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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. Oak Bay 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.
By breaking the construction process down into individual steps it becomes easier for homeowners to understand. This way you can plan step-by-step and make informed decisions on what you want to build and what resources you need to assemble.
Building a custom home successfully requires attention to detail and a good understanding of the construction process. There are many tasks to be completed which require management and skilled people to fulfill them. This is why most homeowners agree that it is safer to hire building professionals to complete their projects.
There are many design possibilities and thousands of building components with different performance characteristics to choose from. Oak Bay Home Builders can access all the resources you need to get your new home project completed as well as help you select the right design and combination of materials.
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 Structural changes resulting from your addition may give you a chance to improve other outdated components.
Oak Bay 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. Oak Bay Home Builders has access to professional designers who can take your ideas and prepare blueprints that will meet structural and permitting requirements.
Oak Bay 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.
A professional renovation makes your home more appealing, more efficient and more durable. Oak Bay 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. Oak Bay Home Builders can arrange for a professional home inspection for you that assesses signs of deterioration and the possible causes.
Oak Bay 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. Oak Bay 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. Oak Bay 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:
Oak Bay 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.
Your choices of design, materials and construction method play a major role in the look and feel of the finished home. There are many ways to combine different construction types with design and material that creates the perfect home for you. Some may choose spacious open plan living, abundance of natural light and the ambiance of natural timbers while others prefer more traditional and easier to build structures.
Different construction methods will be required depending on the type of structure selected for the home. Conventional framing is the most common option. More complex homes may involve the use of post and beam, timber-frame or log structural components. In some cases, these components may be combined with a conventional frame to get a more cost-effective result.
Building different types of homes takes special skill sets. Oak Bay Home Builders uses the best construction practices no matter what design and structural materials are selected. We recommend the use of higher quality materials as they give a better finished result, reduce labor costs during the building process and minimize waste.