When it comes to home renovations, the money that you put in cannot always be recouped when it comes time to sell. Most people want to get the best value for their dollar when doing home renovations and there are some important things to keep in mind. Before you decide on a remodel, consider the cost versus the value, and decide if the remodel you want to do is a worthy investment. Ultimately, you want to improve your home and then when it comes time to sell, you can command a higher price. The following remodel ideas may help you add some value to your home. Read more
When having any sort of work done around our home, we always want to make sure we get quality work done at the right price. Choosing a tradesman can be difficult if you don’t know what to look for. Below are the top 5 things to look for when choosing an electrician. Read more
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, one market saw new. For the last two years, the housing market saw quite the boom. Read more
Are you considering hiring a contractor to solve a plumbing problem? We have the right questions that you need to ask the plumber before you do! The answers will help you choose a plumber who is qualified to solve both minor and major issues. They will also prevent you from hiring the wrong plumber – a mishap that could result in major plumbing issues that could cost you thousands. Read more
If you’re nervous about trusting someone to get your plumbing in tip-top shape, that’s okay. It’s understandable because it’s both expensive and, if you don’t know anything about plumbing yourself, you’re kind of in the dark. Let us help you. Here are the 5 things you need to think about when selecting a good plumber. Read more
No two families are the same, so their houses shouldn’t be either. It should fit your budget and your lifestyle, all while accommodating any need your family might have. The Team at Embark understands that a custom home is one of the largest and most important investments a family will ever make. That’s why we’ll be with you every step of the way. We have in house crews for almost every task so you won’t have to worry about unknown third parties. Our in house designers and qualified team will handle everything we can.
From the initial consultation to the finishing touches, Embark will work with you to make your dream home a reality.
Experience: With over 50 years of experience in the construction industry our team has faced many challenges and we bring our expertise to bear on the issues we confront in your project.
Resources: We have a network of highly skilled architects, engineers and tradesmen to support our projects.
Integrity: Honesty and integrity are not just marketing slogans but values we live by every day.
Creativity: You deserve solutions from us. Leaning on our experience and ingenuity we bring those solutions while remaining cost effective.
Responsible: Bottom line – Embark will do what we say we will do.
Cost Effective Solutions: Cost is always a major consideration. We treat your money as if it were our own. We will never apply solutions at the expense of expediency for the sake of profit.
Value: We do not claim to be the cheapest guy out there. In fact, we are not. Being the cheapest guy is not value. Our value is in the package; on-time, quality, and cost effective solutions that will deliver you a project free from defect.
Warranty: We will never play the blame game or disappear when the project is over. We want you to be happy with Embark and with your investment. If you have issues after the project is complete, we will be there to work with you to resolve them.
Safety: Safety is always a priority consideration. Using training and written procedures, safety is not just a catchphrase at Embark.
Communication: Embark employs the latest technology from 3D drawing, file sharing, to mobile internet access. Our clients are never more than a phone call, text, or email away from the information they need.
What factors should you consider when hiring an electrician?
It is imperative to work with someone who maintains high levels of professionalism for your own good. You can always tell whether the technician you are about to hire is a professional or not from the moment you contact them.
A good electrician will make you feel important without even meeting him/her in person. Consider taking note of how they communicate with you, their attitude, flexibility, integrity, honesty, friendliness, appearance and courteousness among other things.
2. Qualifications (Certified Electrician)
A good electrician will have the right qualifications and certifications from relevant authorities. With the high cost of living standards today, it is easy to end up hiring someone without any relevant qualifications and live to regret.
It is, therefore, necessary to ask for certifications and qualifications before contracting any electrician for high standard electrical services. By working with a highly qualified, skilled and certified electrician, you can be rest assured of getting value for your money.
Besides checking for qualifications and permits among other credentials from an electrician, it is crucial to work with an experienced professional. Hiring inexperienced electricians can have many disadvantages for you. A highly experienced, skilled and well-trained electrician, on the other hand, will ensure that you receive quality work and service.
An ideal electrician should have more than 3 years experience, knowledgeable and continues sharpening his skills through seminars, training, and further education. Make sure you look for their customer reviews online as well as feedbacks on their official website or social media pages.
Electrical services should be affordable. Consider comparing electrical services charges from various electricians before making your final decision. Bear in mind that for some services there are call-out fees involved.
Therefore, spare a bit of time to list down all your electrical service needs, and try to contact and compare electricians for a package deal. This way, you are being prudent in the search of a reliable, certified and highly qualified electrician.
A reputable professional electrician should be insured. In this line of profession, anything can happen – in worst case scenario resulting in huge financial losses. For your own benefit, you should always insist on hiring an electrician who is fully licensed and insured. Making this wise decision will exonerate you from any liabilities as a homeowner.
Asbestos requires specialized testing. If you suspect you may have asbestos, it may require a certified contractor to remove it if it’s above a specified quantity. It’s best to have us look at the product in question and, if there’s any doubt, we can steer you to a qualified inspector to have the material tested and discuss what options there are. Another option is to leave it in place and just encapsulate it, which would not require testing or removal.
If you are still wondering whether your home has asbestos before a remodel, give Embark a call today!
Obviously, the first thing you will need is property, the second is a home plan. If you are still trying to figure out your plan, that’s ok. We can help guide you through all the options with custom drafting services. After we know what you want, we will have a conversation about the level of finishes and your budget. From there, we can help guide you to finding the balance of cost vs. finishes within your budget. With the plan and budget finalized, we will provide you with a guaranteed price for the work and give you allowances for any final finish selections. After this planning phase, we will move to construction during which you will be kept informed and proactively involved in making the final selections.
Give Embark a call today to let us help build your dream home!