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Comox Valley Custom Home Builders
About the Builders
Jordan and Dallas have been working hard towards this goal for 15 years to become your Vancouver Island Custom Home Builders. We have both been gaining skills and certifications along the way making us both Journeyman tradesman. The two of us have had our heart set on becoming custom home builders from before we left high school, fine-tuning our crafts along the way.
Contracting with Communication
Pre Planning for your next custom home build on Vancouver Island
I understand we are all excited to get together to build the house…… But first we need to plan. Getting a Design Build team to take care of the planning of your project will be invaluable to the success of a project. If you don’t have the team which will be building your home at the table when you are designing your home you have allowed yourself to need to go back to the drawing boards at the end of the plans for re design or having less than desirable outcomes when it come to the final fit and finish of your home. When designing a home you are going to have many teams come in and help you put all the pieces of the puzzle together and if they have input from the beginning they can help flush out some of the design constraints and often can help to save money in the overall design.
At Buck Robertson Contacting we are a Design Build company with a in house designer so when the plan is being formulated it is getting bounced back and forth with in the team saving time and money with long delays between parties waiting on other involved in the decision making. When everyone has a north star which would be established early on in design we can all look towards it for our decision making.
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Crafting Your Comox Valley Home Oasis: Embracing Natural Beauty, Community Spirit, and Culinary Delights
Natural Beauty and Outdoor Activities
The allure of building a house in the Comox Valley lies in its unparalleled natural beauty and abundant outdoor activities. Nestled amidst breathtaking landscapes of mountains, forests, rivers, and coastal views, the valley offers an ideal canvas for creating a dream home. Residents can relish in the joy of hiking through lush trails, mountain biking along scenic paths, kayaking in pristine waters, and enjoying rounds of golf with captivating backdrops. The proximity to Strathcona Provincial Park and the Comox Glacier adds a touch of adventure to everyday life, making it an appealing choice for nature enthusiasts.
Vibrant Community and Cultural Scene
Choosing to build a house in the Comox Valley means becoming a part of a vibrant and closely-knit community that values artistic expression and cultural diversity. The valley’s rich cultural scene is a source of inspiration, with local artists, musicians, and performers contributing to a dynamic arts landscape. The welcoming atmosphere fosters connections among residents and provides opportunities to engage with numerous galleries, theaters, and events. This sense of community contributes to a fulfilling lifestyle for those seeking an environment that celebrates creativity and shared experiences.
Agricultural Heritage and Culinary Delights
For individuals interested in sustainable living and a connection to the land, the Comox Valley’s agricultural heritage offers a compelling reason to build a house here. The region boasts thriving farmers’ markets, where residents can access fresh produce, artisanal goods, and crafts while supporting local producers. Building a home in this environment presents the chance to cultivate one’s own garden or even embrace farm-to-table practices. The local culinary scene further entices with a focus on farm-fresh ingredients, providing a delectable array of dining options for those who value a gastronomically satisfying lifestyle.
Relaxed Lifestyle and Year-Round Enjoyment
Embracing the Comox Valley as a place to build a house entails embracing a relaxed and welcoming lifestyle. Residents savor the tranquil pace of life amidst stunning natural surroundings, fostering a sense of balance and well-being. With a calendar full of year-round events, from festivals to outdoor markets, there’s always something to look forward to. The availability of recreational amenities like beaches for leisurely relaxation and opportunities for wildlife viewing, including whales and eagles, enhances the region’s charm. Choosing the Comox Valley for building a home promises an idyllic haven where both daily life and special moments are seamlessly intertwined with the beauty and vibrancy of the area.
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Starter Home in the Comox Valley | Fanny Bay, BC.
West Coast Home Building
We live in a rain forest so lets plan for that. When you start out on your journey of building a home we want to be thinking about how we are going to deal with the #1 Killer of Buildings Water. Lets think about what rain hat we want to have our your home. If you want to learn more about this and understand more about roof design click this link below.
FAQ of Home Construction
Are custom builds more expensive in Comox Valley?
Building a custom home in Comox Valley can be more expensive than buying an existing home or building a production home, but there are several reasons why building a custom home may be worth the additional cost.
First, advantage of the unique features
Comox Valley is a unique location with stunning natural beauty, and building a custom home can allow you to take advantage of the unique features of your specific location. For example, you may want to design your home to take advantage of the ocean or mountain views or maximize natural light.
Second, sustainable and energy-efficient
Building a custom home on Vancouver Island can be an opportunity to incorporate environmentally sustainable and energy-efficient features. With the Comox Valley focus on sustainability, a custom-built home can be designed with the latest technologies and building techniques to minimize its carbon footprint and be kind to the environment. If this is something that is important to you a high performance home might be exactly what you are looking for and we can do that for you.
Third, budget and design goals
A custom home can be built with higher-quality materials and finishes. When you work with a custom home builder, you can select the materials and finishes that best fit your budget and design goals. This can result in a home that is built to last and requires less maintenance and repairs over time, we would call this the life cycle costs of the home.
Overall, building a custom home in the Comox Valley may be more expensive than other options, but the additional cost may be worth it for the benefits of having a home that is tailored to your needs and preferences, built with higher-quality materials and finishes, and designed to take advantage of the unique features in the Comox Valley. Additionally, building a custom home in the Comox Valley can be a sound investment, as real estate values on the island tend to appreciate over time.
How long does it take to build a custom home in the Comox Valley from planning stages to completion?
The time it takes to build a custom home in the Comox Vallley can vary depending on a variety of factors, such as the size and complexity of the home, the availability of materials and labor, and the permitting and approval process. Generally, the timeline for home construction in the Comox valley from planning stages to completion can range from 12 to 24 months or more.
Here is a rough breakdown of the different stages involved in building a custom home and how long each stage may take:
Planning and design:
This stage can take several months to a year or more, depending on the complexity of the design and how quickly decisions are made. It involves working with architects and designers to create a blueprint of the home, choosing materials and finishes, and obtaining necessary permits and approvals. If you are looking to speed this part up look to do some research about what you do and don’t like about the house you live in now weather that be material selections or layout choices. This could also be things you have seen at other peoples homes.
This stage involves clearing the site, grading the land, and installing any necessary infrastructure such as sewer and water lines. Depending on the size of the site and the scope of work required, this stage can take several weeks to a few months.
Foundation and framing:
This stage involves pouring the foundation and constructing the frame of the home. The timeline for this stage can vary depending on the size and complexity of the home, but typically takes several months.
This stage involves installing the electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems. Depending on the complexity of the systems and the availability of skilled labour, this stage can take several weeks to a few months. Something that we do at Buck Robertson Contracting is we film a video of the interior of the home before the insulation goes into the wall to allow us and you to know what is behind the walls after it is closed up with drywall or other finished materials.
Interior and exterior finishes:
This stage involves installing insulation, drywall, flooring, cabinetry, and other finishes. The timeline for this stage can vary depending on the complexity of the finishes and the availability of materials and labour.
Final inspections and move-in:
This stage involves obtaining final inspections and certifications, cleaning up the site, and moving into the completed home. This stage can take a few weeks to a month or more, depending on the final inspections and any necessary repairs. Depending on the time of year some of the finishing touches need to be done in a fair weather season due to us living on a rain forest on Vancouver Island the weather doesn’t always play nice.
At the end of the project there will be a walk though of the job with the build team and the owner this is a very important part of the job to share your thoughts of the overall project, see if there is anything that still needs to be fixed. At Buck Robertson Contracting we take a lot of pride in our work and always want to know what we could improve on moving forward with our next projects.
Understanding that every product that goes into the home needs maintenance at some point. Knowing what needs to be done and when is something that Buck Robertson Contracting will be sharing with you.
Overall, the timeline for building a custom home in the Comox Valley can vary greatly depending on the specific circumstances of the project. It is important to work with a reputable builder and to have a clear understanding of the timeline and budget before beginning the project.
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