In British Columbia, Canada, to be an owner builder you must pass an exam to comply with the BC Housing 2-5-10 warranty program. A course is offered to prepare the owner builder for this exam and last month the sales team and one of the designers at Tamlin attended the Owner-Builder training course taught by Warren Jones and Les Schuert. Tamlin has a long standing relationship with Warren, so we are very happy to see him put together this course and are extremely comfortable referring our clients to him. We have put multiple clients through this course with great success.
Warren brings a wealth of knowledge in project management, site supervision, BC Building codes and residential construction as a whole. Les is a red seal carpenter, contractor and was part of the team that built the first R-2000 houses in BC. Both Warren and Les have over 40 years of experience in residential construction and are the perfect teachers to help you understand everything you need to successfully pass the exam and build your home.
This two-day intensive course teaches you about the responsibilities as an owner-builder, the laws around selling a home, how to get an owner-builder authorization and everything from site preparation to final inspection.
Some of the topics taught:
- Homeowner Protection Act
- Statutory obligations and requirements
- What you need to know about permits and inspections
- Pre-construction preparation
- Framing stage
- Lock-up stage
- Interior finishing
- Exterior finishing
- Final inspection and occupancy
For more information on the Owner-Builder training program, please visit their website: https://ownerbuildertraining.com
Tamlin’s prefabricated house packages are perfect for the owner-builder. As with any other builder that we work with, Tamlin is here to support you as the owner builder and answer questions throughout the building process. We can also work as one of your sub-trades and assemble our house package on site.
If you are interested in becoming an owner builder, and have any questions or concerns, feel free to talk to us! We have put multiple people through the program that were able to successfully pass the test and build their own homes. We can speak from first-hand experience and help you decide which route is best for you. Give us a call at 604-553-7578 or 1-877-826-5461 (toll-free) or send us an email at [email protected]
We look forward to hearing from you and getting you started on your dream home!
If you are looking for more information on the Owner-Builder program, we have another blog with answers to some common questions from our clients. You can read that by clicking here.