Building with Unity

May I talk with a homeowner? Visit a house?

Until Covid arrived, in-person events were a mainstay of Unity’s marketing. During the warm months we’d host open houses that would allow visitors to experience our homes firsthand, and chat with the homeowner about what it’s like to work with Unity and live in the home. We’d also host gatherings that would combine education about Unity’s design-build process with tours of our production facilities and show home.

Covid changed all that. […]

The View from Inside the Covid-Jolted Housing Industry

The housing industry has been dramatically affected—in both negative and positive ways—by the Covid maelstrom that has been upending every aspect of our lives. Back […]

Choosing the Right Foundation

Installing wall panels for a Xyla on a slab foundation The choice of foundation type—slab-on-grade, full basement or walkout (“daylight”) basement—is critical to the design […]

Financing Your Unity Home

Although Unity is continually striving to make the design-build process simpler and easier for our clients, there are certain aspects of each project that are outside of our control. Project financing is one such aspect. It can be a complex and time-consuming process even for conventionally built homes. […]

Build More Walls – that Store Carbon!

In combating climate change, reducing carbon emissions from building operations is critical, because they represent such a large percentage of global CO2 emissions. […]

The Affordable Housing Crisis Hits Home

Anyone who follows national housing trends knows that insufficient affordable housing and a lack of skilled labor are two of the industry’s biggest challenges. These issues are related because without enough workers to build new homes, housing starts have lagged behind historical norms and current needs. Given the limited options for getting homes built, builders and developers have understandably been focused on more profitable higher-end projects, as opposed to affordable housing. […]

The Art and Science of Project Scheduling

For years, Unity’s clients have benefitted from accelerated construction schedules made possible by our off-site fabrication, which shaves months off of a typical construction schedule. […]

Local Builders on Unity Projects

When a project is too distant for Unity to general contract, we and our clients team up with a local builder who preps the site for Unity’s arrival, and finishes the high performance shell that Unity assembles on site. This scenario allows Unity and the local builder each to do what we do best. […]

A Semi-Custom Design for a Unity Shell Package

How can Unity provide an efficient, streamlined design-build process for our clients, when every site is unique and every client has different needs? Some building […]

A Cost Comparison of Three Xylas

Unity recently estimated costs for three different projects that have two factors in common: they are based on the Xyla platform, and they are located […]

The “Cost” Question

“How much do your homes cost?” is one of the more common questions we are asked. Because so many factors affect the cost of a […]

Born From Everywhere

When Unity founder Tedd Benson gives presentations about the company, he often includes a slide with the title “Born from Everywhere.” The slide provides an […]

Where Unity Builds

“Could you build a home for me in California?” is one of the more common questions that our sales team hears. In fact, California and […]

Tours of New Production Facility

“Thanks for a great tour.  Mind-blowing impressive is the only way to describe your facility.  Definitely the future.” – A builder from Massachusetts who attended […]

Unity and Bensonwood: Model 3 and Model S?

“What’s the difference between Unity and Bensonwood?” This is a question that both Unity and Bensonwood field fairly often, and one that we have been […]

Where Are the Women?

Stacey Delgado, the most recent addition to Unity’s project management team, had an interesting reaction to her first day on the job with Unity: “There’s […]

How to Begin?

The recent warm weather seems to be inspiring potential clients to think more earnestly about building a new home, because the number of initial inquiries […]