As with most substantial undertakings, building a home has a process that needs to followed to ensure that your build ends up being the dream you want it to be. The following steps are part of this process:
1. CONTACT US
Please feel free to go through our website galleries to get a sense of the work we do and what we’ve done with past projects. Then, when you’re ready, connect with us to set up your initial meeting.
2. INITIAL MEETING
At this first meeting, we’ll go over your requirements, budget, wish lists and any other important criteria that will factor into the construction of your dream home.
3. LOT SELECTION
You may already own a lot, but if you don’t, then we’re more than happy to help you with the selection of one. Our experience in the area has allowed us to identify lots in various areas that would showcase our custom built homes and provide a beautiful setting for our customers.
4. DESIGN CONSULTATION AND CREATION
If you have not already chosen your plans, we can recommend an architectural designer so as to incorporate your own personal vision and goals into the formal design. Preliminary designs will begin to take shape, with revisions to the designs as requested or needed.
Based upon the items raised at the initial meeting, we’ll put together a proposal that will have a cost attached to it, that is easy to understand and allows you to make the most informed decision about moving forward with the build.
After a lot has been identified, and the proposal studied and agreed upon, an agreement will be signed that will allow us to move forward on the project. This agreement will outline key completion dates and benchmarks.
7. OBTAIN A BUILDING PERMIT
After gathering all the relevant paperwork and required items, we’ll make a submission for a building permit. Once the permit is approved, we’ll be in a position to begin work.
This part of the process deals with us excavating the land and clearing away trees as needed and/or desired. At this point, we’ll be referring you to our cabinetry specialists to assist you with your selection of cabinets and countertops.
Now we become more than just a hole in the ground as the “skeleton” of your home begins to take shape. At this stage of the process, we recommend you start making choices around the plumbing fixtures that you’ll be incorporating into your home.
At this point, the emerging home will be insulated and all exterior finishes will be underway. It’s to be expected that plumbing, HVAC, and electrical systems will be in place by this point. It’s very likely that, at this stage of the process, you’ll be making decisions on light fixtures, flooring, trim, and paint colours.
11. FINISHES AND COMPLETIONS
Perhaps two months in length, this stage sees the drywall and interior finishes completed. This is also the point where cabinets, countertops, and flooring is installed.
12. CLOSING AND MOVING IN
It’s done! Your beautiful home is standing on the lot you’ve selected for it. We need only to complete the final occupancy inspection. And then the keys are yours!
Your happiness is our happiness. That’s why it’s important for us to be available to respond to any outstanding concerns or address any warranty issues that may arise.