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Custom home construction involves many complex variables. Making informed decisions on developing a suitable design, selecting the right materials and keeping on budget can be challenging for most clients. Gambier Island Home Builders can help you with every stage of the building process, including hiring the right subcontractors and trades. We can manage your custom home project from start to finish.
Gambier Island Home Builders is experienced in working on custom home projects of various types and sizes. Homes have become more complex over the years and building code requirements more stringent. This has affected the timeframe it takes to obtain building permits in the Gambier Island area.
Many of our customers have found that it is helpful to understand the building process before construction begins. Gambier Island Home Builders gives you realistic expectations and can help you make informed decisions about what is involved in construction in the following areas:
The cost to complete your home to occupancy will be dependent on the size, location and complexity of the project. The time taken, availability and quality of trades-people used will affect the labor component. The reality is that it is more important to consider the value of work being done than simply choosing trades based on a low hourly rate.
Choosing the right people can save on a lot of labor cost and fixing problems later on. Generally the use of higher quality material gives you a better finished result, less waste and lower maintenance as well as substantial cost savings during construction. Gambier Island Home Builders uses best construction practices in all of their projects.
A well-designed addition to your home takes thorough planning. Your addition should not only consider lifestyle needs, but also increase the value of your property by more than the construction cost. Structural changes resulting from your addition may give you a chance to improve other outdated components.
Gambier Island Home Builders uses up-to-date, energy-efficient construction practices. Home additions often require changes or upgrades to air handling equipment to improve moisture control and air quality in the house. The objective is to increase the comfort as well as the function and size of the home.
Many additions will require a building permit, particularly when the external footprint of the home is increased. Gambier Island Home Builders has access to professional designers who can take your ideas and prepare blueprints that will meet structural and permitting requirements.
Gambier Island Home Builders can help you make sure that your addition is structurally sound, meets your living requirements and looks like an integral part of the existing home.
Construction techniques for new homes have changed rapidly. Most of these improved techniques also apply to renovations. This is why it is important to select the right materials and professional builders, just as if you were building a new home.
Gambier Island Home Builders can help you plan ahead before the actual renovation takes place. The idea is to make it look better, work better, last longer and be more comfortable. Before renovating, it's important to assess the condition of your home to determine if there are any significant underlying problems that must be addressed before or during your planned renovation project. Consideration should be given to:
A professional renovation makes your home more attractive as well as safer, more efficient and more durable. We can give you a realistic estimate and perform the work to meet building codes. We can also help you access professional designers if required.
Working with Gambier Island Home Builders gives you the assurance that you are getting someone with experience in the Gambier Island area.
Building a new home, renovating your existing one or planning for a home addition requires careful planning and the right expertise to get the best result. Gambier Island Home Builders has the experience and resources needed for any major home construction project.
Custom home projects require a variety of professional resources that understand the details of the project and work efficiently together. Although these people act independently, they need to be available at the right time and at different stages of the project. Gambier Island Home Builders has a network of professionals who are used to working as a team.
Using a proven system means a much better finished result and more value in your home. Skilled people and the use of quality materials will pay for themselves during the construction. The building goes faster which saves labor costs and reduces construction waste.
Some of the more crucial areas where expertise is needed include:
Gambier Island Home Builders has full access to a wide range of technical experts including designers, drafts-people and engineers. In custom home construction, all projects are unique to some degree. The key to a successful outcome is to identify all the variables in the building process and make sure they are included in the budget.
We use the proprietary Custom Builder XPM ™ system, which was developed specifically for estimating the cost of custom home projects. This process enables you to plan ahead and make the right decisions to minimize the risk of budget overruns.
The design you choose will determine what kind of construction method needs to be used to build the home. More complex structures, such as post and beam or timber-frame homes, use different structural techniques to support the roof and floors. They may also require different foundation load bearing points.
These structures have the advantage of being able to incorporate open plan living, vaulted ceilings and large expanses of glass to maximize the use of natural light. Although they are a little more costly to build than conventional homes, they generally have a much higher appraised value. Gambier Island Home Builders can help you determine the right kind of design for your budget.
Your choices of design, materials and construction method also play a major role in the look and feel of the finished home. Building different types of homes takes special skill sets. Gambier Island Home Builders is capable of building a wide variety of custom homes and uses premium quality building materials to give you a better-finished result.