5 Reasons to Build a Home in Peterborough - Royal Homes
My Favourites (0)
My Favourites (0)

Tips & Articles

5 Reasons to Build a Home in Peterborough

Planning Your Lot & Home


Peterborough is much more than a cottage destination. The Peterborough of today has grown into a full-fledged city, with diverse neighborhoods and amenities for families of all ages and stages. But it hasn’t lost what drew us there in the first place: the natural beauty and small-town charm that marks the gateway to the beautiful Kawartha region. We could spend all day rattling off reasons to build a home in Peterborough, but we’ll stick to a few of the highlights!

Trent Water Way

Peterborough is Utterly Gorgeous

Many a town would like to claim the honour of the best lakes and parks in Ontario, but Peterborough is among the few that can say it in earnest. But don’t believe us — check out this photo gallery and see for yourself!

The city is a stone’s throw from a plethora of incredible parks, including the enigmatic Petroglyphs. When you build a home in Peterborough, you won’t have to venture far to find the finest camping and canoeing this province has to offer.

You Can Live On The Lake

Peterborough is one of few places that lets you live on the lake and in the city at once. At the heart of the city rests the iconic body of water known as Little Lake, which plays host to the longest-running summer music festival in the country. The shores of Little Lake are a hub of activity year-round, including fantastic Canada Day fireworks display.

Peterborough Brings People Together

Want to grow a little closer? Peterborough might just do the trick. It’s practically full of beautiful vistas and places to spend time with the ones you hold dear. Tour a brewery, browse an art gallery, or spend time sampling treats at the farmer’s market; there’s plenty of things to do with your best partners-in-crime.

There’s Tons to See

History buffs will find no end of stories to explore in Peterborough. Once known as the Electric City, Peterborough was one of the first places in Canada to use electric streetlights. In the center of town lies the impressive Peterborough Lift Lock, one of the biggest boat lifts in the world. And if you’re more into the low-tech, there’s an entire museum dedicated to that most Canadian of transportation vessels, the canoe. In short, there’s tons of opportunities to get your geek on.

Peterborough Is A Place For Everyone

You might not think ‘diversity’ when you picture cottage country, but Peterborough is truly a place with something for everyone. The five main neighbourhoods that make up the fabric of the city are full of personality, even inspiring a clothing line in their name. When you build a home in Peterborough, you have the chance to become part of something unique.

Plus, there’s no shortage of room for families to grow! Today, Peterborough has over a dozen schools and a flourishing job market.

Thinking of building a home in Peterborough? Visit our Peterborough Design Centre to explore the possibilities.

We had a Royal Home built in 1989, truly loved this home. We would have another Royal Home in an instant. Truly no complaints,
Doris
Email Us
  • FAQ

    Where can I get a price list or How come your website doesn’t show pricing?

    Prices vary geographically, depending on where you are building. With the amount of options available, price lists run into thousands of options. Prices change with the options you choose. The best way to get an idea on pricing would be to contact our Design Centre nearest to where you are building.

    What is your average square foot selling price?

    Prices for a complete home, including foundation vary from $200 sq-ft to over $300 because our homes are all custom built, we can design a home to fit your budget.

    Why should I buy from you over a conventional or "Stick-Builder"?

    The advantages of prefab include building in a climate controlled environment, using environmentally friendly products which reduces waste and a CSA monitored quality controlled program. There is less time start to finish, with less disruption to neighborhood. We also sell at a firm price.

    Do your homes include a foundation?

    Yes our homes include full foundation and basement.

    How long does it take to build a Royal Home?

    It takes less than two weeks to build a home in our factory, but the process from start to finish is very dependent on the timing of obtaining a building permit. For most of our clients the process from start to delivery is twelve to sixteen weeks with move in eight to twelve weeks thereafter.

    What size homes do you build?

    As a custom builder we can build any size home but generally the average size range is between 1300 and 3500 sq feet.

    Do you build garages?

    Yes. Garages are built on site after the home is delivered.

    Are the homes energy efficient?

    Building a prefab home in a factory assures the highest attention to sealing the building envelope and ensures that the cold stays out.

    Since your homes are so energy efficient and air tight, how do you get fresh air?

    All our homes have HRV heat recovery ventilator air exchanger to remove stale air, and introduce fresh air.

    Where can I put a prefab home?

    Anywhere in Ontario you like.

    Can I really customize my prefab home?

    Yes, we use state of the art custom design software, today no two homes are built alike.

    Do you finish the basement?

    Yes. We can customize your basement to the finishes you desire.

    Are Royal Homes built to code?

    All Royal Homes are individually designed to meet all provincial and municipal building codes for your specific lot location.

    Do you build stick-built or conventional homes as well?

    We are a custom home builder first and use prefabricated components wherever we can, because it is a better way to build. If you have a remote site or custom home design with large open spaces we would look at what makes most sense for that design and location. This could include prebuilt panels or partially site built specific rooms.

    What makes the building process environmentally friendly?

    Waste in the factory is separated and recycled, reducing the impact on landfills. This has less disruption in terms of noise and time at job site. Building prefab allows for higher energy efficient homes and reduced heating costs.

    How is your home delivered?

    Our home is delivered by way of custom designed hydraulic flatbed trailers and precisely craned onto the foundation.

    Can you make changes or custom design?

    Yes, clients are given preliminary plans to review and changes are welcome and easily accommodated.