Differences Between Building On A Lake VS. In The Country - Royal Homes
My Favourites (0)
My Favourites (0)

Tips & Articles

Differences Between Building On A Lake VS. In The Country

Planning Your Lot & Home, Building Your Home


Living outside of the hustle and bustle of city life, even if it is only for a weekend, is a peaceful thing. The quiet of cottage life lets you listen to the sound of chirping birds and, if you live near a river or lake, the sound of rushing and lapping water. Sunrises are especially beautiful away from the city.

When you are building your home, the location is significant. The best choice depends on what you want from your new abode. So what are the differences between building a home on a lake versus just in the peaceful countryside? Let’s discuss some of the main differences now:

Access Points

In certain instances, you will have to consider the access points to your new home. Homes and cottages in the country can be accessed normally, though sometimes you will have to contend with long, dirt roads. You can likely get away with just washing your car more often in this case.

However, building a home on the lake can present additional challenges in terms of access, both during and after the building process. Some lakefront property can only be accessed by boat or other watercraft (like a canoe), especially if your home will be on an island. It is important, therefore, to consider how you will get all the materials for the build to the location—or even if you want to build it onsite.

Prefab modular homes can be a great deal of help in scenarios like this, since the construction process takes place in a facility and you will only have to deal with transporting the home once.

Weather During the Build

Of course, weather is often a factor during the build if you choose to have a contractor manufacture your home onsite. The difference between building a home in the country or on a lake is that the lake often offers more unpredictable weather. This might translate to increased delays, depending on what occurs.

The good news is that if you are worried about delays during the building of your new home or cottage, prefab modular homes offer the safety and speed of the building process taking place indoors. This means no delays because of weather, no matter where your home ends up!

Style of Home

Where you want your home has a significant influence over its design and style, though it might not seem like it initially. For instance, the style of home in the woods will likely be a lot different than a home in the city or even a home on the lake. You might want more wood and rustic finishes in the woods, but a lot more windows near a lake. This has a significant influence over the building process and the materials you will need, both for homes built onsite and for the prefab modular variety.

I have a Royal Home which was built in 1993. I love my house and have never had any problems with it.Debbie
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.