Staking your Territory - Royal Homes Staking your Territory - Royal Homes
My Favourites (0)
My Favourites (0)

Tips & Articles

Staking your Territory

Planning Your Lot & Home

When my wife and I bought our first property, we were novices. Fortunately, there were very few challenges with the building process. But the next time we were a little more prepared for the process. And we chose to build with Royal Homes. Their team knows how to move the process forward – and, trust me, each municipality has it own unique set of rules and regulations.

Once the design phase is done and you have the drawings in hand, you must submit them to the municipality. Royal helps you through this.

Many of you will have already read the story of the Island Home that Royal set a couple of years ago. One of the biggest challenges to overcome was the island itself – there were no actual roads to the lot! The home had to be transported to the island with barges. As you may expect, it was a challenging process. But the home builder had no worries because the Royal Homes team worked through the details, ensuring the successful delivery of the home.

Once the plan is submitted and permits for the building, electrical, plumbing, septic and sewer are applied for, our teams stakes out the home. Using the plans already drawn up, the stakes are set into the ground.

While my kids don’t get it – I found this to be one of the most exciting moments of building our home. Each peg that was hammered into the ground represented my dream, my imagination, my new home! For the first time the new home was a reality – I could actually see the outline of the home. I could walk over the ground and imagine where the kitchen, dining room and living room would actually be. I could stand on the bare ground and look out the windows, seeing the view that I would see when my home was complete.

From start to finish, very satisfactory.Debbie & Rich
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.

    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.