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I have my own hard hat.

It’s a bit of a joke. My wife bought it for me when we decided to build our own custom home. I was really into the process and pretty excited about it, so she bought me one! I was enthusiastic and energized.

At first we were a little shy about the pre-fab process. When we built our first home, we used a traditional stick builder. I went to the site every night and walked through the house. I loved to see the little changes that happened from day to day. But I have to say, I was a little disconcerted when the first big rain soaked my brand new stick frame. As I watched the puddles grow in slight hollows on the plywood on the first floor, I have to admit, I thought to myself: “That can’t be good.”

Rain, sleet, snow and wind are natural hazards of stick building. Your house is built outside, at risk of inclement weather. Royal Homes’ factory protects your home against the whims of the weather.

Our project lead from Royal Homes invited us to the factory when our home was being built.


Seriously, you have to see it to believe it. The process is so well planned. The carpenters, electricians, plumbers and other trades people know what they are doing. The system is precise – but not mechanical. All the work is done by skilled craftsmen. But the advantage is that the frame and form are engineered to perfection. Because of the indoor process, rigid adherence to angles and joints results in precision.

I was really fascinated to see how Royal Homes used technology to assist carpenters and skilled workers. The system didn’t interfere with the work, it enhanced it. The factory is built with safety and efficiency in mind.

The other thing that impressed me was the flexibility of the system.

The system is designed to be most effective when building custom designs. Each home is unique. The team is extremely skilled, from small bungalows for the empty nester, to elaborate family homes. Royal Homes even constructs offices and multi-storey buildings.

I have had about 50-75 people visit my home (lots of company in the neighbourhood) I could only praise Royal. Everyone was impressed.Mai-Liis
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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.