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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. Cranbrook 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.
Cranbrook 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 Cranbrook area.
Many of our customers have found that it is helpful to understand the building process before construction begins. Cranbrook 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. Cranbrook Home Builders uses best construction practices in all of their projects.
Cranbrook Home Builders uses up-to-date, energy-efficient design and construction practices that consider lifestyle needs and can increase the value of your property.
It is important to make sure that your addition is structurally sound, meets your living requirements and looks like an integral part of the existing home. You may find that you will need to repair any existing structural problems and upgrade services in the process. This will prolong the life of your home and make the addition look and feel better.
When planning a new home addition, you should be aware that your existing house is much more than just four walls and a roof. It is an interactive system made up of many components including the basic structure, heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment as well as the external environment. Each component influences the performance of the entire system and some additions may require structural changes.
Cranbrook Home Builders has the expertise and experience to bring your project to a successful outcome.
A professional renovation makes your home more appealing, more efficient and more durable. Cranbrook Home Builders has the right kind of experience to make you comfortable that your project will be successful. We provide you with realistic estimates and perform the work to meet building code standards. We can also assist you to source experienced designers and prepare blueprints that will meet structural and permitting requirements.
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. You will need to consider:
Good up-front planning is crucial before you start work to keep costs under control and get the best result. A thorough inspection will help you to assess the condition of your home. Cranbrook Home Builders can arrange for a professional home inspection for you that assesses signs of deterioration and the possible causes.
Cranbrook Home Builders can then help you plan your project and make your home look better, last longer and be more comfortable.
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. Cranbrook 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. Cranbrook 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:
Cranbrook 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. Cranbrook 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. Cranbrook 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.