Frequently Asked Questions
What type of residential and commercial construction do specialize in?
HR2 Construction works with you to make your residential or commercial building vision a reality. We build custom homes, including timber-frame and log homes and conventional homes with a touch of individuality with things like timber and log accents.
Outdoor living spaces are something we are passionate about and we can build and refinish decks, porches, patios and all types of custom outdoor/indoor spaces, including SunSpace sunrooms. We provide renovation services as well, from full kitchen renovations to bathroom remodelling.
We also offer light commercial construction for business and agricultural clients.
What does your building process involve?
Whether we're talking about a residential or commercial project, we offer a 3-phase building process: phase 1 is the consultation, phase 2 is construction, and phase 3 is complete. The cost and duration of each of these phases depend on many factors including the scope, location, customizations, and budget, among others.
For those who aren’t ready to start the building process, we offer a complimentary project estimate that we call our pre-build discovery phase.
What are the options for customizing my home?
How you choose to customize your home is completely up to you! We are here to turn your vision into reality. We offer custom design for every client – your home should reflect who YOU are, not what a company thinks you should be.
We work collaboratively with you every step of the way, we can design rooms, decks, or an entire home that is uniquely yours. We can build custom kitchens designed around the exact countertop shape you want, or design and build a fireplace in your master bedroom.
If you can envision it, we can work together to create it.
What is your area of expertise?
Our custom log home and cabin building services are always a cut above the rest. We are proud to have been a featured builder of unique homes in Alberta on the hit show Timber Kings. To see some of the creations we've built for our clients view our project gallery.
How much does a custom residential or commercial build cost?
Each and every build is unique. The cost varies from project to project and is dependent upon your ultimate vision. We use top-quality products, and the price varies based on which material you decide on. For example, log homes will be much different than custom homes, or perhaps you want a 6-foot log trunk centrepiece in the foyer.
You will never be surprised by unexpected costs. We are always upfront and work with you every step of the way, building a plan and a home that is exactly the way you want it.
Do I need to have purchased land before starting the consultation process?
No, but it helps. The further along you are in the preparatory process the faster we can move ahead with the design and build of your new home. We recommend you work with a real estate agent to find a piece of property you would like to build on.
We'll happily work with you to determine the ins and outs of building on the land to see if it can work with your plans, budget, and expectations.
Do I need to have financing in place or a construction mortgage before contacting you?
No, but we highly recommend it. It’s difficult to establish a budget for your custom build without knowing what you’ve been pre-approved for. Having a construction mortgage in place would certainly speed up the construction process and get you into your new home faster.
Do you use any particular brands or products in your building process?
We collaborate with a variety of partners and brands to make your vision a reality. We work with Sunspace Sunrooms, Canadian Timberframes, Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia, Tufdek, Dek Smart Railings, Sascho, Timber Pro Coatings and Creative Overhead Doors. The learn more visit out partners page.
How long does it take to build a custom home?
The length a build takes is dependent upon the project and the size and scope of the home. By working collaboratively with you, we can help to set a timeline best suited to turning your vision into a reality.
Where do you build in Canada?
We proudly service Alberta from Bonnyville, Cold Lake, Lac La Biche and Fort McMurray to Edmonton and beyond. If you are looking to build your dream cottage in the mountains we can also build in the mountain parks of Alberta.
Will my new home be under warranty?
All of our homes are covered under warranty with National Home Warranty. In Alberta, Home Builders are required to provide a new home warranty program. National Home Warranty is one of the only New Home Warranty providers that support Log Home Construction.
All SunSpace Sunrooms come with a lifetime warranty for your comfort.
How long have you been a custom builder and general contractor?
HR2 Construction Ltd. was founded in March of 2006. Click here to learn more about us.
Can you provide references?
We ensure that all of our clients are happy with the result of our collaboration. We can provide references upon request.
Are all the photos on your website of your work?
Yes. All the photos and images on our website are original.