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Amherst, WI 54406

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What are the advantages for contractors?

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

Satisfied customers

Quicker completion times also make for happy customers as they are able to occupy sooner and realize savings due to reduced holding costs…as the old saying goes, time is money

Efficient

Shorter building cycles increase efficiency and overall productivity

Lower overhead costs

Component panels reduce the need for onsite labor, increase the safety of construction and reduce the number of call backs, all of which contributes to lower overhead costs

Year-round construction

Allows for year-round construction and is not adversely affected by weather delays

Environmentally friendly construction

Environmentally friendly construction due to reduced energy consumption, less noise and dust, optimization of material usage to reduce waste and utilizing advanced framing methods where applicable

Integrity

Our internal process and design systems engineer our panels to meet structural design and integrity

Shorter construction times

System built structures require shorter construction times, less than half of conventional stick built methods and can meet any and all wood framing needs

Increased growth and profitability

Quicker completion times allow for more projects which promotes growth and increases profitability

Simplified building process

Less onsite management simplifies the building process

Quality finished product

Projects are weather-tight much sooner improving the quality of the finished product and creating a healthier building

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 or she needs to build a car? 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 showcase how efficient our manufactured components 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” 
Infographic Comparing Component vs. Stick Built Framing Methods

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

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If you would like more information about building with us, buying one of our homes for sale, rental availability, or employment openings, please leave a message here. Our office is located in Amherst, Wisconsin between Stevens Point and Waupaca near the intersection of Highway 10 and County Highway A.
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