BUILD PROCESS

Planning & Budgeting

Initial Client Meeting – Get to know your builder and understand our core values and philosophies. At 4GK Construction Inc., we take the time to introduce ourselves and answer any questions you might have. It’s important for us to understand you as a client and start visualizing the home you want to build. We will help determine which house plan can work on the lot you’ve purchased. We are happy to walk the lot with any prospective client, discussing what is needed to make the home you desire fit your lifestyle and budget.

Preliminary Budget Proposal – Once initial plans have been discussed and decided upon, 4GK Construction Inc. will prepare a preliminary budget outlining the estimated cost of building your house. This is an estimated cost only, and a formal budget will be prepared if you decide to move forward with the plans and detailed specifications.

Plans & Specifications – Start designing your home! Our designer will provide a preliminary floor plan and style of house that will fit on your purchased lot. During the planning process, 4GK Construction Inc. will guide you in determining the specifications for the desired finishes, features, and functionality of your home. These features and components will then be consolidated into the start of the final plans, with the initial part of the deposit required.

Budget and Permits – Getting the city involved. Once we have received formal plans, 4GK Construction Inc. will start the budget and permit process. This involves sending copies of the plans to our trusted trades and suppliers for quotes. If the quotes are not satisfactory, we will renegotiate or look elsewhere. The plans will be submitted to the City’s Building Department for permits. All the paperwork is prepared by 4GK Construction Inc., including the necessary follow-up.

Budget Review – Once all quotes have been received, 4GK Construction Inc. will arrange a meeting with you to review the budget. Every item involving the house will be discussed. At this time, changes can be made to the budget to accommodate your needs. Once the budget has been reviewed and agreed upon, a contract will be produced between you and 4GK Construction Inc., and construction will begin. An additional deposit will be required at this stage.

Trade/Supplier Review – You will spend a day with our team visiting the trades and suppliers for your new home. This will involve choosing the style and design of most items involved in finishing the home.

Confirmation of Finishes & Color Selections – As the process begins, you will need to choose finishes and colors for your new home. 4GK Construction Inc. provides an Interior Designer at no extra charge to assist you in making style and color decisions. You will meet personally with the designer, who will correspond throughout the building process to ensure the proper selections are being made.

Budget/Invoice Review – During the building process, you and 4GK Construction Inc. will regularly review the budget. Each review provides an opportunity to review all invoices pertaining to the house and the overall budget. These reviews are done at the completion of the foundation, framing, drywall, substantial completion, and final completion stages. At each review, you will be given an invoice of billing to date.

Execution & Monitoring

Site Preparation – Before we begin excavation, a thorough site review is conducted. We discuss critical aspects such as home placement, setbacks, elevation, retaining walls, tree removal, and utility connections. This ensures a smooth start to your project.

Framing – Once the framing is completed, we schedule an on-site meeting with you to go over important details like back-framing, plumbing placements (e.g., hose bib locations), HVAC elements (e.g., fireplace finishes), and cabinet layouts. This meeting ensures everything aligns with your vision.

Electrical Planning – We coordinate a meeting with our electrical team at your home to determine the optimal placement for outlets, lighting fixtures, and any audio/visual components. This session also serves as a follow-up to any earlier discussions from the framing stage.

Inspection

Pre-Move-In Walk-Through – As we approach your move-in date, we conduct a comprehensive walk-through of your new home. During this session, we review all the features, discuss maintenance tips, and identify any issues that need to be resolved. A detailed list of any deficiencies is created and promptly addressed by our dedicated service team.

Completion

Handover and Move-in – At this stage, we officially hand over the keys to your new home. Along with the keys, we provide a detailed homeowner maintenance manual tailored specifically for your house. This comprehensive guide includes maintenance schedules, contact information for key trades involved in your project, detailed warranty information, and much more. This ensures you have all the necessary resources to maintain and enjoy your new home for years to come.

2-5-10 Year Warranty

One-Year Inspection – A year after you’ve settled in, we schedule a follow-up inspection to ensure everything in your home is performing as expected. Any service items identified are documented and addressed by the appropriate trades.

Warranty Coverage – As a BC Housing home warranty provider, 4GK Construction Inc. stands behind the quality of our work providing a comprehensive 2-5-10 year Travelers Guarantee Warranty. This warranty will be registered with your home upon completion, providing you with peace of mind for years to come.

At 4GK Construction Inc., we manage every detail, allowing you to enjoy the excitement of bringing your dream home to life.

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