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Amherst, WI 54406

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What are the advantages for architects?

We have over 40 years of experience providing homeowners long term value and quality. 

Meet all your needs

Components can be designed and built to meet any and all wood framing needs

Innovative

Innovative and creative designs are computer generated and implemented into our production software

Integrity

Meeting engineering requirements based on design integrity

Environmentally friendly

Component construction is environmentally friendly which may qualify for certain green building certifications

Ease and speed

Ease and speed of construction ensures a high quality product that is completed in a fraction of the time vs. stick built

3D computer modeling

Ability to generate interactive 3D computer modeling to view entire framing components prior to construction

World class customer service

A collaborative relationship with you and your client to enhance and deliver customer service to achieve your vision

Watch this stick built vs. component built comparison below

Would you ask your mechanic to go to the local auto parts store and buy what he needs to build you a car from? We wouldn’t either. That’s why here at Blenker Building Systems, all our homes are designed and engineered with manufactured components. Manufactured components complete the task of framing in less time, using less material and ultimately, resulting in a more reliable structure. We teamed up with the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) to show how efficient our homes are compared to stick built homes. The proof is in the video below.

 

What did this study do?

  • The Framing the American Dream study set up a controlled experiment to allow for a comparison
  • Their floor plan was an average 2900 square foot ranch-style house with a walk out basement (they built two identical houses on adjacent lots)
  • One house was built on site using stick framing while the other was built using floor panels, wall panels, and roof trusses manufactured in nearby production facilities
  • Wireless cameras were setup to record video up from both job sites (This approach was taken to allow data collection to be as unobtrusive as possible)

What did they learn from this study?

  • According to this study, they examined two houses, one built with stick framing and the other built with structural building component framing and the results showed “that a crew can frame two and half homes with structural building components in the time it takes to stick-frame one house”
  • According to this study, “The component-framed house required 152.1 man-hours to complete, whereas the stick-framed house required 373.5 hours. It took two and half-times longer to construct the stick-framed version of the floorplan”
  • According to this study, “it takes 75% more lumber wood product to stick frame a structure than to frame it with components” 
  • It also found “that a stick-framed house creates nearly 30 times more jobsite waste than a component-framed house” 

To view the full infographic, click here and to read more about the study click here.

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