January 21st, 2022
Avoiding Poor Craftsmanship when Building your Custom Home

Building a custom home is a big project and quite possibly the biggest decision you’ll make in your life. We are breaking down our last blog, 5 Common Fears of Building a Custom Home, and writing a blog to each fear. So the first fear from that blog was Poor Craftsmanship. In this blog we will give you multiple tips on how to Avoid Poor Craftsmanship when Building your Custom Home.

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January 21st, 2022
5 Common Fears of Building a Custom Home

Building a home is a big project. There are many factors that can make it a scary experience. Today we’re taking a look at 5 common fears of building a custom home and how you can avoid these issues occurring before you get started with the build!

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January 21st, 2022
Building a Custom Home on your land in Swift Current and Area

Before you decide to build a custom home on your own land, take our advice on how to choose a homebuilder to help ensure you don't overlook any critical steps. We can tell you right now, that building a dream home on your own land can be one of the most satisfying experiences of your life - as long as you are ready for the task! There is a lot of variable to consider, and you'll need the help of home building professionals to confirm you don't miss any important details before you break ground.

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January 21st, 2022
A True Timeline on Building a Custom Home

Do you want to build a new home in the next 2 years? You should start your project now. Have you been thinking about venturing into building a custom home? At Contegrity, building custom homes is our game, and we love every second of it! From the first step of concept plans to the last laid brick and handover day, the building process is one of the most fun and rewarding projects you can endeavour to do! We guarantee it!

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January 21st, 2022
Net Zero and Net Zero Ready

Building a House in the next 8 years? You will want to read this. By 2030 the whole idea of building a house from the ground up will change. The National Building Code of Canada will require that all new homes built at or after 2030 will need to be built with Net Zero Ready practices.

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January 21st, 2022
Warning Signs of Hiring a Custom Home Builder

Building a new home or doing a major renovation isn’t cheap, so it is perfectly natural for homeowners to seek out the best deal possible. However, when a home building contractor is offering you a deal that seems too good to be true…it probably is.

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January 21st, 2022
Design-Build vs Design-Bid-Build

So you are looking to build a new home... or you want to do a major renovation. You have an idea on how your house should look, but how do you go about doing it? What are the steps? And are the steps the right ones for my project?

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January 19th, 2022
Energy Modeling your Custom Home

When building your dream home, it is essential to make the right choices from the beginning of the process in order to end up with a property that is not just beautiful and stylish, but also safe and healthy for your family. Beginning on January 1, 2019 all new buildings, additions and major alterations in Saskatchewan must be energy code compliant. This means that all buildings must preform and maintain a certain level of energy consumption.

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January 19th, 2022
The Cost of an RTM

We are here to answer the good old question of, "Is a RTM house cheaper than a site built home?" I would like to just say before I get into this, that if you already have an RTM, you may be extremely happy with it. We are not here to try to disagree with you. There are many people who have had very positive experiences with purchasing an RTM. We know a few families that have chosen an RTM and and had us do the basements for them. Over all, they have been very happy with the results.

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January 19th, 2022
Seven Mistakes with Floor Plans & How to Avoid Them

A House plays a significant role in your life. We tend to spend a lot of time in our own homes... everything from being with loved ones, to where we sleep, eat, and share memories. It's also a place where you can go and have "me time". Now while we are right deep in the middle of Covid-19, how to you get your "me time"? If you are working from home and the kids are not at daycare or in school, it's very hard to get that time to just be alone and relax.

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January 19th, 2022
Who's Who

So you have decided to build a house. You have weighed out the pros and cons of it. You have saved money and have talked with your bank and even decided where you would be building. The next step is finding out who’s going to be the builder? The builder you use for your custom home is a big deal. He will be your go-to, your leader, the captain, the manager, the director, the problem solver and the guy you’ll want to hug after it's all done! Picking the wrong one can lead to a lot of stress and disappointment, to say the least. It’s tricky, as picking a contractor needs to happen early in the process.

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January 19th, 2022
5 Tips on Costing your Custom Home

For most anyone, planning to build your custom home is one of the top single projects you will ever tackle in your lifetime. Trying to figure out how much it will cost can be a difficult process but it is vital to know how much you will be spending and how the money will be distributed before your custom home builder shows up on site. At Contegrity Contracting we have worked with a wide range of clients helping them realize their dreams and not only them owning their homes but building them from scratch. We have developed some basic steps involved in costing your new home project and the steps you should consider.

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January 5th, 2022
Keep Calm and Build On

Think about this… You have hired a builder. He gives you a date when you can move in. You sell the house you are living in and move into a rental suite while your house is being built. You calculate your finances based on that date. You contact SaskEnergy and SaskPower to apply for hook up on the date you are moving in. You contact Sasktel saying this is when you need internet. You even take time off work two weeks before the move in date, just so you can pack and unpack.

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