Peace of Mind

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PEACE OF MIND — ON EVERY LEVEL

Our first job is to put your concerns to rest.

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SUSTAINABLE BUILDING PHILOSOPHY

Earth. We live here too. At Dvele, one of our founding principals is to deploy homes that have a positive impact on the environment. We do this by steering our efforts against two philisophical mandates: efficiency and sustainability

These two guiding principals ensure that everything we do, from production through occupation and beyond, align us and our clients to make the world a better place.

CONSTRUCTION WASTE REDUCTION

Unlike traditional on-site construction, our homes are produced in our Foundry and our floor plans share common features and materials which allow us to significantly reduce waste and re-use excess materials.

DURABILITY

90% of building and material failures happen due to moisture build up. But with the quality of our materials, combined with our building practices that focus on maintaining the integrity of an air-tight building envelope, we can radically minimize air leakage and moisture build-up. This enables our homes to have a significantly longer lifespan and ultimately require less maintenance.

SUSTAINABLE MATERIAL SOURCING

In addition to our material waste reduction efforts, we are constantly looking for and incorporating building materials and partners that are committed to sustainable material sourcing.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

The remarkable energy efficiency of our homes is true measure of our quality. By making our homes as air-tight and well-insulated as possible, they require significantly less energy to operate, and when outfitted with solar capability, they can be a net positive energy source.

SOLAR READY

We’re big believers in solar power. So each Dvele home is solar-ready for the easy addition of a solar array later, or, you can add our solar package including solar panels and battery storage to your new home and enjoy the benefits on day one.

10,000 TREES

For each Dvele home we finish, we plant 10k trees. So our homes are not only a positive energy source, but they represent positive oxygen and ecosystem contributions as well.

HIGH-EFFICIENCY ELECTRIC WATER HEATER

By utilizing the latest, high efficiency, all-electric hot water heaters, our homes are 3X more efficient at generating hot water for the home.

INDUCTION STOVETOPS – BETTER THAN GAS

Electric combustion-free homes have zero risk of carbon monoxide poisoning or accidents stemming from gas leakage. Using electricity to cook is not only better for your indoor air quality, it also decreases our use of fossil fuels and the practice that extracts them.

PASSIVE HOUSE CERTIFIED

The Passive House Certification is the most stringent efficiency certification in the world and we voluntarily submit our homes to be tested by a third-party to ensure that we meet or exceed these standards not because we have to, but because it’s the environmentally responsible thing to do.

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A HEALTHIER LIVING EXPERIENCE

The enormity of a home’s potential contribution as a positive or negative influence on our daily lives is not often fully understood by most homeowners. And while people invest in their personal future in a lot of ways, few investments pay off more than a healthy lifestyle promoted by a healthy home. 

From the quality of the air we breathe to the water we drink, cook, and bathe with, we’ve used our background as building scientists to design our homes, and the systems we rely on to live in them, to provide a positively healthier living experience.

CONTINUOUS AIR CIRCULATION

Each room employs a ventilation strategy that pushes/supplies fresh, filtered air in down low, while drawing stale, used air out from above for a continuous fresh-air experience.

ADVANCED AIR FILTRATION

Our fresh air delivery system provides fresh, filtered air throughout the entire house. The filtration system helps make the air cleaner inside than outside by capturing 90%+ of particles from 1-10 microns, while simultaneously exhausting air out of areas of the home that produce moisture and odors.

HOME-WIDE WATER FILTRATION

Each Dvele home can include a state-of-the-art, in-line water filtration system at the water’s source point into the home, so each faucet provides clean, pure water for drinking, cooking, and bathing. Our multi-purpose filtration system reduces harmful contaminants in city water or well water such as heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, VOCs, industrial solvents, pharmaceutical chemicals, and 97% of chlorine. This system also softens water without the need for salt and kills 99.99% of viruses and bacteria with UV filtration.

IN-WALL MOISTURE MONITORING

Even though our homes are designed to specifically decrease the likelihood of moisture buildup through condensation associated with a porous building envelope, we offer in-wall detectors to alert the homeowner as soon as possible in order to avoid mold growth which compromises air quality and the integrity of the homes structural components.

HOME PERFORMANCE MONITORING

Just how well do our homes perform? Thanks to our standard digital interface, each home’s core performances like energy use monitors, air quality read-outs, etc. can be viewed in real time. It will also alert the homeowner if it detects a problem.

HEALTHIER MATERIALS

While the disclosure requirements for the production of building materials are not as stringent, or as widely adhered to, as we would like, we proactively test and source both materials and partners that voluntarily disclose the chemicals, processes, and toxicity testing results of their products so we can ensure the long-term integrity of our homes.

SMART HOME CAPABILITIES

“Time for bed.” One capability of our smart home integration can be the control of your timing and ambient preferences that best promote your natural sleep cycle. With a simple voice command in the evening, your home can secure itself, slowly dim the lights, change the temperature, increase airflow, and more. We believe this holistic approach to a better night’s sleep can have a meaningful impact on your daily life and mental health.

ABUNDANCE OF NATURAL LIGHT

All of our homes include large, double-or-triple-paned glass walls in the main living area with lift-and-slide doors. And our standard windows are European-style tilt-and-turn windows with steel reinforcing that allow for larger-sized operable windows, to give occupants an abundance of natural light and the best possible connection to the environment outside.

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FAST PRODUCTION AND RELIABLE BUDGET ADHERENCE

Two of the most common fears associated with embarking on a new home experience are unanticipated delays and unforeseen budget overages. When these occur, they can be emotionally stressful in the short term and financially stressful in the long term. Not fun!

At Dvele, we get this. And we believe this is where our carefully planned process and pre-fabricated home production has the most to offer people who want a new home but want to avoid the stress of the unknown.

INDOOR HOME PRODUCTION

Producing our homes indoors avoids weather delays associated with rain, snow, or excessive heat. This is a big advantage if the seasonal build window is short like it is in mountainous regions. Once complete, each home module is sealed in a weather-proof wrap, shipped to their destination, and craned into place in less than 24 hours.

CONCURRENT PRODUCTION

One of the main reasons our homes take only 4-6 months to complete is the concurrent development of the home and its foundation. So when the home is finished, the foundation is ready to receive it. With traditional construction, the foundation must be completed before the home’s construction can begin.

NO LABOR SHORTAGES

The availability and scheduling of highly qualified subcontractors can be the source of significant time delays for traditional construction, especially in regions that have been impacted by disasters such as wildfire. But at Dvele, our homes are produced by full-time employees in every area of the trade.

FASTER INSPECTIONS

While traditional construction is reliant on the continuous visitation and scheduling of local building inspectors to make sure the home is being built to plan and code, most of our home inspections take place at our Foundry, where inspectors visit regularly which moves things along faster.

VERTICAL INTEGRATION

Almost every aspect of designing, engineering, producing, installing, and finishing your new home is performed by full-time employees at Dvele and is managed through a dedicated and responsive project manager. This unique and collaborative process results in significant time savings, lower stress, and a high-quality home.

BUDGET ADHERENCE

During the design agreement phase at Dvele, every detail of your home is decided upon, right down to the faucets, flooring, and appliances. And since we’re not exposed to the same cost overrun areas of traditional construction, we’re able to adhere to the agreed-upon budget with refreshing reliability.

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QUALITY WITHOUT PRECEDENT

If integrity is what you do when no one else is watching, Quality is what you deliver when no one thinks to ask for it. A new modern home is the realization of a life’s dream for many of our clients and we want that experience and their future home to exceed their expectations everywhere they turn. 

Here are just a few of the standard features included with all of our homes that speak to our slightly obsessive attention to detail and that can be enjoyed every day

CUSTOM CABINETRY

All of our custom cabinetry is made with low VOC plywood glue, slow close dovetail drawers, slow close adjustable door hinges, and low emitting finishes.

SOLID CORE INTERIOR DOORS

All of our interior doors are solid core doors with renewable core materials for a more substantial feel and to dampen noise.

QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS

We include high-quality, quartz countertops because they are low-emitting and non-porous for better hygiene.

WALL HUNG EUROPEAN TOILETS

 In order to enhance the modern design aesthetic for our bathrooms, we include wall hung, European-style toilets with in-wall flushing mechanisms for a modern look, easier cleaning and better hygiene.

BETTER TILE GROUT

All tile grout is epoxy-based to be stain proof, mildew resistant, and never need sealing.

CUSTOM CLOSETS

Custom millwork wardrobes in the master bedroom enhance our modern look with European styling and efficient storage.

BUILT-IN FEATURES

Built-in features are an efficient, modern use of space, and we can thoughtfully include them for the central entertainment center in the Family Room, entry closets, foyer, garage entrance/laundry room, as well as desks in the guest bedrooms.

SEISMICALLY RESISTANT

All of our homes are structurally engineered to not only survive an earthquake without collapsing, as building codes require, but to be fully occupiable afterward. This includes 2x6 walls, 1 1/4" subfloor, structurally engineered truss floor, ceiling, and roof structure.

MODERN ELECTRICAL FACEPLATES

Electrical outlets are something we inadvertently see every day, which is why we use screwless faceplates with USB outlets in convenient areas to complement our modern, efficient aesthetic.

How Can we help you get started?

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