Building Your Dream
Once your home proceeds to construction, a dedicated and experienced team of construction professionals will ensure that your home is built to the highest standard possible. This is the most exciting period, where you can actually witness your new home taking shape. The construction of your home will go through hundreds of discrete stages and involve the labour of dozens of people.
There will be two scheduled visits to your new home before you take possession. It is important to note that Health and Safety regulations prohibit unauthorized visits on a construction site and do render fines to those who violate this regulation. The first visit is a Pre-Drywall Inspection, a guided introduction to your new home and viewing of its components prior to drywall installation. Your Builder will walk you through your:
- Framing Components
- HVAC & Heating System
- Bell and Cable
- Your Added Customizations
Just before possession, the Builder will take you on an orientation to familiarize you with the care and operating systems of your new home. At this point, any small items that remain outstanding will be noted for rectification on a Pre-Delivery Inspection form (PDI) which forms a part of your closing package and is submitted to Tarion Warranty Corporation for future warranty coverage.
Customizing to Your Lifestyle
New homes are usually sold at a base price that includes the most popular and affordable options to make that home attractive to the widest group of home buyers. Customizing involves changing the base options for a more personalized set of options in the home. Most buyers add some level of customizing.
The earlier that customizing can be decided on the better. Many custom options are best engineered into you house when it is being built so that allowances can be made for wiring, plumbing, and heating/ventilation. Obviously, these services can be costly to relocate when the home is in a finished state. Customizing later also involves the full value of the upgrade plus the cost of removing the existing item and possibly modifying the infrastructure.
Customizing cost can be financed through the initial mortgage without incurring extra bank fees, legal fees or building permit costs. Also, your Tarion Warranty will cover these items. The more you can plan upfront, the better.
The nature of a home site will generally determine the type of options to accommodate a home. Double car garages or wrap around porches require extra lot width.
At Woodway Trails we offer:
Flat Lots which are generally at street level, and,
Walk Out Lots which are low at the back of the house with generally patio doors in the basement leading outside to the rear yard. This configuration also has larger basement windows. Walk out lots require different foundation considerations and more costly framing and brick application which factor into an extra cost.
Other characteristics of lots tend to affect the cost of the lot. Wooded lots, extra deep lots and corner lots usually have a premium attached to them but that will add to future resale value.
New home owners benefit from a One Year Warranty Protection and Two Year Warranty Protection against defects in workmanship and materials, and a Seven Year Warranty Protection against major structural defects.
After moving into your new home, if you notice that any of the items listed on your inspection (PDI) form have yet to be corrected to your satisfaction or you notice any other imperfections missed during your walk through, these items must be noted and submitted to Tarion within the first 30 days after closing (taking possession) to ensure proper warranty coverage.
Warranty coverage begins on the date of possession of your home and remains in effect until the end of the warranty period, even if the home is sold before the warranty expires.
For more details on the Tarion New Home Warranty, please visit: www.tarion.com