Carriage House Comox Valley Starter Home

by Mar 22, 2023

Carriage house Comox Valley the “The Starter Home.”

“The Starter Homer” was the name of this project because when the owner of this property was having to make decisions about what is important to me long term he chose to grow into his property. They knew buying this property that they wanted land and knew as their family would grow they could then look at building the forever home and maybe use this carriage house in the comox valley as an income stream. It also greatly increased the bare land property value by having a dwelling on it.  We then started our Pre Construction contract so we were able to start to understand together how we would build out this project to work with the budget. This part of the project is key “Pre Construction” what this does is give the opportunity to formulate a plan and start to understand each other more. It is much cheaper to plan this out on paper than it is in the “field” or when the project is under construction. We worked together to discuss options for material selections and the durability of different materials for the purpose of the building. We are also taking the time to understand the structure of the building and how the building’s mechanical systems will work as well as the building envelope.


Appreciation of Land

Vancouver Island has a strong real estate market, with property values that have historically appreciated over time. By building a starter home in the Comox Valley on the bare land, they would have the potential to see a return on your investment as the property value increases over time. Of course, there are no guarantees in the real estate market, but building a new home on Vancouver Island is generally considered a smart investment. Understanding that the available land on Vancouver Island is getting less and less they decided to go for more land on there long term investment over the size of the carriage house.

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Custom Home Building Guide Vancouver Island

Customization Home Building and make it yours

One of the biggest benefits of building a starter home is the ability to customize it to your specific needs and preferences. You can work with an Design Build Team to create a layout that works for your lifestyle and incorporate features that are important to you, such as a home office, a large kitchen, or a backyard patio. You can also choose finishes and materials that fit your style and budget, from flooring and paint colors to countertops and cabinetry. When building a starter home on Vancouver Island it is also good to think about long term for instance how long are you planning on living here before either building a forever home or just a larger home to fit your growing family. This can be important when you are balancing out durability over finishing choices. With a starter home you can also design it in a way which you have plans drafted up right from the start to accommodate a larger living space in the future with could save you thousands of dollars in the long term.

Custom Cabinetry and Dovetail Drawers

Location, Location, Location! Vancouver Island Starter Homes

Building a new Carriage house on Vancouver Island allows you to incorporate energy-efficient features from the start, which can help lower your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint. You can choose energy-efficient appliances, windows, and HVAC systems, as well as insulation and building materials that are designed to be energy-efficient. By building a home that is designed for energy efficiency you in turn, build a home which is healthy and comfortable year around.

Health and Comfort = Energy Efficiency for your starter home

Vancouver Island offers a wide range of locations to build your starter home weather that be a Carriage house in Comox Valley or any where else on the Vancouver Island we have rural areas to urban centres. You can choose a location that suits your lifestyle and preferences, whether that’s near the beach, in the mountains, or close to amenities like schools, shopping, and public transportation. Building on bare land also gives you the opportunity to create a yard or outdoor space that suits your needs, from a vegetable garden or to build your shop which will help jump start your very own personal business.

Building Codes and Saftey with an “accessory dwelling unit”

When you build a new home, it must meet current building codes and standards, which can help ensure that your home is safe and structurally sound. Additionally, you have the opportunity to incorporate the latest technology and construction techniques to make your home as energy-efficient and environmentally friendly as possible.

Expertise and Experience

Working with a professional home builder can provide you with access to their expertise and experience in the construction industry. A reputable builder will have knowledge of the latest building codes, regulations, and construction techniques, and can help ensure that your home is safe, structurally sound, and meets your expectations.

Time-Saving Hiring a General Contractor Vancouver Island

Building a new home can be a time-consuming process, but working with a home builder can help save you time. They will manage the construction process, including obtaining permits, hiring subcontractors, and scheduling inspections, which can help ensure that your project stays on track and is completed on time. When we have built out the scope of work on your project we deliver a Pre-Construction Schedule which helps to define the length in which your project will take.

Design Assistance for your Starter Home in Comox Valley

Many home builders offer design services, or work with architects and designers who can help you create a custom home design that suits your needs and preferences. This can help take the guesswork out of designing your home, and ensure that it meets your lifestyle needs and budget. At Buck Robertson Contracting we have a in-house design team which means you have one point of contact and it is our white glove approach towards home building.

Warranties and Guarantees with a 2/5/10 warranty

Many home builders offer warranties and guarantees on their workmanship, which can provide peace of mind and protection for your investment. This can also help ensure that any issues that arise with your home are promptly addressed and resolved. At Buck Robertson Contracting we do have 2/5/10 warranty and are part of the Canadian Home Building Association of Vancouver Island.

Buck Robertson Contracting has 2-5-10 Warranty to do Custom Home Building in BC

Communication and Support when building your Carriage House

A good home builder will provide regular communication and support throughout the construction process. They will keep you informed of progress, answer any questions you may have, and provide guidance and support as needed. We use project management software which allows us to stay in constant communication with you we have a 24 hr policy to get back to you, we may not have the answer to your question right away but we will do our best to solve the issue at hand.

Canadian Home Builders Association Vancouver Island

If you are interested in taking a look at another carriage house we did from start to finish take a look at Carriage House Nanaimo- “Community Gathering”. Or you can visit our Custom Home build page.

If you like what you have seen you could also drop us a line on your Facebook page.

Dedication To Home Building

Health and Comfort, Durability, and Energy Efficiency:

We achieve this by being brought in on your project right from the start to help guide you through decision making and understanding your needs.

Enjoyment  : We have a passion for Craftsman homes with Rustic details – and Timber Framing is something we get excited about.

Process To Good Communication:

What we want to do is Contracting with Communication – and we can do this with our Project Management Software, which not only organizes YOUR job but also invites online communication between everyone involved in the project.

We will be able to have that one-on-one interaction – whether it be in person or through the software – so any decisions made throughout the building process will be done together.

Want to Find Out More?

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