We work with our clients to help establish a budget based on size of building and finishes, as there are a lot of options available. Our clients must remember that they will also be responsible for all additional costs for permits & site prep - including removal of any existing buildings / clearing land, footings (piers, pad or foundation) and bringing in all services (electrical, water & sanitation).
Site Review & Building Solution
We work with multiple architects to help with the site review & application process, to ensure we are providing the right solution for our clients property. Our clients need to provide an accurate site plan, to ensure we follow all lot coverage, set back and building rules pertaining to the township where the property is located. Based on this we work with our clients to suggest the best suited container building for their land, whether one of our standard kits or a custom designed container residence.
Design & Engineering
With a deposit against the approved budget we begin to design our clients dream homes. We begin architectural design layouts based on clients needs, including plans for all trades and structural engineering.
The majority of the work is prefabricated at our production shop, then delivered to site for final fitting & trades. In our shop we start with the metal work, container walls are cut open and structurally reinforced for windows / doors and linked multiple container designs. We then frame out all walls with metal studs, run electrical / plumbing & HVAC paths. We then spray foam insulate the inside of the perimeter walls, floors and ceiling based on local building code requirements for your property. In our shop we will also rough in kitchens, washrooms and prefabricate roofs, decks and any other added elements to the home design. This step typically takes 2-4 months depending on the size of the container building.
Our container homes are delivered by flatbed truck to your property and craned onto position onto client pre-prepared footings (piers, pad or traditional foundations). Multi-container buildings are sealed water tight along all seams and secured to footings. This step typically only takes 1-4 days.
Once the container home is in place we bring in the final trades to finish your home, this includes - any final exterior cladding, flooring, installation and final fittings for washrooms & kitchens, final painting etc. We then get to the best part, handing our clients the keys to their new dream home!
Let our talented team of designers & fabricators build your dream home!
Here's some videos showing some of our processes
2020 © Ballance Homes