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Emerald Park Homes your Trusted Regina & Region Home builders sneak peek video tour of their newest show home

Emerald Park Homes takes great pride in their workmanship, and have some of the finest tradesmen in the industry working together with them to create quality homes. Their focus is: "Our Quality Shows” and if you drive around the communities of White City / Emerald Park located just 8 minutes east of Regina on the #1 Highway, you will see signs on the lots available for your custom designed Emerald Park Home.

Put 20 years of experience in homebuilding to work for you! Emerald Park Homes are TRUSTED REGINA & REGION HOME BUILDERS and they are experts in their industry.


Packed with organizational and storage features this 1,610 sq. ft. bungalow is one you don’t want to miss.

It has an over-sized 3 bay garage that adjoins a mudroom with lockers to keep coats and backpacks organized. The main floor is an open concept design with vaulted ceilings, and a laundry room that’s close to the bedrooms. With a total of 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms, this house has plenty of room! High windows throughout fill the home with prairie sunshine! Complete with a fully finished basement and a huge back deck.



For more details ad a full list of their current show homes check out their show homes page.

To book your viewing or sit down and chat about your custom dream home contact them here.

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Trusted Regina Home Builder Emerald Park Homes featured on CTV News Morning Live

Emerald Park Homes takes great pride in their workmanship, and have some of the finest tradesmen in the industry working together with them to create quality homes. Their focus is: "Our Quality Shows” and if you drive around the communities of White City / Emerald Park located just 8 minutes east of Regina on the #1 Highway, you will see signs on the lots available for your custom designed Emerald Park Home.

Put 20 years of experience in home building to work for you! Emerald Park Homes are TRUSTED REGINA & REGION HOME BUILDERS and they are experts in their industry.

Trusted Regina Home Builders Emerald Park Homes- Regina's first Holmes approved home builder

Emerald Park Homes Ltd.  invites you to watch the April 22nd segment of #‎CTVNews Morning Live with Lorena Sawchyn & Matt Dominguez of #‎BetterHomesandGardenRealty speaking about the #‎HolmesApprovedHomes Program at the showhome at 38 Bower Drive, White City. www.emeraldparkhomes.ca



After 25 years of building custom homes, and 35 years in the construction industry, we are very proud to be a Trusted Regina, Holmes Approved Builder, not only building houses, but building homes to a higher standard, designed to last for generations. If you live in Regina, White City, Pilot Butte or anywhere within a 100 mile radius, choosing the right builder was never easier
 
Building a new home should be a fun and exciting experience, and Emerald Park Homes, together with the Holmes Approved Homes Program, works very hard to make that happen. When you build or buy an Emerald Park Home, you can trust that everything behind the walls is built right, so you can focus on designing a space to suit your lifestyle, and choosing the right products for your new home.
 
We are also a proud member of the Saskatchewan New Home Warranty Program, which not only gives you peace of mind, that, if something does go wrong, somebody will be there to fix the problem, but that your builder is financially viable, and has the resources to properly address any problems with your new home.
 
Building a new home is a team effort, and we are very proud to work with the very best craftsmen and industry leaders. Being a member of the Holmes Approved Homes program not only ensures that our houses are built to the highest of standards, but allows us to keep up with the latest advances in building technologies, research and development, building safer, stronger and more durable homes.
 
 
Contact us at emeraldparkhomes@sasktel.net or call (306)781-3383 to speak with the builder about available lots, or to book an appointment.
 

 

Find Emerald Park Homes online or check out their listing here in Regina & Region Home Builders to read the wonderful things their clients have to say about them ... they are your Trusted Regina Home Builders!

 

See the Holmes Approved Homes website for more information on the program.

Trusted Regina Home Builder share a tip on preserving your wood floors and cabinets


Maintaining your wood products

Natural wood products can be found throughout your new home.  From basic construction materials to beautiful wood finishes, it is important to understand wood’s natural characteristics and how to best care for it.

Natural wood products are the oldest material used by humans for construction after stone and an ideal green building material, providing sustainability, design versatility, low environmental impact, carbon sequestration and energy efficient.  It does, however, have some drawbacks.


The number one drawback to using natural wood products is their reaction to moisture.  Wood is hygroscopic in that it picks up or gives off moisture to equalize with the relative humidity and temperature in the atmosphere.  In doing so, it can change in strength, shrink or swell.  There is no practical way to prevent moisture changes in wood, therefore, vapor barriers, adequate ventilation, exclusion of water from wood, or preservative treatments are absolutely essential.

The finishes and protective coatings found on wood products such as flooring and cabinets, help to counter wood’s natural tendencies to swell or shrink.  Proper care and maintenance is also a vital component to preservation.

Cleaning Cabinets

  • Use a soft cloth dampened with warm water; if a more thorough cleaning is required, use a fresh solution of mild liquid dish soap and warm water.
  • Never use an abrasive cloth or the kitchen dish cloth which may have traces of grease or harsh detergents
  • Never use harsh detergents, bleach, solvent or petroleum based products, strong soap, ammonia, or wax polishes
  • After cleaning, wipe all surfaces with another clean, soft cloth
  • Always clean spills up and any standing water immediately.  Pay special attention to the areas around your sink, range, dishwasher, tow spaces and baseboards

Prolonged exposure to spills can cause permanent discoloration and damage such as delamination and cracking to your cabinet’s finish

  • Use a clean, soft, lint-free cloth for regular dusting
  • Never use pre-packaged dusting sheets (damp or dry) and do not apply aerosol dusting products, which soften the finish or cause a buildup of film
  • To avoid moisture damage, never drape damp clothes or dishtowels over cabinet doors.  Moisture will cause permanent damage to the finish
  • Remove the doors and drawers of all cabinets adjacent to and above the oven during the cleaning cycle of self-cleaning appliances.  The cleaning cycle generates heat that could affect the finish and surface of the cabinets.
  • When cleaning cabinets with glass doors or mirrors, use a glass cleaner applied directly to the cleaning towel
  • Never spray directly on glass area since drips and overspray may reach and harm the wood surfaces of the door and/or surrounding cabinets


Maintaining your hardwood floors

  • All hardwood floors should be cleaned regularly to remove dirt and grit from between the floor boards
  • Avoid using a wet mop which can dull the finish.  Instead, sweep with either a dust mop or broom that features exploded tips, or vacuum the floors using a vacuum with special hardwood floor attachments or one with the beater bar turned off
  • Wipe up any spills immediately, using a soft, dry or slightly damp cloth
  • Allowing spills to remain on hardwood floors could damage the finish as well as the wood
  • Avoid walking on hardwood floors with sports cleats or high heel shoes which can scratch the finish or even dent the floor
  • Place felt pads on the bottom of furniture legs to minimize dents and scratches
  • Use rugs at all entrances to help minimize scratches from stones and debris.
  • Choose rugs wisely, some rugs have rubber backings that can discolor wood floors.  Special rugs can be purchased to protect from discoloration
  • Know what type of flooring you have as different hardwoods have different kinds of care considerations
  • Be familiar with the manufacturer’s recommendations for care and maintenance of your specific flooring
  • Only used wood-approved cleaning products and if you are unsure, contact the supplier or manufacturer for more details.
  • Never use wax or petroleum based products on a surface finished floor, they will damage the finish and the wood


Proper care and maintenance is instrumental in the preservation of your home’s wood finishes. 


Trusted Regina Home Builders Emerald Park Homes Building Homes to a Higher Standard

Emerald Park Homes takes great pride in their workmanship, and have some of the finest tradesmen in the industry working together with them to create quality homes. Their focus is: "Our Quality Shows” and if you drive around the communities of White City / Emerald Park located just 8 minutes east of Regina on the #1 Highway, you will see signs on the lots available for your custom designed Emerald Park Home.

Put 20 years of experience in homebuilding to work for you! Emerald Park Homes are TRUSTED REGINA & REGION HOME BUILDERS and they are experts in their industry.

Trusted Regina Home Builders Emerald Park Homes- Regina's first Holmes approved home builder

Trusted Regina Home Builder tip on Building Homes to a Higher Standard from their

Emerald Park Homes Builders Blog.

Building Homes to a Higher Standard

Emerald Park Homes celebrates our first year as a Holmes Approved Builder

 

It has been an exciting year for our team at Emerald Park Homes as we worked together with the Holmes Approved Home Program to ensure that our homes are "Built Right, from the ground up". The last three show-homes in White City and Pilot Butte have been Holmes Approved and we are now building another in Regina, bringing this type of quality construction into a larger market.

During this year, we have made some changes in our construction products that have been recommended and endorsed by the Holmes Group to provide our customers with simply better homes. In January, we met with Mike Holmes himself, at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas to discuss the program and its future development in Canada, along with the latest developments and technologies in home construction.

 
 
After 25 years of building custom homes, and 35 years in the construction industry, we are very proud to be a Trusted Regina, Holmes Approved Builder, not only building houses, but building homes to a higher standard, designed to last for generations. If you live in Regina, White City, Pilot Butte or anywhere within a 100 mile radius, choosing the right builder was never easier
 
Building a new home should be a fun and exciting experience, and Emerald Park Homes, together with the Holmes Approved Homes Program, works very hard to make that happen. When you build or buy an Emerald Park Home, you can trust that everything behind the walls is built right, so you can focus on designing a space to suit your lifestyle, and choosing the right products for your new home.
 
We are also a proud member of the Saskatchewan New Home Warranty Program, which not only gives you peace of mind, that, if something does go wrong, somebody will be there to fix the problem, but that your builder is financially viable, and has the resources to properly address any problems with your new home.
 
Building a new home is a team effort, and we are very proud to work with the very best craftsmen and industry leaders. Being a member of the Holmes Approved Homes program not only ensures that our houses are built to the highest of standards, but allows us to keep up with the latest advances in building technologies, research and development, building safer, stronger and more durable homes.
 
 
Contact us at emeraldparkhomes@sasktel.net or call (306)781-3383 to speak with the builder about available lots, or to book an appointment.
 

 

Find Emerald Park Homes online or check out their listing here in Regina & Region Home Builders to read the wonderful things their clients have to say about them ... they are your Trusted Regina Home Builders!

 

See the Holmes Approved Homes website for more information on the program.
 
 

 

Trusted Regina Home Builder share the benefits of working with a qualified licensed builder


Benefits of working with a qualified licensed builder:

 

 

There are many benefits of working with a qualified, licensed builder when building a new home. It’s safe to say that building a new home – possibly one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your life – is one place that you want to be very careful about cutting corners.

It’s true that the economic downturn has caused just about everyone to look for ways to save money. Whether it’s haggling for the best deal or even coupon clipping, there may be ways to save money with anything you buy.

But what if you are planning to build a home? Should you just go for the best price, even if it involves you building the home yourself as an “owner-builder” or using an unlicensed contractor to run the job? Even though many people are shocked by the estimated costs for constructing a new home, using an unlicensed contractor or taking on the role of an owner-builder just because it’s the “best price” can prove to be both challenging and costly for the owner.

Licensing rules and requirements vary by province, and primarily are designed to protect consumers. In many provinces contractors must prove that they are qualified to do the work and even may undergo testing, fingerprinting, financial bonding requirements and criminal background checks before they are able to be licensed. Provinces vary as to the extent that general contractors must be licensed, and sometimes licenses only are required for certain specialty trades like electricians and plumbers. Many people debate the value of a license in provinces with lax (or no) enforcement and low standards, and in some places can rightfully claim that the license basically is a tax.

However, when licensing is a requirement in your province, working with a licensed builder at least can give you some peace of mind by knowing that the builder has been vetted to meet your provinces’s requirements and is serious about both its profession and its public image. In addition, hiring a licensed contractor sometimes may provide additional protection for you that is not available to those who use an unlicensed contractor. For example, in some provinces a home owner may file a complaint against their contractor’s license if they have a claim about their home or the consumer may even be eligible to apply for money from a recovery fund that can help them have work corrected or their home completed.

On the other hand, there are an infinite number of stories about the nightmares of unlicensed “illegal” contractors that fail to build a home properly and just disappear after being paid a down payment. You should ask yourself: Why is this contractor not licensed if it is required in your province? It certainly could be a problem if the builder lost his license for bad acts or otherwise is just willing to skirt legal requirements while building your home.

The wall sitting on the top of the ICG foundation is not straight. From the back corner forward, the wall changes positions.

In addition, being an owner-builder or using an unlicensed contractor can shift much of the responsibility and risk to you as the owner. Indeed you may be sued and personally liable if proper insurance is not in place and there is an accident on the job, and you likely will be taking on a larger role in managing the overall job.

So if you are considering being an owner-builder or saving money by hiring an illegal contractor, think again. Here are some of the benefits that you can expect from having a general contractor (and make it one with a proper license, when required) to supervise the entire project and build your home for you:

  1. A general contractor will contract with, manage, coordinate and supervise a project that involves multiple trades as subcontractors (and can do so when properly licensed; in some states it is illegal for the builder to contract with you and subcontractors for the job unless licensed);
  2. Working with a general contractor can save you time, as the job can be handled more efficiently and by someone experienced with construction schedules and awareness of the project’s “critical path” needs;
  3. An experienced general contractor will have a network of connections that benefit you – whether they are the best subcontractors for the task, or knowing how to reach the inspector quickly so you can keep the project moving;
  4. You likely will see cost savings with a builder evaluating multiple bids from subcontractors and getting the benefit of discounted contractor rates with suppliers;
  5. A good, licensed builder is experienced with processing permits and inspections (and a license typically is required for the builder to pull permits in its name), and will know up front what needs to be done to meet code requirements;
  6. You usually get better construction loan terms and options from banks if you are working with a licensed general contractor;
  7. A licensed builder should carry all the insurance coverage needed (you still should confirm first for any builder), and will manage insurance coverage by subcontractors too; this means that the builder, not you, will be considered responsible for the risks and liabilities associated with the job;
  8. A licensed builder can provide a contractual warranty to you for the home and its integrity; plus, commercial home warranty companies typically only provide coverage when the home is built by a licensed builder;
  9. In general, a quality home built by an experienced contractor should need less maintenance and fewer repairs during its lifetime; a quality home has better resale value and is likely to hold its value longer.

The wall is hanging off the ICF foundation.

Chances are, hiring an experienced general contractor that is properly licensed can save you a lot of headaches, time and money when building your new home. However, like any licensed profession (whether it’s doctors, lawyers or builders), a license alone does not mean that they will do a quality job and be good at what they do. As we’ve described before there are many things to evaluate when hiring a builder, so you still should do your research, check references and make sure you have seen some of their finished projects in person.

 


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