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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 3:34 pm 
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wilbur wrote:
where are the pictures ??
Can't wait... :(

Did you hire a general contractor or you working with the subtrades
yourself ??
What about the permits ?? did you do it yourself ??


Hi Wilbur~
We are working with the sub-trades ourselves, I guess we could have hired a general contractor, but we decided to be our own general contractor. We applied to our municipality office for the building permit, and they in turn contacted the building inspector who approved our permit to move our home onto our lot. Other sub-trades are getting the permit themselves for the work they will do and include it their price I guess.

As for pictures, I am on a laptop right now, and all the pictures are on my iPad, once I am able to get onto CL forum on my iPad I will post pictures.

The basement is dug and footings and telepost pads are poured, we are waiting for the contractor that will directional drill our water line to do his part. Right now it is pouring rain and delaying the work. Once he is done, then the basement walls will be framed and poured, hopefully that will be this week.

We found out, that our house will be here close to the end of May, if all goes well. The house mover and the water contractor said all is looking good and should be a piece of cake to do.

We sold our home in the city in 6 weeks, and only had 3 weeks to pack everything up, and move to the cabin temporarily. I was a hectic 3 weeks, working 12 hours a day to get things packed, trying to decide what we will & will not need for the time we are living in the cottage, we are now living our 10 year dream of living at the lake.

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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 6:11 pm 
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doing it yourself can be challenging, but you save big $$
I'd think a typical modest house build, General contractor
is making $100k, 20-30 % commission.

My project, no general contractor wants to touch, they are too
busy with easier jobs away from the set back from the lake,
Mine bogged with extra problems with the conservation authorities..
Plus, there is not that much interior work, as I will do them myself , If
and when I get there...

I'm hoping for the best for you, it's a tough journey...
Can't wait for the pictures...

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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 10:00 pm 
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wilbur wrote:
doing it yourself can be challenging, but you save big $$
I'd think a typical modest house build, General contractor
is making $100k, 20-30 % commission.

My project, no general contractor wants to touch, they are too
busy with easier jobs away from the set back from the lake,
Mine bogged with extra problems with the conservation authorities..
Plus, there is not that much interior work, as I will do them myself , If
and when I get there...

I'm hoping for the best for you, it's a tough journey...
Can't wait for the pictures...


We decided to go with a RTM (ready to move) home, because all the trades are all there, where we are, we have heard stories of builders start the build go for a few months then go belly up. Also, it would have been tough to find roofers, plumbers, electricians, etc. come at different times, this way they are all in one spot working for one company and there are no worries about the trades. Sure we have had to find trades to do the final connections on things, I started looking and contacting trades here as soon as the build was going to begin, and have everyone lined up. Some trades we are using talk to one another and know when the other is done so they can start their work. So far, I think DW & I have done a great job as general contractor, no regrets doing it ourselves.

(Touch wood) :lol: :lol: :lol:

Keep on plugging away, enjoy the days that you don't have to, or, don't want to work on anything. Conservation Authority is real pain in the @ss.

Good luck and have a super summer!!!!!

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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 9:17 pm 
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a new house build down the street was started 2 years ago, foundation poured
in the fall 2 years ago, they are still not finished :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ,,, the owner filed a law suet
against the general contractor....for pouring the foundation smaller than
the plan...

All the trades are busy booked 6 months out, so
you did the right thing going with pre fab and avoiding the big hassles..
otherwise it would take you 3 years to build with all the stoppage...

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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 9:54 am 
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Someone at the beach here, was building a new home himself, he kept changing the design all the time, took him 3 years to finish, the truss designer built the wrong trusses for him. Things were at a stand still for a long time.

We are down to the wire, 2 more weeks then the house arrives. :like: :like:

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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 7:39 pm 
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weathertracker wrote:
We are down to the wire, 2 more weeks then the house arrives. :like: :like:


How many more weeks until the photos show up ? :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 11:02 am 
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I have posted pictures of the progress of our home in The Picture Gallery.

Thanx in advance for viewing.

Bob

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