Linwood Custom Homes - Custom home packages including house plans

Award winning Custom Home Packages including house plans with site specific design.

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Our Services

Working with Castlegar Home Builders gives you

the opportunity to plan your project with professional advice in various areas of construction. You can then choose the best construction option to complete your project.

  • New Home Construction
  • Home Additions
  • Home Renovations
  • Our Expertise
  • Design and Construction Options

We provide our customers with a variety of practical building options. This gives you the flexibility you need in structuring a working relationship with us that makes sense. A number of clients like to act as the general contractor but may need project management services in certain technical areas of construction. Some want a qualified general contractor to build the structure of the home to the lock-up stage and then complete the interior finishing on their own. Others want the general contractor to look after the entire project.

New Home Construction

By breaking the construction process down into individual steps it becomes easier for homeowners to understand. This way you can plan step-by-step and make informed decisions on what you want to build and what resources you need to assemble.

  • Design and Blueprints
  • Material Selection and Purchase
  • Budget and Cash-flow
  • Building Permits and Approvals
    • Engineering, Septic, Geotech
    • Site progress and milestones to occupancy
  • Site Preparation
  • Utility Services
  • Foundation
  • Construction to Lock-up
    • Framing, Roofing, Rough Services
    • Doors, Windows, Siding
  • Interior to Occupancy
    • Heating, Plumbing, Electrical
    • Insulation, Drywall
    • Cabinets, Paint, Trim

Building a custom home successfully requires attention to detail and a good understanding of the construction process. There are many tasks to be completed which require management and skilled people to fulfill them. This is why most homeowners agree that it is safer to hire building professionals to complete their projects.

There are many design possibilities and thousands of building components with different performance characteristics to choose from. Castlegar Home Builders can access all the resources you need to get your new home project completed as well as help you select the right design and combination of materials.


Home Additions

A well-designed addition to your home takes thorough planning. Your addition should not only consider lifestyle needs, but also increase the value of your property by more than the construction cost. Structural changes resulting from your addition may give you a chance to improve other outdated components.

Castlegar Home Builders uses up-to-date, energy-efficient construction practices. Home additions often require changes or upgrades to air handling equipment to improve moisture control and air quality in the house. The objective is to increase the comfort as well as the function and size of the home.

Many additions will require a building permit, particularly when the external footprint of the home is increased. Castlegar Home Builders has access to professional designers who can take your ideas and prepare blueprints that will meet structural and permitting requirements.

Castlegar Home Builders can help you make sure that your addition is structurally sound, meets your living requirements and looks like an integral part of the existing home.


Home Renovations

Construction techniques for new homes have changed rapidly. Most of these improved techniques also apply to renovations. This is why it is important to select the right materials and professional builders, just as if you were building a new home.

Castlegar Home Builders can help you plan ahead before the actual renovation takes place. The idea is to make it look better, work better, last longer and be more comfortable. Before renovating, it's important to assess the condition of your home to determine if there are any significant underlying problems that must be addressed before or during your planned renovation project. Consideration should be given to:

  • Various elements of the home to be upgraded
  • A look at lifestyle needs and comforts
  • Replacement of inefficient or worn building components

A professional renovation makes your home more attractive as well as safer, more efficient and more durable. We can give you a realistic estimate and perform the work to meet building codes. We can also help you access professional designers if required.

Working with Castlegar Home Builders gives you the assurance that you are getting someone with experience in the Castlegar area.


Our Expertise

Building a new home, renovating your existing one or planning for a home addition requires careful planning and the right expertise to get the best result. Castlegar Home Builders has the experience and resources needed for any major home construction project.

Custom home projects require a variety of professional resources that understand the details of the project and work efficiently together. Although these people act independently, they need to be available at the right time and at different stages of the project. Castlegar Home Builders has a network of professionals who are used to working as a team.

Using a proven system means a much better finished result and more value in your home. Skilled people and the use of quality materials will pay for themselves during the construction. The building goes faster which saves labor costs and reduces construction waste.

Some of the more crucial areas where expertise is needed include:

  • Obtaining permits and approvals
  • Design and material selection
  • Structural load bearing and other engineering requirements
  • Assembling the right human resources
  • Constructing the home to meet building code standards
  • Controlling and managing the project

Castlegar Home Builders has full access to a wide range of technical experts including designers, drafts-people and engineers. In custom home construction, all projects are unique to some degree. The key to a successful outcome is to identify all the variables in the building process and make sure they are included in the budget.

We use the proprietary Custom Builder XPM ™ system, which was developed specifically for estimating the cost of custom home projects. This process enables you to plan ahead and make the right decisions to minimize the risk of budget overruns.


Design and Construction Options

The design you choose will determine what kind of construction method needs to be used to build the home. More complex structures, such as post and beam or timber-frame homes, use different structural techniques to support the roof and floors. They may also require different foundation load bearing points.

These structures have the advantage of being able to incorporate open plan living, vaulted ceilings and large expanses of glass to maximize the use of natural light. Although they are a little more costly to build than conventional homes, they generally have a much higher appraised value. Castlegar Home Builders can help you determine the right kind of design for your budget.

Your choices of design, materials and construction method also play a major role in the look and feel of the finished home. Building different types of homes takes special skill sets. Castlegar Home Builders is capable of building a wide variety of custom homes and uses premium quality building materials to give you a better-finished result.


Castlegar Home Builders - Member of BC Builder Network - 1.866.582.8453