"Builders of Custom Crafted Homes Since 1981..Energy Efficient Custom Homes, Renovations and Additions.
Committed to Excellence."
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  • IMAGINE We like to work from the ground up. Let's talk about the future home you would like to live in ...MORE
  • INSPIREWorking alongside our professional design team we invite you to be involved in the entire building process. Or...MORE
  • DETAILThe difference is in the details. It's the little things that set K. James Construction custom homes apart from the rest...MORE

Building with K. James Construction

OUR GUARANTEE

We are committed to quality throughout every stage and in every detail of your new home. We guarantee superior work because Our goal has always been to build every home to last generations. With energy efficiency in mind, we meet the particular needs of our climate and lower operating costs. Through experience in efficiency, we can offer our clients a superior product which performs to meet and exceed todayís toughest standards of efficiency, met with the quality our customers have come to expect.

Where Do I Begin?

The best time to discuss the construction of your new home with your builder is during the early stages of property selection and preliminary design.
Whether you are just beginning, or have your plans completed, we will work with you and/or your designer to develop a budget that suits your home. If you need help in the design of your home, we have many architects and designers who can help you to create the home of your dreams. It is also beneficial, in the beginning, to work with your builder, on the site plan (1) with regard to orientation of the home for privacy, function and scenic view. Careful consideration of all aspects of site conditions will contribute to the appearance of the home on the lot and can also save money (2).

There are three main types of contracts for the construction of your home:

  • Firm Bid (3)
  • Cost Plus Fee (4)
  • Construction Management (5)
We can discuss further the relative advantages of each of these approaches when we meet. When we take on your building project, our primary goal is to ensure that the resulting home meets and exceeds your vision. To accomplish this, we believe that it is essential to work closely with you throughout the project, listening carefully to your concerns and paying particular attention to detail. If you have any questions, comments or ideas, please do not hesitate to contact us at 613.267.3543 or info@kjamesconstruction.ca We would be delighted if we could have the opportunity to quote the building of your home. Thank you for taking some time to consider K. James Construction to construct your dreams.

DEFINITIONS

1. The Site Plan:

All sites have features to be utilized whether it is location or orientation, an experienced builder will assist you in choosing the optimal location for your home. Some things considered are orientation to the sun for solar gain, maximizing site conditions to save on fill materials, drainage and optimal sight lines to natural features.

2. Avoiding Costly Things:

Rock removal at the beginning of your project can save your budget for more important things.

3. Firm Bid:

Also called a stipulated price contract is an agreement to provide a specified product for a specified price. The product is represented by the plans and specifications used at the time of quotation. This type of contract will typically include allowances for items such as kitchens and light fixtures where the difference is refunded or billed outside of the contract.

4. Cost Plus:

This type of contract provides less restriction on changes where the owner and contractor agree to a budget and the contract value is determined by the cost of construction plus the markup to cover overhead and profit.

5. Construction Management:

K. James Construction also provides a construction management service were we oversee the management of your project from design through completion.

OUR PROCESS

INITIAL CONSULTATION

Discuss needs/wants/likes/dislikes and critical design/lifestyle information of what you are looking for in your new home.

CONCEPT DRAWINGS

Concept drawings are discussed based on initial consultation ensuring your home is designed to your exact specifications and meet your budget requirements.

WORKING DRAWINGS

Prepare detailed working drawings which will be used for permit application submission.

BUILDING START

Upon receipt of building permit on site work begins. Pre-scheduled meetings are set around milestones.

BUILDING DURING

Monthly/Weekly updates including photographs are sent to you keeping you informed of the entire building process. You have complete control to make any and every change necessary throughout the build to ensure your new custom home is exactly what you want.

BUILDING COMPLETION

Upon completion a thorough site inspection is performed in which we will provide you with all manuals and warranty materials.

BUILT WITH CARE

IMAGINE

We like to work from the ground up. Letís talk about the future home you would like to live in. From there, we will work with a designer or architect to produce concept drawings to give us a good budget estimate. Site, home design and budget go hand in hand to make sure you are on the right path of creating your dream home.

INSPIRE

Working alongside our professional design team we invite you to be involved in the entire building process. Or, simply choose your furnishings and fixtures and rely on us to build a home to your satisfaction.

DETAIL

The difference is in the details. Itís the little things that set our custom homes apart from the rest. With our dedicated team of master craftsman you can be sure that your home will be a showcase of quality.