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Here’s how it worked for us. The design team sat us down and over a cup of coffee, just started talking about what we were looking for. I had already done quite a bit of research online. I discovered that the Royal Homes website was a great resource. With more than 50 house plans on their website, it gave me a chance to pick exactly what I wanted. The gallery was detailed. Not only did I get a chance to see the floor plans, I saw how the rooms looked and what kind of finishes were available.

I also checked other house plan sites, the more custom ideas the better..

The design team was fabulous in giving us suggestions – and keeping us on track. They worked within budget, while guiding us through a process of designing the perfect plan for our home.

During the process, I asked them how most people designed their home. Our designer smiled and told us that there were as many different ways as there were families.. because Royal Homes starts fresh with every new home buyer – They flex the process to make sure your home is designed exactly the way you want it to be.

They told me that one couple came with a sketch drawn on the back of an envelope. While that made me chuckle, I remember my mother – who loved sketching house designs – tearing open envelopes, flattening them and drawing no end of house plans. Other arrive with architectural drawings in hand – complete with specific instructions on flooring, cabinetry and exterior finishes. Still others come with a list, ideas of what they would like. They may have a couple of samples of home plans they like – but they haven’t settled on anything yet.

The design team at Royal Homes started with where I was, loosing none of the individual touches and necessities. They acted as guides in the design of my home, recognizing my needs and approving the aspects of a home I have desired for many years and now finally can enjoy.

We can't wait to move in. We really love it. We also are very pleased with the experience we have had with Royal Homes. We have been impressed with every Royal Home employee we have met. A special thanks to you because you got us started and you are the reason we got our house from Royal Homes.

We would recommend Royal Homes to anyone.Sharon & Dave
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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.

    What is your average square foot selling price?

    Prices for a complete home, including foundation vary from $250 sq-ft to over $350 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.