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What to expect when building with Monarch Homes8_resize

Step 1: Preliminary Meeting

This is a chance for you to get to know us and our building philosophy. We will show you some of our past and current projects and answer any questions you may have. We will also ask you about the following:

What type of home do you want to build? 2-Storey, Bungalow, Modified Bi-level?
What is your budget?
Would you like us to help you find a lot?
If you have your own land, is the property serviced? If not, do you require our help to have the services brought to the house site?
When would you like to begin your project?

Step 2: Planning & Development

When you are comfortable moving forward with us, we would enter into a Planning & Development Agreement with you and ask for a small deposit. We would then collect your ‘Wish List’, complete the detailed specifications for your new home and have our draftsman join us in a meeting to create the formal construction drawings. Once the drawings meet your approval, we would use the drawings and specifications to price your home and provide you with a quote. The deposit would be credited toward the cost of your new home. If, for whatever reason, you decide not to move forward with the construction of your new home, we would refund your deposit less costs incurred for the planning & development process. The construction drawings would be yours to keep.

Step 3: Design

Once we are ready to proceed with building your new home, you will work with our experienced team and expert trade partners to make all your design selections, including:
Windows, exterior doors, overhead doors
Siding, stone and decking
Interior door styles, handles and hinges
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Flooring and Tile
Cabinets and Counter tops
Lighting Fixtures
Sinks, tubs, showers, and toilets
Kitchen faucet, bathroom taps, tub/shower trim

For all design selection areas, you will either be given options within your specified budget or you will be given an allowance with which to make your choices. The Monarch Team will be available to answer all your questions, to guide you through the selection process, and to help you find that perfect design choice.

Step 4: The Build

We take great pride in the workmanship of our homes and love to show our homeowners what is behind the walls just as much as what goes on them. During the build process, you can expect to be invited for a walkthrough at the end of the framing stage, prior to rough-in of the plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems. We will go over placement of lights, switches, outlets, etc., as well as preliminary cabinet placement. Once the insulation, drywall and priming is complete, we will invite you back again to review finishing carpentry items such as closet shelving and special millwork as well as flooring and tile details. After that, we will make the final reveal during your Pre-possession Walkthrough.
If you would like to see your home at a time other than the scheduled walkthroughs, we would be happy to accommodate. For your safety and ours, we ask that you schedule the visit with us and that you are accompanied by one of our team members, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the progress of your home.

Step 5: Getting ready for Possession2012 dream home frontyard

We will give you ample notice of the anticipated completion date so you can arrange final funds, insurance, utility transfers, movers, drapes and blinds, etc.
As a convenience for you, we will arrange for built in appliances (e.g. dishwasher, over the range microwave or range hood, wall ovens) to be installed by our trades if delivered to the home by a pre-determined time. Other appliances are to be arranged for delivery after possession (fridge, washer, dryer, etc.) so that we may properly finish the painting and cleaning of your new home where those appliances will reside. Prior to possession, you will do a very thorough walkthrough with a member of the Monarch Team to:
Ensure that you are completely satisfied with your new home by identifying any concerns you may have, show you how to operate and care for your new home, review the warranty coverage and processes.

After-Possession Care

Our commitment to our customers does not end on possession day. We pride ourselves on our after-care service and the relationships we maintain with our homeowners. If you have any concerns or questions about your new home, you can always reach us by phone or email. If you have an emergency, there is always someone on call to help you. We will conduct regular follow ups to make sure that you are fully satisfied with your new home.