Meadowood Homes is a small family business. We started in 2002 and have been with each project, be they large or small from start to finish. All of our projects have been custom designed, with the customer's needs and objectives being priority number one. We are quite proud of the fact that with we have never had a warranty complaint against read more...
Throughout the design and construction phase, Meadowood Homes consulted with us regularly to review and adapt the plans and build. When a serious illness took over my family, Meadowood were very gracious in halting construction for several months. When all was well, they picked up right where they left off and finished our build. Ten years later we are loving our home, we have never had any construction issues and our home is truly our dream home on the island....thanks to Meadowood Homes. I would recommend them to anyone!!
Meadowood homes has constructed 4 of the homes I have designed for my clients. From inception, Chuck has been very helpful with site preparation and design options as well as accurate pricing and budget. He has an experienced professional team of subcontractors for all of the trades. He keeps things on schedule and keeps the client informed during construction making sure they are happy and get what they want. Chuck does a great job of finishing and his architectural molding work is outstanding.
Built the home I purchased: The thought and planning that went into the construction was excellent. Workmanship is superior with many small touches. Home has two hot water heaters. Never run out of hot water. Breezeway incorporated between house and garage which keeps you dry all year long. Excellent layout of rooms allows living and sleeping area separation yet flows from one area to the next seamlessly. Incorporated electrical panel for generator which in a rural location has come in handy.
We asked Chuck to plan and build 12 x 20 shed. He suggested things like storage space above, a knee wall to make sure moisture/water never got in due to small slope. (have never seen any water or moisture in over two years even during heavy rains). Chuck also added a small electrical pup panel in case we ever wanted to turn this into a sleeping cabin with lights and plugs throughout.
We also asked him to expand our existing concrete deck. He prepared the area taking into consideration things like drainage (placed drains and piping in appropriate locations) as well as adding a small 2 foot wall to tie everything together aesthetically.
My wife and I are totally pleased with the thought and workmanship provided.
In the end the matter was taken to court which found in my favour, the decision was appealed and the Supreme Court once again ruled in my favour. This contractor is polite and courteous. There are several aspects of the renovation that he did well. However in several instances he did significantly unacceptable work due to what I think was inexperience and lack of knowledge in certain skills despite his claiming to have many years of experience. This included tiling and laying of strand woven bamboo hardwood floor. The hardwood floor has failed an inspection by industry standards due to failure to follow the manufacturer's recommendations.. The partially installed tile floor had to be removed by him and replaced by a professional tile setter as the tiles were not level with each other and some tiles were not adhering to the subfloor with the mortar he used. He also built one wall several inches shorter than the plans called for without consulting the cabinet maker, necessitating a reconfiguration of a kitchen cabinet. He did not consult with me about shelving and installed cupboard shelves that are so narrow as to be impractical for use in linen cupboards. He left work unfinished and had to be reminded to complete some projects. For instance he filled nail holes in transition strips but neglected to refinish the strips so the patched holes looked out of place with the rest of the strip and he did not communicate that he intended to finish the strips. He had to be asked days later to provide the material for the strip to be finished. He has been unwilling to admit responsibility for many of his errors or omissions.
In response to Ms. Campbell, I will say that the job involved a lot of aspects.
Prior to being hired for the renovation, Ms. Campbell had viewed the workmanship that we had in our personal home. She seemed satisfied with what she was shown.
Concerning the hardwood floor, the floor was inspected by an accredited flooring inspector and it was found that there were three boards that had been scuffed and one that was loose. We openly stated to Ms. Campbell that we would take full responsibility for the repairs.
As for the tiling, I admit that I was rushed. However Ms. Campbell announced on a Thursday afternoon that she had to move into the home by the following Wednesday. In order to accomplish this, we had to tile a large foyer and entranceway and one bathroom. Also, to have her in residence by then, a plumber would have to be in to complete the bathroom work on the Tuesday. That left one day to do the tiling, and one day to do the grouting. Note that these were large areas to be done. A few of the tiles were not exactly level, but Ms. Campbell was sure that the edges of the tile (not grouted as of yet) would cut her feet. I then proceeded to pull up the tiles. However, the tile setter that Ms. Campbell hired to do the work did not get it done for two weeks, but this did not phase her. As for the mortar, it was a bag of mortar that Ms. Campbell had in the house and was unopened.
In order to try and abide by the client's wishes the job was rushed. That was my mistake.
As for the cabinetry, the designer had not left enough space for a passageway from the rear entrance to the kitchen. It looked fine on paper, but the entrance was 5 inches too narrow. We had notified the cabinet maker of the change to the plan, but lines of communication got crossed and he arrived with the crown moulding cut to the designers plan. In the meantime, the error was blamed on us and we took responsibility for it rather than get into a conflict. Again, looking out for the client's wishes backfired. It was unfortunate that Ms. Campbell was not on site when the decision to alter the plan was made. However, it is the contractor's responsibility to look out for the client's best interests and take the appropriate steps to correct as long as it is not a total remaking of a situation. It must be noted that nearing the end of the contract with Ms. Campbell, I had an employee go to Ms. Campbell's residence to go over any concerns with her. At that point she inferred that all was well and did not want him in the home.
At this point I would like to thank all of the trades for doing a wonderful job. Taking a 70's style home and redoing it completely is not an easy task, but they did a great job. There were issues caused mostly by lack of understanding and lapses in communication and I have apologized for that.
Contractors are just people trying to make a living like anyone else. Sometimes there are errors, and we gladly correct, compensate and go the extra mile.
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All of our plans that we have done have been designed for the lot that they are on. Sometimes we start fresh: others are modificatios. This is done in order to create a 'Home" from a house plan. Disabled access, flowing plans, and ones with lots of storage and conveniences makethe difference.
We have been building in the Parksville/Qualicum area since 1997. From 600 sq ft commercial 3800 sq ft customs, many designs of spec homes and luxury waterfront cottages, we are there from digging to final inspection. The critical touches are most important and we are there for you.
With todays homes being smaller, the garage design and size is critical. Too many people are downsizing and therefore storage units are in abundance. A properly sized and planned garage can satisfy all of your workshop/storage needs.
We specialize in helping you transform your house plan into 'Your Dream Home Plan". It doesn't take much, but ideas from the start are a lot more cost effective than adding later on. There are lots of ideas that the normal production builder doesn't have time for, but with Meadowood, you're #1.
Additions are sometimes more complex than one perceives. Ground drainage, where do the services come into the home, what is required in the addition, the profile to "hide the fact" that it is an addition: siding and roofing matches: this is where we can design the addition that is right for you.
We have done additions, renovations, and re-roofing of mobile homes in the past. Most mobiles require a special application to the roof. The majority of roofers, are neither experienced o insured for special applications. The roofer that we use for this application is very experienced in the type.
During the course of building many units, we have installed with our own crew vinyl, hardiplank and cedar siding. If stucco is what you need, we can call upon one of our associate tradespeople to do the job. He brings with him years of experience and is held in the highest regard.
We consider the foundation to be the the most important part of construction. That is why our framing crews have experience in this aspect of construction. Quite often, if the foundation crew is not as fussy as the framers, problems can occur during the framing process.
For the majority of our projects we have had our own crew install the flooring. We have the tools and the experince from doing many homes. With laminate, we always install a premium underlay. This results in a quieter floor and more satisfaction for our clients.
Basement renovations can greatly enhance the value of your home. Rumpus rooms, additional sleeping quarters and enclosed workshops make the transformation into room that you didn't know you had. Tastefully done, the result will be value and lifestyle.
In building there are minimum codes that the Province has established. We at Meadowood build all of our homes to a standard above the minimum code. We use framers that have years of experience, and have come to rely on their accuracy and professionalism.
Additional property buildings can enhance the value of your property while satisfying your needs. Building the right building is the key to this in terms of usability, varied function, and incorporating a design that is conducive to what you have.
For large or small jobs we have the team and the equipment to do it. For larger projest, we can call upon qualified and experience tradespeople who will do the work to the standards that we set.
Meadowood homes has carpenters for all of your construction needs. Whether it is an addition, deck, outbuilding, or your dreamhome, we have the trades available.
Land preparation is the key to any project. Proper elevations, level building surface, and in some cases compaction of the subgrade is most essential.
Meadowood Homes is a small family business. We started in 2002 and have been with each project, be they large or small from start to finish. All of our projects have been custom designed, with the customer's needs and objectives being priority number one. We are quite proud of the fact that with we have never had a warranty complaint against the company. Not all can say that! The answer, is do it right the first time.
Whether it is an addition or new construction, we use only established trades and the best materials that we can find. Guranteed for life "Moen" plumbing fixtures, 30 year roofing (minimum) and handcrafted custom designed kitchen cabinets are only a few of the standards that we adhere to.
Most of our tradespeople have been with us since day one. The reasons are simple. They are there when the scheduling requires them to be there, supply us with the materials asked and the professionalism during installation, are courteous, and do it right the first time!
Meadowood Homes was awarded Best of TrustedPros in 2016 for Home Construction in Qualicum Beach.
|Main contact(s):||Chuck MacMicking|
|Alternate Phone Numbers:||250-240-1001,|
|Listed with TrustedPros since:||2011|
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