Home Construction Companies BC

Home Construction Companies BC

If you are looking for a Quality Home Construction Company in then you have arrived at the right location. Call 604-263-0343 and ask to speak with our Expert Home Planner.  Kerr Construction has a very helpful team there to create or re-create Your Home the way You want it.

Full Architectural Drawings and Pre Construction Plans

architectural drawingsAs quality custom home builders of the highest standard, we work diligently to give you just that: a home – beautifully designed and built to your own taste and specifications. plan to simply duplicate, we welcome every fresh opportunity to create a living space that is unique and truly personal.

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The Proof is in the Precision

Architectural design and construction is a complex process, with numerous necessary diagrams paving the way. With no cookie cutter.

Success depends in part on accurate and detailed architectural drawings to represent the project plan in all its scope.

Done from all angles and every perspective the architectural drawings help you understand exactly what is happening, and when. It gives you useful tools for knowing the next step and clarifying questions at any point along the construction journey.

“Thank you for the sneak peek! How exciting.
I can’t even stand it, I am so excited. My heart is pounding.
This is the kind of physiological reaction you look for, yes? It is very cool to see our house with another story on it, in all the various incarnations.” – R.B.

Know the Plans

We prefer to keep you on-board as we progress with the vision for your deluxe quality custom home. If the requirements seem bewildering, here’s a quick guide to tell you precisely what page we’re on. Literally.

architectural drawings

Depending on your particular project, we will produce all or many of the following types of architectural drawings:

Roof plans

A plan view from above the building showing the roof outline, including slope, drainage, and features such as chimneys, vents and skylights.

Exterior and interior elevations

A flat view of a building seen from one side. Each elevation is labelled in relation to the direction it faces, so the ‘north elevation’ of a building is the side that most closely faces north.

Sectional drawings

“Sections” represents vertical planes cut through the structure; in the same way that a floor plan is a horizontal section viewed from the top. In a section view, everything cut by the section plane is shown as a bold line, often with a solid fill to show objects that are cut through.

Floor plan

Much like a typical map, a view from above showing the arrangement of spaces. This horizontal section shows features such as walls, windows and door openings.

Engineering drawings

Fully and clearly defined requirements for engineered items, these are a graphical language that communicates all needed information from the engineer who designed, to the professionals who will do the construct.

Site plans

Shows the whole context of a building, including property boundaries, means of access to the site, and nearby relevant structures – along with roads, parking areas and hard landscaping. Site plans show services connections, such as drainage and sewer lines, water supply and electrical cables. We also provide landscape drawings along with the architectural drawings if required by the project.

Survey drawings

Shows arrangement of existing land, structures and buildings. Architects need an accurate set of survey drawings as a basis for their working drawings, to establish exact dimensions for the construction work, using surveys measured and drawn up by specialist land surveyors.

Permit sets include

  • plans, elevations and sections
  • required code summaries and structural details
  • foundation and framing plans
  • engineering calculations

Detail drawings

Show a small part of the construction at a larger scale, much like an inset on a map. They can also show small surface details, such as decorative elements. A full set of construction details needs to show plan details, as well as vertical section details in order to see the construction in three dimensions.

Shop drawings

Shop drawings are produced by the supplier or manufacturer, and are typically required for prefabricated components, such as windows, appliances and air handling units. Installation and coordination shop drawings of the MEP(mechanical, electrical and plumbing) trades—such as plumbing, fire protection and electrical are critical.

Electrical plans

Once your home’s floor plan and exterior elevations are established, one of the next stages is to draw the electrical plan. Any special electrical outlets or fixtures for the custom home design are included here.

Mechanical drawings

Mechanical systems drawing shows information about all HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) work. Mechanical drawings become part of the construction drawings used to apply for a building permit

With architectural drawings you clearly see your dream home materialize … from the inside out.

“Professionalism means consistency of quality”

WHAT THEY SAY

Some Testimonials from Our Past Clients

Good Job overall! The job was for a reno of the bathroom. The job was done overall very well … the contractor was friendly and...

Aatma, Coquitlam

HomeStars Review

When you invite somebody in your home to do a renovation whether its big or small you want to make sure that you have somebody...

Kirk & Ellie, Vancouver

I had mold in my bathroom, which I was quite concerned about. I called Kerr Construction to do an estimate on dealing with that and...

T. L., Burnaby

Yelp.ca Review

Kerr Construction did repairs at the back of my house replacing some rotting cedar boards. They also built a shed addition giving me extra outdoor...

Havlock, Vancouver

HomeStars Review

We hired Kerr Construction to tear down our 25 year old North Van bungalow right down to the concrete foundations, and then rebuild it 50%...

Kaufman, North Van

Google Review

Kitchen Renovation. All trades were wonderful, cleaned up every day, on time, pleasant to have around, and the finished product was totally up to our...

AGS, Westside

HomeStars Review

As the owner of a forty-unit apartment building located at 230 Ash Street in New Westminster, we have recently replaced the entire building envelope. In...

G.B., Vancouver

This is the best team I have ever worked with. I am most satisfied with Kerr’s prompt response and unflappable approach when there were problems,...

Vancouver, BC

GuildQuality Review

This letter will confirm that Kerr Construction has done many jobs for the Justice Institute and we have found his work to be of first...

P.W., Vancouver

Kerr Construction has been consistent in quality work and good service. They kept us up to date, showed up on time, provided good time estimates,...

TL, Vancouver

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HOW WE WORK

Our Projects Run Smoothly,
On Budget and On Schedule

We know that keeping projects on budget and on
schedule makes a successful home renovation or
new building construction

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HOW WE WORK

Detailed Planning,
Skilled Workmanship

At Kerr we think through all the little details
and how things will function, like which way doors
will swing on the cabinets or the fridge

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HOW WE WORK

The Homeowner is
Part of the Process

This puts the homeowner in control
and is the best way to make sure they
are getting the most value out of their project

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