Salt Spring Island Building trades

Salt Spring Building Trades and or Salt Spring contractors or Salt Spring construction this page is about building your home on Salt Spring.

If you are thinking of building your dream home on Salt Spring Islands this page is for you.

There are many steps to the building process. It all starts with an idea or dream and then you look at your budget. Hopefully your dream home can be built within your budget.

Note to readers before you agree to hire someone ask them for an new WorkSafe BC clearance letter.  WorkSafe BC provides compensation benefits that are paid to workers if they suffer a work-related injury or disease on the job. Make sure everyone who comes on your property to work is in good standing with WorkSafe BC.  If they are not registered you could be liable.  Here is brochure from WorkSafe BC on Renovation or Building your home homeowner WorkSafe BC

If you are going to build your own home you need to apply for owner builder authorization from BC Homeowner Protection Office .  Here is a brochure that explains Owner Builder OwnerBuilder

If you are going to hire a builder/construction company to build a new Salt Spring home for you make sure they are licensed builder and will be putting on the mandatory 3rd party home warranty insurance on the home.  Check to see if they are registered here Homeowner Protection Office BC.

What ever you do GET IT IN WRITING verbal contracts are not worth the paper there not written on Get it in Writing

You will need a CRD (Capitol Regional District) building permit.  This CRD guild will tell you all about how to get a permit and when you will need one CRD building inspection guide

CRD office in Ganges
206 – 118 Fulford Ganges Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S4
Tel: 250.537.2711 Fax: 250.537.9633
E-mail: bisaltspring@crd.bc.ca
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday

The Builder Lien Act  Provides a form of security to contractors, subcontractors, workers and suppliers who work on a building that is under construction.  If you are building make sure you do the mandatory obligation to retain a 10% hold-back for the 55 days.  Builder Liens Info Sheet

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Here are some local Salt Spring Island Builders and Salt Spring Island Architects to help you on your way with your dreams (this is just a reference list I do not represent these companies in any way):

Salt Spring Island Architects / Home Designers

George Grams, Architect
Tel 250-537-5439
www.inveresk.net
Saltspring tower home built to last

Neil Morie, Architect
Tel 250-653-4812
www.neilmoriearchitect.com

Phillip Van Horn
251 Forest Ridge Road
Salt Spring Island, BC
Canada V8K 1W4
ph : 250.653.4809
fax: 250.653.4808
Phillip Van Horn design
email pvanhorn @ saltspring.com
http://www.phillipvanhorndesign.com/

Shibui Design homes
Brent Baker
Tel 250-537-6097
www.shibuidesign.ca
Radio interview with Brent Baker Shibui Design

 

Salt Spring Engineering 

Bill Simpson
Structural Engineering
250-537-2229

GT Engineering
Structural Engineering
250-653-9397

Ryzuk Geotechnical
slope stability, shoreline revetments
www.Ryzuk.com

 

Salt Spring Island construction companies or Salt Spring Island contractors

Bruce Gamble & Sons Construction Ltd.
Licensed builder/ General Contractor
Tel 250-537-8560
email bgamble1 @ telus.net
www.bgambleandsons.com

Nick Langford Construction Ltd.
General Contractor / designer
Tel 250-537-6663
nicklangfordconstruction.com
Radio show interview with Nick Langford

Terra Firma Builders Ltd.
Rammed Earth Builder
Tel 250-537-9355
www.sirewall.com

Lighthouse Ventures
Mike Hunsberger
Tel 250-537-6698
Email lighthouse.michael @ gmail.com

Villadsen Construction Ltd.
General Contractor
John Villadsen
Tel 250-537-9857

Clifton Schooley & Associates
Rammed Earth Designers & Builders
Tel 250-653-2035
www.rammedearth.info

Island Marine Construction
Dock systems
Tel 250-537-9710
www.islandmarine.ca

 

Salt Spring Island Building Supplies

Slegg Lumber
building supplies
Tel 250-537-4945
www.slegglumber.com

Windsor Plywood
building supplies
Tel 250-537-5564
www.windsorssi.com

Mouat’s Home Hardware
Hardware, plumbing, paint, kitchens
Tel 250-537-5551
www.mouatstrading.com
Radio interview with David from Mouat’s

Home Design Center
Flooring and wood stoves
Tel 250-537-2111
saltspringhomedesign.com
Radio interview with Chris from Home Design about wood stoves

Gulf Coast Materials
Ready mix Concrete and Gravel
Tel 250-537-2611

 

Salt Spring Island Plumbers;

Derek Brazier
Plumbing & Heating Services
Tel 250-537-4012
Cell 250-537-7061

Rick Traer
Polaris Plumbing
Tel 250-537-4997
Fax 250-537-4956

Miller Plumbing
Max
Tel 250-537-4850

Scott’s Plumbing and Heating
Scott Antonik
Tel 250-537-2859

 

Salt Spring Island electricians

FXR Systems Ltd.
residential alarms
Scott Cadenhead
Tel 250-537-4399
Fax 250-537-4366

McIntyre Electric Ltd.
Todd McIntyre
Tel 250-537-2392

Archer Electric
Andrew Archer
Tel 250-537-2246

Akerman Electric
Bob Akerman
Tel 250-537-8595

 

Salt Spring Island Drywall

Sam Lobalbo
Tel 250-653-4458

Salt Spring Interiors
Brian Little
Tel 250-537-2590
Cell 250-537-7046

Tower Drywall
Andy Knoth
Tel 250-537-7106
Email aknoth @ shaw.ca

Precise Painting and Plaster
Neale Smith
250-221-1195

 

Salt Spring Island Eavestroughing & Roofing

Kerrigan Roofing and Gutters
Matt Kerrigan
Tel 250-537-8579

Gulf Island Aluminum
Tom Woods
Tel 250-537-1501

Valcourt & Sons
Roofing
Rene Valcourt
250-537-8809

 

Salt Spring Island & Gulf Island Excavating Contractors

Full Scale Excavating
Tel 250-537-2650
Cell 250-537-7320

Ken Tara Excavating
Tel 250-653-9255

Ken Byron Excavating
Certified septic system installer
Tel 250-537-2882

SK Septic Ltd.
Stewart Krumm
Tel 250-746-4277
www.skseptic.ca

H2O Environmental
Steve Carballeira P.Geo
Waste Water system Design
www.h2oenvironmental.com

 

Flooring

Howard Kliaman
250.537.7456
Floor Art

 

Insulation

Mike the Insulator
Tel 250-653-9522

 

Glass

Gulf Island Glass
Tel 250-537-4545

Kapa Kai Glass
Troy Kaye
Tel 250-653-4148
Radio Interview with Troy Interprovincial Journeymen Glazier

 

Hottub and Pool companies

AquaFun family pools & spas
Tel 800-496-2611

Crystal Blue Pool & Spa
Mark
Tel 250-537-2864

Gulf Island Pool & Spas
Holger Hermann
Tel 250-537-5147

 

Paint suppliers

Mouat’s, Slegg, Windsor and Elements listed above plus;

Paint Plus
Salt Spring Paint store
Tel 250-538-5555

Benjamin Moore & More
Tel 250-537-9736
Radio interview with Clint from Benjamin Moore Salt Spring

 

Water Wells

DRILLWELL

With offices on Vancouver Island and in the Interior we’re the largest water well drilling contractor in the province and have recently celebrated our 50th anniversary in business. We’re proud to have been one of the founding members of the BC Ground Water Association and to have had partners serving on the board in various technical and administrative capacities including president of the association.

Drillwell operates modern, efficient, well maintained equipment staffed by highly experienced drillers and helpers. The office is happy to provide information on existing and proposed wells free of charge (we’re able to pull up information on wells drilled by ourselves or others). In addition to constructing new wells we re-develop and hydrofracture existing and close un-used wells as per groundwater protection regulations.

We regularly provide water well related services to the Gulf Islands and are able to offer very low mobilization rates. Please keep us in mind should you ever find yourself requiring a water well resource.

Best regards,

Colin Slade

DRILLWELL ENTERPRISES LTD.
4994 Polkey Road, Duncan, BC, V9L 6W3
T: (250) 746-5268 | F: (250) 746-8404 | T: (800) 746-7444
drill@drillwell.com | www.drillwell.com

 

House Cleaners

‘Girls Gettin’ It Done’ specialize in cleaning, yard work, landscaping and construction.

you can reach Josie at the following;
Tel number 2502174036
girlsgettinitdone @ gmail.com

 

 

I hope this small list is helpful in your quest to build your Salt Spring Island dream home.  If you want to chat about the building process we can have coffee and chat at any time.

I can help you find that perfect Salt Spring property to build on.  You need a Realtor that know the basic of construction to find the perfect lot.   The wrong lot can become a money pit.   I have build three homes on Salt Spring.  One was a 601 sq ft cottage that I built totally by myself (including radiant in-floor heat that I designed and installed) and my present home that I totally renovated over a 3 year period.

I know construction from the foundations up call me and we can chat about your Salt Spring dream home.  Picture are of a home I built on Salt Spring in 2004 on Dukes road.  I always wanted to build a home from start to finish.

 

Cheers

Scott Simmons

 

Disclaimer  There are many fine trades people on Salt Spring Island. This is just a small list of Salt Spring Island trades people. I do not endorse or guarantee any of these trades people. It is up to you to check referrals, check there WorkSafe BC status and hire the ones you like and feel comfortable with.

Note to contractors if your not on this list please invite me to your job site and show me what you have done.  No one is automatically added to this page.

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