for Current AND Future Homeowners
Our Consulting service delivers more bang for your buck!
Do you want to build, renovate, or merely upgrade your home?
– Are you interested in being your own Builder/General Contractor?
– Have design ideas, but no clue how to get them on paper?
– Unsure of the “plans to production” process?
– Don’t know what products or technologies are right for your project?
– Need someone to handle the legwork so you can just focus the build?
– Afraid you can’t handle the tools/equipment and would like learn how?
– Baffled by what trades your project will require if hiring?
– Concerned about “special needs” in your home?
– Can’t figure out what to budget for a project?
– Looking for ideas in general?
Then youve come to the right place!
WITHOUT a consultant your project will (statistically):
- Take LONGER than expected
- Cost MORE than budgeted
- BREAK up your family
- RUIN a relationship
- CAUSE health issues
- NOT meet expectations
- Be STRESSFUL
- FAIL miserably
*75% of “distant” projects soared 55-100+% over budget!
*10% of those projects failed completely due to finance issues
*50% of projects caused relationship stress
*2 out of 50 broke up families/ruined relationships
*15 of 50 projects caused mental/physical health issues
None of the project I enquired about had fatalities, but online stats show there have been.
Many folks succumbed to tool/equipment related injuries.
Don’t just take my word for it, do some research/check out the links near the bottom of this page.
**40% of Canadians who only remodeled, went over budget (imagine a custom house!)
Your Project shouldn’t add to those stats – Consult a pro
Not to be taken lightly. For those adventurous enough to DIY a custom build or renovation; the process of design, deluge of decisions, avalanche of tasks and flood of invoices can be dramatically life-changing.
Many hundreds of thousands the world over attempt it every year, and a huge percentage don’t/won’t succeed. Of those who do, a great deal encounter dire consequences; relationships ruined, marriages/families torn apart, dreams shattered, and sleepless nights filled with anxiety. Some have succumbed to heavy financial burden, even bankruptcy, others hospitalized, lost their lives or worse, a combination of the above.
With ABC your project(s) will always be successful.
Some of the Consulting Services we offer…
(Including; layout/design/plans for the following:)
The Build Project Itself – and your wants, needs, budget, etc.
Security – electronic burglary alarms, security cameras, locks, bars and more
Communication – telephone, Internet, cable, satellite, wi-fi, intercom
Audiovisual – sound systems, TV/projector/screen installations, soundproofing, noise cancellation and masking – the works!
Electrical and Lighting – of all kinds
Plumbing, Roofing, Structure, Landscaping, Safety and SO much more
Assistance – choosing architects, designers, contractors, tools/equipment, etc.
Education – for tool and equipment use and safety
Answers – to questions about building permits, codes, etc.
AND professional Project Estimation
Learn from those who didn’t hire a consultant…
Incredible real-life stories about people building Dream Homes:
CBC Television’s Grand Designs – Hosted by designer and writer Kevin McCloud, who highlights the (mental, physical, emotional and financial) trials/tribulations of the process.
Below are a couple of very noteworthy articles for even more insight…
*Based on a survey of 50 homeowners from North, South and Central America, Trinidad/Tobago and a few from the EU. Statistic numbers have been rounded-up. “Distant” meaning away fromyour home area.
**Based on the 2013 Houzz & Home Survey of over 100,000 Canadians
***If you are not completely satisfied with or your project goes over the pre-discussed/agreed budget by over 15%.