June 24, 2021 marks the six-month anniversary of us obtaining the occupancy permit for the house, marking the completion of the main construction activities for the house. We’ve been super busy since then and it has taken me until now to find some time to write up an update.
After Garrison Creek spent a couple of weeks tidying up a number of small items, we moved into the house on January 24, 2021, a few days after our daughter, her husband and our granddaughter moved in. We’ve been full-time here since, selling our condo in Port Stanley proper at the end of April 2021.
We’ve been really happy with almost all of the major choices we’ve made during the build; there isn’t much we would have done differently. I expect to write up a number of posts over the next few months describing the design decisions we made and how those decisions have turned out. I will also summarize the current energy usage for the house and discuss how that relates to the assumptions we made at the beginning.
Robin and I would like to thank all of the people who have been involved in this project over the years to get us to the point of main construction completion:
Anne MacGregor, Ioana Bogdan, Magalie St-Georges, Blair Anderson
General Construction Contractor
Garrison Creek Construction
Kyle McDonald, Fraser Newton, Di Niu, Todd Gates, Chris Hill, Dave Austin
Finishing Touches Designers
Julie Williams, Laura Hallett
Deker Electric (electric)
Koolen Electric (radiant heating, domestic hot water, air conditioning)
Best Plumbing and Drainage (plumbing)
Concrete Floor Tek (concrete floors)
Seiling’s Floors (tiling)
Bergeron Drywall and Painting (drywall and painting)
Stair Haus (stair design and construction)
Dmitri Belichenko (stair tread staining)
Federal Elevator (elevator)
Kitchen Design and Cabinetry
GCW Kitchens and Cabinetry
Elgin SAT Services
Lloyd Stirling, Kim Stirling
Andrew Crichton Insurance & Financial Services Inc.
Lynda Pasma, Jamie Levesque
Julie Long, Patty-Anne Pappas
Gloin, Hall and Shields