L&H Residential Construction.
Custom Homes on the South Shore of NS.
Turn-Key New Home Construction
We pride ourselves in attention-to-detail and exceptional customer service.
- Secure necessary permits
- Coordinating quotes for materials and sub-trades for submission to owner for review and approval.
- Confirm qualifications and insurances of sub-trades to carry out required work.
- Manage the flow of trades on the work site
- Manage the flow of materials on site to ensure timely delivery.
- Ensure all necessary inspections required by regulatory authorities for work completed are carried out and satisfactory.
- Review of material and sub-trade invoices to confirm compliance with quotes.
- Payment of sub-trade and materials invoices.
- Manage individual trade agreements to ensure compliance with scope of work.
- Maintain a clean and safe work site including garbage removal.
- Control access to the work site.
- Determine with the owner the important design criteria in relation to how the the property will be used taking into consideration vehicle/pedestrian traffic lanes, passive and active use areas, and public and private areas.
- With the above in mind, assist in the location and orientation of the home, driveway, septic, power and well.
- Using the geographical features of the property, determine the sites capacity to develop passive and active solar and other green technologies.
Maximizing Passive Solar
- In passive solar building design, windows, walls, and floors are made to collect, store, and distribute solar energy in the form of heat in the winter and reject solar heat in the summer. This is called passive solar design because, unlike active solar heating systems, it does not involve the use of mechanical and electrical devices.
- The key to design a passive solar building is to best take advantage of the local climate performing an accurate site analysis. Elements to be considered include window placement and size, and glazing type, thermal insulation, thermal mass, and shading. Passive solar design techniques can be applied most easily to new buildings, but existing buildings can be adapted or “retrofitted”.