10 Jan The Importance of Project Site Cleanliness

In Custom Home Builder, Home Renovations by Alair Homes Barrie

A clean, well-organized job site is a very good indication of the level of professionalism you will receive from your builder. The results of these efforts ensure that materials are protected, construction waste is minimized and money is saved.

08 Jan BluWood: A New Mould Preventing Wood Trusted by Barrie Home Builders

In Custom Home Builder, Home Renovations by Alair Homes Barrie

Whether you’re building your dream home, or just finishing off your basement for added living area, you may wish to think about using a relatively new product called BluWood. You may have noticed those odd blue studs at your local big box store and wondered (like I did a few years back)…just what the heck are those used for?

19 Dec Hardwood Enlightenment: How To Choose The Right Hardwood Floor For Your Home

In Home Building Tips by Alair Homes Barrie

Tis the Season to renovate! With the holidays just around the corner, this is a time when many decide it’s time to upgrade their home. Having a professional replace that old, tired flooring with beautiful hardwood is an excellent way to revitalize a room, while also adding value to your home.

06 Dec Form Meets Function – Adding a Fireplace to Your Living Room or Bedroom

In Home Building Tips by Alair Homes Barrie

There is little that can give you a warm cozy feeling like flames of fire dancing in a beautiful fireplace. A fireplace becomes the focal point in just about any room whether it is mid-July or the dead of winter. Therefore it is safe to say that taking the time to properly plan and design your fireplace is essential.

30 Sep Alair Homes Selected as Exclusive Builder for Lake Couchiching Cove Development

In Commercial, News by Alair Homes Barrie

Alair Homes Barrie is representing Couchiching Cove, an exceptional waterside community located only minutes north of Orillia. With 26 building lots, each sharing the ownership of one hundred feet of water access on Lake Couchiching, the first eight homes are built and model homes are available to view. Luxury finishes and exceptional design uphold the value of this rare community. Alair Homes has been the Exclusive Builder in Couchiching Cove for less than thirty days and six new homes have been sold!

Hamilton Mountain Townhomes Development

In Uncategorized by Alair Homes Barrie

Alair Homes Barrie is excited to announce their involvement with a prominent Oakville developer to design and develop townhome clusters on the Hamilton Mountain. The location is fabulous, the design is taking shape and Alair is offering a competitive edge that has not been offered before. Using Alair’s transparent online software program each townhome interior will be 100% customizable to the purchaser’s desire.

Alair Homes Barrie Announced as Sherwood Forest Estates Preferred Builder

In News by Alair Homes Barrie

Alair Homes Barrie is a preferred builder at a new development just 10 minutes out of Barrie and Orillia. The large treed lots make up an estate development that is possibly the last of its kind in the area.

30 Jul Looking for a Cost Effective Home? Consider a Cottage

In Custom Home Builder by Alair Homes Barrie

We’ve all heard the expression; “they aren’t making any more land!” If you are in the market for a cottage, this may be good advice for you to consider. Many people find it difficult to find the right parcel of land. There are many items to consider, location, accessibility, amenities and above all price. Finding that vacant lot, on a secluded lake, accessible to Hwy400 (but without traffic) is a daunting task.

29 Jul Selecting the Right Home Builder in Barrie

In Custom Home Builder by Alair Homes Barrie

When searching for the right Builder, make sure you are considering all aspects of the project. Your Builder needs to have excellent hands on experience and knowledge of the local building codes. Interview each Builder to ensure they have a solid base of reputable sub-trades and suppliers that will be doing the work on your home. Ask questions related to other aspects of the building process, including financing, warranties, interior design, land purchase options, payment terms, etc. A good Builder will be well rounded and knowledgeable in all of these aspects.

30 Jun Alair Homes Continues its Expansion Across Canada Into Ontario

In News by Alair Homes Barrie

Alair Homes is continuing their rapid expansion across Canada into Ontario with the opening of two new offices in Toronto and Barrie. Alair Homes Toronto opened for business on June 1st, 2013 with Robert May as the Managing Partner. Alair Homes Barrie also opened for business on June 1st, 2013 with Joel McDaniel as the Managing Partner.

29 Jun Build Your Home Online

In Custom Home Builder by Alair Homes Barrie

There are more than 110 million websites on the web and there are a lot of interesting things that can be done online. There are even a few that can be productive… Did you know that you can build your home online? You realize you are not a home builder or a home renovator, but you do know what you want and what you would like your finished home to look like. You also know when you would like to have it completed and how much your budget is.

New Construction Development Charges

In News by Alair Homes Barrie

Most new home owners cringe every time they hear the words “development charges.” Everyone knows they are expensive, yet necessary, and there is no way around them. Development Charges are paid to the municipality in which you are building your new home. Development charges are collected from new home buyers to cover the costs of infrastructure upgrades within the community. They are typically due upon release of the building permit. Development charges can vary significantly between municipalities.

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