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Custom Home Builder

Hartley Homes & Consulting is a certified, licenced and registered new home builder with over 30 years of experience.

We are raising the standards building better homes.

The BC Building Code establishes the minimum standard for most aspects of construction including; foundations, foundation drainage, floor joists, wall construction and insulation. Hartley Homes & Consulting exceeds these requirements to ensure our customers enjoy the peace of mind of exceptional construction practices and reap the rewards of a lower cost of operating your home.

At Hartley Homes & Consulting , our objective is to eliminate frustration and make the entire building process easy, joyful and rewarding, we do this by using a system of best practices and controls to deliver the look and function as promised. We also believe in transparent costing of the project, no hidden charges. Our builder's fees show as a separate line item on the estimates, budgets and invoices. All trade discounts earned by Hartley Homes are passed directly to the homeowner with proof of the supplier's invoice. At Hartley Homes we prepare a "Progress Summary" comparing the budget to actual costs, this summary is presented with every invoice so you know exactly where every penny is spent.

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Excavation

One of the first steps in new home construction is establishing the elevations for the home, this sets the stage for the proper slope on a driveway, the best landscape options for neighbouring properties and the ease of access to the front and rear yards spaces. With over 30 years of experience we know how to build better homes that meet your requirements and exceed your expectations.

Footings

The BC Building Code requires a minimum 18" wide footing with 2 rows of 15 mm steel reinforcing bar. This is the support for the entire structure of your home, so it's critical to have a solid foundation for every home. Hartley Homes

Consulting use 24" wide footings with 3 rows of 15 mm steel reinforcing bar to deliver superior performance and stability. Our stronger footings can reduce or eliminate many of the stress cracks found in concrete and drywall joints as is common in many homes. With over 30 years of experience we know how to build better homes that meet your requirements and exceed your expectations.

Foundation walls

The BC Building code does not require any steel reinforcing bar if the wall is 8 ft or less. Since the foundation walls support the wood frame of the home, we feel it's critical to eliminate potential cracking in concrete walls and minimize the chance for leaky basements. Hartley Homes & Consulting uses steel reinforcing bar in all concrete walls.

Framing

Every building, no matter how big or small it is, starts with a frame. The frame is its skeleton, and from there the structure starts to come together until it becomes a habitable space. Because the frame is so essential to the building's success, choosing the right company to create it is not something to be taken lightly. At Hartley Homes & Consulting we have been building with 2 x 8 exterior wall construction using R-28 wall insulation since 2014. This type of wall construction delivers a more stable construction with studs 16" on centre, and the added insulation can reduce your heating costs by 20% to 30%

Hartley Homes & Consulting knows the value of doing things right, we've beefed up our flooring systems using 16" engineered floor joists with ¾" select fir T&G plywood. Our floor systems are glued and screwed eliminating bouncy and squeaky floors. We also use high heel roof trusses to accommodate more insulation at the edge of the roof line for greater energy efficiency. You can enjoy peace of mind and comfort with our exceptional construction practices and outstanding energy efficiency.

Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, Venting, Electrical

These are the guts of the home giving life to the structure to make it a habitable environment. There are so many options to consider so choosing the right custom home builder is no easy task. Hartley Homes & Consulting has more than 30 years experience and we have been part of the evolution of efficiency in all of these mechanical systems. Our long-term sub-trades specialize in high efficiency heating and cooling systems as well as on-demand hot water systems, custom lighting solutions and multiple levels of smart home technology. With over 30 years of experience we know how to build better homes that meet your requirements and exceed your expectations.

Insulation and Vapour Barrier

With the new "Step Code" changes in the BC Building Code energy efficiency is one of the most important areas. Hartley Homes & Consulting has been ahead of the curve exceeding the building code since 2014. With our superior vapor system, 2 x 8 walls and R-28 wall insulation you can be sure the heating and cooling efficiency your new home will exceed your expectations.

Windows and Building Envelope

The curb appeal of a home adds value and can be just as important as the as the heart of the home. We take particular care to ensure the exterior envelope of the home will deliver a lifetime of weatherproof security and peace of mind.

Windows provide natural light to the interior of the home they also add to the exterior curb appeal of your home. Our window supplier has been supplying Hartley Homes and Consulting with outstanding quality products for over 12 years.

Exterior Finishes

The first thing people see is the exterior your home. Strong accents like brick, natural stone, cultured stone as well as posts and timbers will add plenty of character for great value and great curb appeal. Siding options like vinyl siding, cement board siding, natural wood siding, stucco and manufactured wood grain sidings complete that special look whether it's a traditional look craftsman style or the ultra modern look, Hartley Homes and Consulting will make your

new custom home a reality.

Drywall & Finishing

Hartley Homes & Consulting has used the same drywall installation and finishing crew for over 12 years, they are simply outstanding. One of finishing crews have been with us for 5 years and the other for more than 10 years, they offer a huge variety of options to meet the look you choose, from solid woods to paint grade flat stock or crown and detail mouldings. Whatever you want, we can do it from circular stairs, elegant stair railings and library trim for walls.

Cabinetry

We can't say enough about this section of your new custom-built home, cabinetry defines the heart of the home! Over the past 12 years our cabinet supplier has delivered outstanding value for all of our customers in every possible style. The layout of the kitchen relative to the garage, laundry room and bedrooms creates the flow of a home. With over 30 years of experience we know how to design and build better homes that meet your requirements and exceed your expectations.

Allowances

Building a new home can include an overwhelming number of decisions and we can help you along the way to simplify the entire process. There are a number of personal decisions that you will want to make that make your new home your own. Things like cabinetry, counter tops, door styles, door hardware, plumbing fixtures, bathroom hardware, electrical fixtures, tile styles, flooring options and paint colours. Hartley Homes & Consulting can help with these decisions or help align you with an interior decorator to help you find the most suitable products at the most affordable cost.

Patio Construction

Looking for a new way to enjoy your property? From the simple to the intricate, quality patios and railing systems from Hartley Homes & Consulting is a great way to give your home your personal touch. Whether your aim is to create a spot to entertain guests outdoors, or simply to boost the overall look of your home, Hartley Homes & Consulting is on hand to work with you to find the ideal patio solution for you.