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Mike’s program to give homebuyers a home that’s built right the first time – a house built with trust, integrity and a commitment to Make It Right®

 

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The Mike Holmes Inspections team provides unbiased, third party inspections at critical stages of construction. Every home is inspected a minimum of three times through various stages of construction.

 

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Mike Holmes handpicked industry-leading renovators who have demonstrated quality craftsmanship, building custom homes and additions that are pre-selected to be part of the Holmes Approved Homes Renovator program.

 

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If you are looking for a new home, you want to make sure you go with the best. That’s why Mike Holmes has partnered with top builders across North America that are building above minimum code. Watch why Mike Holmes started his Holmes Approved Homes program.

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The Holmes Approved Homes Program is about integrating the right building products with the right technology, using the right building practices to build you a home that goes beyond residential standards, from construction to final inspection. The result? Simply a better built home.

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Mike Holmes4 hours ago
A good general contractor is a manager and an overseer, as well as (almost always) an experienced tradesperson in their own right. They know the building code, and they know that permits are necessary. The best GCs are adept at scheduling, problem solving, and dealing with the unexpected.

Managing large-scale renovations is a skill and an art, not to mention a full-time job. Your job is to find the right contractor, and their job is to make sure you get what you want from your renovation project.

Mike Holmes
Mike Holmes7 hours ago
This is an exciting project for me to follow (by my friends at RDC Fine Homes Inc).
This was an extensive renovation. The top two floors were removed but all the bottom floor framing and all the concrete was saved. The new structure was panelized in a panel shop in Whistler (British Columbia).
They used NRCan's (Natural Resources Canada) new embodied carbon calculator to see what sort of carbon emissions they have saved by using the bottom floor framing and concrete.
Mike Holmes
Mike Holmes9 hours ago
When it comes to outdoor living space you’ll need to plan accordingly. If it’s a renovation or if it’s building a patio from the ground up, you can attempt to DIY but there are a few things to keep in mind such as building permits and safety concerns. It’s a general rule of thumb to hire professionals for work where you lack the skills to complete.
If you are installing a new fence, finding out where your property lines are is key. You don’t want to be installing a fence on the line, or on your neighbour’s property. Be sure to check with your municipal government if you require a permit for your fence.

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Mike Holmes
Mike Holmes10 hours ago
Too many homeowners think it’s okay to hire someone on the side, pay them cash, don’t pull any permits, no inspections and seal up the work because if there is a problem insurance will take care of it.

But let me fill you in on a little secret: Insurance companies are getting fed up. They will investigate and bring in as many people they need to figure out why they should give a homeowner hundreds of thousands of dollars to repair their home. If they find out that you didn’t follow the rules and hired the wrong person just to save a few bucks, you won’t see a cent. Always hire professionals.

3 hours ago
If you only see a bit of mold but feel sick, you might have a bigger problem than you think.

Check areas in the home where mold tends to grow-basement, bathrooms, walls, ceiling corners, the attic, crawlspaces and on windowsills.
4 hours ago
Proper ventilation is essential in a bathroom – think about all the water vapour and steam from a hot shower! So installing an exhaust fan is an absolute must!
7 hours ago
Brick staining-breathable, permanent, and will last for decades on brick, stone, concrete, and other masonry surfaces. From Permatint. https://t.co/thKDQ4eCNq
11 hours ago
Our summers can be downright hot, and that means running your AC frequently. Make sure you get your furnace serviced regularly. It will help keep the air in your home healthy and clean and use HEPA filters to help reduce allergy symptoms too. https://t.co/5Sn1EJuyYl
11 hours ago
When you have a drafty house, you will see it in your energy bills. There should be insulation around electrical boxes located on walls that are part of the home’s building envelope. #BuildItRight

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