of the block for the walls to support the structure of the home. The way masonry block behaves structurally is by lining up the cells and filling them with reinforced concrete every four feet and at every opening in the home to create a series of vertical concrete columns that will carry the structural load from above.

Masonry block walls go up on the Mission-Mod Blog House designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri.  THe masonry block (also known as CMU)  will be filled with reinforced concrete. Subscribe to the blog www.tradesecrestbyjorge.com and follow the progress of this custom home as we offer tips to master the learning curve of custom construction. For more on the builder, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

Masonry block walls go up on the Mission-Mod Blog House designed and under construction by Orlando Custom Homebuilder Jorge Ulibarri. THe masonry block (also known as CMU) will be filled with reinforced concrete. Subscribe to the blog www.tradesecrestbyjorge.com and follow the progress of this custom home as we offer tips to master the learning curve of custom construction. For more on the builder, go to www.imyourbuilder.com

At the top of the masonry block walls are lentil blocks installed that have U-shaped openings. These line up with the adjacent masonry block and will be filled with reinforced concrete to create a horizontal, continuous beam around the perimeter of the home. Next, work begins on framing the second floor of the home. Workers also will create a cast-in-place radius beam over the front door that will be filled with concrete to carry the weight of the tower entry.

Click the video below to watch a recap of the Mission-Mod Blog House construction process thus far:

Check back again next week as we document the structural frame work for the second floor.

The Mission-Mod Blog House Groundwork Begins

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Laying the Groundwork For the Mission-Mod Blog House:

The Mission-Mod Blog House located in the gated community of Heathrow, Heathrow, Florida. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed the home and is constructing the 4,600 square foot home. Follow the step-by-step construction of this home as Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri helps you master the learning curve of custom home construction.

The Mission-Mod Blog House located in the gated community of Heathrow, Heathrow, Florida. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed the home and is constructing the 4,600 square foot home. Follow the step-by-step construction of this home as Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri helps you master the learning curve of custom home construction.

 

This week, groundwork is underway on the Mission-Mod Blog House by Orlando Custom Builder Jorge Ulibarri in advance of the concrete foundation pour. Here’s what happens in this phase:

Groundwork begins on the Mission-Mod Blog House located in the gated community of Heathrow, Heathrow, Florida. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed the home and is constructing the 4,600 square foot home.

Groundwork begins on the Mission-Mod Blog House located in the gated community of Heathrow, Heathrow, Florida. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed the home and is constructing the 4,600 square foot home.

The installation of the underground electrical and plumbing systems of the home.

Groundwork begins on the Mission-Mod Blog House located in the gated community of Heathrow, Heathrow, Florida. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed the home and is constructing the 4,600 square foot home.

Groundwork begins on the Mission-Mod Blog House located in the gated community of Heathrow, Heathrow, Florida. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed the home and is constructing the 4,600 square foot home.

Placement of the steel reinforcements for the footings. Remember that footings are sections of the concrete foundation that are larger and deeper to carry the weight loads of the home.

Steel reinforcements for the footers of the foundation as groundwork begins on the Mission-Mod Blog House located in the gated community of Heathrow, Heathrow, Florida. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed the home and is constructing the 4,600 square foot home.

Steel reinforcements for the footers of the foundation as groundwork begins on the Mission-Mod Blog House located in the gated community of Heathrow, Heathrow, Florida. Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri designed the home and is constructing the 4,600 square foot home.

Termite treatment of the foundation

Now, here a few tips to consider in this phase of new home construction:

Before the concrete slab is poured, it’s a good idea to review your electrical outlet locations and make sure that you have ample floor outlets for lamps, technology, a piano etc. in spaces such as the living room, family room and office.

Check the location of the main electrical panel that will be located on exterior wall. Make sure on the opposite side of that wall, in your interior living space, that the exterior panel is not near a bed. Some clients have concerns about electro-magnetic fields produced by the power running through the panel. It is best to avoid placing the exterior panel on the opposite wall of where a bed would be located.

Stay tuned this week as we lay the foundation of the Mission-Mod Blog House and offer tips for this important step in new home construction.

Mission-Mod Blog House

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Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri

Master the Learning Curve of Custom Construction by following Jorge Ulibarri’s Blog House

A step by step documentation of the construction of a 4,600 square foot “Mission-Mod” home designed and built by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri.

 

The rendering shows the home to be built on a one-third acre lot in the gated country club community of Heathrow in The Reserve neighborhood. The lot is the last available in that neighborhood and sits at the end of a cul-de-sac with some unique site and design challenges.

The one third acre lot is the site of the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. The lot is located in the gated country club of Heathrow, in The Reserve neighborhood. It is the last available lot in The Reserve.

The one-third acre lot is the site of the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. The lot is located in the gated country club of Heathrow, in The Reserve neighborhood. It is the last available lot in The Reserve.

The lot is surrounded by walls on two sides, including the back so the home’s design must visually compensate by creating a beautiful pool and backyard resort oasis view.

Elevation of the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Master the learning curve of custom construction by following this step-by-step documentation of the home's construction. For information, go to www.Imyourbuilder.com

Elevation of the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Master the learning curve of custom construction by following this step-by-step documentation of the home’s construction. For information, go to www.Imyourbuilder.com

Jorge designed the home to meet the lifestyle needs of a family of four—Mom, Dad and two tween children. The architectural style is a unique blend of Spanish Mission and Modern Influences known as “Mission-Mod.” Distinguishing architectural features include arched windows with pre cast stone surrounds, gable roofs, a round tower entrance, red clay tile roof and white washed stucco.

Floor plan of the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Master the learning curve of custom construction by following this step-by-step documentation of the home's construction. For information, go to www.Imyourbuilder.com

Floor plan of the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Master the learning curve of custom construction by following this step-by-step documentation of the home’s construction. For information, go to www.Imyourbuilder.com

The home has five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, a media room, an office, and a grand room. The home’s open floor plan combines the great room, kitchen and dining room into an expansive living and entertaining space. The house does not have a breakfast nook instead a double island serves as the casual dining area to accommodate six people. There is a formal dining room and a great room replaces the formal living room. A three-car garage is on the side of the home.

Floor plan of the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Master the learning curve of custom construction by following this step-by-step documentation of the home's construction. For information, go to www.Imyourbuilder.com

Floor plan of the Mission-Mod Blog House under construction by Orlando Custom Home Builder Jorge Ulibarri. Master the learning curve of custom construction by following this step-by-step documentation of the home’s construction. For information, go to www.Imyourbuilder.com

 

Once the design was finalized, applications for permits were submitted. Let’s review the steps of the pre construction process:

1. Design of the home starts with the preliminary drawings or schematics that include floor plans and elevations. Once the client approves the schematics, the process advances to the construction documents phase. Preliminary drawings typically take four to six weeks to develop.

2.  Next is the construction documents phase. This is when we create a full set of construction plans from the schematics. Construction documents typically take six to eight weeks. During this phase, the client will work to secure a construction loan. The builder and the client start work on the home specifications that detail everything included in the home.

3.The builder and client will start reviewing the construction contract. Once the construction documents, the specs and the contract are done, all documents are submitted to the bank. The bank typically takes 30 days to review the documentation and close on the construction loan.

4.During the bank review process, the builder submits the drawings for the permits to the proper governing authorities in effort to have the permits approved and ready to go by the time the bank and client close on the construction loan.

5. Once permits are approved and the bank loan has closed, construction on the custom home begins.

6.The first phase of construction requires a survey of the lot to determine the finished floor elevation with respect to our existing grade and the location of the four corners of the envelope (the outer boundaries of the house). The finished floor is the height at which the house will be constructed with respect to the road and adjacent properties.

7. From the results of the survey, we are going to determine whether we have to remove or add fill and how much. You have to remove the first four to six inches of dirt to remove all the organic soils that will affect the foundation.

The lot for the Mission-Mod Blog House is prepped for construction by removing the first six inches of organic soil and the finished floor elevation is determined from a site survey. For more, go to www.ImyourBuilder.com

The lot for the Mission-Mod Blog House is prepped for construction by removing the first six inches of organic soil and the finished floor elevation is determined from a site survey. For more, go to www.ImyourBuilder.com

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