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SandCastle Developers is a company that believes in saving the earth. We build strong yet sustainable, innovative and flexible in design homes. We use Fiberglass Composite Pilings, a material that can withstand high winds. Don't be alarmed by the word "Fiberglass", these Composite Pilings are not made of glass.

The Pilings have been developed using three dimensional fabric that has exceptional shear, stiffness and strength properties as well as outstanding damage tolerance.

Each protective outer layer is engineered with a natural brown color thermoplastic finish known as "PPT" that resists UV radiation and provides a smooth, attractive and highly durable surface.

This material is used in many of the waterfront foundations, docks, piers and bridges around the US.

We build all homes with green in mind, using Fiberglass Composite Pilings and energy efficient materials. Building greener homes is important to us. We need to live more lightly on the earth, because the degradation of our environment is compromising how we live. Not only our survival, but the survival of most other living beings on the planet.

We can no longer ignore the impact we have on the earth's ecosystems. The way we live, the choices we make in providing for our needs, will have an enormous influence on the quality of life of those who will follow us. Now is the time to take responsibility for the consequences of our life styles.

By building green we incorporate energy efficient details and specifications to meet rigorous guidelines set by the EPA's Energy Star features and construction practices. This will result in a home that is 20 to 30 percent more energy efficient than a standard home.

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Type of home do you want?

You want a home strong yet sustainable in structure, so innovative and flexible in design that, by its very nature, it satisfies your needs and desires as a homeowner.
 A home that can be adapted in design and built to fit perfectly in any site or climatic condition.
 You want a home that is durable, made to withstand even hurricane force winds, yet fast and easy to build. A home that is warm and welcoming, saturated with natural light, an oasis of tranquility in an incredibly busy world.

But that's not all, you care about the world we live in, you want to buy from a company that manufactures responsibly and sustainably, that cares as much about treading lightly on the earth as you do.


SandCastle Developers (973) 464-5506 or or You can also use the for more information. for exactly what you want, the unique circular home that offers flexibility, open space, and energy efficiency, where you can relax in total comfort while maintaining that sense of security that can only be found in a well-designed and well-built structure.

We are a builder first, and that makes all the difference

Because we are true builders, owners get more and better options. Faster and safer execution. And a clear cost/benefit solution that yields the best final cost, every time.

How has SandCastle Developers grown?

Here are just a few of the many ways, which all add up to an answer as simple as it is profound. It's just different here. And our difference is building. We are licensed in New Jersey and Florida.

True Builders

Because we are builders who understand every aspect of your project, we have greater control over the entire construction process—from project/risk management to cost/quality controls. We thrive on the challenge of working 'hands-on' and owning responsibility for the most complex and challenging of projects, both large and small. So we can deliver the best final cost, every time.

Centric and 100% employee owned

SandCastle Developers employees have a vested interest in every project's success...and your complete satisfaction. There's a unique sense of pride here that only an owner can have. As we say, it's just different here. And it shows in our customer satisfaction ratings and repeat business.

Where quality and safety meet

Quality and safety are the foundation of who we are, and one leads to the other. A safe site is a clean site, which builds both quality and pride. And a quality project eliminates rework, reducing the risk of injury. Our leadership in quality and safety stands alone. So it should come as no surprise that our experience modification rate is one of the lowest in our industry.

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History of the company

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We are a new company, but have experience in building a 5 star home. We have grown to become a premier custom home builder. We are located in Northern New Jesey area and our reputation is built on providing excellent workmanship. We strive for excellence and we will meet your expectations on every project we take on. Contact us - (973) 464-5506 or for more information. You can also use the .

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SandCastle Developer

   Contact - (973) 464-5506

Owner, CEO

   Gerry Morganti (973) 464-5506

Construction/Jobsite Supervisor

   Frank Rosa, Florida Agent (904) 568-2695

Financial Advisor

   Steve Nemec  

IT Administrator/Developer

   Andres Rivera (201) 486-9155

Marketing

   James Prush (201) 450-4880

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Mission/Vision/Values

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MISSION:

We create innovative, high-performance round homes and net-zero energy homes with passion, excellence and respect for the natural world.

VISION:

Through the passion of our people and the excellence of our product, we will be the recognized leader in round homes and net-zero energy homes within North America.

VALUES:

Excellence - We hold ourselves and our products to the highest standards, never compromising in material quality, customer service, or craftsmanship.

Innovation - We actively explore and integrate both new ideas and proven technologies to create superior value for our customers.

Integrity - We are dedicated to being honest and fair in all our interactions with others.

Passion - We believe what we do matters and take a great sense of pride in every home we create.

Environmental Responsibility - We are committed to creating a positive and sustainable effect on our natural world.

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Composite Pilings Test Results

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Independent Testing - Engineering Specifications

The Pilings have been developed using an innovative, three dimensional fiberglass fabric that has exceptional shear, stiffness and strength properties as well as outstanding damage tolerance. This advanced fabric is produced at the manufacturing facility. Each piling is produced to the specific diameter and thickness requirements to optimize properties and minimize cost.

Each protective outer layer is engineered with a natural brown color thermoplastic finish known as "PPT" that resists UV radiation and provides a smooth, attractive and highly durable surface. A modified vinylester resin matrix is used to create long-term hydrolytic stability. These Pilings are strong enough to be driven to the highest level of resistance. Ensuring a solid and ever lasting installation.

The following is a summary of results from testing at Brown University and The University of Rhode Island and no factors of safety have been applied.

Stronger than wood, steel or concrete

Engineering Data - Composite Piles
Mechanical Properties
*Minimum Values*
Piling Diameter
 8"10"12"14"16"
Axial Tensile Strength - psi27,00029,00040,00040,00040,000
Axial Tensile Strength - psi27,00029,00040,00040,00040,000
Axial Tensile Modulus - (MOE) - psi244E72700000400000040000004000000
Axial Flexural Strength - psi25,00027,00070,00070,00070,000
Approx. Wall Thickness - inches0.180.250.3750.3750.5
Approx. Weight - ibs/ft47101320
Thermal Expansion - in/in/°f<.000014<.000012<.000006<.000006<.000006
Water Absorption - %<25< 25< 25< 25< 25

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Test Result

Fig.1 Test Results for the Five Specimens Tested

SpecimenMaximum Strain (in/in)Flexural Strength (kip-ft)Maximum Stress (ksi)Secant Modulus (ksi)Modulus of Elasticity (ksi)
14-10.01365234.834.32510.52627.0
14-20.01326220.532.22428.12489.8
14-30.01418243.135.52502.72581.9
14-40.01353224.632.82422.82488.1
14-50.01093194.528.42598.42670.3
Average0.01311223.532.62492.52571.4
Standard Deviation0.0012618.42.771.981.5

Fig.2 Midspan Moment-Deflection Response Curves

Fig. 3 Stress-Strain Response Curves

Conclusion

Testing of five (5) 14 in. diameter GFRP piles with a nominal thickness of 1/2 in. was completed, and the results were presented in this report. The results demonstrate the flexural capacity of the piles as being averaged at 223.5 kip-ft and indicate that the value for modulus of elasticity is 2,571.4 ksi. The specimems all had similar and consistent failure mechanisms and demonstrated similar results as can be seen from the data presented in this report.

This is a relative comparison chart. Failure ratings will vary depending on soil conditions.

Driving Test

This is a relative comparison chart. Failure ratings will vary depending on soil conditions.

12-inch diameter, 0.375-inch wall thickness Open-End Composite Reinforced Pipe Pile

The pile types 124R 12-inch diameter, 0.375-inch wall thickness open end composite Fiberglass Reinforced Pile (FRP), 10-inch diameter, 0.5-inch wall thickness Grade 3 steel open-end pipe pile, and 12-inch diameter timber pile which tapered to an 8-inch tip diameter. All pile types were 40 feet long.

The piles were impact driven with drop hammer with no leads. The drop hammer corresisted of a steel weight welded to 7.0-feet long 16-inch diameter steel pipe. The combined weight of the ram and pipe was reported to be 5,500 pounds and the maximum 7.0-foot ram stroke (determined by the pipe length) providing a maximum rated energy of 38,500 ft-lbs. No helmet cushioning material was required for the hammer type.

The piles types were driven a minimum of ten feet apart in approximately 15 feet of water. The soil profile reportedly consisted of 2 feet of organic deposing overlaying, loose sands, overlaying dense sand and gravel.

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Pilings-No rot/rust/problem-Fiberglass Technology

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New, Innovative Fiberglass Technology Changes the way Modern Docks, Piers and Foundations are Built

Above grade foundations built with Fiberglass Composite Pilings are what dream houses are built on

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Don't risk building a new waterfront home on foundation pilings that begin to deteriorate the moment they are driven. Our Fiberglass Composite Pilings last virtually forever, and they're environmentally friendly. Our Fiberglass Composite Pilings are stronger than wood, steel or concrete. And, they'll never rot, rust or crumble.

Using a proprietary, three-dimensional glass fabric that has exceptional shear, stiffness and strength properties. Our Fiberglass Composite Pilings will better withstand the forces of Mother Nature.

Being a friction piling, they present a higher resistance to lifting during storm surges. Because they are lighter than wood, steal or concrete pilings, installation is easier and can be done with a variety of pile driving methods and equipment.

While impervious to rot, rust and wood boring insects, our piling contain no harmful coatings or preservatives, which can leach into the soil.

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Fiberglass Composite Pilings are Better for the Environment

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The below describes the plastic finishes

Their attractive "PPT" plastic finish protects them from UV radiation and abrasion.

If you are planning to have a new dock, or waterfront foundation built, or if you need to repair an exiting structure, you'll want to consider our Fiberglass Composite Pilings. Worlds strongest, most durable pilings.

Fiberglass Composite Pilings will greatly extend the lifespan of your project. Our composite material has a life cycle of at least 100 years. And because the pilings are incredibly strong - stronger than wood, steel or concrete. They will better withstand the forces of high winds and storm surges. Build your next project with Fiberglass Composite Pilings, and you'll never have to worry about replacing hem.

Our Fiberglass Composite Pilings are impervious to wood boring insects and damage from marine growth. Environmentalists will also applaud your choice because they contain no potentially harmful preservatives which can leach into the water or surrounding soil. In many areas, using chemically treated pilings is now prohibited by law.

Our Fiberglass Composite Pilings feature an attractive natural brown or gray protective coating that will look good for years to come. Their uniform shape and diameter also add to their project's aesthetic quality, increasing long term property values.

Fiberglass Composite Pilings for Waterfront Foundations, Docks, Piers, Port and Bridge Fender Systems

Fiberglass Composite Pilings are today's preferred building material for waterfront foundations, docks, piers, port and bridge fender systems. The Fiberglass Composite Pilings are stronger than wood, steel or concrete pilings, and because they will not rust, rot or crumble, they have the longest life cycle of any material available. Containing no chemical preservatives that leach into the water, our sustainable Fiberglass Composite Pilings are environmentally inert and are the choice of "green" developers of clean marinas and waterfront properties.

New marinas and docks, fishing piers, municipal bulkheads and bridges demand the strongest, most durable pilings available and our Fiberglass Composite Pilings deliver that. They require no maintenance which provides the lowest cost of ownership of any piling material. Given the lightweight nature of the piling, installation costs are also the lowest. Demolition and removal of old pilings may also be avoided by installing the Fiberglass Composite Pilings over existing ones, further reducing the environmental footprint created by obsolete materials in landfills.

The unique properties of Fiberglass Composite Pilings make them an ideal building material for a wide variety of applications where superior strength and durability are required. From artificial reefs to elephant retaining walls, from bridge fender systems to commercial building foundations, engineers and architects are finding new and unusual applications for our Fiberglass Composite Pilings every day.

If you are looking to build truly sustainable infrastructure, then specifying the use of these Fiberglass Composite Pilings in your project is essential.

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Here are some of the images, which shows Fiberglass Composite Piling on the harbour, pier, under a bridge and a over size boat hanger

Fiberglass Composite Pilings

  • Stronger than wood, steel or concrete
  • No rot, rust or crumbling 100% resistant to insects
  • Environmentally friendly - No harmful coatings or preservatives
  • Attractive, natural brown or gray finish protects from UV rays
  • Eliminate costly waste of materials.
    - 8", 10", 12", 14" and 16" diameters
    - 20' to 40' lengths can be manufactured
    - Longer lengths can be manufactured
  • Easier handling during installation
    - 1/3 the weight of wood
    - 1/4 the weight of steel
  • Easily frilled, cut and fastened
  • Can be driven using a variety of methods and equipment
  • Consistent weight, size and straightness

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Engineering Data - Composite Piles
Materials PropertiesPiling Diameter
Reinforcement (grams/square meter)8" - 400010" - 570012" - 8100"14" - 810016" - 8100
A quasi-isotropic three dimensional proprietary fabric utilizing e-glass grade filaments.
Exceptional damage tolerance with no crack propagation.
Outer Layer (area sq ft / lineal ft)2.092.623.103.674.19
Polyethylene terephthalate polypropylene hybrid thermoplastic extrusion, chemically bonded to the laminate at elevated temperature, u.v. stable, will not leach (no leachates), very high chemical resistance, will not affect marine growth, no environmental impact (benign)
Resin Matrix 
An epoxy / vinylester, with high elongation, low styrene monomer, excellent hydrolytic stability and high heat deflection temperature, will not leach, inert, high chemical resistance, insoluble in any common hydrocarbons, mild acidic or alkaline solutions
Mechanical Properties
*Minimum Values*
Piling Diameter
 8"10"12"14"16"
Axial Tensile Strength - psi27,00029,00040,00040,00040,000
Axial Tensile Strength - psi27,00029,00040,00040,00040,000
Axial Tensile Modulus - (MOE) - psi244E72700000400000040000004000000
Axial Flexural Strength - psi25,00027,00070,00070,00070,000
Transverse Tensile Strength - psi18,00021,00025,00025,00025,000
Transverse Tensile Modulus - psi800000800000120000012000001200000
interlaminar Shear Strength - psi10,00014,00016,00016,00016,000
Young Modulus24000002700000400000040000004000000
Poisson's Ratio0.310.310.300.300.30
Allowable Bending Moment - kips-ft (FS = 2)7206090150
Allowable Axial Load - kips short column107214281517800
Barcol Hardness> 50> 50> 50> 50> 50
Glass to Resin Ratio - by weight50:5055:4560:4060:4060:40
Approx. Wall Thickness - inches0.180.250.3750.3750.5
Approx. Weight - ibs/ft47101320
Thermal Expansion - in/in/°f<.000014<.000012<.000006<.000006<.000006
Water Absorption - %<25< 25< 25< 25< 25

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Build-Long-Lasting-Pilings/Cost/Drive/Install/Cut

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Building Today's Most Attractive, Longest Lasting Piling

Building today's most attractive, longest lasting piling and environmentally friendly pies, docks and elevated foundations. The Fiberglass Composite Pilings are manufactured by a vacuum infusion, pressure system. This process is very repeatable producing consistent results every time. Every piling is visually inspected before it leaves our facility.

The environmental benefits to using the Fiberglass Composite Pilings are that it will not rot, rust or deteriorate. You will never worry about harmful splinters or ugly rust and monopile system utilizes less pilings.

The Fiberglass Composite Pilings are impervious to harm insects and destructive marine growth and no harmful or potentially illegal coatings to leach into the water.

The Fiberglass Composite Pilings are attractive, natural brown or gray finish. The composites last a lifetime and only need less maintenance. It is a smart investment and increases value of your waterfront property.

The Fiberglass Composite Pilings are manufactured by a vacuum infusion, pressure system. This process is very repeatable producing consistent results every time. Every piling is visually inspected before it leaves the facility.

The Fiberglass Composite Pilings can be driven into existing pilings and it can with stand ice.

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Traditional Pilings

Until now, wood, steel, and concrete have been the most common available options for piles used in the marine and construction industries.

There are several issues with traditional pilings, wood rots, steel rusts, and concrete crumbles.

Environmental issues are wood and concrete pilings that may contain harmful chemicals that leach into the water. Steel pilings rust and contaminate the water.

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Cost Effective

Cutting edge technologies have a higher cost than traditional products. We are cost competitive against many other products - steel, square wood, concrete, other composite and plastic piles. The Fiberglass Composite Pilings are typically more expensive than traditional round wood product.

By minimizing cost, you get more open space under homes which means less pilings. You eliminate cross bracing in most cases. Asset not a liability and better ROI.

Also by minimizing cost our monopile allows for a single piling per bent, lowering environmental impact. Half the cost for driving pilings. Longer distance between bents and lower maintenance cost.

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Cost Benefit

The cost benefit are lower cost from contractors due to ease of installation. It is light weight, lower mobilization cost, speed of installation which includes driving, handling, and cutting. Less pilings in monopile system.

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Life Cycle Comparison in Florida

Installations and Shipping Methods

The Fiberglass Composite Pilings are light weight, they are 1/4 to 1/3 the weight of wood or steel and easily maneuvered.

The Fiberglass Composite Pilings are shipped on flat bed trucks and can be installed with convention equipment. It can be handled with conventional lifting methods. All Fiberglass Composite Pilings are shipped on cradles.

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Driving Method

The Fiberglass Composite Pilings can be driven with conventional methods. The Fiberglass Composite Pilings are driven without sharing the glass laminate.

There's 3 dimensional laminate. Our laminate has fibers running in the X, Y, and Z directions

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Lifting and Cutting

The Fiberglass Composite Pilings are lifted and cut the conventional way.

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Here are a few pictures of green technologies that can be incorporated into your new home.

We provide a solar collectors that provide primary heat source for hot water system. We provide a tankless propane heater for hot water and keeps cool in summer with the help of a radiant barrier under the roof.

Use a grid-tied solar electric system, recycled metal roofing, a high efficiency, radiant floor heating heat pump/AC and all with the Energy Star appliances seal.

We can provide a way for homeowners can harvest rainwater for drinking. The building materials has a 50+ year lifespans for maximum durability.

All homes are insulated with spray foam insulation, a high performing insulation product that both insulates and seals a home from air leaks. The foam we use expands 200 times during installation, and cures into an inert plastic material that both insulates the roof and makes it air-tight.

We use low maintenance fiber-cement siding and low-E windows with argon gas give this home superior durability and energy efficiency.

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Every Sandcastle Developers home exterior is custom designed and built in to include the finish you desire, with or without windows preinstalled. As you can see from the images below that you can change the house exterior to look like the surroundings. The house does not have to look round and with several options you can somewhat make your house look traditional.

Please, remember that all homes are insulated with foam. A high performing insulation product that both insulates and seals a home from air leaks. As we mentioned above that the foam we use expands 200 times during installation. The foam will cure into an inert plastic material that both insulates the roof making it air-tight.

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There are no load-bearing walls in the building system, giving you complete design freedom for your interior space. You can have open concept living or close up some of the area. The design is all up to you. View images to see how beautiful the designs are.

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Construction can be difficult when you area building the traditional way. With our train crew and the pre-cut and panelized building system package, we can take the guesswork out of building process. The homes are energy efficient with the green initiatives.

These images show a house going up using the pre-cut panelized building system.

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Simple Prefabricated Panelized Construction

These circular homes are easy to assemble. That has been one of the cornerstones of a circular home. The prefabricated home kits are shipped all over the world where they are efficiently assembled and finished by us. The precise panelized building system allows for a quick and accurate assembly of your home's structural components. Using standard construction practices most homes can be under roof within a few days to a week.

Here are the general steps:

  1. Prepared foundation ready for the floor system
  2. Open web floor trusses are set in a radial pattern
  3. Pre-cut 5-ply plywood floor sheathing is rapidly installed.
  4. Installation of the wall systems starts once the floor system is completed
  5. Wall panels are temporarily braced until all panels are in place
  6. Once the walls are finished, roof trusses are installed
  7. Pre-cut 5/8" plywood roof sheathing is installed to complete the roof
  8. The finished structural shell, usually complete in a week or less

Hurricane Resistant

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These homes are built to withstand hurricane-force winds. See for yourself: These homes stand totally intact amongst the surrounding devastation from some of the worst hurricanes ever.

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A house apart

What makes these homes different from any other home you could build?

A high-performance home is more than just some solar panels on the roof. The design features of the home itself work first to make the home as energy efficient as possible.

The models

There are six models in the renew collection, in styles ranging from contemporary to modern, and including some of our classic round designs.

There are six models homes images below.

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Mold-Termite Resistant Framing

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Frameguard - Protecting your investment

FrameGuard is a factory applied, two-part coating technolgy designed to increase the durability of your home. The FrameGuard coating contains a blend of anti-mold chemicals and borate technology that alleviates problems from mold, termites, and fungi

The organic compunds remain close to the surface to provide protection against mold; moldicides inhibit the enzymes ability to break down the wood and consume sugars and starched mold needs for growth. Meanwhile, the borate component penetrates deep into the wood providing protection again both decay and insects.

FrameGuard is green product for its exceptional durability and ability to reduce pesticide treatments. It was a 2007 NAHB Green Building Award winner and is GreenSpec listed. The components of the FrameGuard chemical are all found in everyday products such as crayons, food, lotions, and cosmetics.

Today's standard building codes require only a very small amount of lumber to be treated against rot fungi and wood ingesting insects. FrameGuard provided the the proactive homeowner the ability to have all of the above ground wood framing components protect against the damaging effects mold, termites, and fungal decay.

FrameGuard's green color is visible assurance that the complete surface of processed wood framing components have been coated. The factory application eliminates possible scheduling conflicts, inconsistent application and incomplete coverage associated with on-site treatments.

FrameGuard is backed by a competitive limited warranty.

Here are the benefits:

  • Increases the durability of your home.
  • Resists mold and fungus growth.
  • Resists termites.
  • Wood stabilizer.
  • Factory application process allows for protection of your entire home from the first day it is exposed to the elements.
  • Environmentally friendly product contains no VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds).
  • Transferable limited warranty.

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Select the floor plan from the dropdown menu. Once, you choose which one you want to view hit the "View Floorplan" button.

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The below drop down shows about 80 choices of floorplan.

It shows 7 different style homes with variation of 1 bedroom-1 bath to

3 bedrooms-3 bath. Here are the styles of home - Augusta, Camden

Chesapeake, Hampton, Monterey, Newport, Savannah, Sierra,

Windsor, Vista, Chalet, and several options of connected homes.

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Green Building-Energy/Sustain Products

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Many homeowners request enhanced energy conserving options for their home, because they want to do everything possible to live responsibly. We have many products available depending on your level of interest and budget considerations.

Our in-house Green Building Team will work with you to ensure you get the most efficient, durable home possible. This team constantly studies the industry looking for new technologies and better methods of green building so they can extend that knowledge to your home.

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Sustainable Home Building

Building your sustainable home in sustainable ways

We not only build energy efficient homes; we build them in energy efficient ways. Why? Because we care about our environment. This value is deeply ingrained in our culture. And if we're advising you to take advantage of sustainable products for your home, it just makes sense that we incorporate those products and ideas into our corporate home, walking our talk.

Using renewable energy to keep our manufacturing plant operating

Solar arrays, producing electricity through 273 photovoltaic solar panels on the roof of several manufacturing facility throughout the U.S. Solar panels generate one third of the energy use to manufacture your sustainable home. Over the next 10 years our goal is to continue to both reduce our demand and install additional generating capacity to eventually achieve 100% on-site generation. We are committed to manufacturing our homes with 100% renewable energy.

Reducing waste while helping others

Through use of computerized saws and advanced production techniques, SandCastle Developers is building homes are producing 78% less waste than a typical, site-built home. What little waste we do generate is used to help others. We pack and ship (at our expense) waste plywood to help fund building projects. Our goal is to become a zero-waste manufacturer.

Building durable homes that last

Because we build homes with high quality materials in a controlled environment, our materials are not exposed to weather. Think about this: would you ask someone to build your car piece by piece outside in the rain? That's one reason our homes last for generations, reducing the demand on the earth's natural resources.

Comprehensive reuse and recycling

We have a comprehensive recycling system. Not only do we recycle the easy items like paper and plastic bottles, but we have made partnerships with local industries that have allowed us to find markets for almost all of our waste. We recycle and reuse plastic wrap, plastic straps, metal, house wrap scraps, foam board, cardboard, sawdust, and wood scraps.

Sourcing trees from sustainable forests

We purchase sustainably forested products whenever they are locally available, because replenishing these natural resources assures that future generations will have the habitats and resources they need to live sustainably

Energy Efficient Homes

Our Homes Provides an Inherently Energy Efficient Home Package

While all of our homes are made to conserve energy, you can increase the sustainability of your home even more by incorporating the ideas below. Energy conservation translates into dollar savings, which is something we all appreciate.

Improve home energy efficiency based on where you build

We ship our homes all over the world, and understand that different climates have different environmental factors and heating and cooling needs. Our homeowners tell us their new homes stand up well in hot weather or subzero temperatures, in humid and dry climates, and in areas known for high wind and rain.

Increase your home energy savings based on what you build

The circular shape of a our home is inherently energy efficient. You can enhance that efficiency by incorporating options such as special wall systems, roof systems, and windows.

Wall Systems

Panelized construction allows for tighter fitting building components, reducing air leakage and ensuring quality. SandCastle Developers also offers many energy efficiency technologies for wall systems. Products like our Energy Wall can help you to achieve superior energy performance.

Advanced Framing

2x6 studs can be spaced at 24" rather than 16" to maximize space for insulation and optimize the amount of lumber used in each panel, reducing both material use and heat loss associated with having more studs.

AirBlock Treatment

A pre-compressed, durable foam gasket can be used to seal the sheathing to the wall panel frame, significantly reducing pathways for air leakage.

Insulated Headers

The gap between the double 2x10 headers at the top of each wall panel can be filled with recycled insulation.

Exterior Insulation

One inch of rigid foam insulation can be applied to the outside of wall panels, providing a continuous layer of insulation that greatly reduces heat loss through the wood framing in the walls

Roof Systems

Our self-supporting roof system offers you the freedom to incorporate energy efficiency design features. Click here to learn more.

Trus and Overhang Types

SandCastle Developers roof trusses come in two types: a pitch-break truss and an energy saving "raised-heel" truss, called the Energy Saver truss. The raised-heel truss provides a wider space where the roof meets the top of the exterior walls, allowing several extra inches for insulation on the perimeter of the attic, which keeps heat and cool inside.

Our Energy Saver truss can come with 2-foot or 3-foot deep overhangs, allowing you to select the overhang size that works best with your climate. Deltec's pitch break-truss also comes with two overhang depths including a 3'9" deep overhang, helping to reduce cooling cost by providing extra shading in very hot climates.

Attic Assembly Choices

With our roof system you can choose a vented attic and install insulation above your ceiling at thicknesses suitable for your climate. Or you can choose an un-vented attic, and reap the energy efficiency benefits of applying spray foam insulation to the underside of the roof.

Windows

Our factory installs windows from several high-quality manufacturers. Our Green Building Team can help match the right windows for your climate. Whether you need special glass for passive solar applications or windows designed for very cold climates, we're here to help you every step of the way.

Energy Efficient Technology

If you've ever sat next to a cold window in winter, you'll know that windows are very bad at keeping heat inside your house. To overcome this, energy efficient windows are built with two panes of glass, and the gap between these panes is filled with argon, an inert gas that improves the window's ability to insulate.

Yet if you've ever gotten into parked car on a hot summer day, you'll know that glass is very good at absorbing the sunlight that shines on it. It will then re-radiate that heat into the environment it encloses. This effect can make a car or a living room uncomfortable. Windows with a "Low-E" coating are covered with an invisible film that can help keep window glass from emitting so much heat into your house.

Climate Specific Design

The right window depends upon the climate you build in. Customers in hurricane zones may want impact resistant windows to give their home extra protection from storms, while those building in Florida will benefit from a different type of Low-E coating than those building in New England. If you are hoping to build a high-performing, passive solar home, you also have options for the type of window glass best suited to your needs. We work with each and every customer to make sure they receive the best type of window for their project.

Installation Details that Matter

How a window is installed can make a difference in the weather-resistant performance of the wall. We install windows in our factory--not high up on a ladder in the rain. And we install windows with careful attention to flashing details that can help keep the window opening from leaking.

Incorporate additional systems to save even more energy

Wondering about the most efficient plumbing or mechanical systems for your home? Or how to include passive solar design and solar hot water heating?

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Green Home Products

Building your sustainable home in sustainable ways

Green building is not an all-or-nothing endeavor. The products below include everything we offer to make your home more sustainable, you can pick and choose what's important to you.

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- Optimized Framing to Increasure Insulation Performance
- Heat Your Water with the Sun
- Energy Star Certification
- Ventilation to Help 'Build Tight, Ventilation Right'
- Exterior Rigid Foam for Continuous Insulation
- Incorporate Natural Lighting With Skylights and Sun Tunnels
- Energy Efficient and High Quality
- FrameGuard Mold and Termite Resistance
- Factory Finished Siding
- Four Unique Overhangs
- Durable and Energy Efficient Roofing Material
- Outdoor Spaces Made from Recycled Materials
PassiveSolarDesign - Reduce Heating and Cooling by Taking Advantage of the Sun
- Reduce Waste and Improve Quality with Panelized Manufacturing

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SandCastle Developers home package is a pre-cut and panelized building system that allows you to take the guesswork out of building an energy efficient home taking advantage of the green initiatives. We want you to understand that the panelized construction involves prefabrication of the structural elements of the home, allowing for quick assembly on a prepared foundation.

SandCastle Developers excels at constructing residential structures in a factory setting and then transporting the components to building sites across the globe. All perform and function with very predictable results.

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Model Configuration

Select the size and configuration of your home shell. We offer ten base laterally, or have one or two wings. The best place to start is by looking at different sizes, levels, and configurations of home in the SandCastle Developers catalog. Contact us at (973) 464-5506 or or You can also use the for more information.

Standard Shell Measurement

Select the size and configuration of your home shell. We offer ten base laterally, or have one or two wings. The best place to start is by looking at different sizes, levels, and configurations of home in the SandCastle Developers catalog. Contact us at (973) 464-5506 or for more information.

Standard Circular Shell Measurements
Model ## of sidesDiameter (feet)One Story - Sq. Ft.Two Story - Sq. Ft.
Vista (2500)22522,0704,140
Windsor (2500)20562,5035,006
Sierra (1600)18471,6803,360
Chesapeake (1500)17441,4962,992
Monterey (1200)15391.1652,330
Savannah (1000)14371,0172,034
Augusta (900)13348761,752
Camden (800)12327461,492
Newport (500)10265171,034
Hampton (300)821328656

* Web-Tec floor system needed for construction on basements, crawlspaces or pilings. Floor support columns are available separately for foundation level floor systems.

Standard Shell Includes

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    Overhang Types:

  • 1'-9" (standard)
  • 3'-9" (optional)
  • 2'-0" Energy Saver (optional)
  • 1'-0" Energy Saver (optional)

    Wall System:

  • 1'-9" (standard)
  • 3'-9" (optional)
  • 2'-0" Energy Saver (optional)
  • 1'-0" Energy Saver (optional)

    Shelf Supporting Roofing System:

  • Half-scissor trusses
  • Precut 5/8" plywood sheathing
  • Precut fascia/soffit materials
  • Typar roof wrap

    Floor Support Column:

  • Included for the upper level floor in 2-story
    standard sheel packages
  • See above for additional column pricing

    Web-Tec Floor System:

  • Radial floor trusses (included in standard shell for upper levels. First floor system optional depending on your foundation).
  • Precut 5/8" plywood sheathing (1st layer included, 2nd layer by others).

Wings/Connectors/Garages

A popular option when building our homes are the addition of a wing. Whether for living space, formal entrance, staircase or a garage,the addition of a wing can offer you a great deal of design flexibility. Three styles are offered in a wide variety of sizes to best accommodate your needs. Contact us at (973) 464-5506 or or You can also use the for more information.

Standard Connector, Wing Packages Include

  • 2x4x8 High perimeter wall panels
  • Trussed roof system
  • 1'9" Overhang"
  • 5/8" CDX sheathing for roof and floor(s)
  • Double 2x10 headers in all perimeter wall panels
  • Typar roof wrap
  • Pre-cut fascia/soffit materials
  • Building hardware (connection plates, truss ties, etc)
  • Shell dry-in items (caulking, select fasteners, etc)
  • 5/8" CDX plywood at wall panels
  • Typar house wrap
  • Web-Tec floor system (if specified)
  • Gable end framing (Hip roof available)

Fortified Garages

All fortified garages are built using the same construction and engineering techniques as our round homes and wings. These garages utilize 5/8" CDX plywood sheathing, high-grade lumber. headers across the top every panel, as well as many other structural enhancements.

GaragesDimensionsSq Feet
800 CG (Circular Garage)32' Diameter720sq. ft.
600 SG (Square Garage)24' x 24' Hip Roof576 sq. ft.
600 SG (Square Garage)24' x 24' Gable Roof576 sq. ft.
900 RG (Rectangular Garage)24' x 36' Hip Roof864 sq. ft.
900 RG (rectangular Garage)24' x 36' Gable Roof864 sq. ft.

Garages

The economy garage package is built with conventional framing methods and materials. The packages use 7/16" OSB wall sheathing, 5/8" OSB roof sheathing, with headers at doors and windows only. Some structural limitations may apply. Not to be used as a residence.

GaragesDimensionsSq Feet
800 E (Circular Garage)32' Diameter720 sq. ft.

Garage Apartments

The garage apartment packages are a great option that allow you to start your building project today. These units can provide flexible living space on your lot while you plan and prepare to build your round dream home. The second level can serve as a guest house or rental unit down the road.

GaragesDimensionsSq Feet
3 Car (Garage Apartment)24'x36'785 sq. ft.
2 Car (Garage Apartment)24'x24'508 sq. ft.

Crescent Chalet

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Crescent Chalet/Sweep
Base ShellBase Model SizeOne Story Sq. Ft.Two Story - Sq. Ft.
Crescent Chalet24'x44'9121,824
Crescent Chalet28'x48'1,1742,348
Crescent Chalet w/ Sweep24'x67'1,5093,018
Crescent Chalet w/ Sweep28'x77'2,0224,044
    Base Shell Includes:
  • 2x4x8' Walls with 5/8" Plywood
  • Roof: Trusses, Plywood, Hardware
  • 1'-9" Overhang with Precut Soffit and Fascia
  • Typar House and Roof Wrap
  • Upper Level Floor System and Supports (2 Story)

Perimeter Wall framing Options

The Standard perimeter wall system included with your home includes 2x4 framing and 8 foot high walls. We offer a variety of upgrades to increase your ceiling height, wall thickness, and energy efficiency.

The R-5 Energy Package includes a 1" rigid foam board installed on the outside of your wall panels. This continuous insulation layer adds an additional R-5 to your perimeter walls and minimizes "thermal bridging" (the ability to heat, to flow more readily through wood studs than the cavity insulation).

The AirBlock option provides detailed air sealing of all joints in the wall panels as they are manufactured. Since 25% to 40% of a typical home's heating and cooling bills are due to air leakage, the AirBlock option can help dramatically reduce drafts and increase the energy efficiency of your walls.

The Energy Wall is the highest performing wall system offered. It includes the R-5 rigid foam and AirBlock, plus it includes insulated headers and advanced framing techniques. You can also choose any of the components in the Energy Wall as an a la carte item.

Green Options

FrameGuard is a factory-applied, two-part coating technology designed to increase the durability of your home. With FrameGuard wood, you get built-in protection against costly repairs due to mold, termites, and fungal decay. From the time the package arrives on the jobsite, throughout construction, and after you occupy your home, FrameGuard mold-resistant wood continues to protect your family and your investment.

A customized Solar Hot Water System allows you to heat your water with the sun and reduce your home's energy use to 20%. Systems are available for every climate. These durable designs are rated for 150 mph wind speeds. Federal, state and local incentives help make solar hot water the most affordable renewable energy available. Please, contact SandCastle Developers at (973) 464-5506 or or You can also use the for pricing information.

Fresh Air Ventilation is becoming essential in today's energy efficient houses. As we build tighter homes to save energy, it is important to provide proper ventilation to promote healthy, durable home. We offer three types of air exchangers: Construct (basic model), HEPA (model with HEPA filtration) and EKO (high performance model with lowest energy consumption.) Each of these models uses heat recovery to recapture energy already used to heat and cool your home, making them very energy efficient.

High performance Exhaust Fans use less energy, are quieter, and promote the long-term durability of the home. By operating exhaust fans during and after showers, moisture in the bathroom is removed before it has a chance to affect the building. Panasonic's Whisper Green bath fans offered by SandCastle Developers are extremely quiet and 300% to 500% more energy efficient than ENERGY STAR standard.

ENERGY STAR Certification. SandCastle Developers green department can work with you to incorporate energy-efficient details and specifications to meet rigorous guidelines set by EPA's ENERGY STAR for homes program. Your plans are independently reviewed and vertified to include energy-saving features and construction practices that will result in a home that is 20%-30% more energy efficient that a standard home.

Zero Energy Home Options

A Net-Zero Home is a home designed to produce as much energy as it consumes, effectively achieving an energy bill of $0 each month. This is accomplished by a building envelope designed for superior energy efficiency, combined with on-site renewable energy generation. SandCastle Developers can provide both the high-performance building envelope and the design expertise to bring your home to the goal of a Net-Zero. Our Net-Zero home offering include:

Double-Stud Walls are built with two layers of 2x4 studs, allowing a wall cavity 10 inches thick for insulation values reaching R40 and greater. in addition to the thicker wall cavity, a double-stud wall comes with all of the energy wall.

Our Super Raised Heat Truss is tall enough to fit R60 insulation, while innovative overhang allows R5 foam to extend to the top chord of the overhang, creating a thermal breaks that reduces heat transfer out of the attic through the overhang trusses.

Triple Pane Windows take window technology to the next level of energy efficiency. Window pricing varies significantly based on window types and specifications. Please, (973) 464-5506 or or You can also use the for more information.

Custom Net-Zero Designing a home to meet the goal of zero energy is a highly custom experience. If you are building in a different climate or want a very different floor plan from our pre-designed "Zero Energy Home," work with the Green Department to design your own Zero Energy Home. Design service package includes layout, passive solar design, energy modeling, ventilation system design, heating and cooling system design, and renewable energy system planning.

Siding Options

Siding Options - Standard

Hardie Plank siding is one of the most resilient siding materials ever developed. The remarkable fiber cement has performed flawlessly in some of the most severe climates in the world. resistant to fire, insects, wind and humidity, Hardie Plank Siding has all advantages of wood but with none of the drawbacks. Our standard product is Hardie Siding Products come with a 30 year, limited, transferable warranty. (Bind Nailed siding(except in high wind), face nailed trim)

A vertical look, Cedar Board on Board consists of 8" wide x 7/8" thick cedar boards, rough sawn and attached to 5/8" CDX structural skin. The space between the 8" boards are then covered with matching 6" cedar boards leaving at 5-1/2" reveal. An excellent choice for all climates due to it's high natural resistance to insects and rot. A slightly reddish hue, the siding is stainable or can be painted. (Face nailed)

The horizontal Western Red Cedar Lap is a rough cut 1" x 8" rabbeted bevel siding. An excellent choice for all climates due to its high natural resistance to insects and rot. A slightly reddish hue, the siding is stainable or can be painted. (Face nailed)

The Vinyl Lap siding is a double 4.5" Dutch Lap with a nominal thickness of .044". New technology provides a storm resistant siding system (tested to withstand wind loads above 150 mph) Low gloss cedar grain finish (Blind nailed). Color choices: Colonial White, Sandstone Beige, Heritage Cream, Desert Tan, Savannah Wicker, Natural Clay, Cypress, Light Maple, Silver Ash, Sterling Gray, Oxford Blue or Granite.

Siding Options - Premium

Shake Siding - Includes fiber cement shake siding, corner trim, your choice of mountain or coastal style window trim, and your choice of 6" or 10" base at the bottom of the lower level wall panels. Featuring the beautiful timeless appeal of cedar shakes, Nichiha Sierra Premium Shake PLUS fiber cement boards utilize a deep cedar grain that gives the appearance of rough sawn individual shake panels but without the cost or maintenance.

Mountain Board and Batten Siding - Includes smooth hardie panel with 4" battens spaced every 16 inches, two-piece corner trim, your choice of Mountain or Coastal style window trim, and your choice of 6" or 10" base at the bottom of the lower level wall panels. This is a great way to add architectural interest for your home. It can be used as the primary siding, or used as an accent on portions of the home to add texture and variety.

Coastal Board and Batten - Includes smooth hardie panel with 2" battens spaced every 24 inches, corner trim, your choice of Mountain or Coastal style window trim, and your choice of 6" or 10" base at the bottom of the lower level wall panels. This siding offers clean lines that highlight the beauty of a round home. A great choice for coastal area and two-story homes, the board and batten look visually integrates multiple level homes.

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Paint and Stain Options

Extent the look and life of your siding by using machine finishing. The process encapsulates the entire board in stain or paint, protecting it from moisture and extending the life of your siding and the finish. Factory apply two coats of paint or stain to all six sides of the board and the remainder of the paint from your run is shipped to you to touch up any nail heads, caulking, or scratches from the site construction process.

Warranties on the finish extend up to 25 years when using most Standard colors on Hardie products. Standard and Premium Siding Types are priced at different rates.

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    Standard Siding Types:

  • Hardie Lap
  • Cedar Lap
  • Cedar Board on Board

    Premium Siding Types:

  • Shake
  • Mountain Board and Batten
  • Coastal Board and Batten

Windows, Doors and Skylight Options

SandCastle Developers can supply windows for your new home. You can choose from three window brands in many sizes, colors and styles. Also available from are PlyGem Solid Vinyl Windows and Andersen Storm Watch Windows. All of our window selection include a pre-cut rough opening (framed-in), window installation, flashing, and installed trim to match siding (if purchased). Please, contact SandCastle Developers at (973) 464-5506 or or You can also use the for more information.

Guide to windows: 5/0 x 5/0 is 5'-0" wide and 5'-0" high, 5/9 x 3/4 is 5'-9" wide by 3'-4" high

Casement Window: A window that opens by "cranking" out and in the operational portion of the window.

Glider/Sliding Window: A window that opens by "sliding" back and forth the operational part of the window.

Double Hung Window: A window that opens by sliding" up and down the operational portion of the window. Both the upper and lower panes are operational.

Single Hung Window: A window that opens by "sliding" up and down the operational portion of the window. The lower pane is operational, the upper pane is fixed.

Picture Window: Inoperable windows.

Transom Window: A narrow fixed (inoperable) window mulled above or below the main window.

Awning Window: A narrow operable window where the sash swings outward and up.

SPD/SFD: Sliding Patio Door/Sliding French Door.

Argon: Insulation gas between window panes.

Lite: A section of glass.

Low E: "Low Emission", reduces Ultra Violet and Infra-Red rays. Protects furniture, floor coverings, etc. From fading.

Mulled: Two or more window frames attached and sealed together to make one large window.

Tempered Glass: Glass treated so it will not break with jagged edges. Note: Any window that is mounted within 18" of the floor or within 24" of a door must have tempered glass to meet most codes.

Extension Jambs: Interior trim to finish window sill (optional).

Velux is a nationally know and distributed brand of skylights. These high quality skylights are naturally suited for a SandCastle Developers home. We offer three different sizes, plus fixed and operable. Both types come with Low-E glass, the fixed with heat strengthened, and the operable with tempered glazing. Operable models include a telescopic control rod. Field installation required on all types. Flashing Kits included. Metal roof flashing available.

Sun Tunnels are an alternative to conventional skylights and work very well in a SandCastle Developers home. Sun Tunnels are ideal for placing light at various points along the truss-lines. 14" and 21" Sun Tunnels work well toward the outer portion of the home, and the 10" Sun Tunnels may be placed further up toward the center of the home. Impact domes are available. Please, contact SandCastle Developers at (973) 464-5506 or or You can also use the for more information.

Roof and Overhang Options

SandCastle Developers offers a variety of overhangs for our homes: the Standard 1'-9", the Deluxe 3'-9", and the 2' and 3' Energy Saver Overhang. Your overhang choice can be influenced by your project objectives, local building codes, or just personal preference. The Deluxe 3'-9" overhang allows for additional protection from the elements and has a pitch break at the outside wall. The Energy Saver does not have a pitch break like the Standard and Deluxe overhangs, but offers additional room for insulation where the roof meets the wall. The Deluxe 3'-9" overhang is not available on the Hampton (300) model. Local building codes may affect your overhang choice.

SandCastle Developers has partnered with a leader in the metal roof industry to provide a low-waste metal roof package that is specifically designed to work with our roof system. The material is made from 95% recycled aluminum and comes in a variety of colors. The high wind system is for wind speeds greater than 120 mph.

Porches and Decking Options

SandCastle Developers has several porch sizes and options:

Island Style - 16' or 24' width, 10' depth (16' porch for 900 or smaller, 24' porch for 1000 and up.)

Coastal Low Country - 16' or 24' width, 10' depth (16' porch for 900 or smaller, 24' porch for 1000 and up.)

Classic Mountain Style - 30' or 10' width, 10' depth at Center Section. 1 story only. (30' porch available on 900 model and larger)

Arts and Crafts Mountain Style - 16' or 20' width, 10' depth, 1 story only. (16' porch for 900 or smaller, 24' porch for 1000 and up)

Town and Country Style - 8' width, 8' Depth, 1 story only

Town and Country Style - 12' width, 8' Depth, 1 story only

Decking and Covered Deck Options

Crescent Balcony - includes 2x4 wall panels and flat roof system to create a single story, 16 foot wide crescent balcony. Available on a floor system or on a slab. Note that siding, trim, windows, etc are all priced in addition to the shell pricing. All water proofing and finished patio/decking materials are by the local contractor. Railings are priced separately.

Decks - SandCastle Developers supplies high quality Trex or Pressure Treated decks in 40", 5', 8' and 10' lengths (measured from the home outward). Included in your deck package are beams, joists, decking, pickets and outside handrails. Field assembly required. Vertical support not included. Decking and prestained pressure treated decking also available.

Covered Decks Component Kits - SandCastle Developers offers a prefabricated kit that allows you to create a covered deck or porch area. Our covered porch kit creates a great look with complete ease of construction. Covered Porch Package includes; Roof trusses, Sheathing, Hardware and Headers. Field assembly required.

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Additional Product Options

Open to Below - Component Kits

For those who want an open floor look to their new home. SandCastle Developers makes it easy. We provide the necessary structural components to make your vision possible. Standard Package Includes:

  • 3.5 x 16 variable length Parallams (3.5 x 18 for Windsor and Vista Models)
  • 1.75 x 16 x 6' LVLs, 18 for Windsor and Vista
  • Blocking material
  • Hardware
  • Knee walls
  • Field fix materials

High Wind and Seismic Packages - SandCastle Developers prefers a High Wind/Seismic Package additional security for your home in high wind or seismic-prone areas worldwide. Included in the standard High Wind/Seismic Package are Simpson CS-16 strap ties to transfer wind and seismic loads continuously from the roof diaphragm to the foundation. The CDX sheathing for all wall panels is affixed with a special, high-density nailing pattern.

Homes with a wind speed of 110 mph or greater will require a second steel tension collar (included in the price of the High Wind package). If engineering seals are required by local requirements, a High Wind / Seismic package specific to your location will be designed by our structural engineers.

SandCastle Developers engineers may add additional items as needed to meet your individual code requirements. These items can be added to your package or furnished by others. The final High Wind/Seismic Package can be determined only after your engineering review is complete.

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SandCastle Developers Promotes a Comprehensive Approach to Sustainability

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Step into our custom built, green model home. You'll immediately feel what it's like to live in the round.

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SandCastle Developers promotes a comprehensive approach to sustainability by integrating the key components of green building design and construction, including site selection and development, energy and water efficiency, materials selection, resource efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and homeowner education. Our model home utilizes many of the latest green building practices:

  • Uses up to 50% less energy than homes of similar size
  • Improved indoor environmental quality: fresh air continually circulated throughout home by special ventilation system
  • Sealed crawlspace lowers energy use, provides excellent moisture management
  • Low VOC finishes
  • Formaldehyde-free cabinets
  • Highly efficient heating and cooling systems = exceptional comfort, minimal energy use
  • Exceptional durability through mold and termite resistant framing, fiber cement siding
  • Structural shell built in our controlled environment plant limits exposure to building materials during construction
  • All produced with 100% renewable energy
  • Prefabricated, panelized structural shell built with 78% less waste than typical stick-built homes through SandCastle Developers extensive recycling and reuse program

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At the heart of every round house is the self-supporting roofing system. Because there are no load-bearing walls on the interior of a circular house, we can create the perfect custom home plan just for you.

Round homes also provide a wonderful living environment while offering excellent energy efficiency and wind resistance.

We welcome the opportunity to build you the perfect new home.

Each of these six styles expresses the unique architecture of a region. From timber frame porches to eyebrow dormers, from shake siding to Arts and Crafts detailing, start expressing your sense of style from the outside in. Each of the features presented in these renderings can be used on any model size or home configuration, allowing for complete flexibility as you design your dream home. Some homeowners choose to build their home exactly like their favorite rendering, while others choose their favorite features and adapt them to their ideal model size.

Classic Mountain Style - A wrap-around timber entry porch allows you to feel at home almost anywhere. The bay windows, awnings and shake siding help provide a wonderfully balanced character.
Arts and Crafts Mountain Style - Through a subtle combination of craftsman details, this home complements any landscape. Eyebrow dormers and a spacious entry porch welcomes guests, and the siding adds a sense of balance and proportion.
Coastal Island - The Victorian-inspired porch provides a centerpiece to this classic design. A crescent balcony provides a wonderful retreat for capturing your view. Vertical siding and decorative window trim complete the ensemble of this refined home.
Coastal Low Country - The low-country-inspired porch compliments elegant shake siding and decorative window trim. The open decks and covered porches allow for ample outdoor living space while a privacy screen at the foundation provides c onnection to the site.
Single Level Town & Country - A simple timber frame entry porch welcomes visitors into this classic design. Vertical siding complements full-height windows, and the master bedroom in the crescent wing allows you to take in surrounding views.
Two Story Town & Country - Timber frame porches add a simple elegance to this versatile home. A crescent nook provides space for a sun room or retreat, while the decorative roof supports and dormers add interest to the SandCastle Developers roofline.

Design Flexibility

Each of our home is custom built, and almost every home that we design is different. If you absolutely love one particular rendering and would like to see a matching floor plan, contact SandCastle Developers at (973) 464-5506 or or You can also use the . We encourage you to look through our online collection of floor plans to get ideas, but as you begin the design process on your home our experienced design team can help you create the floor plan that is perfect for you.

Our design staff will work with you to create the perfect floor plan that will lead to your dream home, be it a large chalet or a small cottage. From structural elements to make it hurricane resistant or energy efficient and sustainable, to design elements such as windows to capture a magnificent view or to create a light and open space, our design team will help you every step of the way.

The design possibilities of your circular home are virtually endless. Just about anything you can imagine can be accomplished with our building system. Our unique home design will allow you to build your dream home without compromising quality, versatility, or functionality.

Every Home is Custom Built

At the heart of every round house is the self-supporting roofing system. Because there are no load-bearing walls on the interior of a our circular house, we can create the perfect custom home plan just for you.

Other round homes such as yurts, monolithic domes, and geodesic domes also provide a wonderful living environment while offering excellent energy efficiency and wind resistance. Our home, however, has many features that other yurt-style homes do not offer. We encourage you to explore our gallery.

We welcome the opportunity to assist you in your search for the perfect new home.

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Building Smarter wih a Round Homes

Attention to detail and depth of experience assures a simple, no hassle home building process

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Assembling and finishing our circular home is easy we simply uses conventional construction materials and practices. It's really just like any home with 2x4's, 2x6's, open web trusses but with a slightly different shape. Unlike the complexities and steep learning curve that comes with some dome construction. Circular homes are designed to go up fast, saving you time and money.

Most homes are built by contractors that have had no prior experience with circular design. We have experience building these homes. We pay attention to details. We follow our project plan and keep track of time.

Please, reach us at SandCastle Developers (973) 464-5506 or Email Us or You can also use the Contact Form for more information.

For The Homeowner, a Well-Designed and Well-Built Home

Well Design and Built Home

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Once you have decided to build a new Home you will work with your personal Design Consultant to plan, develop and finalize the perfect floor plan and model configuration for your home design.

This is a simple and fun process and will be driven by you and your personal timeline. As your home's floor plan is being developed, your Design Consultant will work with you in the selection of your remaining features and options. Local building codes, engineering requirements and site issues are also addressed so that we can begin the final design of your homes structural components. This systematic approach to your home’s planning helps prevent unexpected and costly delays and changes that might spring up late in the design process or on site.

Please, reach us at SandCastle Developers (973) 464-5506 or or You can also use the for more information.

For Builders

Attention to detail and depth of experience assures a simple, no hassle home building process

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Assembling and finishing our circular home is easy we simply uses conventional construction materials and practices. It's really just like any home with 2x4's, 2x6's, open web trusses but with a slightly different shape. Unlike the complexities and steep learning curve that comes with some dome construction. Circular homes are designed to go up fast, saving you time and money.

Most homes are built by contractors that have had no prior experience with circular design. We have experience building these homes. We pay attention to details. We follow our project plan and keep track of time.

Please, reach us at SandCastle Developers (973) 464-5506 or or You can also use the for more information.