Fire & Disaster Resistance

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Type I-A Non-Combustible Construction

A PHNX Home is the only single family custom home in the nation code-approved as the most Fire Resistant, Non-Combustible construction type possible per California & International Building Code Standards. 

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Aluminum-Clad Tempered Windows

PHNX Homes feature Sierra Pacific aluminum clad wood windows with tempered safety glazing. Unlike vinyl or fiberglass, these windows will not melt or deform in a wildfire, keeping your home's interior safe.

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Insulated Concrete Forms

The only load-bearing walls in a PHNX Home are built with Fox Blocks Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF). All our exterior walls have a 4-hour fire rating and are approved for Types I & II construction.

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Earthquake Resistant

The entire structure of a PHNX Home is fully compliant with all current California codes. The rebar in our ICF walls is what maintains tensile strength for lateral & shear resistance.

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Standing Seam Metal Roof

The roof of a PHNX Home is built with non-combustible, standing seam metal insulated panels. Our streamlined construction methods reduce penetrations, virtually eliminating the opportunity for ember intrusion.

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Storm Resistant

In a storm, would you rather be in a concrete & steel PHNX Home, or a traditional stick-built one?

The Three Little Pigs agree!

Climate Resilience

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Net-Zero Energy Use

PHNX is the only design/build company delivering single family homes that achieve full Net-Zero Energy status as defined by the California Energy Code. 

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Up to 80% Less Construction Waste

The PHNX streamlined design/build method utilizes the best available proprietary, pre-engineered systems. Almost all of our building materials arrive on site pre-cut, ready to be assembled.

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No Fossil Fuels

PHNX Homes are all electric. With state of the art appliances that actually  perform better than their ancestors,  you'll never miss the gas.

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Concrete as a Carbon "Sink"

Instead of destroying our natural carbon sinks (forests) to build flammable homes, PHNX embraces the future of carbon neutral concrete. Carbon sequestration technology is here - now - and PHNX uses it in every home.

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Grid Independent

Every PHNX Home includes a full-capacity solar array and battery backup storage system. While codes still require homes in most areas to connect to the grid, a PHNX Home will not need it. Power will be maintained even during a black out.

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True "Forever" Home

No more rot, bugs, rodents

No warping, cracking, checking

No painting

The lifespan of a PHNX Home can easily exceed 3 or 4 times that of a traditional stick-built home. That's a lot of trees!

Design Excellence

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Award Winning Team

PHNX partners LCFA Studio & Penna Construction have been winning awards together for nearly a decade. Individually, each has garnered numerous accolades in their 25+ years in the design & construction industry.

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Experienced Industry Leaders

PHNX has assembled an amazing roster of the best in the industry - all committed to building Forever Homes for Everyone. Click on "Who We Are" to learn more about our impressive partners.

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Quality Products & Materials

The PHNX Team began developing the streamlined PHNX method in 2019, researching hundreds of products and systems for quality, cost, ease of installation and aesthetics. PHNX materials & methods are the best of the best.

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Trending Design

The PHNX design team, led by award-winning architect Laurie C. Fisher, stays in front of trends in color, materials and composition.

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Architecture

As a PHNX client you will get the benefit of full Architectural services, provided by licensed Architects. We design using formal geometric concepts & systems, with you at the center.

Clarity & Transparency

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Predictable Budget

PHNX is the first design/build company to deliver an accurate, budget estimate during concept design - before you make any commitments. The PHNX method gives you certainty no one else can.

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Affordable

PHNX Homes are not more expensive than a traditional stick-built home, and they can even cost less. Many factors affect cost; we invite you to use our Cost Estimator tool to explore the feasibility of your Forever Home.

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Streamlined Schedule

Because PHNX Homes are less reliant on volatile raw material and labor markets, our homes are faster to design and build.

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Trauma-Informed Approach

The PHNX Method was developed with traumatized fire survivors in mind. Building a custom home is a complex undertaking; our streamlined process is much easier to navigate - a preferable journey whether you've lost a home or not.

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  • Type II Non-Combustible Construction

  • Insulated Concrete Forms

  • Standing Seam Metal Roof

  • Aluminum Clad/Tempered Glass Windows