BEING A PROFESSIONAL BUILDER MEANS HAVING A WEALTH OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
FOR 20 + YEARS WE'RE SOMEONE YOU CAN TRUST
For most people, your home is your single largest asset. In order to renovate, you must trust someone with your home and your dreams. That is a pretty scary thought! The person you will hire will be in your home and your life for weeks or even months. Choosing the right company is one of the most important decisions you may ever make. Therefore, you need a contractor you can trust. You need a professional. A professional that is certified by the Canadian Home Builders' Association, Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association, Renomark, Better Business Bureau, and the National Kitchen & Bath Association. As a member of all five Associations, Level One is a professional contractor you can trust.
Once the design is signed and before we lift a hammer to start your renovation process we need to get the appropriate permits. Depending on the area of jurisdiction, it could take anywhere from 4-6 weeks. This includes submission of design to city hall for permits. Approval of a field review conducted by the city and a strata approval letter (if required).
BUILD PHASE I
After permits, our process starts with photographs of any previous damage and any general photos of the project. Hardboard is installed to cover the existing floors as well as plastic dust barriers and other site protection.
After site protection, demolition begins by carefully removing any existing cabinets, appliances, etc. (depending on the project). Drywall is removed, bagged, and discarded. Any other materials are carefully loaded into one of our disposal vehicles.
With walls now exposed, all electrical and plumbing can be seen and evaluated for the project.
BUILD PHASE III
Once the inspection is completed, drywall is installed, taped, mudded, and finished. The flooring is usually installed in conjunction with drywalling phase. This includes any baseboards, tiling, casing, and trim. Once the above is completed, the floors are covered for priming and painting.
INSPECTION PHASE 1
Any changes to the plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and sprinklers are inspected by the city at the rough in phase before closing the walls. This process ensures that the mechanical portion of the project is completely safely and correctly.
BUILD PHASE II
Once drywall, painting, and flooring is completed we now install kitchen appliances, countertops, and cabinets. Bathroom fixtures are also installed simultaneously.
DEFICIENCIES + FINAL INSPECTIONS
After the project is completed, the client and the project manager will review the project for deficiencies. Once deficiencies are completed all plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and sprinklers are called for by the city.
Once deficiencies and final inspections are complete we give you the keys to a brand new home.