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Gail Jaeger

Intern Architect. AIBC, MRAIC 

ph    250 537 0755
cl     604 220 1633
fx  1 888 470 0836

gail@lightdancedesign.com

 Salt Spring Island


serving the

Gulf Islands &

Vancouver Island

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why do I need drawings?

Drawings document clearly the design, details, materials and suppliers for the project and form part of the contract with the contractor. Click on the question to find out more.

What do the different professional titles mean?

Architects, designers, decorators what's the difference? Click on the question to find out more.

How long will it take?

Whether doing a small renovation or building a new house, it is important to be aware of the time required to complete the project. Size, complexity and the amount of custom work will have the largest impact on the schedule. Click on the question to find out more.

What does the construction budget include?

The construction budget only contains the cost to build the building. There are other costs to be considered when planning a project. Click on the question to find out more.

What grants are availble to me?

The new federal budget allows a tax credit for renovations and both the provincial and federal governments have grants for energy upgrades.  Go to http://www.citygreen.ca and click on what are the grant amounts to see a chart of energy upgrade grants available.

 

What are site specific homes?

Plan books and plans off the internet are a good place to start but do they maximize your lots' features? Click on the question to find out more.