Renovations can turn your existing house into the dream home you have always wanted. Today many home owners are looking at expanding and improving on their existing home – the transformation possibilities are endless. Do you love the area you live in, but your home doesn’t meet your current needs? Do you require a second floor, another bathroom, additional bedrooms, a secondary suite, or a sundeck to make your home more functional or desirable? GNB Builders will work closely with you to realize the dream within your existing home. From your vision to reality, GNB Builders will be there each step of the way.
There has never been a better time to renovate your home with the many incentives available. Save money by renovating your home to make it more energy efficient and qualify for one of the many rebates through Live Smart BC, BC Hydro, Teresan Gas. GNB Builders works with a certified energy advisor to renovate your home to save you money while reducing your carbon footprint. Greg Bianchini of GNB Builders is a certified builder by Built Green Canada ( www.builtgreencanada.ca )
Planning Your Home Renovation
Before beginning any project, a plan should be developed to ensure that all of your goals are clear. Renovating and remodeling can be a big investment, therefore knowing early in the planning stage the maximum amount of money you are able to dedicate will allow for realistic planning. GNB Builders’ planning questionnaire helps identify the defining elements of your goals, as well as outline a list of the current features of your home and property.
GNB Builders will work with you to determine the desired changes and additions. Having years of experience in the industry, Greg can provide suggestions that maximize your ideas and ensure efficient use of resources. He also has expertise to ensure that all renovation projects meet the standards of the BC building code. GNB Builders will ensure that renovations comply with your area’s building bylaws and regulations. Once a clear vision of the renovation is realized, plans are drawn up by a professional architect and, if necessary, signed off by an engineer. The renovation plans will be reviewed and revised until you are satisfied.
Home Renovation Budget
Once renovation plans are finalized GNB Builders will provide a realistic budget for the remodeling of your home. Pricing for renovations is provided with thorough care as GNB Builders wants to provide its clients with a realistic price they can live with. Some owners seek a cost per square foot, however, due to the variety of products available, this cost can vary from home to home. Consider that some clients may prefer laminate flooring while another wants hardwood; a granite countertop is more expensive than arborite; slate floor tiles incur more cost than linoleum, etc. – these choices can make significant difference in cost.
GNB Builders provides a clear contract for the renovations outlining the scope of work to be completed, materials, work schedule, as well as the payment schedule. This provides each home owner with peace of mind and documents required for financing (if required).
Permits and Project Construction
Once the plans, budget and contract are completed, application for permits will be submitted to all necessary offices. Each municipality and regional district has different requirements as well as time lines for permits. Some offices take two weeks, while others can take seven weeks or longer.
Once the permits are in place the remodeling of your home can begin. A large renovation can be very disruptive to your family’s routine. GNB Builders will help with planning to minimize effects. The project may be done is stages or scheduled for the most ideal time.
To begin your renovation today, contact GNB Builders Inc.