Frequently Asked Questions
This is where you will find most answers. If there should still be any questions left, don't hesitate to contact us.

Do you do small renovations?

Yes.   The Black Wolf crew are willing to tackle projects of  any size.  However, due to the fact that we have limited crew members, we will only take on your project if we are sure that we can get it done in a timely and efficient manner to ensure your complete satisfaction with the product and experience.

What does the permit process look like?

If you’ve got a project in mind, we will start by getting together for a brainstorm and hashing out some of the rough details.   Black Wolf will bring many idea’s and knowledge to the table which we will cleverly blend  with your idea’s. Once a desired plan has been reached we will have a draftsman bring it to life virtually in 3 dimensions.  We will now be entering the’ tweak and tune’ stage, where we will address any issues or concerns.  When the desired plan has been reached the application for a building permit is submitted and typically we will have approval in 4-6 weeks. Away we go!

How much does it cost to build a new house?

This a question we are awnsering often, and it’s a tough one.  There is no solid awnser as every client has their own set of needs, size, style, quality  and budget.  As Black Wolf has constructed homes from middle-of-the-road quality to very high end, we have seen a vast range of cost per square foot over the years.

What types of Insurance does Black Wolf hold?

Not only does Black Wolf operate under a large general liability insurance policy,  we are WorkSafeBC approved and can offer you a standard 2/5/10 warranty policy for your new home or renovation through Travelers Insurance Company of Canada.

New home versus renovation?

If you are worried that the extent of the renovations may out weigh the cost of simply removing and starting fresh, the awnser is in the details.  We can acurately analyze cost of new construction versus cost of renovation so that you can make the right choice before the work begins.  Too many times people get to the end of the renovation and say ‘wow, I really wish we had have just started fresh’, and Black Wolf would like to  help take this risk out of the decision.   Many times buildings are renovated, simply because the subject home is ‘non conforming’ to more recent municipal by-laws than when the building was first erected.  In removing the building all together and starting fresh, the homeowner loses the ability to build within the confines of what was original, which may mean shifting the house away from your more desired location or perhaps losing the nice view you had before because your original building was overheight .  All factors need to be considered when making this decision and we can help you do this.

How long does it take to build a house?

This depends completely on the nature of your build.  Different sizes and quality’s of homes will have very different project timelines.  Typically, a 3500 square foot ‘middle of the road’  house will take 6-8 months from ground break to move in,  where bigger high end homes can range anywhere from 1-2 years.