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This house was started with the customer requesting a new home for his family. We started after the customer brought us a set of plans to build their dream home and we were glad to help them achieve this goal.
Valtex started the project by finalizing the plans needed starting with the foundation plan as it needed several piers due to the foundation pad being 3ft above the road. We began by bringing in several truck loads of select fill and compacting to grade. We drilled several piers for the foundation and prepped the grade beams and cross beams.
We plumbed in all water and drain lines for the entire house and left the stub out connections to the septic tank and water well. Once we poured the foundation, we framed the entire house per plans and framed all custom windows, doors, and arches. We insulated the entire home including double blow attic insulation to battle the brutal Texas heat. We also provided additional HVAC for the house that was present on the plans to help the customer plan for the future.
The customer requested a special custom fabricated island with granite countertop and fabricated custom cabinets in the kitchen. Valtex provided custom-built cabinets for closets and custom-built shelves for other areas. We furnished and installed all windows, doors, columns, and appliances. Another special request was an electric fireplace with stone surrounding the television and mantle. The exterior was all brick and stone to match the colonial style requested.
This project started off as a renovation but after careful consideration with the client we decided to start fresh. Valtex removed the entire building and slab foundation and started from the ground up to provide a custom built law office while closely working with the owners and the architect to complete the project.
Valtex framed up the house with a specialty low sloping roof in the back. This type of roof required special bitumen torch down roof membrane and substrate underlayment. The valleys were lined with special materials to create channels for drainage. Small granules were added for additional color and texture. In addition, we added flashing for the hip in the back to allow for water drainage.
The customer requested a special indoor ascent wall decorated with reclaimed wood. We obliged the customer by assembling the reclaimed wood in plank form and fabricated the pieces to fit the designated space. Each piece was fasted with liquid nails adhesive and finished nails for extra durability. After completion of the ascent wall additional cleaning was performed.
Valtex fabricated this customer desk by starting with the base plates and drilling holes for fastening. Once the holes were drilled on the plates we welded them to the square tubing legs. Then we fabricated the top frame and set on top of the legs and welded each leg to the frame. Each section was then primed and transported to the jobsite. We marked the location for the desk and fastened the desk to the concrete via anchor bolts. The desk was then sheathed with plywood and wood planks. A marble countertop was then fabricated and set on the desk. Custom cabinets were inserted and installed under the desk. The desk was then painted and finished by installed custom acrylic letters in the front.
Each door was 100% Mahogany wood doors that were stained and sealed for long lasting life. All doors were custom to each room that either had window inserts, window tint, or just plain solid door. We installed double sliding doors in between offices for accessibility and openness but also for privacy. Each window was also custom Bella brand that are a mixture of wood and vinyl for the customer. Valtex also stained all windows to match all interior stained door.
New Year’s day 2 years ago an unfortunate fire accident happened to a residential home of a family of 4. The original contractor forgot to install an important piece of flute chimney pipe that started a fire once the chimney was turned on for the first time. Valtex was called on to rectify the situation.
After the insurance evaluated the damaged another fire restoration company tried to come and finished the house but took over a 1 and half to only install room and plumbing.
I personally sat with the owners of the house and put a SOW for all items that needed to be addressed with Valtex putting a fast track schedule to get the family into there house as soon as possible. We worked 5 days a week including weekends to finish the tentative schedule place.
Valtex completed of 3,200 SF fire restoration residential home.
I wanted the owner to feel empowered to move back into their house by giving them custom options as in cabinets, outdoor grill, mini bar, rainfall/jet shower system, technology appliance package.
Valtex had to ensure the safety and security of the previous work by running a series of test on the plumbing, electrical, and fireplace flute.
This design build residential house brought transparency within the design team and the owner. Many factors went into completion of this custom 3,800 SF house such as: type of finishes, custom ceilings, uniqueness of house design, HVAC design, and solar option.
Valtex was granted a great opportunity to design build a custom 3,800 SF residential living quarters with 3 car garage. The foundation required 63 drill piers and then Valtex raised the foundation to sit on 24” beams above street elevation. Working with the homeowners were our priority through weekly reports and progress video updates. The owner preached on technology package so Valtex installed Philips Hue bridges with lights in areas, Samsung smart things, Nest/google products, smart appliances, and state of the art security system. Valtex fabricate custom cabinets, shelves, mantle, and pantry. The stucco was installed with a fine sandstone finish and Valtex solar tinted all windows accompanied by Solar panels that generates enough electricity to power the house. Project deadline was 8 months, in which we completed it in 6 months even with the wet winter conditions.