A home is the physical embodiment of it's inhabitants. Good homes take work. At Quay, we understand the importance of building a custom home that is uniquely you. We take the time to get to know you, understand your vision, paint the picture of your perfect home and work diligently to turn that picture into reality.
At Quay Construction, we provide Design-Build and Construction Management services for construction of single family and custom homes. We manage the process of building a custom home from concept to completion including design and development, permitting and construction.
As your custom house builders, our design build process start with setting up a meeting with you to understand your vision, goals, needs, budget and schedule. Utilizing the expertise of our interior design team, in collaboration with our trusted architects and engineers, we will build design your project plans.
Design build projects allow us early involvement opportunity in the project, where we are able to utilize our expertise to generate a design that will deliver the best results while optimizing project budget and schedule.
Upon generating or receiving your plans, we start the pre-construction phase. As your custom home builders , we review your drawings to generate a budget and construction schedule. We also provide you with a proposal for our construction management services, as well as any value engineering options and schedule analysis. Our construction management fee is a percentage fee based on actual construction costs or a combination of a fixed fee and smaller percentage. We work with you to ensure that the contract is structured to suit you and your project.
After engagement, we go through a full market tender to get an accurate construction budget. Once on site, we provide you with a team of experienced supervisors and site staff to oversee the project through the construction cycle, as well as any post-construction needs.
Upon project completion and occupancy, we provide you with the homeowner's manual, including all the as-built drawings, material specifications, trades lists and warranty information.
We keep our clients involved throughout the design and construction to ensure the final product truly reflects your dream home.
We are custom house builders whom work with integrity to provide design and construction expertise in building a custom home .
What is a laneway house?
A laneway house is a detached home, built on an existing lot, as a secondary suite. Laneway homes are usually built in the backyard of the primary residence, opening onto the back lane. City of Vancouver Council adopted laneway housing in 2009 to contribute to the sustainability of our city.
Can you sell a laneway house in Vancouver?
No. A laneway house cannot be stratified and sold separately from the primary residence on the lot.
How long does it take to build a laneway house in Vancouver?
There are 3 stages involved in building a laneway house. Stage 1 is design. This process can take between 1 to 3 months, depending on the level of detail. Stage 2 is permitting. City of Vancouver permit processing timelines for a laneway house are approximately 4 to 6 months. 3rd and final stage is construction. The construction process. Construction of a laneway house can take anywhere between 8 to 10 months.
How big can a laneway house be in Vancouver?
Size of a laneway house depends on the size of the lot it will be situated on. In Vancouver, laneway houses are allowed to be one or two stories (partial 2nd storey), and up to a maximum of 900 sf.
How much does a laneway house cost?
The average cost to build a laneway house in Vancouver is $250,000 - $300,000. This cost includes design and development, permitting fees and the construction costs.
What is an infill house?
Infill housing is creation of additional housing on an already approved neighbourhood without significantly altering its appearance or character. Infill houses can be built on an existing lot, by dividing an existing home into multiple units, or on a new residential lot through subdivision.
Why do we need infill houses?
What are different ways building an infill house?
Can I build an infill house in my lot?
It depends on the municipality where your lot is located. For example, in Nelson you can add a secondary suite within existing single family home in some residential zones. In Terrace, New West and North Vancouver, some residential zones allow adding a secondary suite. Similar examples can be found in Vancouver and Victoria as well.
How can I build an infill house?
The process almost always begins with retaining a general contractor. A good general contractor will guide you through the steps of feasibility study, design, development, permitting, and construction process of building in an infill house. If you are wondering whether your lot is eligible or an infill house or looking to kick-start the design or construction your infill home, we would love to help.