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9 Steps to Building – Step 3. The Stakeout



THE ROYAL ADVANTAGE – Step 3. The Stakeout

of the 9 Steps to a Home You’ll Love


In Step 1 we had a conversation about your Dream Home and together prepared a detailed Design and Layout, reviewed drawings and made changes.

For Step 2 we added your Personal Style and Colors with any Option you could find.

In Step 3 we are getting our Boots on and visiting your Lot. Yes, time to Get Real and Walk and Talk. Our Site Manager will meet with you and put some actual stakes in the ground.  Now you can walk inside the footprint of your home.

You will get to imagine! Like where you are going to sit to have your morning coffee and check your texts.  Super important is where the sun will be shining in the morning and in the evening.  We will determine how your home will be oriented, which side your driveway will be on and where your septic and well will be positioned.


Any particular trees that you wish to save, just let us know.  The size or your deck.  Parking space for the guests. All part of the discussion. Our Site Managers are Pro’s and can give you input and advice on all the many things to consider.

From the Stakeout we will be able to prepare a Plot Plan to help visualize where everything will be located. The building setback lines will be visible to ensure your new Home will comply with local regulations. The Plot Plan and your Lot Survey will be needed to apply for your Building Permit.

The Lot Stakeout Walk and Talk is key for your unique building lot.  What is good for your neighbor may not work for you.


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  • 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.

    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.