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Vancouver Island 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.

Dallas

Dallas

Journeyman Electrician

Jordan

Jordan

Journeyman Carpenter

Contracting with Communication

Contracting with Communication is KEY and will be the success or failure of any project. The reason for this is there are many parties coming together to build a home from the Owner, Builder, Designer, Municipality and engineers. With ever one of these parties has there own thoughts on what is important to them on this project and the job of the general contractor or Design Build Team is to bring all these parties together to rally around a common goal. Making sure that everyone involved in the home build understands what is important to one another will lead to a successful project. At Buck Robertson Contracting we try and use tools like project management software to allow us to make sure we all know what is going on and where we are going in the house build. We like to ask lots of questions to make sure we understand the needs of everyone involved in the project from start to finish. 

Pre Planning is Slow

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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LATEST HOME BUILDS

Check out some of our most recent

Custom Home Builds on Vancouver Island

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A carriage house is a great idea for many different reasons, depending on your needs and where you are in your journey through life. Carriage houses are often built on an existing property and are used for downsizing, rental income, or a guest house. They can also be a starter home on a larger property.

Trails Edge

A “Net Zero Ready Home” is a home which you will feel cozy year around. Custom Home Build Lake Cowichan, BC.

Front of Roberta Ranch Custom home

Roberta Ranch

 “STEP 4 HOME” is a durable home which takes health and comfort into consideration and in turn is energy efficient. Custom Home Build Nanaimo, BC.

LORENZEN LANE

This Ocean view home looking out at Nanoose bay, took in the views of what is to live in paradise. Custom Home Build Lantzville, BC.

 

SYWASH RIDGE

Looking out at the Bird sanctuary below and crown land in the rear gave you a sense of serenity. Custom Home build Lantzville, BC.

We live on a rock

Building a home on Vancouver Island is with out its challenges especially now that most of the available land is some where up on the side of a hill some where. With that comes rock and lots of it is really hard rock. Why do I bring this up is because well we need to budget for either blasting or rock breaking on most project now a days. If you are one of the fortune ones who have found your nice level lot in a meadow some where you are lucky but might still not be off the hook. With that being said “getting out of the ground” is one of the parts of the project with the most risk. We put together a risk management plan on our project to help to address these risks and share with you our thoughts about what may come up on your project.

Site walk

We take a tour of “Roberta Ranch”  and along the way we talk about iron pins and property lines. We discuss a little about site conditions and how this may affect one’s project. Jordan had the opportunity to have a little fun with our new toy the drone DJI mini 2.

We are working on the next video now and will be released soon.

FAQ

House plans with cost to build? 4 steps before building a home.

  1. Decided if you are wanting to build a team of professionals or get a design build team to take care of everything.
  2. Design a house plan.
  3. Build a scope of work with material selections
  4. Getting pricing for those house plans. As every home is a prototype.

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