Why Hire a Builder for your Renovation

Why Hire a Builder for your Renovation

When a move or new build is not a reasonable option, renovating your existing home is a great way to love your space again. Home renovations can range from basic updates, to completely remodeling the entire home. With this in mind, it is important to spend the time planning your renovation accordingly.

When not planned properly, renovating your home can quickly become a costly and cumbersome endeavor. Here is why working with a full service builder protects your investment and significantly reduces incidentals that could add up and send you over budget and behind schedule.

A Home Builder Provides Excellent Project Management


Renovating your home will likely involve multiple trades and many moving parts. Trying to coordinate this work yourself can be time consuming and is not exactly a cost effective to run a renovation- especially if you have to move out during it.

Finding, and booking, reputable trades, dealing with invoices, and managing the schedule will quickly become a full-time job. Partnering with a full-service home builder means the entire construction project is managed by professionals, in a sleek project management platform. This ensures that you will have the right people to do the right work, at the right time -for the right price.

A Custom Builder will Provide Expert Design and Architecture


A well-designed home will always yield a better resale value. During planning and design, details can quickly get forgotten about such as hiding a bulkhead and other potential eyesores that may not be noticed in a 2-Dimentional drawing. Using a custom home builder for your remodel can dramatically improve the success of the project by leveraging all of their professional contacts in the planning and design phase. This can save you money by avoiding costly mistakes and by increasing the overall value of your home. 

A Builder Knows Codes and Requirements


Working with a custom home builder on your remodel means that all applicable building codes and permits are being adhered to. This prevents any surprises if you sell your home and find that you didn’t have a proper permit for your renovation, or your home was built in violation of a rule.

Regardless of the scope of your home renovation project, it is always advisable to enlist the services of a professional and experienced full-service builder. Without fail, they will work diligently with you, and their team, to ensure your project is completed on time and on budget. FLR Developments is your Calgary based home builder who can complete your renovations and remodels with ease. Let their team effortlessly bring your home renovation vision to life in 2022. Contact them by filling in the contact form below, or by calling 403-980-2205.

Renovation FAQ's

Typically, we do not recommend living in the home while it's under construction. For the best results, lowest stress, and fastest project completion we recommend temporarily moving out during your custom design renovation. For the most relaxing remodel we recommend renting a pod to store your furniture and belongings, temporarily stay at a hotel or with a friend during the renovation, and moving back in after your General Contractor has completed all the work.

This may sound like an inconvenience but here are the benefits of moving out during your renovation:

  • Your project will go faster as the team can work longer without worrying about interrupting you and your family
  • You will be more relaxed during the project without having to live in construction noise
  • Because you completed the planning phase with a custom design renovations team your project with go off without a hitch and your actual construction phase will be shorter than if you did not

If you are thinking about having your home remodeled by a Full Service General Contractor in Calgary you can trust that the team at FLR Developments will provide quality work with project management and customer service that is truly industry leading. Reach out today for an estimate on your project.

There are more than one type of renovation, so whether or not you need a designer depends on what you are having done:

  • Home Improvements: These are typically in different areas throughout the home and may involved some replacements and fixes, but the style remains mostly the same. Often, a General Contractor does not need to bring anyone in except their tradespeople.
  • Small Renovation: Sometimes you need to pull a permit and quite possibly there will be some demolition to update your home. Whether, or not, you need a designer depends on the scope of work. The renovations company can help you decide if you want to work with a designer, or not. 
  • Custom Design Renovation: This style of home remodel will involve a designer because 1 or more floors will be completely redone. This will involve picking all new colours, finishes, appliances, light and plumbing fixtures, flooring, windows and more. Working with a designer, in tandem with your General Contractor, ensures that your project stays within budget and timelines. If needed, engineers and architects will consult for any structural changes to your home.

Our team proudly serves BC and Alberta with our Custom Design Renovations, Custom Home Builds, and Commercial Projects. If you are looking for a team who has the experience to guide your Home Retrofit with ease, reach out to us for an estimate.

No matter who completes your project, there will always be overhead to the materials and labour. Whether the scope of work is large, or small, working with a team of professionals create cost savings due to their expertise and diverse knowledge.

Regardless of whether you are doing an entire home remodel or a kitchen renovation, this is your project and your investment. Homeowners can be involved in as little or as much of the process as they would like.

The big difference between working with a design-build developer versus going with a renovation company is that we implement the same full-service custom design process we use for our custom homes that we do for our remodels, renovations, and expansions. We find that the best renovation companies in Calgary will take you through the entire planning process, from start to finish to ensure an expertly executed project.

The cost of your home's remodel can vary largely due to the size and scope of your project. A good full-service builder will be able to help you plan your project budget accurately from the start. Part of our service is assessing your home's location, structure, and possible return on investment before we make a recommendation.

Whether, or not, you need a permit depends on a few different things including:

  • The bylaws where the residence is located
  • If the renovation includes structural changes
  • If you are adding new doors or windows to the outside
  • Updates to electrical and plumbing

FLR Developments is a Full-Service Custom Home Builder and we take care of all the permits and code checks for you!

Yes we can! Contact us today to learn about our financing and payment options.


Whether you want a custom luxury home, a stunning lake view spot, or the perfect commercial spot for your new venture, our team makes the process as straightforward, cost-effective, and simple as possible. From planning and design to permits and a third party warranty, we will expertly manage every stage of the process. We take the challenge out of new builds, so you can focus on what’s truly important: achieving your dream.

Want to know more about one of our developments and how we can get your project completed on time and on a budget? Contact us at  (403) 980-2205  or fill in our online form.

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