Frequently Asked Questions

How much per sq. ft.?

Posted by on Monday, November 25, 2013 in FAQ

This is probably the most frequently asked question and the one that a builder absolutely cannot answer accurately without more information from their client as to the style of house, level of finishing, etc. As a rule, single storey homes on crawlspaces are more costly per sq.ft. than a two storey home of the same sq. footage. One of the reasons for this is the foundation and roof are about one half the size on the two storey house, of the same sq. footage. There are a good number of other factors such as, is there a basement, roof type,...

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How much will a new custom home cost?

Posted by on Monday, November 25, 2013 in FAQ

Arrange a meeting with Lawrie McIntyre and we will ask a number of questions as to the type of home you want what the finishes are. After this we can provide an accurate pre-tender estimate.

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Are gas fired demand water heaters a good deal how much do you save?

Posted by on Sunday, November 24, 2013 in FAQ

Demand water heaters are touted as being very green and as such we investigated. We found that the installation of two not one 40 gallon electric waters is a better deal for the home owner based on Vancouver Island gas rates. The demand water heater would have to last 15 years to recover the additional cost of installation. As the estimated life of the appliance is 10 years you would most likely never recoup your additional costs. The idea of 2 electric water heaters is that only one heater is doing the heating and the second tank is acting...

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Will my new home be energy efficient?

Posted by on Sunday, November 24, 2013 in FAQ

Yes, we submit all our plans prior to construction to an energy consultant to have to plan evaluated for efficiency. We will provide you with the rating prior to construction and the expected energy consumption figures after testing at completion.

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Will the design guidelines of the community prevent me from building the type of house I want.

Posted by on Sunday, November 24, 2013 in FAQ

Design guidelines are intended to make sure there is a certain amount of conformity in the community so that homes styles are consistent within an acceptable range. This should not hamper individual expression and is most often composed in a general way addressing the main issues of roof forms, materials used and finishes. These same guidelines protect your investment by assuring that other homes built in the community will also conform to the level of quality and all owners will be proud to live there.

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