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A Luxury Home That is Green, Responsible and Sustainable

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Luxury living that is sustainable? Absolutely! For too long, the word ‘luxury’ has been associated with excess, even waste. Well, the great news is you can build a green luxury home right here in Vancouver that incorporates efficiency and sustainability without ever skimping on sumptuous comfort and exquisite beauty. We are so lucky to live in this stunning part of the world with views of the ocean, the mountains and... Read more »

Home Renovation – Lack of Planning and Design Will Cost You Big Time

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Everyone wants their home renovations to be on time and under budget, right? Of course! Believe it or not, so do construction companies. At least the good ones do. There are so many horror stories about home renovations going wrong that they’ve even spawned their own “reality” TV shows. Most of us know some homeowners who overpaid, didn’t get what they wanted, or seemed to find themselves trapped in a... Read more »

Building New vs Large Scale Renovations

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In the last couple of years the Lower Mainland has seen a substantial jump in real estate values that have significantly outpaced the costs of construction. Homeowners often wonder if they should stay put and renovate or sell and build a new custom home. Which provides more value? Let’s examine the building new vs renovating toss-up and the things that both processes have in common. You Can’t Skip the Design... Read more »

Top 5 Reasons You Should Work with a Design Builder

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When planning to build a new home or undertake a renovation, there are two schools of thought about how to approach it. One is the design-bid-build approach, where you appoint an architect or professional designer to design your home and then put it out to construction contractors for tender.You then select the contractor with the best bid to build your home. The other approach is to use the services of... Read more »

10 Things That Can Go Wrong With a Home Renovation

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Almost everyone has a nightmare story about their home renovation or has at least heard one or two. The truth is that people often cause their own nightmare by hiring the wrong person or undervaluing the project. Here are ten things that can go wrong with a renovation and how to avoid them. 1. You Get Multiple Quotes But Every One is Too High This one is easy. Too many... Read more »

How Much Should My Kitchen Renovation Cost?

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So, you’ve decided to renovate your kitchen. The first thing you may wonder is how much it will cost. If you’re new to renovations, like many homeowners, the idea of investing thousands of dollars in your home is probably quite scary. What can be even scarier is if you call around to get pricing and can’t get a straight answer. It can be like asking, “How long is a piece... Read more »

Design Builders: The Value Engineers

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Many people have heard of the “Design and Build” method of construction, but few understand what it means. All consumers want their construction project completed as quickly as possible, spending as little money as possible in the process. But what is actually needed to achieve their plans is precisely what Design Builders provide. The Concept of Design-Build The traditional method of residential construction has been “Design/Bid/Build”, whereby the owner contracted... Read more »

Ten Things You Need to Know When Hiring a Contractor

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At one time or another, we all need help from a professional; be it a doctor, lawyer, accountant or realtor. Home renovations are no different. Even the DIY “handyman” homeowner sometimes needs help from a renovation contractor for larger or more complex jobs. Whether you’re planning to remodel your kitchen, renovate your basement suite, or build an addition, hiring a contractor with proper skills and expertise will ensure the job... Read more »

Keep Vancouver’s Unique History – Restore Your Heritage Home

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Vancouver residents will have noticed the continued construction of condominium buildings across the city in 2014. This change may be a blessing for construction companies, but for many in the city it highlights a disheartening trend. Vancouver is losing more and more of its character buildings that have history and heritage, to be replaced with condominiums and other multi-dwelling properties. Every business wants to make money, but it’s vital that... Read more »

The Master Bedroom You Have Always Dreamed About

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Have you longed to remodel your master bedroom? Then do it right and transform it into a haven of luxury, seclusion and practicality. Here are a few ideas that could make your master bedroom perfect for you and the envy of others. The walk-in closet In this day and age, old built-in closets with folding doors are just, well, old. A walk-in closet is a must have. It’s more than... Read more »

WHAT THEY SAY

Some Testimonials from Our Past Clients

Fixing water damage at my house and doing some renovations. Great work - would recommend Kerr Construction came out and fixed a water leak I...

S.W., Richmond

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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

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House Renovation. Good comprehensive work on project from initial discussion of concepts to architectural design to execution to lockup. Work was well done and has...

M, Vancouver

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It is a pleasure to recommend Kerr Construction whom we have known through a major renovation contract last year. We are quite impressed with his...

I & M, Vancouver

We would like to thank you for renovating the bathroom of our 60 year old house. The work was essentially completed within three weeks as...

B & E, Vancouver

I would like to compliment you on getting the painting and alterations done on time and on schedule. As you know, we use this building...

B.M., Vancouver

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 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

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

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Renovation of decks. The work was performed on time. I was always kept informed of their progress. The quality of the work was very good...

Neil, Kitsilano

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