RTM Design Process
At our initial consultation, we will discuss the different types of building services we offer and help you decide which makes the most sense for your new home. We will explain everything from the design and building process to the delivery of your home and what services need to be arranged at your property. Not sure exactly what you want? Check out our current library for inspiration. Have a plan of your own or that you acquired from somewhere else? We can build it for you!
Once we have the details, we’ll review a build schedule as well as put your ideas and plans into a budgetary outline to make sure the project stays affordable. We can provide you with an estimate based on the plan that best suits you and the features that are important to you.
Plan & Deposit
One of the most exciting parts: Bringing your vision to life! We ask for a small deposit once you’ve settled on your floor plan so that we can move forward with the official blueprints and additional planning. This way, we can work towards narrowing down your costs as well as scheduling for a start date of construction and possession date for you.
Firm Quote & Contract
Based on your design choices and a finalized blueprint, we provide you with a final quote and our contract so that there are no surprises. This will be the stage we finalize finances and take a down-payment to initiate the build.
Now for the fun! Selecting all the products and finishes that make your house a home. The choices are endless when it comes to siding, shingles, flooring, kitchen cabinets, countertops and paint colours but our team can help guide you and make your dreams become reality.
Throughout the construction process, you are more than welcome to come and see the progress of your home. Just call in to schedule a time and we’ll make sure things are in order to safely tour your home and see the exciting changes.
We will coordinate all the necessary documents, insurance and transportation required for moving your home to your property. Watching each home move to its forever destination is always exciting.
Some of the finishing details are dealt with at the home’s permanent location. These details vary from home to home and are determined at the contract stage as well as in some instances at the final location of your home. After the home has settled on to its foundation, we have a service team come out to do a comprehensive walkthrough. Any deficiencies are noted and repaired. Rest assured; most instances of required repairs are mainly cosmetic.
Your Responsibilities in the Building Process
- Property Purchase
- Property Survey or Plot Plan
Additional duties depending on build style may include:
- Lot preparation & Excavation
- Construction of Foundation
- Installation of HVAC (ie. Furnace, HRV, Air Conditioning & All Ductwork)
- Plumbing & Electrical in Foundation
- Stairs & Windows for Basement
- Hot Water Tank
- On-site Hookups (ie. town sewer/water, hydro etc.)
- Installation of Appliances