3 Mistakes to Avoid When Building A Custom Home

Building a custom home has got to be one of the more exciting undertakings in our lives. To finally live in a house designed and built for your needs gives a tremendous sense of satisfaction. However, being aware of mistakes to avoid when building a custom ensures that the excitement is not replaced by regret. Here are some tips from a custom home builder in Victoria BC.

Here a few important considerations to have in mind when building a custom home:

  1. Set a realistic budget – don’t get in over your head adding features to your custom home that you will not use or enjoy on a regular basis. If you are taking out a mortgage for your new custom home, be aware that some lenders are more strict when a mortgage for a custom home is being applied for. Costs will be different in terms of labor and

Why Heritage Homes Need to be Rewired

For those homeowners who live in or purchase an older or Heritage type home they make question the need to completely rewire these homes.There is good reason to make this a top priority in homes 50 years old or older and that is they present a considerable risk of electrical fire hazard. Forget all the cosmetic upgrades on your older home whether you plan to stay for the short term or the longer term upgrading the electrical system should be the first thing on your agenda.

Hidden behind your walls is the knob and tube wiring that is just one of a few obsolete wiring forms including aluminum and non-metallic wiring. Electrical malfunction is one of the top five causes of electrical fires and the result of an outdated system that becomes overloaded in this  digital era. These older or Heritage homes and the fire hazard they present is a …