How much it costs to build a custom home

How a home builder make Up the budget

Knowing your budget is essential. Prices for new custom homes can range from $350 – $450+ per square foot. Without knowing how much you can spend, it is nearly impossible to decide how large of a home you can build and where, or what design features can be included:

The cost of the land

Local fees and taxes

Design and engineering fees

Home construction

Landscaping costs

Interior decorating and furnishing


Simple Process with Straightforward Pricing to Match Your Expectations

Step 1

Let’s Get to Know Each Other

We will provide an initial free consultation, a meeting in person that will give us the possibility to know each other.

  • We will take our time to understand your vision of your dream home.

  • We will invite you to visit some of our previous and in-progress projects similar to your future home.

  • We will introduce you to our existing clients to make you feel confident with your choice.

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Step 2

Construction Planning

We will assess your particular situation, existing conditions, your requirements, and provide you with a detailed proposal for your project, including aspects of the construction process, timelines, and financial budget. Signing a pre-commitment contract stipulating the total cost of the project and timeline.

“We used this company. Very reliable, honest, punctual, working like a German clock. High quality work performed, under budget and very fast. Call Ian for all of your needs.
Gabe K.
Step 3

Custom Home Plans

We will involve our Architect & Design Team to provide you with a concept plan and drawings for your home.

  • We will take our time to discuss with you every aspect of the design and finishing.

  • We will make the changes as per your requirements.

  • We will provide you a 3D sample to make you happy with the final product, final drawings.

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Step 4


We will present you with the final architectural, structural, and landscaping drawings as per your acceptance, we will provide you a detailed contract that will stipulate all the details of the construction process, materials, finishing, budget, schedule, timeline, etc.

Step 5

Construction Permits & Bylaws

We will start with a site survey, dealing with the City coordination for permits, arborist report, energy advisor, BC Hydro, BC Gas, 2-5-10 National Home Warranty, BC Housing/HPO, dealing with the subtrades involved in the building process.

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Step 6


We will supply all the materials and perform all the work for the construction of your home in accordance with plans and constructions specification, schedule and supervise the subtrades, dealing with inspections, provide you periodic financial and budget reports, schedule performance, and coordinate suppliers.

We had some major repairs done some time back and were very pleased with the outcome. Ian was very responsive to our needs and shown professionalism.
Surrey M.
Step 7

Giving You the Keys

After scheduling a site visit & walk through with you we will provide you with the approved final building inspection, and the certification for the 2-5-10 Home Warranty. We will explain the set up of appliances, lights, timers, heating, and air conditioning.

  • We will inform you about the materials used, contractors, suppliers, and maintenance advice.

  • We will make sure the site is spot clean and all materials have been removed

  • We will provide a discloser stipulating that all the suppliers and subcontractors involved in the building process have been paid in full.

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We Build Homes To Last For Centuries

We provide quality management and technical skills to execute your projects ranging from small renovations to custom development. Combining expertise, quality, speed, and affordability we deliver not only your dream projects but also the best development or renovation experience for you!

We have been working with Nicons Enterprises on our last project and we were very happy with the outcome. Initially we were supposed to rebuild a new home but, due to Covid 19 pandemic, our plan turned into complete home renovation/remodelling. We appreciate all the effort done by Ian and his crew for the flexibility, understanding and knowledge that made this project happen and to end on time and budget.

Tony Stone

After a years of saving we have finally decided to renovate our house. I was recommended this company from my friend who used this company before, after I met Ian for our first meeting, I was so excited to start the whole process. Ian made sure that we were happy and that every detail was exactly how we pictured it.He finished the reconstruction exactly on time and was always making sure we knew what his plan with every part of the house was.

Monika Ondruchova

A Wonderful experience working with Nicons Enterprises. Ian Nicule is very professional, knowledgeable, and patient when addressing our questions (and always with smile). We recently replaced our carpet with new flooring, and Ian walked us through the process; providing a selection of flooring samples, confirming the underlay passed condo requirements, making arrangements with the building manager for access - essentially a smooth and wonderful experience.

Andrew Chen

Ian is a hands on general contractor, on site every day to supervise trades. Our project involved building a laneway house as well as a full reno of our main house's basement. Because of our busy lives we had to rely on Ian to manage everything and the results were outstanding. I am recommending Ian and Nicon's Ent. for any building project or large scale reno. We are looking forward to hire Ian again for future renos.

Patrick Obergfell

We used this company. Very reliable, honest, punctual, working like a German clock. High quality work performed, under budget and very fast. Call Ian for all of your needs.

Gabe Kovacs

Professional, Punctual and commitments to given deadlines that comes when I thought of Nikons Enterprise. He did major renovation in Delta on one of our design did excellent work commendeded by owner as well ..THANKS Ian

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How do you come up with the budget?

The budget is done based on the discussion we have with you about the requirements like the size of the home, finishings, and any "wishing list" that you may have. We're working only with premium materials. We buy them from trusted sources and offer a craftsmanship guarantee. If you buy the materials, we'll not be able to sign the warranties. Feel free to schedule a free consultation call and get your questions answered before hiring a home builder in Vancouver.


How much (on average) do your services cost?

The prices are differing from city to city, but we can say it starts at about $350 CAD/sqft. Different regions require different permits and legal frameworks. Your lot might also impact the final price. We never go above your budget. If you want to get a clear scope of work and an estimate, please schedule a free consultation call with us.


I'm considering building a modest custom home. Where do I even start?

The very first step is to get in touch with a home builder. Don't run your research all alone. Your zone, local prices, and your wishlist might impact the final price you'll have to pay for a custom home built. If you're considering building a modest home, we recommend a laneway house. get in touch with us for a free advice call.


What are custom home building mistakes to be avoided?

The biggest expense when building a home is typically the construction of the foundation and the framing of the house. Other major expenses include the cost of materials, labor, and permits. There are a lot of considerations to make, and a lot of permits and approvals to obtain. But with the right team of professionals, it can be a smooth process.


What should I look for when researching builders for my custom home?

If you are considering hiring a home builder in Vancouver, there are a few things you should know before you make your decision. Do your research, meet with several home builders, ask for references, get a quote, and don't forget to ask for a contract sample before singing a real one.


How long does it take to design and build a custom home?

When it comes to the timeframes, it all boils down to the scope of work and location. At Nicons, we typically take 2 months on design and 11-12 months on building. But hey, every project is different. We recommend you schedule a free consultation call with us to learn more about our process and times.

We build your dream home that fits your budget. Get 2 years of material warranty and $5,000* back if we can’t deliver on time.

Get two years of material warranty and $5,000 back if we can't deliver on time.*

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