The Quote – The Devil IS in the Details!

It starts with clear communication of clients expectation and budgets. A complete review of the house plans while asking questions about every component of the house is critical to getting an accurate quote. If a Builder is not asking you a lot of questions that means they already decided what to put into your home- possibly the cheapest thing available that will meet the National Building Code and make their quote the lowest quote you receive.  (By the way, the Building Code is a MINIMUM standard of construction).

Or they are leaving a lot of items missing from the quote to charge as extras later on. Or both.

A properly prepared quote should be 20-30 pages long and give details of every aspect of the construction of your custom new home.

Keith Sawlor Sawlor Built Homes Custom Home Builder in Nova Scotia

Keith Sawlor

Keith Sawlor is the second generation Owner of Sawlor Built Homes. With more than 35 years experience building custom homes in Nova Scotia, Keith has built a team that mirrors his professional knowledge and values.

Keith is a Certified Residential Builder who is also certified with many leading industry organizations. He is a Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) Certified Builder, a Net Zero Energy (NZE) Certified Builder, a Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) R-2000 Certified Builder, and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS).

Keith is a Board Member of the Atlantic Home Warranty Program as well as the Canadian Home Builders' Association Nova Scotia. He is involved in many other industry programs and associations, such as the Canadian Home Builders’ Association National, Safety Services Nova Scotia and Better Business Bureau.


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