What are the Steps of Building a Custom Home in Edmonton?

Are you thinking about building a custom home in Edmonton? The custom home building process is simple if you have the right partner. Whether it is a garden suite, basement suite, renovation, or ground-up construction, there are some simple steps you can follow.

Here are 5 steps you can take to build the best possible addition to your property.

5 Steps to Follow in the Custom Home Building Process

There are some pragmatic processes you can pursue when building a custom home. Here are a few of them.

  1. Establish a Budget

It is important to figure how much you are willing to spend on your building project. If you are thinking about creating a rental suite in your basement or building a garden suite in your laneway, take a hard look at your financial threshold.  These rental incomes can be used towards your mortgage payments.  Then, be sure to communicate that threshold to your builder. Our team is committed to working within your budget to help fulfill your vision!

  1. Put Your Dreams on Paper

Designing a custom home from scratch should not be a stressful experience.  You are designing a space that you and your family will enjoy for many years to come.  When working with a home designer for your custom project, you want to feel heard and respected.   You will be working with your designer on  large parts of the design, such as the layout.  But you will also be finalizing minute details like bathroom fixtures and the types of lightbulbs.  You want to be sure that you partner with a team of expert designers that will work with you along the entire design process with respect and patience.

  1. Rally Your Construction Team

A good home builder will consider you part of their family. So, if your builder does not seem engaged in the process of building your home, take a step back. 

Ask to Meet the Timber Haus Team!

Great builders have a consistent team of experts in framing, plumbing, electrical, and finishing, who all adhere to the same expected level of excellence. Make sure your whole team is following the same blueprints.

Ask Your Builder About Their Relationships with Their Trades!

Your vision will begin to turn into reality during the construction phase.  Your trusted custom home builder will turn your approved blueprints into reality.  Timber Haus works with a trusted network of tradespeople and suppliers to ensure the highest level of workmanship and high-quality materials for your project!

4. Open & Continual Communication During Construction

It is essential to feel that you can have an open dialogue with your builder during a new build.  You should always feel comfortable reaching out to your builder with questions, and you should always expect a quick response. 

With a ground-up building project, there can be a few surprises. You start from scratch, so a good builder will know how to work within current civic codes and limitations. Whether it be a new build or a renovation, the Timber Haus team will stay in continual contact with you to ensure you understand where we are at with your build at all times!

5. Handover the Keys and Enjoy the house!

When all is said and done, and the workmen have left for good, it is time to get your keys and to enjoy your new home!  You worked hard on planning it, you endured its construction, and you spent hard-earned money on it. It is now your unique place in the world. Put up your feet and revel in what you have accomplished!

Timber Haus enjoys long-term relationships with all our clients regardless of the size and scope of the project.  If you have any questions or concerns after the key handoff, do not ever hesitate to contact our team!  If you have questions about our warranty, you can review the details here or contact us with questions!

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The custom home building process can be rewarding.

At Timber Haus, we love the process. We are keen to hear about your vision. And we know how to translate your vision into reality.

Whether you are contemplating a garden suite, basement suite, or a complete custom build, we will deliver.  Our designers will work with you to create the ideal living space, and our builders will bring that creation to life. On-time and on budget.

Do you want to know more about our services? Contact us, and we will get started!

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