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Choosing Building Materials for New Construction

Choosing Building Materials for New Construction


So I’m here at Thompson Building
Materials off Federal Boulevard in San Diego with Derek Pritchett, General
Manager of Thompson Building Materials and Derek I know that you’ve been building a
home. I got to be on the property with you when it was a big hole in the ground. Is it close to being done? It’s not close enough but we’re getting closer.
Yeah, every day is getting closer. It’s been a long process. It’s been a lot of
fun though. You know obviously all the materials we have here the selection
process and materials and getting to choose and design and finish the
hallways and really kind of cool. [Sean] Yeah, I was gonna ask you could working here at
Thompson you must have had a lot of things that you’ve seen over
the years that you’ve been saying, “Hey I want that when I build my home. I want
that when I build my home.” What are some of your favorites? You start with that but
the things evolve and things change. You know, you think you’re going down you go
down one road thinking you know what you want and because it may be the size or
scale, it evolves into something else but you know typical color palette and
overall design aesthetic that I was trying to achieve and I think we did
pretty good job nailing it. Now there’s some techniques that were applied to
some materials. What were some of those? Different installation techniques like
the natural stone veneer we have here after it was put up it’s called an over
grout technique, so bigger grout joints and it’s got a it’s kind of smearing
that grout over the face of the stone that kind of tone it down and and blend
it all in a little bit nicer. Give it a little bit more of a weathered old world look. Very cool and now you also understand you have some kind of cutting edge
things that are longer bricks. Tell me about it. You know, brick in a different format
actually we’re using that on the risers on the steps on the staircase going up
but the format now we’re seeing a lot of material brick usually 8 inches 12
inches never seen up to 18, 24, 30 inch long which is difficult to do with a
clay brick. So, it’s so exciting that you’re getting this project close to
finished and so many materials in there. But this is something that anybody
can do if they’re building a home they just should come down to Thompson and
what talk to your team get insight. Absolutely, we got a showroom down here
and 5000 square foot basically we built a
home here on site to showcase the use of materials on the interior of the home
which is what I’ve done up in my place just the same and our staff can help
guide them through it. And it’s best to really get down and get started with
starting to make that selection process early so that you’re not the cause of
any delays on your project. Yeah that’s that’s a key being able to get down
there early and make the material selection. If you’re building a home, any remodel, anything you’re doing get down to Thompson Building Materials. You
can get inspired and have so many great experiences so come down Thompson
building materials off Federal Boulevard five miles outside of downtown

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