How do you pronounce “Ocheller”?
What is the difference between an Ocheller home, an infill spec home, and an infill custom home?
When you want to buy a new infill home, you typically have the choice of buying a home that is finished and move in ready, which is called a “spec” home, or you are building a custom home from scratch. With a spec home, you don’t get an opportunity to customize your home or make it unique. With a custom home, you typically experience decision fatigue, construction delays, and budget overruns. With Ocheller you don’t have to experience any of those issues. Instead, you get the best of both worlds. While Ocheller does build “spec” homes, we also create designs and floor plans that are interchangeable so you can create a home that is unique to you without getting overwhelmed by all the decisions that come with a custom build. With Ocheller, no matter what decision you make or combination you put together, you can have the comfort and knowledge that your home will be beautiful, uniquely yours and uniquely Canadian. Contact us to learn more about our build process.
How long does it take to construct a house?
From the point of signing the contractual agreement, it typically takes no more than 12 months from start to finish.
How important is building an energy efficient home to Ocheller?
It is one of our foundational values. It is important for our planet and for our resiliency as a community. We will never only just meet building code requirements. Meeting building code requirements is a “good enough” standard for “good enough” builders. At Ocheller, we don’t just want to be good, we want to be great. Being great means exceeding the minimum standards set for your industry and demanding much better from an industry that can do much better.
There are so many decisions to make when building a home, where do we start?
The Ocheller build process has been uniquely designed to take the stress out of building a home and to actually make it enjoyable. First, it starts by getting to know you a little better, and then we can assist you in selecting your community, your design, and walk you through the customization process.
Can you build a house on my lot?
Do you have a property already in mind in an older neighbourhood? Not a problem – contact us and see if our designs are the right fit for you and your property.
Can I visit the construction site while my home is being built?
Of course you can! We want you to participate every step of the way, and construction is one of the most important and exciting steps of the whole building process. We encourage our clients to visit the site at four specific stages so that you can not only see the progress but also learn more about the home itself and what goes into the foundation, walls, floors and roof.
What are your firm’s experience and qualifications?
Ocheller is the home and lifestyle brand of the RedBrick Group of Companies. Our team is very experienced in design, engineering, project and construction management. We are all passionate and knowledgeable in building both residential and commercial buildings, and we bring that extensive knowledge to your home.
What is infill?
Infill is the development of new housing – apartments, townhouses, houses, semi-detached, duplexes, suites – in mature and already established neighbourhoods.
What is densification?
Densification is the process of taking one large piece of property and redeveloping it into a space that holds multiple more units, homes, or commercial spaces than in its previously developed condition.
What are the benefits of infill?
- Infill provides housing for all – whether it’s a new family who wants to stay in their neighbourhood but requires additional space, seniors who want to remain in the neighbourhood they love but need downsize their space because of mobility limitations, or even students, couples and young professionals who, through infill, are now offered the ability to afford a home in one of Edmonton’s mature neighbourhoods.
- Through refocusing development efforts and building in the urban core, infill attracts people, businesses, and services back to the community
- Focusing more on urban growth, rather than urban sprawl, lowers the finances of the community as a whole – less money needs to be spent on building additional roads, providing police protection, and installing utilities and services.
- Homeowners grow attached to the community that they live in and the relationships that are built there. Through infill development, homeowners can upgrade their home in value and stay in their desired neighbourhood.
- Infill development can help promote a healthy lifestyle. More dense communities bring increased social interaction, services and amenities are within walking distance, access to local services such as markets and grocery stores, and access to jobs, education and health care are greater.
- Infill homes are built to the latest codes and highest of standards in terms of sustainability.