One of the major benefits of cottage living is that you get to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Grey Bruce is the perfect place to do just that, offering easy access to Georgian Bay and Lake Huron. Whether you are planning to live in your cottage full-time or just want to use it as a spot for weekend getaways, Alair Homes Grey Bruce can help you create the cottage of your dreams. Our experts take the time to get to know you and your family so that we can design and build a cottage for you that meets all of your needs and preferences.
Our clients love our proprietary Client Control system. This gives you online access to all of the details of your build from start to finish. You can make changes to materials whenever you like and keep track of your budget. Of course, your cottage designer will always be available for questions as well. Feel free to ask about anything you are unsure about. We are always happy to offer advice and guidance to ensure that your Grey Bruce Cottage turns out exactly the way you hope.
Learn how gaining certainty before you ever begin is the smartest, safest way to build or renovate.
Know the difference between Client Control, fixed price and cost plus and how each determine the outcome of your experience.
Real stories from real clients sharing their experience of building and renovating with Alair.
* From a study done by over 1,300 home owners
Made fewer visits to their family doctor.
Feel much more relaxed in their newly renovated home.
Spend more time with their family in their newly renovated home.
Say family life has improved and are closer together
Do more entertaining in their newly renovated home.
Of kids have higher grades and increased activity
If you have any specific questions, feel free to chat with us or give us a call!
Since the success of your project relies heavily on strong management, we are extremely selective and hire only the best project managers. Our project managers receive extensive and ongoing training on a weekly and monthly basis. The success of our business is built on the strength of our project managers and we are proud of the highly skilled team we have assembled at Alair Homes Grey Bruce.
Cost per square foot is a very poor way to gauge the cost of completing your custom home because it is only relevant if you are comparing the exact same home plan and fitted with the exact same fixtures. Alair Homes Grey Bruce will not quote on a per square foot basis because we understand that if you are going to achieve total satisfaction from building your own custom home, you deserve to understand the true cost of your project that matches your goals and specifications. This requires a thorough budgeting process with a knowledgeable construction professional with past experience in your type of project. This process does not take long and is the surest way to give you the confidence you need to understand what the total cost will be before the project starts.
We have developed a hybrid system known as Client Control™ that is the best of both worlds! We establish fixed prices from our trade partners and suppliers that create cost certainty plus you receive 100% transparency and control via an overall cost plus model. Please watch our video above explaining Client Control™ and also download our report outlining the benefits of this revolutionary method.
Each of our projects is as unique and diverse as our clients, which is exciting for us and important to our clients. However, if we have a project under construction, and we have the permission of the client we would love to show you a project in action! This is a great way to assess a contractor as you get to see things from the inside out. For Alair Homes Grey Bruce, this is also an opportunity to show what makes our approach so unique and what makes Alair such a different kind of contractor.
We found Ben and Dylan Freeburn very open and approachable. Their quote was not the cheapest of those we looked at, but it turned out to be the most accurate. They kept a close eye on the project and have checked in how things are going after we moved in.
The Alair web page gave us the chance to review the sub contractors’ individual bids, where we chose which bid to use as well as helping us keep track of the costs and to ask questions via the web page.
My wife and i used Alair Homes Grey Bruce to build our new home this past year. Their unique building process let us have input at every step of the build and everything was very transparent. Working with Dylan and Ben was unbelievable, they answered all our questions (we both had a lot) made suggestions and gave us their honest opinion when we asked for it. I have nothing but great things to say about Alair homes Grey Bruce and would recommend them for anyone wanting to build a house where you can have input and watch your house be built at every step. Our house finished two weeks ahead of schedule and on budget which is a testament to our contractor. Thank you Dylan and Ben for your professionalism, attention to detail and patience with us when building our forever home. We will call you when we need the basement finished.
We had decided to use Alair Homes of Grey Bruce because we appreciated Ben Freeburn’s honest, down to earth, professional opinion. We were deciding between doing a renovation on an old existing addition of a farm house versus a tear down and start new. We decided to go with the latter. The project was to be completed in four months time which was hard to imagine as we were looking at a pile of rubble of what used to be part of our home. I remember thinking “what have we done?!” That feeling was short lived as we watched our new addition evolve quickly.
The entire project ran smoothly (from what we could tell anyway) as Dylan had the hard task of organizing all the multiple different tradespeople. All the tradesmen were great to work with as well, professional and all eager to please the customer. We had the option of using a tradesmen of our choice if we so desired.
You could follow your budget on the Alair online project management software, so as you choose your various options of design, you can follow your budget accordingly.
As we have been living in our new addition for several months now, we are so pleased with how the whole process evolved over the last several months (especially after you listen to other peoples’ nightmares of renovations). Would we choose Ben and Dylan Freeburn of Alair Homes again for another project…..yes, we definitely would.
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