Sonbuilt Home in Langley

A Happy Customer

The best moments in the life of a custom home builder often take place when the keys are handed over to an excited, happy customer.  We had one of those moments this week.

We met our client over two years ago.  A fire had resulted in the loss of a home and a life.  Six weeks after this tragic event our client contacted us for the first time.  At our initial meeting we listened.  We listened a lot. It was difficult for us to comprehend the sadness our client was facing.   At times we really didn’t know what to say.  Sometimes saying “I’m really sorry” seems so inadequate.

Our client was determined to move forward.  Working through the insurance process wasn’t always easy and at times it was frustrating.  So many decisions to make.  Moving on can be a difficult road when a variety of emotions are tangled in the process.

Keeping busy, thinking about designing and building, and considering what a new home could look like proved to be a healer in this case.  And finally, almost a year and a half after starting the process, construction began!

It was a pleasure to build for this client!  The goal was to achieve an energy efficient rancher, complete with a finished walk out basement suite.   During the design phase we ensured many “aging-in-place” features were incorporated into the layout allowing our client to remain in this new home for many years to come.    This R-2000 custom home in Langley is ideally designed for anyone in the “empty nester” years who wish to remain busy entertaining friends, family, and active grandchildren.

To our client – you have been a joy to work for.  We admire your determination and perseverance.  Thank you for choosing Sonbuilt Custom Homes!  If you don’t mind, we’ll be stopping by sometimes to visit!

Welcome home!

Sonbuilt Tradeshow Booth

Home Shows

It’s that time of year again!  Home Shows!

Home Show season is just around the corner.  We’ll be in three shows this year so mark these upcoming dates on your calendar and we hope to see you at the show!

Fraser Valley Home & Garden Show      February 12 – 14

Location:  Tradex in Abbotsford    Booth Numbers:  212, 213, 214
Hours:      Friday, Feb. 12         1pm – 9pm
Saturday, Feb. 13     10am – 6pm
Sunday, Feb. 14       10am – 4pm
Cost:        $7 (Cash only)   Parking:  $6

BC Home & Garden Show      February 17 – 21

Location:  BC Place Stadium
Booth Number:  217  *Holmes Approved Homes Booth
We are excited to be a Holmes Approved Homes Builder!
Visit www.bchomeandgardenshow.com for show times and tickets info

Sonbuilt will be at the booth:
Thursday, Feb. 18        5pm – 9pm
Friday, Feb. 19             12pm – 9pm
Saturday, Feb. 20         10am – 9pm
Sunday, Feb. 21           10am – 6pm

Langley Spring Home Expo      April 8 – 10

Location:  George Preston Rec Centre  –  20699 42 Ave. Langley
Booth Numbers:  79, 80

Hours:      Friday, Apr. 8         5pm – 9pm
Saturday, Apr. 9     9:30am – 5:30pm
Sunday, Apr. 10     10am – 4pm
Cost:        Free
We will have both the Sonbuilt booth and the Holmes Approved Homes booth at the show at Tradex.  We will be using the Holmes Approved Homes booth at the BC  Home and Garden Show.  Details are still being confirmed for the Langley show.

Visit our website blog and Facebook page for updates.  See you at the show!

Chilliwack Home & Leisure Expo 2016

Some of the Sonbuilt team will be at the Chilliwack Home & Leisure Expo this coming Sunday representing the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of the Fraser Valley.

We’ll be there Sunday from 11am – 4pm in booth 148.

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association of the Fraser Valley is the representative voice of the residential construction industry in the Fraser Valley region of British Columbia. The mission of the Canadian Home Builders Association of the Fraser Valley is to encourage professionalism and integrity in all aspects of the home building industry and to have a voice in government and community affairs where it affects our industry.

The benefits to the homeowner are the availability of quality housing in the area plus a homeowner can find qualified people to do renovations, building projects, professional services, and supply companies.

~ www.chbafv.com

Sonbuilt Custom Homes has been a member of the CHBAFV for a number of years.  Jonathan Zerkee, president of Sonbuilt, served as President of the CHBAFV from 2012 to 2014.   We continue to be actively involved in volunteering our time to support the Association!

Stop by and say “hello”!  Hope to see you there!

 

Conduit for Future Wiring

Fishing a new cable or wire behind walls can be quite a process after a home is built.  It can be expensive too, especially if drywall repairs and fresh paint are involved.

We generally install several lengths of conduit in various locations during the construction of a new home.  Conduits can be buried in the ground, behind the drywall, or in the attic.

By installing conduit, you are free to change or upgrade wiring long after your home is done.

Conduit for future wiring
Conduit for future wiring

Defining a “Custom Home”

We are often asked “What is the difference between a custom home and a spec home?”.

When someone builds a custom home, the future home owner has full control over the design of the home and what goes in it.  A spec home is typically built by a builder before the future buyer is involved.  In a spec home, the builder chooses the style and finishes in the home.

As a custom home builder, our customers are involved in the process of creating their new home from start to finish.  We both design and build.  No two homes are the same.  Each home we build is unique for each customer we work with.

If you are dreaming of your own home and wish to build one day, contact us today!

Visit this page for more information on the Sonbuilt design process.

 

We’d love to chat!

Design Plan

Designing Your Home

You’ve been dreaming of designing your home for years and now the time has finally come to build the home of your dreams.  A home that is uniquely you – designed specifically for you and your loved ones.  Our own experienced designer is ready to help you bring your dreams together, working out the details to make your custom home even more perfect than you ever imagined.

Our design process involves us getting to know you and your specific needs.  We spend time listening and looking at photos you’ve collected, or drawings you’ve sketched.  These help us learn more about you and your lifestyle.

Just a few of the many practical ideas we incorporate into our homes:

We will take the time to carefully walk your chosen property, then, with you, decide how to best situate your home to allow for natural lighting, convenient driveway and front door access, and scenic views.

We maximize on closet space and storage.  Our homes offer plenty of well lit and generous closets as well as hidden storage areas for organized living.  Ask us how to best design inexpensive storage space!

We minimize the length of hallways so you aren’t paying for unnecessary square footage.

If we are aware in advance of your vehicle sizes, we will endeavor to design garage space to accommodate your vehicle needs.

We’ll even ensure we design the space for parking RV’s, trailers, recreational toys and boats if space on the property permits.

Click here for more information on our design process.

Now is the ideal time to get started.  Contact us today!