Buyer Beware! This poor woman was ripped off for $80,000. Check out our interview on how to protect yourself from unlicensed and unscrupulous builders. A Surrey woman is fighting to get some of her money back after discovering the builder she hired isn’t licensed as a new home builder in British Columbia. Queency Marfa says […]
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Entries by Larry Clay
Let me start with a true story. I met a lady selling a lot and she started to share her story. Their plan was to subdivide, build a custom home on the one side and sell the other lot to pay for the cost of building their dream home. They would be mortgage free and […]
The good news is that radon gas is generally not a problem in the lower mainland. The bad news is that is does still occur in some locations in Metro Vancouver and the ugly news is radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada. In the Metro Vancouver area, radon […]
Your choice of wall assembly will not only affect the energy efficiency and the longevity of your home but will also affect the air quality through the presence of moisture and mould in your wall. A small investment into this wall assembly will provide benefits to not only the operating costs but more importantly the […]
by Larry Clay In the residential custom home industry, there are two contract types; fixed price and cost-plus. Homeowners need to understand each type of contract and decide which one best fits their needs. Cost Plus The cost-plus contract charges the cost of all materials and labour plus an agreed upon percentage applied to all […]
by Larry Clay Case Study I met with homeowners this week whose home had water coming into their basement. They were stressed from the potential costs and inconvenience to their life. Remediation after the fact would be exorbitant. This home was typical of many homes where the builder’s only goal was to pass inspection, build […]
Customer Choice Georgie Awards® Powered by AVID™ Clay Construction is very pleased to announce that we have won the much coveted Customer Choice Georgie Award. This Grand Georgie was presented just this week (27/02/15) at the Canadian Home Builders Association of BC’s award gala. Chosen through a recognized program of Avid Ratings Canada, builders were rated […]
When clients begin researching a builder for their custom home, most often the first question asked is – “What is your price per square foot?” Most people believe this is the best way to get an idea of what it will cost to build their home. The other misconception is believing a builder can give […]
Introducing The Clay Way Clay Construction takes pride in building right, right from the start. We call it The Clay Way. In our blog posts we’ll share in-depth knowledge of our building style. Issues facing home owners as they navigate new home builds and renovations will be discussed. We’ll explain what to look for and what to watch out for […]
Georgie Awards come in all sizes with 45 categories ranging from best renovation under $100,000 to the best overall builder in the province. These awards, bestowed by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of British Columbia (CHBA), reflect the dedication of the winner to have done their best whether the job was big or small.