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Your Perfect Lot

Planning Your Lot & Home


One of the biggest advantages of Royal Homes is that they are able to build your dream home on your chosen lot with the least possible damage to the lot itself.

You’ve chosen your lot with a lot of care.  One of the reasons you want to build there is because the land itself is important to you.  Building to preserve the natural habitat will give you the full benefit of the lot you chose.

We can’t build without impacting nature.  We have to build a foundation or basement.  We have to account for drainage, sewer, electrical and the building itself.  But Royal Homes has more than 40 years of experience in building your custom home in a factory and then delivering it to your lot – intact.

To explore this, take a look at two custom homes that presented some unique challenges.

The first is the island cottage.  You can  watch the video online at https://www.royalhomes.com/gallery/videos  (Island Home)

Core to the building of this cottage was preserving the natural landscape.  The island was a family heirloom, a tradition.  For three generations the family had spent their summers on the island.  The new cottage is a celebration of the island itself and the family’s memories.

The island itself presented a few challenges.  First of all, every part of the home building had to be transported over water.  There are no roads.  No other ways to get there.  Because the family chose Royal Homes, the actual setting of the home only took a few weeks and they were able to enjoy the new home.  You can see on the video that Royal Homes used an access road in order to transport the units to the site.  They then used a large crane to position each segment of the home into place – over the trees and the rocks that are so much a part of the pleasure of the lot.

The second custom home is a completely different situation.  Right in the center of Toronto, this family bought the lot they loved – but the house on the existing lot needed extensive repairs.  The family wanted their dream home on their dream lot – so they went to Royal Homes.

In this case, we set the home right in an existing neighbourhood.  No trees were displaced.  The actual set up of the home took 1 day – so the disturbance to the neighbourhood was short.  The home was completely finished in just 2 weeks, so there was very little construction to contend with.

You can watch the video at https://www.royalhomes.com/gallery/videos (House set in Toronto)

The pre-fab process is an amazing construction strategy in tune with green strategies.

I really liked the fact that after I had made my choices, everything went smoothly. The building process was hassle-free. I did not have to worry about delays, weather or missing pieces.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.

    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.