Pre-construction Process

 So you’ve checked out few builders and compared products and pricing and you’ve chosen KTN Developments Corp to build your new homestead. Great choice, but what comes next? If you’ve never purchased a new home before, the process can be a bit of a mystery. The professionals at KTN are here to lead you through the home buying process step by step.

At KTN, you can choose from a great selection of home plans, any of which can be customized to fit yours and your family’s needs. Or we can just design your unique home from the scratch by using one of the best architects in our community.  If there’s something you want that we don’t offer, please just ask. We can handle most any request you might have. Whatever type of home you choose to build with KTN, it will be built with attention to detail by some of the top trades in Hamilton/Flamborough area.

Once we finalized the house design and have your written offer, we will meet with you in a pre-construction meeting. This is your opportunity to select interior and exterior finishes, materials and colors. Some of these choices include but are not limited to shingle color, brick, stucco or siding selections for the exterior of your home and flooring, cabinetry, countertops, plumbing and electrical fixtures selections for the interior.

KTN Developments offers a wide selection of high quality finishes as a standard such as hardwood flooring, ceramic tile, a fireplace, solid maple kitchen cabinets and others but keep in mind we are the custom home builder and that you can choose to upgrade the finishes to even higher end ones. We will work with you on all those details to make your house your perfect home. Options are only limited by your imagination and your budget. KTN can even customize your new home to provide greater accessibility if you have mobility issues.

The process of building a new home typically takes 5-6 months from the time an offer is firm to the day of possession, however, KTN takes great pride in their track record of completing your new home earlier then promised and most of the time we give the new homeowners the opportunity to get into their new home earlier than promised.

At KTN Developments, after your offer and selections have been completed, the construction process begins. Each new home follows the same general path to completion.

  • Foundation
  • Framing
  • Roofing
  • Plumbing rough in
  • Electrical rough in

At this point in the process, the homeowner is asked to visit the home. This gives you the chance to make any changes that may be required and we also take this time for you to layout where you want your bell and cable outlets located as well as flooring transitions. At that point, construction continues. It will usually take about 10-12 weeks from your framing inspection until your house is completed.

  • Insulation
  • Exterior finishing
  • Drywall and taping
  • Painting
  • Flooring
  • Kitchen and bathroom cabinets
  • Trim
  • Electrical finishing
  • Plumbing finishing
  • Painting finals
  • Clean up & delivery

Once the home is entirely finished with all your selections, you are asked to return to perform a pre-delivery inspection. This is where you confirm that the all the finishes are what you selected at the beginning of the process and itemize any details that have yet to be completed, such as seasonal items like final grading and sod. This may also include such items as the brick on the exterior of the house which has to be applied in warmer weather.

The pre-delivery inspection is the last step before the lawyers proceed with closing the deal. Once all the paperwork is signed and funds transferred, you will receive the keys to your new home.
 
 

Warranty Program - KTN Developments 

 

 

At KTN we pride ourselves in building the best house for your dollar. In partnership with the Tarion Home Warranty program, KTN Developments provides every new homeowner with the comfort of knowing that their new home will look and function exactly the way it should. KTN goes above and beyond the Tarion warranty in providing for every homeowner the following:

10 year warranty on your heating and cooling equipment installed as part of your purchase and sale agreement.

30 year limited liability warranty on your foundation waterproofing.

 

KTN Developments can be contacted at 905-512-7449 Mon – Fri from 8am to 5pm with any concerns that you have about your new home. We can also be reached at konstbaj@ktndevelopments.com

Tarion dictates that every builder of new homes in Ontario register their homes and requires that each home built is covered by Tarion. Tarion requires each new homeowner to submit their concerns in writing directly to Tarion at the following milestones: 30 days, 1 year and 2 years following the date the homeowners take possession of the home. Tarion then forwards these lists to the builder and gives the builder a deadline for the work to be completed.

All workmanship if to conform to Tarion’s Construction Performance Guidelines available online on our web site or by visiting www.Tarion.com & follow the links.

30 Days

The thirty day warranty is provided by your builder and it requires that the home be:

Home is constructed in a workmanlike manner and free from defects in material;

Fit for habitation;

Constructed in accordance with the Ontario Building Code; and

Free of major structural defects.

One Year

The one year warranty is provided by your builder and it requires that the home be:

Instructed in a workmanlike manner and free from defects in material;

Fit for habitation;

Constructed in accordance with the Ontario Building Code; and

Free of major structural defects.

 

Two Year

The two year warranty is provided by your builder and it covers:

Water penetration through the basement or foundation walls;

Defects in materials, including windows, doors and caulking, or defects in work that result in water penetration into the building envelope;

Defects in work or materials in the electrical, plumbing and heating delivery and distribution systems;

Defects in work or materials which result in the detachment, displacement or deterioration of exterior cladding (such as brickwork, aluminum or vinyl siding);

Violations of the Ontario Building Code affecting health and safety (including, but not limited to, violations relating to fire safety and the structural adequacy of the home); and

Major structural defects. (Major structural defects are specifically defined in the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act)

 

Seven Years

During the first two years of possession of your home, the warranty is provided by your builder. After that, during years three through seven, the warranty is provided directly by Tarion.

A major structural defect is defined in The Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act as:

Any defect in work or materials that results in the failure of a load-bearing part of the home’s structure or materially and adversely affects its load-bearing function; or

 

Any defect in work or materials that materially affects the use of the building as a home.

 

The seven year major structural defect warranty includes significant damage due to soil movement*, major cracks in basement walls, collapse or serious distortion of joints or roof structure and chemical failure of materials.

* Soil movement means subsidence, expansion or lateral movement of the soil not caused by flood, earthquake, “acts of God” or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the builder.

The following items are not covered by the statutory warranty:

Damage resulting from improper maintenance, such as dampness or condensation caused by the homeowner’s failure to maintain proper ventilation levels or improper operation of a humidifier, hot tub or any other moisture-producing device.

 

Alterations, deletions or additions made by the homeowner (such as changes to the direction of the grading or the slope of the ground away from the house).

 

Defects in materials, design and work supplied or installed by the homeowner/purchaser.

 

Secondary damage caused by defects under warranty. While the defects themselves are covered, the personal or property damage they cause is not. However, your homeowner insurance may cover secondary damage.

 

Normal wear and tear, such as scuffs and scratches to floor and wall surfaces caused by homeowners moving, decorating, and/or day-to-day use of the home.

 

Normal shrinkage of materials that dry out after construction (such as nail “pops” or minor concrete cracking).

 

Settling soil around the house or along utility lines.

 

Damage from floods, “acts of God”, wars, riots, or vandalism.

 

Damage from insects or rodents, unless it is the result of construction that does not meet the Ontario Building Code.

 

Damage caused by municipal services or other utilities.

 

Contractual warranties which lie outside the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act. You may have recourse for these warranties under your purchase agreement.