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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about starting your next custom home build or construction project?

We get it—starting a construction project can be overwhelming. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about hiring a renovation contractor and construction company. If you don’t see your question here, please contact us – we’d love to help!


We offer a wide range of construction services including design and build, renovation, remodeling, new construction, landscape transformations and specialty projects.

We work closely with our clients to establish a budget for each project and we use a transparent pricing method to ensure that the project stays within budget.

Sandstorm Construction has a process in place to handle unexpected issues or changes during the construction process. We communicate openly with our clients and work together to find solutions that meet their needs and budget.

We establish a realistic project schedule at the start of each project and work closely with our clients to ensure that it is met. We also have contingency plans in place to handle unexpected delays.

We have a quality control process in place to ensure that all aspects of the construction process meet our high standards. We also regularly inspect and test the work to ensure it meets the required standards – and your standards, too.

Sandstorm Construction is fully licensed and insured for your peace of mind.

The construction timeline for building a new home can vary depending on several factors, such as the complexity of the design, weather conditions, and the availability of materials and labor. On average, it takes about 6 to 12 months to build a single-family home from start to finish.

The cost of building a home in Ontario depends on various factors such as location, size, materials used, and labor costs. The average cost of building a home in Ontario is around $200-$500, or more, per square foot depending on these factors. It’s essential to consult with experienced home builders to get accurate estimates and make informed decisions when planning to build a new home.

The cost of a home renovation project can vary widely depending on the scope of work, the materials used, and the location of the home. It’s important to discuss your budget during our consultation process and agree on a clear and detailed estimate of the costs.

Generally speaking, most renovations will follow this order of work:

  • Design, permit and material selection.
  • Strip out and removal.
  • Structural work, including floors, ceilings, walls.
  • First fix work, including plumbing, heating, wiring.
  • Finishing work, including drywall, plastering, painting, flooring.
  • Second fix work, including plumbing, heating, wiring.
  • Bathroom, kitchen completion.
  • Decoration.

Yes, you can make changes to the plans during construction, but keep in mind that changes made after construction has started can increase the cost of the project and also affect the construction timeline. It’s important to discuss any changes with your contractor before making them.

Sandstorm Construction will obtain all necessary permits and arrange for any required inspections.

At Sandstorm Construction, we pride ourselves on using high-quality, durable, and beautiful materials. We will work with you to understand your preferences, and will provide you with a detailed list of materials and specifications for your new home construction. If you have specific preferences for materials, it’s important to discuss this with us before construction begins. We will provide you with all material samples prior to starting any job, and, if you’d like, you can help pick out the materials at our suppliers’ locations too.

The duration of a home renovation project depends on various factors such as the scope of the project, size of the property, and level of customization desired. A home renovation can take between 4-8 months on average, with larger projects taking up to 12 months or more. However, the timeline can be affected by unexpected delays due to unforeseen issues or changes in design plans.

It depends on the scope of the renovation project and your specific needs. Some renovation projects may require you to temporarily move out of your home, while others can be completed while you continue to live there. Your contractor should be able to advise you on whether it is possible to live in your home during the renovation.

We will provide you with a dedicated project manager, and we will have a clear plan in place for managing and supervising the work.

We have a clear process in place for ensuring the quality of the work, including regular inspections, check-ins and assessments throughout the project. At the end of the project, we’ll walk you through the finished product and show you how everything works. We’ll also check in with you after 30 days and after a year to see how your project is working for you.

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Want to get your next construction project started? Whether you’re looking to renovate, build an addition, create an outdoor oasis, or build a brand new custom home, we’d love to help. Book a consultation with us and tell us your vision, and we’ll help turn it into a reality.