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New Home Construction

We provide you with an experienced team, including office administration, in-house drafting, experienced carpenters & builders. Having successfully built custom homes on Vancouver Island for almost 20 years, we have everything in place to build your dream home. We take pride in building homes with leading local contractors and ensuring that no stone is left unturned in the building process. We will be with you every step of the way until your dream home becomes a reality.

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Licensed Residential Builder

We are a fully licensed building firm, and we are happy to provide complete 2-5-10 Home Warranty Coverage, carried through National Home Warranty. This includes:

- 2 years on labour and materials

- 5 years on the building envelope, including water penetration

- 10 years on the structure of the home

Having this protection not only provides you with peace of mind, but also reflects our commitment to quality and craftsmanship when it comes to building your home.

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General Contracting

As a licensed Residential Builder and Journeyman Carpenter, Mike will be your main contact throughout the building process. He will coordinate, manage, and oversee each phase of the process, until all the work has been completed to your complete satisfaction. Mike will be wholly responsible for providing all labour, materials, equipment, permits, and other services required to build your dream home. We will not only be responsible for hiring and overseeing any specialized subcontractors, but also for the quality of their work. Mike will regularly be on the building site, and will always be available to answer any questions or solve any problems.

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Home Renovations and Improvements

We put the same care and craftsmanship into improving your home as we do in building it. Whether you want to add a new room, renovate an existing one, or simply give your home a facelift, we will complete the project with the same goal in mind: to exceed your expectations.

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Excavation & Site Preparation

We provide expert excavation, backfill and rough site grading around the perimeter of the residence.

Excavation Depth is extremely important when preparing the lot for building because it determines how well a site will control stormwater. We consider all elements when excavating, including proper bearing conditions, proper elevation, and the natural elements of the site.

We always work with what the lot provides, in order to keep building costs low.

GBI will always be on site to supervise all Excavation and Backfilling.

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Foundation

Giesbrecht Buildings Inc. is very proud of our foundation work. We always strive to be perfectly accurate and to exceed industry standards.

We pay particular attention to the MPa (Megapascal) of the concrete, which measures its compressive strength and how much pressure can be applied before it cracks or fails.

If better flow is required during placement, we always add chemical additives instead of industry standard water. Water is known to decrease the durability of concrete over time.Although chemicals are slightly more expensive, they ensure the proper concrete strength recommended by engineers.

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Concrete

The GBI crawlspace is far above industry standards: a 2.5 inch concrete slab poured over a continuous ground seal, which means no curbs penetrating through the seal.

We ensure that the slab and vapor barrier sit directly on top of the footing for bearing walls.

After placement, the finish is blackened with a power trowel for a smooth, polished floor. This allows for easy cleaning and the easy sliding of cardboard boxes, and we are happy to provide a complimentary plywood creeper to move heavy boxes around your crawlspace on move in day.

The polished crawl floor also allows the GBI staff to properly clean all construction dust from the space prior to occupation, as well as making cleaning easier down the road.

The polished floor is also ready for an optional concrete sealer to be applied.

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Framing

Like everything we do, Framing By Giesbrecht Buildings Inc is always accurate and always above industry standards.

All framing lumber, material, and supplies are chosen by carpenters who are interested in one thing only: a perfect frame.

Developed over 45 years ago, the high-performance TGI floor joist is standard with GBI. Experience has taught us that dimensional lumber floor systems end up causing more problems than what the initial cost savings might be worth.

The experienced staff at GBI have been working side by side with the best carpenters in Campbell River for over 14 years, and the result is an array of beautifully framed homes.

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Thermal Protection

We are dedicated to keeping up with changing industry standards in the ever-evolving area of thermal & moisture protection.

Owner Mike Giesbrecht is constantly updating his knowledge, taking courses offered through The Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA), specific for builders who are looking to improve and on top of the industry.

These courses, taught by certified BCIT instructors, cover topics ranging from building science to airtightness to the assembly details of insulation and cladding.

Our goal is to provide unmatched home comfort by maximizing the efficiency of what separates us from the environment.

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Finishes

From roofing to windows to door to soffits, we can complete all your finishing needs.

Tell us what you want or show us a picture of exactly what you would like, and we will deliver.

We offer the best tradespeople in town for any job.

When it comes to finishing, our finished product speaks for itself.

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Mechanical

GBI provides all your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) needs. We will design your HVAC system to be as cost-effective as possible to your budget.

We have all of our duct work professionally cleaned prior to clients moving in, which is a service rarely offered by other builders.

GBI always installs a quality, well-balanced system to suit your lifestyle.

HRV primary ventilation fans are installed in all our homes.

We specifically target Step 4 of the building code, and work closely with the energy advisor to ensure optimal performance.

We guarantee that our houses will exceed industry standards when it comes to the air you and your family breathe.

We also offer unlimited possibilities and options for lighting details.

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Outdoor Living

GBI can provide quality, hand-finished cedar or fir posts and beams. In addition,

We offer follow up service for years of stress-free maintenance.

GBI offers a variety of outdoor living design options to suit your needs and lifestyle.

We believe that Vancouver Island outdoor living is truly unique, and we can provide everything needed to make it a special part of your home.