Custom Homes – Our Luxury Homes are Customized to your Lifestyle
You are an original. Shouldn’t your home be the same?
At Highlands Master Builders, our design + build team has the same goal as you do: to create a beautiful luxury home that reflects your style and the way you live—with meticulous attention to detail that will stand the test of time. Whether your project involves renovating an older home or design + build of a new custom home, we will be with you every step of the way. Our design and construction teams work harmoniously and synergistically together to make your dreams become reality. We won’t hand your project off to another architect or contractor. Our goal is to provide a seamless process that starts with the development of your vision and ends with a home built with impeccable quality that combines the best of artistry and engineering.
Our lead designer will be intimately involved in every facet of your project’s design, so you can trust that every detail will be diligently conceived, regardless of whether your job is large or small. We will not only facilitate the conceptual design of your home but will also specify the intricate design details from the vast array of luxury materials, innovative products and fine finishes available on the market today. Our goal is simple: to design and build an original custom home which not only reflects your personal preferences, but which also becomes a signature component to your family’s way of life.
We pride ourselves in maintaining strong relationships with our clients long after the construction of their homes is done. We understand that the design + build paradigm is a very personal and intimate process, and we have formed countless memorable relationships throughout the years. Or staff continue to work with some clientele whose original projects were completed decades ago. We have watched these families grow and now are helping the second (and third) generations create their dream homes.
Developing Your Vision
What’s your dream? Is it a Vancouver Craftsman; a Modern or Post Modern; a revival of a classic Victorian; or a custom French provincial? Whatever you want, Highlands Master Builders can make it happen. That’s because our work starts with listening. We take the time to learn about you and your life. We understand that the needs of an active family are different from those of empty nesters. When designing a home, we make sure our floor plans, traffic flow and site lines reflect your needs. What good is a massive formal living room for a family with young children? And why create a large master suite on the second floor when the primary residents are empty nesters who want to age in place?
We will design your home in layers: we start with the footprint of the space we must work with. Then we design how the rooms will fill that footprint—the living spaces, the kitchen, the bedrooms, the baths. We revise and refine as we go, making sure we reflect your desires and the realities of the construction process. And then we make sure that the home’s exterior, from its rooflines to its windows and doors, is integrated into the entire design.
Full Service – Design + Build
At Highlands Master Builders, we design your home—and we build it. We never hand you off to other architects and contractors who may not understand your ideas and your needs. We’ve assembled a team of some the most talented tradesmen, artisans and craftsmen in the Vancouver area, all of whom pay as much attention to what you see as to what you don’t see.
The Highlands Master Builders collaborative planning process also allows clients to imagine every detail of the floor plan and keeps them engaged and involved in the project, from building materials selection, home exterior design, landscaping, and interior details such as flooring, kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, wall coverings, windows and every other detail that makes a custom home unique and built to satisfaction.
That means your home’s mechanical systems will be just as meticulously constructed as the custom cabinetry, millwork, tiling and other finishing touches you can see. We will be by your side and guide you from inspiration, through schematic design and into construction drawings.
Our level of involvement and hands-on approach will best enable you to realize your project goals while creating a construction plan that has been fully value-engineered along the way
After discussing all the aspects your custom home requires, the project architect will measure your building lot or current home, taking note of any conditions that may affect the design process. This ensures your project is designed to best fit the topography of the lot and that the design is feasible. Highlands Master Builders always incorporates MEP (Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing) into its architectural design to achieve efficient and functional results. We disseminate and convert this information into design sketches and computer-generated plans.
Once the architecture plans are drafted, we set up a review meeting at either our office or in the comfort of your home to discuss changes and revise plans accordingly.
At Highlands Master Builders, the process of planning, designing and constructing your new home is seamless. The challenge of coordinating architects, designers, engineers and the often-cumbersome permit process is alleviated. By coordinating this professional landscape, we can provide an expeditious outcome. Our team coordinates every day to solve the challenges that inevitably arise on every project.
We work tirelessly throughout the planning and construction process, respecting your budget requirements and offering cost-saving suggestions along the way. Providing preliminary design estimates and a firm budget based on construction plans will help guide your design and selection decisions. Our purchasing power and bidding process result in the best price and quality balance for our clients.
Highlands Master Builders carries a 5 million dollar general liability policy, and complete coverage by WCB. We also offer additional course of construction insurance to our clients at discounted rates through our partner, Federated Insurance.
Yes. All Highlands Master Builders projects are protected by a 2 year warranty on all labour and materials. In some cases, materials may be warranted by the manufacturer for up to 25 years. We also offer extended warranties and extended service contracts to ensure your project looks great well into the future.
These terms are broken down in the contract based on progress with a completion date included. Once the work is completed to a pre-determined point, a pre-determined payment is made, with final payment due upon completion.
We have done many renovations in the past, but Highlands crew was outstanding. It is rare to find a construction company that has so much knowledge and experience and has the leadership to see a project through from the beginning to the end. They were always onsite, early in the morning. They were pleasant, polite and always cleaned up at the end of the day. We were actually sad when they left, as they were like family friends staying at our house!
If you want a great crew, outstanding workmanship, transparent and easy to understand billing this is THE company! We would hire Andrew and the guys back for another project any time. Thank you again for going the extra mile – we are very grateful.