Hamlet Homes Consulting: Reliable Building Consultants in Kelowna, BC

How many renovation/building nightmare horror stories have you either heard about or seen on TV? Do you know how to protect yourself from becoming the next victim of unscrupulous contractors? Hamlet Homes Consulting can educate and prepare you for the biggest investment of your life so you’re ready to hire a builder to build your dream home. Turn a daunting and often scary process into a positive experience by having Hamlet Home Consulting’s knowledgeable building consultants in Kelowna, BC work with you. Having our independent  building consultants in your corner is the ideal solution to help mitigate your fears.

Comprehensive Consulting Services
Whether you’re looking to renovate, add an addition or construct a new home, Hamlet Homes Consulting will assist and help guide you through the process from the initial concept to the permit application. The process begins with your free initial one-hour consultation. This first meeting will allow us to navigate the homeowner through all of the steps required for a successful project. Our comprehensive consulting services include:

  • Aims and goals for the client
  • Permit application process
  • Full scope of work required
  • How to choose the right builder/renovator
  • Estimating/budgets/allowances/quotes
  • Awarding contracts
  • Cost-plus contracts or fixed-price contracts
  • Written change orders “work or products”
  • Full project specification take-off sheet
  • Documented independent site inspections

Have you ever heard the expression “The devil is in the details?” The scope of the work needs to be determined and flushed out by the end of the design phase. This is critical to allow all building contractors the opportunity to bid on your project equally. When it comes to contractors, you need to be able to compare apples to apples. Hiring a building consultant helps create a level playing field of specifications that you can bring to your selected contractors for more accurate and objective pricing. With your free one-hour initial consultation with Hamlet Homes Consulting, we can help put your mind at ease before you even begin your next project.

What You Should Ask Your Builder
Here are but a few of the many questions you should be asking yourself and your builder/renovator before renovating or constructing a new home:

  • Do you require drawings for your project(s)?
  • Do you require permits for your project? If so, which permits are required?
  • How can I be assured I’m receiving the most competitive estimate or quote for the project?
  • Can you provide a fully documented scope of work sheet prior to the project?
  • What are the differences and advantages of a fixed-price contract vs. a cost-plus contract?
  • What written documents should be provided when writing up the project contract for my protection?
  • How can I protect myself from changes to either the project’s scope of work or the products used?
  • How can I protect myself from cost overruns?
  • How do I document a full project specification take-off sheet for contractors to quote on?
  • How do I document independent site inspections as required?
  • What are the implications of my project having no insurance coverage during the project?

Contact Our Building Consultants in Kelowna

When deciding whether to build a new home or renovate your existing one, all homeowners deserve to gain the knowledge to assist them prior to making a decision about their biggest investment. You can rely upon Hamlet Homes Consulting to help you make educated decisions. Working with our trusted building consultants will help protect you from going over budget during the renovation or construction process, while also protecting you from unscrupulous contractors and against a lien being applied to your property. Contact Hamlet Homes Consulting to get started with a free one-hour initial consultation with our reputable building consultants in Kelowna, BC. Please see our gallery to see some of our completed projects.

Testimonials about Hamlet Homes Consulting

Be Protected and Informed

“We would like to start by thanking Paul Day again. I don’t think we could ever thank him enough for wanting to help us and for getting involved in our nightmare of trusting a bad builder. Our situation was so unbelievable and shocking that Paul wanted to protect others from this ever happening to them. Our lack of knowledge and trusting a stranger (builder), not doing our research on the builder, all the extra financial costs, along with all the legal, had an impact on our health, and the effects on us trying to run our business were so hard. There are bad builders out there; when buying a home, one should be more protected and informed. All the best, Paul, in your future advising others in advance.”
- Wanda and Bill C.

Meaningfully Compared Budget Quotes

"We would not renovate or build a home again without contacting Hamlet Homes Consulting first. We recently contacted Paul Day for advice half way through a build that looks like it will take twice as long and cost substantially more than we expected. After meeting with Paul, we now understand all of the things we should have done to protect ourselves before the build even started. Knowing how to interview builders, what to look for in a construction contract, what information and documentation to get from builders and how to meaningfully compare budget quotes from prospective builders would have saved us a lot of money and a lot of grief. We would recommend Paul's consulting services to anyone."

Expertise Was Invaluable

“I just wanted to send an email to say thank you very much for giving me Paul Day’s name. I am so happy to have been put in touch with him.

A few weeks ago I received an invoice from my contractor that was almost double the initial quote and the work was still not even complete. I tried to reason with the contractor but got nowhere. I was frantic because I didn’t want to keep spending money that I hadn’t budgeted for.

I called your organization for advice and was given Paul’s name and information. Immediately upon speaking with him I felt reassured. He met with me and reviewed the documents. He then made recommendations regarding how to proceed. He actually came with me to meet the contractor and helped us come to a resolution. I really don’t think that I would have been able to do this on my own. Paul’s expertise was invaluable to me. Thank you so very much again!”

-Meredith D.

For more reviews, please refer to our dedicated testimonials page!

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