This coming Friday December 06, Hall Developments President will lead a seminar at the annual Renovators’ Roundtable Sponsored by the Home Depot.
Renovators’ Roundtable is annual industry insiders event for general contractors put on by the folks at Renovation Contractor magazine.
Hall Developments joins RENOVANTAGE as a Certified Contractor.
With this new designation, you will have full confidence knowing that Hall Developments has passed RENOVANTAGE’s rigorous testing and screening, so you know that you are hiring the best in the business.
The twins don’t or won’t recall which came first – the chicken or the egg. Did they both spontaneously decide to build new homes in the Toronto area, or were they encouraged by the promise of a television series documenting the process for a reality show on the W Network that would be called Sibling Rivalry?
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JOIN US AT BOOTH 1202 Hall Developments exhibits at the Toronto Fall Home Show September 22, 23, 24 & 25thCategories: Articles - Tags: Better Living Center, Custom Home Builder, Fall Home Show, Renovate
Come join us at booth 1202 for a chat with our president Dan Hall. Bring your photos, plans and ideas and lets see if we can make them a reality.
1. Location, Location, Location. Find the right location that best suits your lifestyle. Also consider an up-and-coming area that might be better priced now but has the potential to go up in value in the future.
2. Never buy somebody elses renovation. Never pay for someone else’s work, Its always more cost-effective to do it yourself.
3. Get the proper permits before you start and know the history of the land. Do your due diligence with the city and find out what the maximum GFA (gross floor area) is that you can build on your lot without going to Committee of Adjustment. Also, take note of the tree locations, if there are any large trees standing in the way of your addition -the tree will always win.
4. Know your Layout – ie: location of walls, doors, windows, plumbing and mechanical & electrical. You need to have foresight to be able to see the finishes in your head before you start. Make sure to revise the plan often. It’s easier to make changes before the framing stage.
5. Budget is king – Everything in construction costs money.. so stick to your budget as best possible – always know that things can wait to be done in the future – ie a finished basement. Plan a contingency so that you can account for unforeseen conditions and revisions.