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Buck Robertson Contractings “Foundation for Your Future” planning process: The Pre-Construction Contract

Pre-construction is an exciting phase in home building that lays the foundation for your future. In Nanaimo, this critical planning and preparation stage is where your vision takes shape on paper, becoming a tangible plan for building your dream home. The Pre-Construction Contract is a key document that ensures all parties involved in the Nanaimo home building process are aligned and ready to move forward, laying the groundwork for a successful and enjoyable building experience. “Every Home Starts with a good Foundation.”



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What is involved in the “Foundation for the Future” planning process:


Understanding your goals for your home building or renovation project

At Buck Robertson Contracting we do  Contracting with Communication, but what does that really mean? It means that we prioritize understanding your needs, goals, and desires for your project. We aim to establish a deep connection with our clients by asking thoughtful questions and actively listening to their responses. It’s not just about finding a client; it’s about finding the right fit. We view our initial interactions as more than just a “first date”; they’re an opportunity to explore mutual interests and ensure a successful, long-term partnership. So, what is your vision for your project, and how can we help bring it to life? Let’s start a conversation that goes beyond mere surface-level pleasantries and truly delves into the heart of what matters most to you.


Significance of Property Surveys for Your Real Estate Investment

Are you considering building on your property but unsure of what is possible? Look no further than the mighty survey! This document is a crucial component of any construction project as it provides invaluable information about your property. Not only does it define the boundaries of your land, but it also helps to identify any potential obstacles or limitations that may impact your building plans. With a survey in hand, you can confidently move forward with your project, knowing that you have a clear understanding of what can or cannot be built on your property. So if you want to avoid any surprises down the road and ensure a successful construction endeavour, don’t forget to prioritize the importance of a thorough and accurate survey.

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House Plans

Blueprints of Your Dream Home: Unveiling the Fascinating World of House Plans

We have a whole web page dedicated to this part of the process so do please check it out if you are looking for more info on house plans.

Specs and Selections

Discovering the Artistry of Interior and Exterior Design of our “Specs and Selections” on your next home build or remodeling project on Vancouver Island


The “Specs” are definitions to share with you and define the scope of work to the people creating your project. 


The “Selections” are the material choices to be made on the project.

When it comes to “Selections” on your project it is good to know that almost every product on the market has a situation where it could work, it’s just a matter of finding the perfect match for your project. When we start to discuss “Selections” we want to be thinking about durability, end user, design constraints, budget, theme, style, and quality.

Interior Design

An interior designer can elevate your project to the next level, bringing a range of value that is sure to delight and inspire.  If you are looking for someone to help you with your design decisions we can help you with that.

Exterior Design

Exterior Design you can also think about using an interior designer to help tie inside to outside or this can also often be accomplished with a 3D rendering of the home to help bring the vision to life. 

Landscape Design

The landscape designer is for when you outdoor experience is just as important to you as any other part of the home.

Pre Construction Schedule

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Navigating Construction Success: Unveiling the Power of Pre-Construction Schedules

Embarking on a new construction project is an exhilarating journey, but it can also be a labyrinth of decision-making and coordination. To navigate this intricate maze successfully, you need a secret weapon – the pre-construction schedule. Brace yourself as we delve into the captivating world of construction planning, unlocking the invaluable roadmap to project success.

Unveiling the Hidden Roadmap:

Picture this: You’re about to embark on a grand project, the construction of your dream home. Amidst the excitement, the pre-construction schedule emerges as your trusted guide, revealing a treasure trove of insights. This comprehensive roadmap offers you the power to visualize the intricate web of tasks that weave together to build your dream abode.

The Time Whisperers:

Within this remarkable document lies another hidden gem – the whispered promises of trade partners. Each task is adorned with the time commitments provided by these skilled artisans. Like mystical predictions, they reveal the suggested durations required to complete their respective scopes of work. With this knowledge at your fingertips, you can orchestrate a symphony of activities, ensuring that the right selections are made at the right time.

Building the Architectural Tapestry:

A home build is a tapestry woven from countless interdependent tasks. The pre-construction schedule unravels this intricate masterpiece before your eyes. It unveils a visual representation of the project’s progression, transforming an abstract vision into a tangible reality. With its help, you can witness the emergence of foundations, the rise of walls, and the installation of crucial systems, one task at a time.

The Art of Strategic Planning:

Think of the pre-construction schedule as a painter’s palette, brimming with colors waiting to be strategically applied. Armed with this invaluable tool, you can meticulously plan your project, ensuring a harmonious fusion of activities. By aligning selections, trade partner commitments, and task dependencies, you forge a symphony of coordination that transforms chaos into a captivating masterpiece.

Risk Management

Risk Management Plan

A plan to make before your project start to make sure it starts in the right direction.

From Urban Oases to Countryside Retreats: Exploring House Plans for Captivating City, Town, and Regional Homes

Understanding the intricacies of home building, renovations, and new construction in various cities, towns, and regional districts is a fascinating aspect of the process. It’s worth noting that places like Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Duncan, Cowichan Valley Regional District, Port Alberni, Lantzville, Parksville, Regional District of Nanaimo and Comox Valley Regional District each have their own set of unique bylaws that shape the possibilities and constraints for your project. As experts in the field, we are genuinely intrigued by these differences and are eager to assist you in unraveling the intricate web of regulations specific to Vancouver Island.

We’re here to provide you with valuable insights on how these diverse bylaws could impact your project. Exploring the design constraints imposed on your property is an exciting challenge that we’re prepared to navigate together. Whether you’re building a home in Nanaimo or considering construction in any of the other aforementioned areas, we are committed to unlocking the potential hidden within these regulations.

Our goal is to dive deep into the nuances of each jurisdiction, uncovering the unique opportunities and limitations they present. By delving into the details of home building, renovations, and new construction, we can help you develop innovative solutions that align with the specific bylaws of your chosen location. With our expertise, we’ll ensure your project thrives within the boundaries set by these regulations, ultimately creating a space that reflects your vision while complying with the local requirements.


Under Standing Nanaimo Neighbourhoods?

If you are looking to build a home which will fit into the right neighbourhood this blog post could help


How much does a pre-construction contract cost?

That depends entirely on the scope of your project, some project will only need to input from our team where other project may need outside consultants or engineers to make sure your project has the best team put into place. We estimate the hours which we think your project will take to plan and then track those hours against the estimate.


What should my thought process be when envisioning my home? 6 Things to think about when taking on a construction project.

  1. Pay attention to where you spend most of your time in your home.
  2. Pay attention to design features you dislike in your current dwelling.
  3. Storage is boring but very important.
  4. Bust out a tape measure to get a feel for what space is comfortable for you.
  5. Understand your lot and how the land will suit your desired design. Take advantage of the existing state of your property and design a plan complementary to it.
  6. How will this plan adapt to your aging needs should this be your forever home


When is a building permit required?

A building permit is required for any new construction, alteration, addition or demolition of a structure. A few examples would be constructing a new carriage home, altering windows neighbouring other properties, adding a deck or foyer addition and demolishing a deteriorating carport.



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