Design Build Videos

At Matthew Bowe Design Build we believe in collaboration and education.  The following videos are available for you to help you understand the design build process.  Each is a chapter in the building of custom home story.

Net Zero Custom Home Build

Net Zero energy homes are specifically designed and built to produce just as much energy as they consume, hence the name Net Zero. This is accomplished through a combination of energy saving appliances, tight insulation and renewable energy sources like solar panels and geothermal systems. A Net Zero home effectively eliminates your energy costs and has a positive impacts the environment. Learn more about what goes into building a Net Zero home through these videos.

Spray Foam Installation

Matthew Bowe explains how the application of open cell foam helps reduce air leakage and contributes to the airtight barrier of the Net Zero home.

Exterior Shell

Matthew Bowe explains how the Huber Zip System for the exterior shell significantly improves the thermal envelope of the of the Net Zero home.

Exterior Siding and Installation

Matthew Bowe reviews the Craftsman style detailing and benefits of utilizing a Hardie Plank Fiber Cement Siding system, as well as preparation for insulation.

Cellulose Installation

Matthew Bowe explains the benefits of cellulose insulation installed with the BIBS (Blow in Blanket System) in the Net Zero home.

Custom Home Design Solutions

Take advantage of the possibilities that designing a custom home offers.  Whether it is decking or roof drainage, be sure to include innovative and aesthetic solutions as part of the design.  At Matthew Bowe Design Build, we partner with experts who offer ingenious and unique solutions that are uncompromising in their quality, function and durability.

Matthew Bowe always asks the question “Can it be done better?”; and in managing outside water flow he has found a better solution. Jan Tomberg, of Nordic Steel Gutter explains how the Nordic Steel Gutter solution is a better way to collect and channel water away from the home.

Matthew Bowe asks David Macauley of Royal Building Products to explain how Zuri Decking, an exotic, low-maintenance timber makes an excellent choice for outdoor living spaces.

Matthew Bowe discusses the benefits of working with The HeartPine Company in Charlottesville, Virginia. They offer Matthew Bowe Design Build clients high-quality reclaimed wood products that may not be available locally and our clients benefit from their rich history and extensive experience.


 

Matthew Bowe Design Build is Northern Virginia’s premier custom home builder, designing and building custom homes and custom home additions. From vision to concept to plan to construction, we take custom home building to a new level. Thoughtful planning. Intelligent design. Personal touch. That’s the Matthew Bowe difference.  Contact us to create the home of your dreams!