Building to Lock-Up


Building a new home can be an interesting and exciting opportunity for you to create a new lifestyle for you and your family. Some people choose to hire a new home builder while others, in order to save costs and ensure that the final product is exactly what they want, choose to do it themselves by acting as their own general contractor.

Taking on the challenge of new home construction can be daunting, especially in a time of tight construction labour and limited availability of sub-contractors. Where do you begin? How do you ensure the work gets done at the right price and in a reasonable amount of time?


The Challenge of Building on Your Own...

Our Build-to-Lock-Up service takes care of the ‘heavy-lifting’, freeing you to concentrate on those things that will make your home unique!

New Way specializes in building homes to Lock-Up. This means that we do the excavation, provide the foundation, frame the house (including walls, floor and roof systems) and install the windows and doors. In a tight construction market these are the jobs that are often hardest to get done.

By having New Way Construction do the ‘heavy lifting’ all of the most difficult aspects of new home construction are completed for you. Our background, experience and existing supplier relationships will give your project the ‘big volume clout’ necessary to ensure that your new home gets built right, and on time.

The Benefits of having New Way Construction build your home to the Lock-Up Stage

New Way Construction provides a number of benefits for our Build-to-Lock-Up customers. Consider the following questions as you decide how to complete your new home project.

New Home Warranty

Homes built by New Way Construction include an industry-standard Structural New Home Warranty. Can you, building as an independent, supply a warranty for your new home? Without a warranty, who will be left paying the bills if your new home has structural or moisture problems?

Peace of Mind

Do you know who the reputable sub-trades are? Do you have enough experience to site-supervise their work? By building with New Way Construction, you will enjoy the confidence that comes from knowing that your home is being solidly built from the ground up.

Time Savings

New home construction is serious business that consumes large amounts of time, much of it during regular business hours. Can you afford the large amount of personal time plus time away from work (and potential lost earnings) that a new home project demands? Can you work on your new home as efficiently as experienced and skilled tradespeople who possess the best tools needed?

Knowledge and Experience

What are the latest building techniques, and which ones have recently proven successful, or (more importantly) something to stay clear of? Do your plans meet the building codes? Have they been designed for our local area? Could you be faced with costly alterations after construction begins?

Liability Insurance

Are you prepared for the intricacies of what will happen if someone is injured on your job site, or your structure or materials are damaged in an accident? Do you know how to conduct proper safety meetings, or ensure that workers compensation is properly handled?

Avoiding Delays and Dropped Jobs

What happens if the sub-trades you have hired simply don’t show up when expected? It is not an uncommon occurrence in a tight labour market. Our existing relationships with busy suppliers and sub-trades will ensure that your project gets the attention it needs to be completed as quickly as possible.

Simplicity and Convenience

Dealing with one company for the main construction components of your home will simplify your project and free up time for you to concentrate on other things.

Deal with a Professional

As proud members of the Saskatoon Home Builder’s Association (and the Canadian Home Builder’s Association) New Way believes in and supports the association’s mission of consumer education, protection and the development and application of the highest professional standards in residential construction.

What you have to do to begin…

  1. Bullet  Prepare the lot (if needed)

  2. Bullet  Have a complete set of construction drawings prepared
         (including engineer's stamp if required)

  3. Bullet  Obtain permits and arrange for inspections by building officials

  4. Bullet  Arrange for utilities – Gas, Sewer, Electrical, etc.

What we will provide…

  1. Bullet  Excavation and backfill the Foundation

  2. Bullet  Footings, telepost pads

  3. Bullet  Basement walls, pilings and grade beam for the garage

  4. Bullet  Weeping tile and crushed rock and waterproofing membrane
           applied to the exterior of basement walls

  5. Bullet  Shell construction of your residence;

      - Floor system and beams

      - Exterior and Interior walls

      - Temporary or permanent stairs

      - Roof system

  1. Bullet  Supply & Install Windows and Exterior Doors

The rest is then up to you!

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