Frequently Asked Questions

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The Frankel Building Group and BuildFBG offices

Q: How long is your build time?

A: BuildFBG was founded with the premise of constructing homes faster and with more efficiency. While other custom home builders can take more than a year to finish construction, BuildFBG takes less than a year — approximately 11 months from when you start the design to the keys in-hand.

Q: What's included in the $179/square foot price point?

A: Custom design interiors:

  • Exclusive BuildFBG Wolf/Sub-Zero® luxury kitchen appliance package
  • High-end wide plank hardwood floors
  • Designer selected counter surfaces including durable quartz products and natural stone species
  • Furniture-grade cabinets
  • Elegant front door(s)
  • Solid wood interior doors
  • Deluxe pre-wire package for both security and A/V distribution
  • High-end trimwork throughout
  • Specially designed kitchen with luxury plumbing package
  • Delta plumbing package throughout the home
  • Large and functionally designed master closets
  • Professionally designed luxury master bathrooms
  • Generous secondary bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and closets

Unparalleled advances in energy conservation and sustainability:

  • All homes designed to be LEED for homes projects
  • Full foam insulated envelope
  • Lennox 2-stage condensing units are combined with a very high efficiency air handling unit and a 96% AFUE, variable speed gas furnace
  • Lennox iComfort M30 Smart Thermostats with dehumidification control
  • HVAC System with 16+ SEER efficiency rating
  • Navien premium condensing gas tankless water heater with “comfort flow” technology
  • Semi-conditioned attic space
  • Uponor Type-A PEX water piping with PVC drains and vents

Exceptional exterior features:

  • Marvin Windows
  • ZIP System® sheathing and tape, with an integrated water-resistant barrier
  • Dependable foundation systems engineered for optimal structural integrity
  • Ability to elevate finished floor to avoid future flooding concerns
  • CertainTeed RoofRunner roofing underlayment
  • Covered outdoor living
  • Wood ceilings on all covered outdoor spaces
  • Engineer approved incorporated drainage program

Q: How high can you build?

A: Our price includes a finish floor height tall enough to be meet the flood requirements for every area. For instance, in the City of Houston, our price includes a finish floor two feet above the 500 year flood plain. If you’d like it to be higher than what our engineers determine, we can accommodate.

Q: Can I make customizations to my home?

A: Of course! You can make whatever changes you desire. There are no rules. After working with an Architect to choose the base plan that best matches your needs, changes can be incorporated to adjust the plan to better fit your lifestyle or neighborhood restrictions.

Our favorite changes include adding 5th bedrooms, extending the outdoor living space, installing car lifts for 3rd car garages and even attic game rooms. Any additions to the base house are then quickly priced so you can assess how they affect your overall budget.

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