What a busy December it has been!
We’ve been wanting to get a new building under construction for quite some time now. Finally we broke ground the first week of January.
This next building is our first triplex at The Commons and features a slightly different floor plan from all our previously built units. The new Units 101, 102, and 103 still have 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and the same fun, beach-style design as our other units. They are slightly wider and not quite so deep so the downstairs, open floor plan will be even more open looking with a full island separating the kitchen from the dining area.
Of course, these units will have the same green building construction and design features as do all The Commons Townhomes including our standard ICF walls for superior strength, insulation and soundproofing. The more we learn about ICF (Insulating Concrete Forms) through talking with others, reading, and most importantly – living with ICF at The Commons – the more we are convinced that ICF is the only way to build on the coast. I’ll be posting a series of articles soon about the advantages of ICF, particularly for coastal and second home properties.
And speaking of ICF, we are really excited to be working with a new supplier and installer for the ICF walls. These guys are fast! We are already several weeks ahead of schedule compared with our track record on the first two buildings. If you’re interested in seeing how ICF walls are put together, we have posted some mid-construction photos on our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/CommonsPorta.
But if you want to really learn about them, stop by The Commons for an in-person look. But you better hurry, once the walls are finished and the siding goes on, ICF looks just like any other wall. The beauty is definitely more than skin deep.