Firstly, communication is key. At Wesgrove we believe in asking several questions, listening to our client’s dreams and goals, and reviewing our plan in detail with them prior to beginning any working relationship or contract.

Secondly, learn about the differences between “fixed cost” and “cost plus” contracts and discuss it upfront. Many contractors will sign clients on a base “fixed cost” contract without in depth investigation into possible additional costs, additional hours that may arise, or with a lack of communication in the agreed upon work. All of these variables can add additional costs that would be added throughout the project, skyrocketing your budget. At Wesgrove, we sign the majority of our projects on a true, fixed cost basis. To learn in detail about our process, click here.

So, what does “fixed cost” at Wesgrove really mean? The price agreed upon and signed off on prior to beginning any work is the price you will pay at the end of your project. We provide a payment schedule outlining each payment throughout the duration of your project. The only factor that would adjust your price would be through a change order. This is discussed and signed off on by the client prior to the change order work commencing. This covers costs for additional work added by the client.

Where a “fixed cost” approach is not possible, projects would be signed in a “cost plus” contract. This is for projects where there are many unforeseeable conditions and variables outside of our control. We discuss all your options with you prior to signing. We strive to remain within our client’s budget and schedule through being highly detail orientated, doing our research prior to work commencing, and communicating thoroughly every step of the way.

Lastly, ensure your contractor is licensed, insured, and reputable. Word of mouth is everything in our industry and community. Renovating or building your home will likely be one of the greatest decisions you will make as it can be quite costly and time consuming. Trusting your contractor with your time and budget is something not to take lightly. At Wesgrove, the majority of our clients have come to us through word of mouth and referrals, which is the greatest compliment. You can read all of our previous reviews on Google and Houzz. 

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New Construction

Thinking of building your dream home? We can help. The process of building a new custom home from the ground up can be intimidating. We break it down step by step to simplify the process for you and to communicate thoroughly through each decision. When presented to a client in this way, the process is less daunting. We ask questions and provide actionable steps for you to take to ensure the process continues moving forward without overlooking any decisions. You’ll be involved in the design, layout, specifications, and finishes every step of the way.

The first step is to design your home. How large will it be? Where on the lot will it be located? What style of building do you prefer? For new construction and custom homes we can suggest one of our preferred reputable architects and designers to aid in the design process. Once a plan has been established, we would present it to The City for preliminary approval and obtain all permits. From there, we take on the project with you, and all trades, to bring it to life.

So, what will a new home cost you? There are simply too many variables to put a budget range together for you without further discussions, however, after a design has been established we then get to work to price out the materials, labour, and finishing costs for you. We are by no means a “budget contractor” and will probably not be the least expensive option, but we will absolutely stand by our products and craftsmanship to provide you with an exceptionally well built home. We back our new builds with a 2-5-10 home warranty and can assure you we work with only the best subcontractors and suppliers in the industry. Our work can be trusted, our team is respectful and skilled, and our due diligence will assure you that all aspects of your home are put into consideration. We are a licenced builder and held to great expectations to provide quality results to our customers.


For inspiration for your next big project, check out our portfolio here.

"We are so happy with the result of our renovation by Wesgrove Homes. Our experience from start to finish was exceptional! During the planning stages, Jason was receptive to our ideas and feedback and also provided knowledgeable recommendations that aligned with our budget. Right from the start Jason and his team were friendly, honest, and professional."

- K & J
  Delta, BC

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