1. Sales Process
Let’s Begin! Meet with our experienced New Home Specialists to share your desires and dreams for your custom home. Whether you have built before or are new to home construction, our professional sales team will be your guide. The sales team utilizes Canyon Spring’s programs and procedures to ensure that your building experience is positive. During this initial stage—the Sales Arrangement stage—you will:
- Receive an Alberta New Home Warranty Program sales agreement
- Decide on the style of home you want, or changes you’d like to make to an existing Canyon Spring home design
- Receive an Alberta New Home Warranty Program deposit registration receipt
- Select the exterior colours for your home
- Work closely with a draftsman to develop preliminary drawings
- Discuss specifications
2. Design Process
Use our library of home designs or create your own. As a custom builder we allow changes to our standard plans including structure, square footage, interior design and engineering. We want to provide you with the house you’ve dreamed of. You will be actively involved in the design process; after all, it’s your custom home. Our in-house architectural designer can create a 3-D video walk though of your new home to help you visualize your home before we break ground! Please note that plans are subject to architectural and developer guidelines in certain developments.
3. Administration Process
This is the nitty-gritty part where our administration staff sets up a personalized construction file, obtains engineered drawings, completes submissions for architectural approval where required, and submits for development and building permits.
4. Pre-Construction Process
Next, you will meet with the New Home Sales Specialist, Construction Manager and Client Liaison to review the plans for your custom home. This meeting is where your dreams are translated into form and function; the concerned parties ensure that all the puzzle pieces such as lot size and functionality fit together perfectly.
5. Selection Process
It’s time to shop… At Canyon Spring we don’t limit your choices; rather, we provide you with trusted suppliers to shop from to ensure you find what you want. At your pre-construction meeting you will get your Supplier Visit Schedule, which outlines the suppliers you will visit and shopping timelines. You will meet with our interior designer who will help you merge your choices stylishly. Some visits include:
- Windows and doors
- Plumbing fixtures
- Cabinets and countertops
- Stairs and railings
- Lighting fixtures
- Shower doors and mirrors
- Finishing materials (baseboards and casings) and hardware
- Security and multimedia
6. Construction Process
Now the building begins! Your house is about to take shape. At this stage it is critical that your choices are finalized and on paper so that the building process can progress smoothly. If you have any questions during construction please contact the Client Liaison and all information will flow through to our construction department on paper.
Your home is almost ready… We will notify you in writing 35 days prior to the possession of your house so that you can prepare. The date is typically set once painting is complete. About two weeks before possession you will receive a Statement of Adjustments which provides a summary of all additions and deletions.
The date you have been anticipating is here! To avoid delays please ensure that you’ve settled up with banks and lawyers. Once these final steps are complete, it’s time to enjoy your new home. We hope that the effort and care put into the construction of your Canyon Spring custom home makes this life-changing event truly rewarding.