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Exploring Questions about Process for Custom Home Builder

Updated: May 30


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Building a custom home is an exciting journey, but it can also be filled with questions and uncertainties. At Mighton Construction Limited, we believe that an informed client is a satisfied client. To help you navigate the custom home building process with confidence, we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions.


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1. What is the first step in building a custom home?

The first step is to have a clear vision of what you want. Begin by outlining your needs, preferences, and budget. Once you have a general idea, the next step is to consult with a professional builder like Mighton Construction Limited. During this initial consultation, we discuss your ideas, provide insights, and outline the steps involved in bringing your dream home to life.


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2. How long does it take to build a custom home?

The timeline for building a custom home varies depending on the complexity of the design, the size of the home, and other factors such as weather conditions and permit approvals. On average, the process can take anywhere from 8 to 18 months, including planning and construction phases.


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3. What factors influence the cost of a custom home?

Several factors impact the cost, including:

  • Size and design: Larger homes with complex designs typically cost more.

  • Materials: The choice of materials, from flooring to roofing, can significantly affect the budget.

  • Location: Site preparation costs vary based on the land and its condition.

  • Finishes and fixtures: High-end finishes and custom fixtures add to the overall cost.



4. Do I need to own a lot before I start the custom home building process?

Not necessarily. While owning a lot is beneficial, Mighton Construction Limited can assist you in finding the perfect site for your home. We offer guidance on selecting a lot that suits your needs and budget, considering factors like location, zoning, and site conditions.


5. What role do I play in the custom home building process?

As the homeowner, your involvement is crucial. You will work closely with our team to make decisions about the design, materials, and finishes. Regular communication and collaboration ensure that the final product aligns with your vision. We keep you informed at every stage, from initial planning to final inspection.


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6. How do you ensure quality and adherence to the timeline?

At Mighton Construction Limited, quality and timeliness are paramount. We use a systematic approach to project management, including:

  • Detailed planning: We create comprehensive plans and schedules before construction begins.

  • Regular updates: We keep you informed with regular progress reports and site visits.

  • Quality control: Our team conducts rigorous inspections at each stage of construction to ensure high standards are met.

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7. Can I make changes during construction?

Yes, changes can be made during construction, but it’s important to note that they can impact both the timeline and budget. We recommend making as many decisions as possible during the planning phase. However, we understand that some changes are necessary and we strive to accommodate them efficiently.


8. What is the Tarion New Home Warranty, and what does it cover?

In Ontario, new homes are covered by the Tarion New Home Warranty, which provides comprehensive protection for homeowners. This warranty covers:

  • One-Year Warranty: Protects against defects in workmanship and materials, ensuring the home is constructed to Ontario Building Code standards.

  • Two-Year Warranty: Covers major systems such as plumbing, electrical, and heating, and protects against water penetration through the basement or foundation.

  • Seven-Year Warranty: Provides coverage for major structural defects that affect the load-bearing components of the home.

Mighton Construction Limited is committed to building homes of the highest quality, and the Tarion Warranty ensures you have peace of mind knowing your investment is protected.


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9. How do I start the custom home building process with Mighton Construction Limited?

Starting your exciting custom home builder search with Mighton Construction Limited is easy. Simply reach out to us through our website or give us a call to schedule an initial consultation. During this meeting, we will discuss your vision, budget, and timeline, and outline the next steps.


Building a custom home is a significant investment, and we are here to guide you every step of the way. If you have any more questions or are ready to get started, contact Mighton Construction Limited today. Together, we can turn your dream home into a reality.


We are a custom home builder based in Wasaga Beach, Ontario and proudly build in Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Clearview Township, Barrie, Tiny Township, Springwater, and other parts of Simcoe County.


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