Frequently asked questions
How can one differentiate between a regular home and a custom home?
The major difference between a custom home and a regular home is basically the amount of options available for you in each. A regular home generally has very limited options from which you get to choose. The options may include a few options of bricks to choose from, or a couple of designs of tiles to choose from. However, when working on a custom house, the sky is the limit! You get to design your own home from the bottom-up. Anything is possible, it can even become your chance to have the house of your dreams. This means not only do you get to choose the flooring, ceiling, woodwork, but the architecture itself would be according to what you want and what is in your preference.
The first step towards it is by talking to a professional who knows how to maneuver his way around your ideas and lead your way in making your dreams a beautiful reality. Kingsgate Luxury Homes can provide with the very pathway to reach your goals, in a more easy and affordable way!
Is there a step-by-step process of building a custom home?
There absolutely is a step-by-step process to build a custom home, consisting of 4 major steps. It can seem very intimidating and overwhelming at first, but it can be assured that working with the right people will make your journey a whole lot easier!
1st Step: This involves real estate. You have to find and purchase the perfect lot according to your needs.
2nd Step: This is where you discuss what you want out of your custom-built home. There will be a lot of different professionals from different fields like Architectural, Mechanical, Structural engineers, among others. All of them will help you in decoding your dream into more tangible terms for it to be finally built.
3rd Step: Now you’ll have to get the government’s permission to build your home in the place that you want to.
4th Step: This is the last and the most tedious step; construction. Here, your house is finally built from top to bottom.
Does Kingsgate Luxury Home offer ‘turnkey’ services?
Permit application process
What is the typical timeframe of building a custom home?
Since it is a process that needs a lot of attention to detail, it can sometimes take up-to a year or two. Omitting the time spent on looking for a lot, the designing usually takes 2-3 months, permit from the city authorities takes up around 2-3 months and around a year for construction (of a 4-5k square foot home). It can obviously vary according to your project and the situation that comes up. Sometimes, even if your house is smaller in size, it can take up a lot of time due to the complexities of it like a special ceiling or the mechanical or electrical needs to it. Sometimes even finishes in your kitchen or bathroom can be very complicated and time-consuming.
There are other scenarios that can prolong your project as well for example if you keep getting setbacks from the local authorities on permission regarding building the place. One of the problems people usually face is height restriction if people decide to build too heightened of a building. Other issues could be your lot is too close to a watercourse or you have heritage restrictions. And lastly, your project could simply be too large and complex for it to be completed in a comparatively shorter time period.
Is there some sort of a warranty offered on your homes?
Absolutely! Kingsgate Luxury Homes has been a registered building company with the Tarion Warranty Corporation. We would wholeheartedly suggest, keeping your benefit in mind, you make sure you work only with people offering Tarion Warranty. Otherwise, you could be subject to some serious risk that you would not want to be involved with. You can learn more about Tarion Warranty from their website.
What is the best neighborhood or area to build a home?
This is something that would completely depend on your preference. Whether you want a quiet town, good quality of schools, closer to your work, local amenities or even the amount of money you’re willing to spend, factors like this get to decide which area and neighborhood suits you and your home the best.
What is the most important selling point for Kingsgate Luxury, which sets it apart from other builders?
This is such an important question as this may help you finally decide on who you want to work with. There are a lot of things that set us apart from other buildings, to note a few;
They say experience is what builds a company. With years and years of experience on our sleeve, we can confidently guarantee you the best of services will be provided to you by us. The most important thing when analyzing custom home builders is not the amount of buildings made but rather the quality and uniqueness of their projects. This is how you will know whether someone can take care of your precious custom home project or not.
We understand it’s not easy investing a whole lot of money in a project and trusting somebody else to do it for you. But we can assure you, we here at Kingsgate Luxury recognize your anxiety and worries. We know for a fact that your success will lead us to our success, if you are not satisfied with the work, it is our job completely to make you satisfied. Our professionals make sure there is no communication gap which could lead to any problems. Our workers would have a clear understanding of what you want out of us and your home and that is exactly what will be provided to you.
Keeping our repute on a good position is very important to us. To be able to do this, one of the first priorities on our list is providing quality material and services. This is the most important to us, rather than providing cheap lesser quality services and material that would relinquish our own reputation as a company. Whether it is selecting material, hiring artisan traders or calling in professionals, it is made sure that all are high-end, for your satisfaction regarding the quality of our work.