Advice on companies providing design build of new home in Mississauga.

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Posted by: from Mississauga
7/7/2018 at 10:12:04 PM

Existing serviced home located in Mississauga. Looking for companies or GCs that provide design/build services for new homes. Existing house to be demolished and new home built. I am currently looking at the feasibility and costing for this job. Expect compliance to city standards with mid-range finishes for a 1800-2000 sqft home. Looking for advice.

Thanks in advance.

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Date/Time7/8/2018 at 7:52:13 PM


You are in the ballpark of 560,000.00. That is with architectural, engendering and permits in. As you said that's decent finish. But not high end.

Hope that helps,

James Fram

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Date/Time7/9/2018 at 6:48:37 AM

Hi there,thank you for posting your question.

Although I tend to stay away from these pricing questions, I do know that the first step in any project is understanding some parameters to determine whether it is worth undertaking.

We have built a number of homes in Mississauga and can confirm that the price mentioned by James above is a realistic number.

It is important to understand that many factors go into a design/build that greatly affect the cost and the subsequent return on investment and these are things outside of the finishes.

With a custom home, an Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) foundation is quite common as it is far superior to a concrete block or poured foundation in strength and insulating and will lead to a more comfortable home but will immediately and substantially increase the line item in that budget. A spray foamed insulated home will, in almost all cases, outperform a fibreglass batt insulation assembly but will again cost significantly more up front.

Other items like a window and door package, choosing between vinyl, aluminum clad wood, or all wood windows can have a difference of tens of thousands of dollars in a home build, as can a more complicated roof line, stone veneer, etc. and this is before selecting interior finishes.

Typically the best course of action is to:

1) Determine your budget

2) Establish a "wish list" of what it is you would like to achieve

3) Have a look at the area and see if what you want is realistic for the neighbourhood you plan to build in.

4) Get a company that works in the Design/Build field such as ourselves or others in the GTA involved early in the process.

It can be frustrating spending time and money on the initial design and work up phase before any physical site work begins, but I can promise you it will greatly reduce the frustrations and costs that can occur during the construction phase.

Best of luck on your endeavor.

Jason Irving

Cedarfalls Building Consultants Limited

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Jeremy from Obec Homes in Barrie
Date/Time7/9/2018 at 6:49:24 AM

Hello Moe, first and foremost congratulations on beginning this journey! New homes are wonderful and can really help cut down on long term expenses and increase community and the ability to engage in relationship with others if done right. In terms of your question the numbers really can be all over the board as a large portion of this project will be finishes and even mid range finishes have lots of variables.

I would say $250 or higher per sq ft would be a good starting budget plus design fees, tear down, and service connections.

All the best as you move forward in this rewarding process! We are here if you have any questions or can help in any way.


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Moe in Mississauga
Date/Time7/9/2018 at 8:47:20 AM

Thanks to all those who have provided advice, guidance and responses. This is a good starting point for me to understand the way forward. Thank you for your time and advice. Appreciate it very much.

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