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Silverwood Design

Silverwood Design

5424 Hough Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278


Service area: 200 miles

Service Area: Ready to build home plans are offered for sale. Custom design service is offered as well.


Silverwood Design creates house plans for highly energy efficient homes. Our designs are field tested after construction, are energy star certified, and generally achieve HERS ratings below 50. In most cases a home plan will include a photovoltaic power array, solar hot water systems, and foam blown insulation. Sealed crawl spaces, and basements are always specified. Sealed attics are a standard as well.


Silverwood Design and its parent company, Silverwood Inc have been building energy efficient homes for over 30 years without a break.


Bob Hartford is LEED certified, a University of North Carolina graduate, a licensed commercial general contractor, A licensed real estate professional, and green certified through the HBA.

Energy efficient solar construction has always been the commercial niche that Silverwood has been involved in. We were green before "Green" was a commonly used term. Currently we are the designers for North Caroinas' largest active solar home community, Bingham Ridge, located in Chatham County near Chapel Hill NC.