Every 10 years or sooner a home owning family will move houses...you may buy another family’s’ home problems. Some purchases will require you to make major repairs or renovations to try to make it yours. Or does building new on a better lot or acreage closer to where your family want to be... or even consider a tear down old house? Just stay in your ‘home’ comfortably while Ark builds your family’s better future.
ArkDesigns can bring the best, most experienced trades to your project to build exactly what you want in design, on time and on budget; meeting your family needs completely.
Nearing retirement?Stay on your family’s land? Then build a garden/ laneway detached micro home...gorgeous! Lease out the main home to children and travel! Help your kids...finance their movable laneway ‘first home’ they can later place on their own land.
Control your future. Become self-reliant by solar powering your main home. Prosper in the unknown environment...create your legacy. Live in an ArkDesign home that will care of you!
An ArkDesigns.org ‘Custom Bronze Level’ home, a 1200 square foot floor plan - the range is $222,000 for your Ark custom home vs. $168,000+ for a subdivision ‘speculative house’ built to appeal with some glitz and glitter, but not built for your family. Land and soft costs are extra for both homes.
Purchase a ‘spec’ house and you will just give up too much: Should your preapproved finances today permit a $185K, simply buy a smaller Ark home designed for a phase 2 addition in your near future...it’s just that easy. Besides exactly what Ark homes’ standard features would your family give up?
ArkDesign standard 26 gauge steel paneled roof lasts over 50+ years. Their asphalt shingle roof will need three shingle replacements over those same years with thousands of your dollars be spent! Our ArkDesign roof also collects rainwater; then runs it through a UV enhanced purification system then this pure water is solar pumped into an attic, roof top, (food grade,) pillow bladder containing thousands of litres of domestic water to bathe, drink, shower, for the dishwasher or hot tub and a length pool. Saves your family thousands! And more importantly contamination of the municipal water; their ‘boil water notices’ never hurt your family! All exterior finishes – Hardiplank and trim, the stone or brick tray panels cover the seatainers core. The extra-ordinarily strong, interior steel ‘rooms’ that make up the walls, floors and ceilings. All surfaces are fire resistant. All exterior walls, ceiling and floors panels are elevated to the superb R74 insulation level (3x the current R24 level required by code). An optional solar powered ArkDesign home is even possible in harsh climate zones. Climate change will have little effect on the interior family comfort zone of 20’C or 72’F. ArkDesigns uses Panasonic Canada’s VIP panels exclusively. https://na.industrial.panasonic.com/products/hvacr-appliance-devices/vacuum-insulation/vacuum-insulation-panel/
Two roofs are better than one. The steel panels that top an Ark Home is #1 and then we add #2 the extra interior membrane roofing. This completes the moisture barrier. Mold and mildew, both major issues with the present complicated wooden construction houses is now solved. Fire suppression sprinkler heads covering the interior of our home and on the exterior also will protect your family thoroughly. They are both gravity fed systems. They flow without electrical power. Climate change we are told bring stronger storms, hurricanes, even tornadoes. We build an immovable Ark Home. Our separate well bolted ‘wooden truss roof’ is made to match your chosen ‘custom home style’. This ‘Cap’ sits atop an attic reservoir of thousands of pounds of water. Made possible only by our steel core construction. Protected under that 26 gauge steel paneled roof with resistance to winds of 200 miles/250km/hr is designed in. The whole home will be cross cabled down to all foundations. HEPA quality air is assured. Air Pollution warnings will not affect your home’s interior airs’ condition as we have designed a 24/7/365 HEPA filtering for all our homes. Central Vacuum System is standard. Storm Shutter Opts. Grey water is separated for garden and greenhouse use. The garborator and yard solids get composted. Methane generation can be an option to power other electric equipment in an EcoVillage20 project on 5 acres. Your custom ‘WOW’ Kitchens and wow bathrooms and built-ins everywhere are standard in all ‘Bronze, Silver and Gold Standard’ homes. Live in lasting beauty while doing less harm to our environment.
The ArkDesigns skilled management, suppliers and trades allow you to stroll to your new home ownership.
Pre-approve your mortgage financing at your comfort levels. Find your favored lot, acreage, city or rural, lake, riverside or mountain view. Buy it. Pay all related taxes & municipal soft costs. We will confirm zoning restrictions and design all site improvements needed. Setbacks, yard dimensions, and Ark’s unique solar trees to enhance production & storage of electricity & domestic water collection purification. Create the working relationship with ArkDesigns. We will site and orient your chosen home for maximum advantage of its benefit features. ‘Off the Grid’ (OTG) is now an option. A safe electric supply & EMP’s protection. Fire proof materials and fire suppression sprinkler heads are standard. A year’s supply of purified domestic hot water& cold is standard.
From this ArkDesign ‘Bronze Standard’ Houzz image file - narrow down your preferences to three styles. The range for a moveable Garden Micro Home is $38K (160 sq ft)) to $118,400 (320 sq ft.) A midsized home range is $144,000 (640 sq ft) to $181,300 (960 sq ft) to $236,800 (1280 sq ft) plus sale taxes plus land & soft costs. SIMPLE: Know you financial comfort level – we will make it work for your family! Chose a Bronze, Silver and Gold Standard Series. Review EPlans Architectural homes preferred picks.Ark will cost out all three for $150.00.
The ArkDesign LLP Contract prepared by Mr. Kim Johnson Law in Victoria, BC, Canada expect fees of $3500. For the final home and any modifications completed by Architect to CAD construction fees of $8500. (Final ‘As constructed’ floor plans remain with you while all trades, and fabricators get several sets and ArkDesigns.org retains ownership for future use). A local Structural Professional Engineer will approve your plans for Building Department constructing permits.
ArkDesigns.org is known for our ‘Signature’ features and fittings... http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/73171183/thumbs/signature-designs-of-an-arkdesigns-homes/ ArkDesigns.org prefers MagRoc SIP construction panels and our custom (made for Ark VIP74-AD Panels -R74 Vacuum Insulated Panels) in all our homes. New construction with all of the strengths and NONE of the future problems in wall / ceiling / floor construction. Utilize our ADVIP-R60 liners to retrofit your home for significant heating/ cooling cost.
We work with only the best in the industry, Ark designers, established Architects Canadian structural engineers and sub trades. Top shelf building products, best practices and constant ‘stop work’ inspections. We approach every project as an investment for you, our client, and we protect that investment by going above and beyond industry standards and protocols when it comes to building right.
Our construction will makes us leaders but our service makes us pros. From the moment we take on your project your peace of mind becomes our top priority. Clear and transparent processes, on-going communication and continuous support are our guarantee, so you can be confident the job will get done right the first time.
HGTV’s Mike Holms says: "...is about integrating the right building products with the right technology, using the right building practices to build you a home that goes beyond residential standards, from construction to final inspection" R – Value