Homes Design & Build FAQs

Del Grande Homes is a leader in the construction industry skilled in all phases of residential building and renovation. Click on any of the services below for more information.

Design, Permits, Project Management, Foundation and Concrete, Underpinning, Structural, Framing, Drywall, Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC, Flooring, Painting, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Basements, Top Ups, Additions, Walkouts, legal duplex and multiplex units.

Other Del Grande Homes divisions include real estate sales, landscaping, staging and property styling.

Del Grande Homes is a One Stop Real Estate Company involved in the design and construction of residential homes. We take you from designing the floor plan to getting the approvals and quality reviews done by an Architect.

Once that is done, Del Grande Homes provides the customer with a consolidated quote for the construction of the entire building as per the quality standards and material specifications provided by the design team.

From then on, Del Grande Homes will own the construction from project start date until completion. We can make aesthetic suggestions and provide our supplier contacts for the selection of finishes. If customers prefer our team handle the interior design, we can facilitate that through our design department.

We service the GTA, Durham and York Regions.

Our goal is to be on-site for a consult within 48 hours pending geographic location. Written estimates are provided for all work.

One of our qualified project managers or the owner.

Generally we hold prices for 30 days. When the markets are volatile, sometimes we can only hold prices for a week.

We require a $2,500 retainer to proceed to planning stages and architect introduction.

10% deposit is required upon acceptance of the project, 30% due on job start date, the balance payment terms will be outlined on the contract.

We will issue invoices at various stages of the project, and accept payment via cheque, credit card or e-transfer.

Yes, there are loans available for home construction and renovation projects. You can apply for a home loan, access funds through home equity loans from any leading bank, or research private lending options.

With any remodeling project, you can’t see everything until exposed. We over-communicate every exception we see and involve you in the process and solution. Any changes are discussed prior and agreed upon prior to taking any action.

On new construction projects, 15% is a good number. On renovation projects 15% – 20% is best. If you don’t need it, all the better.

Construction is a combination of multiple services. It involves careful planning of the ordering and usage of building materials and services provided by multiple individual contractors. The quality of the construction is dependent on all these major and minor factors. There needs to be a clear-cut planned approach in the usage of these elements for a successful outcome.

Del Grande Homes has expertise and experience in building homes, we take the utmost care in carefully purchasing the construction materials and professionally combine them to create the best possible house that suits your dream and budget.

Yes, you can – however we can handle the project from beginning to end.

The process is something like this – once you decide to construct a house or undergo a renovation; you get a floor plan designed using the services of an Architect. After the floor plan is finalized, you create technical drawings as per the standards set by the local body. You then apply for a building permit.

There is a process by which the building permit is issued and once the building permit is in hand you are allowed to start the construction of the house.

Yes, Del Grande Homes will arrange and facilitate the introduction to our Architect. We will be in contact with the architect throughout the planning process ensuring a holistic approach to both design and construction.

We aim to leave the job site cleaner than when we arrived. We tarp our work area when applicable and clean up the work area daily. We also provide portable toilets where applicable.

Sometimes we do but almost all of our subcontractors have been part of our company for many years.

Yes, you can view our photo and video galleries by selecting the tab at the top of this page, or visit our social pages on Facebook and Instagram.

We are always available through our website, Facebook and Instagram pages.

In addition, our services associates would handle your calls from 9:30 AM- 6:30 PM, Monday-Saturday.

You can also drop us a note at our sales email address or our direct contact number 1 866 633 4466

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Del Grande Homes is a One Stop Real Estate Company. We are a turnkey company and handle each project as if its our own. We are upfront from day one on what can be expected, and we see every project through to completion. We will provide solutions to any unforeseen circumstances and thrive to provide exceptional outcomes.

A building permit generally is required whenever structural work is involved or when the basic living area of the home is to be changed. The requirements vary considerably from one jurisdiction to another, but a professional who works in your city or town every day will know the local requirements.

Many factors go into pricing a construction project. The most obvious is making sure all estimates have the same materials and scope of work. If you cannot understand all the information, go back and ask the contractor for clarification. If you cannot get satisfactory written results, eliminate that contractor from future bidding. Quality of work is hard to show in a written estimate and is also a factor in costs. This part of the cost difference is usually only confirmed by calling references and/or visiting jobs the contractor has completed. Check references for work completed years ago to see how their works stands up to the test of time. When a contractor carries all the proper and required licenses and insurances, his prices will be higher than a “fly by night” contractor.

We give you our cell phone numbers, we are accessible via email and have support staff available to assist with questions if we are working on site and unreachable by phone.