Make your dream home a reality.
We know that new construction is a big endeavour but we also know how exciting it is. We know the business from the ground up and understand the necessary steps to ensure that everything is done right to make your dream home a reality.
Starting from scratch means you can create the home you’ve always dreamed of—a home that will be tailored to reflect your style and personality.
Custom builds allow you to create a home that suits your lifestyle needs for today and for the future.
Including energy efficient features in your custom home will decrease your energy costs, reduce your carbon footprint and increase your home’s overall value.
Well thought-out design details, functional spaces, modern amenities, energy efficient features, and quality construction are sure-fire ways to increase the value of your home.
Types of Custom Builds
Kennedy Construction is a full-service construction firm. Our years of experience have allowed us to work on a wide variety of home building projects. Our knowledge and expertise allow us to handle any project—no matter how big or small.
While home renovation is still a great option for many people, there has been an increased demand for whole home builds. Factor in upcoming Provincial energy step code changes—for many clients, it just makes sense to ‘start from scratch.’ We know the business from the ground up, so we can ensure you’ll know what to expect every step of the way.
A Passive Home is the leading standard of energy-efficient design and construction. This eco-friendly design concept follows a very strict criteria in order to create a cost-effective and energy saving home. As more stringent energy step codes come into effect and the Province aims to make all new buildings ‘net-zero’ energy ready by 2032—Passive Home design is a great option for anyone who is looking to build from scratch.
Laneway Homes have become increasingly popular in the Lower Mainland. We have an in-depth understanding of the stricter guidelines and can achieve your vision while adhering to the laneway codes. Whether it will be used as a guesthouse, an in-law suite, or as a rental property—laneway homes are a smart way to add space and value to your existing residence.
Explore Custom Builds:
Foxglove, Bowen Island
Bowen Island Eagle Cliff Build
Modern Craftsman New Build
Lynn Valley, North VancouverExplore
Craftsman Custom Home – North Vancouver
Simple, straightforward and focussed, that is our process. We meet, set the goals, draw up the timelines, determine the best avenue for progress and finally get to work.
In our first meeting, we are all ears. Tell us about your plans. Fill us in on your vision. Give us a good sense of who will be part of the team be it a designer or architect. If you are starting from square one and need some direction, we can recommend our favourite design firms. We believe home building is a team effort. Everyone needs to be up-to-date throughout. This meeting will be the first in many discussions. It opens up the lines of communication, so vital in determining the success of your project.
Everyone’s wish list comes from a different source. No matter your reference, by including us in these early discussions we can help with the design process by working with your team; architects, designers, envelope specialists. This will allow us to contribute valuable information. What works, what doesn’t. What’s costly. What’s efficient. What’s doable, what’s not. After viewing your location, we can assist with determining light sources, terrain challenges, accessibility of services and so much more. This is the fun part. Let us be a part of that fun.
Estimate & Contract
The plan is complete, now let us cost it out. We will submit a detailed estimate which will include the final budget range. By deciding early on the quality level of your new home, we will be able to provide you with a comprehensive, realistic estimate. Once agreed upon, the contract is signed.
Let Us Begin
Now that the contract has been signed, we can obtain building permits and begin. As mentioned before, we keep the lines of communication open. Timelines, how the budget is proceeding and the project’s overall progress is available at your fingertips by using Buildertrend Platform software. From here on in, you get to watch your dream home become a reality.
Passive Homes are the energy-efficient standard in design and construction. Minimal energy is used to run a Passive Home therefore reducing energy bills and carbon footprints. High efficiency windows, insulated exterior walls, floor slabs, and a heat recovery system are just some of the features that contribute to a Passive Home’s superior capabilities.