We hired Planit Builders June 10, 2015 to build our basement and garage.
The projects cost over $95,000.00 and took until July 20, 2016 to complete. Over 13 Months!!
The Estimated Completion for the garage was Originally Dec. 2015, but was changed to February and cost $34190.84
The Basement cost over $65,000.00 for 790 sq ft.
And we did all the painting, supplied door knobs, lights, plumbing fixtures and all appliances!
Just the planning alone took more than 8 months! There were weeks when nothing happened.
Finally constructions began end of March 2016!
Then the fun really began.
We had to pay extra for a full size kitchen, which is what we requested in the first place.
We had to pay extra to have the electrical panel moved. Also requested at the beginning.
We had the place rented for July 1st, 2016.
Suite still wasn’t done!
Luckily the new tenants didn’t have to be out of their house until July 20.
The tenants did need to move some stuff before the 20th so they put stuff in our garage.
Just before July 1st we discovered several problems. The kitchen cupboards were measured wrong and we had to put in a smaller sink. Not what I wanted at all.
The only sink that would fit that wasn’t a special order was from Ikea. However Ikea North America no longer had stock and wasn’t getting any more. We have a friend from Norway ask his father to pick one up at Ikea there and Planit would have it shipped to Canada. Took them over a week just to arrange the pick-up, and a month to pay our friend back! The sink was being installed the day our tenants moved in.
They also measured the laundry room wrong. We had to return the washer and dryer we had bought and get a compact size.
Again, not what we wanted at all for the suite.
Especially since compact machines are double the price.
Since we couldn’t put a double garage in the back because of city bi-laws, we used up some of the credit to put a cement foundation for our future hot tub as well as the electrical. The electrical had to be redone 3 times. The water pools in the corner of the pad by the wall of the garage.
To save some money, we opted to paint. Really bad idea! 3 three times that we took off to paint the walls or area was a mess. We finally got it all done just before the renters moved in.
Communication with this company other than Beau Nychka is abysmal. Calls to their accountant took weeks. Long gaps in the planning stage. The billing is vague, wasn’t sure what was included and what wasn’t. didn’t find out we needed a curtain rod until the very end as one isn’t included.
Bottom line, only use this company if you have an endless amount of time, money and patience. Other wise look elsewhere.
It would have been less work and hassle for to hire the trades myself to get it done.
Paula & Rob Paradis