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5 Things to Consider Before Building a Custom Home

Building a custom home is a big and exciting decision! But we know that the decision to build a custom home isn’t one that is made without a lot of thought and consideration. You want to go into this with all your ducks in a row and Fine Point Cedar Homes wants to help you along the entire journey, from start to finish!


We’ve come up with a list of things you should consider before you build your dream home.


 Hire the Right People 

There are many home building companies out there, but they're not all cut from the same cloth. Do your research, get information sent to you or download it so you can read it at home. And don't forget to get recommendations and look at their work. 
Doug and Barb of Fine Point Cedar Homes have been building homes in Western Canada for 23 years and have been awarded as one of Lindal's Top 10 Dealers Worldwide since 2006 – Top Lindal Dealer Worldwide 2016 and #1 in Canada 2017/2018/2019/2021!
Choosing to work with Barb and Doug with our Project Management Services is a decision that we know you won't regret! Check out why you should build with Fine Point Cedar Homes. We will help you design your home, walk your property site, and recommend quality and reliable builders!

 Green Thinking 

Not only does building green help the environment, but it helps your wallet as well! Make sure that you maximize energy-efficiency in the design of your new home. Building and thinking green doesn't have to be expensive, it just mean using energy, water, and building materials efficiently! For example, building your home south-facing will not only maximize sunlight, but also utilize the sunlight to help heat your house.
Fine Point Cedar Homes has great 'Going Green' program that you should look into!

 Build with Resale in Mind
While we hope that this custom home is your forever home, things and plans can change and know that not everything is permanent. So consider building with resale in mind.  If 2020 has taught us anything, it's that we really cannot predict when circumstances can quickly change.
Don't choose features or options that price you out of the neighborhood or that are a little too eccentric. If there is a possibility that you have to sell, these are features that you may have to change in order to sell and can cost you down the road.

 Think About Your Lifestyle

This is so important and it is often times overlooked! The way you and your family live your life should be a very important consideration when building your custom home. 
If you have kids, you want to be near schools. If you like to go on walks, you want your home to be near trails and parks, so your home shouldn't be in a very new neighborhood, where there may not be many sidewalks or trails.
Also, think about your hobbies and likes. If you are a big fan of cooking or baking, you'll want to consider that into your building plans. 

 Know Your Numbers

This one may seem obvious, but there can be unforeseen events and costs as the building of your house becomes underway. 
Run your numbers, see if you can afford to build now or if you need to wait to save up. Take advantage of the home building tools that are available and see how much what you want and need will cost. Ensure that the numbers include finds for the down payment, tax benefits, slush funds, and the costs of construction. See how much it costs to build a Lindal

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Additionally, think about Lindal's Fall 2022 promo. Knowing that your Lindal Material costs are locked in will provide peace of mind  during your home building journey!

To learn how to build a Custom with Fine Point Cedar Homes, call us at 1-855-554-6325 or register your interest here: Register with Fine Point Cedar Homes.


Going Green

Zero energy homes are gaining momentum for Canadian homeowners. 

With the new Government of Canada standards, buildings will become much more energy efficient by using clean electricity and even generating their own electricity.

Well-designed, efficient buildings are comfortable and healthy – and they save Canadians money on energy bills. Zero energy homes combine energy efficiency and renewable energy generation to consume only as much energy as it can produce on site.

 


With Fine Point Cedar Homes and our Partner Lindal Cedar Homes, homeowners in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta and BC are always able to custom-build energy efficient homes that are stunning and good for the environment. 

 At Lindal Western Canada, the goal is to preserve the nature that our homes celebrate.  

 To do that, we

  • source our materials in a sustainable manner
  • help homeowners choose a site that has the least impact on the surrounding  environment
  • use efficient building techniques
  • plant 20 trees for each home we build

When you work with us, we will guide you step by step in designing, planning and building your sustainable new homeYour home will utilize quality materials backed by the industry's only Lifetime Structural Warranty, 75 years of proven expertise, and our LEED professional experts. 

Choosing Fine Point Cedar Homes is the ideal choice for homeowners who are looking for eco-conscious planning and designs to build a custom home that integrates and celebrates nature!

To find out more about our Green Prefab Homes

Call us at 1-855-554-6325 or register your interest here to Get started on your journey>>


Going Green - Lindal's Sustainable Energy Efficient Homes

As you may know, Earth Day was last week on the 22nd of April. We wanted to let everyone know what Lindal is and has been doing to help support and protect the environment.

As a globally renowned company, we must ensure that we provide our home builders with green options, especially since building green custom homes is becoming more and more popular.

In addition to our revamped website (stay tuned for more information), we want to highlight the information about what it means to go green with Lindal Western Canada Homes and build a Green Home. 

Read about our passion for building cost-effective, eco-friendly, high performing homes, and about our partnership with Proud Green Homes.

Proud Green Homes

Lindal homes are widely recognized for their relationship to the natural environment, but our commitment goes far beyond capturing breathtaking panoramic views.


Proud Green Homes is an online company that is dedicated to helping industry professions, such as home builders, remodellers, architects, etc., learn about and integrate high performance, sustainable, and "green" strategies, systems, and products to their homes, both new and remodelled.


'The mission of ProudGreenHome.com is to accelerate the adoption of high-performance strategies, systems, and products for all types of single-family and multifamily, new and remodelled homes.'


Lindal Western Homes is happy and proud to partner with such a fantastic company. Proud Green Homes publishes a plethora of digital information that is relevant and of the best quality. This information provides knowledge, inspiration, and so much more on creating and living in homes that are: 


  • Energy and water-efficient
  • Healthier
  • More comfortable
  • Lower maintenance
  • More dependable