The Grand Georgie Awards® - RDC Fine Home Nominations
Everybody here at RDC Fine Homes is delighted to announce that we have been nominated in 6 categories for the prestigious Grand Georgie Awards®. The Grand Georgie Awards® are organized by the Canadian Home Builders Association and is one of the most important housing awards programs in Canada. With over 600 attendees from the industry and government officials, it’s quite an achievement to be nominated for so many awards.
The Grand Georgie Awards® covers all aspects of the housing industry. Everything from design to construction, to landscaping and interior design, is represented. It is this industry-wide scale that makes these awards so desirable. The awards gala will take place on March 14th, 2020 and RDC Fine Homes has been nominated in the following categories.
Grand Georgie Awards®: Residential Renovator of the Year - RDC Fine Homes
It’s a fantastic honour to be nominated for this award. There are many incredible construction companies throughout BC so it’s great to be recognized by our peers as one of the best. Renovation projects have always been an integral part of our business here at RDC Fine Homes. Sometimes our clients need to make changes to their family home due to their family growing or to increase the value of their property. Whatever the reason for the renovation, we’re always delighted to help.
For more great reasons to renovate your home, check out our blog post ‘Why Renovate Your Home’.
West Coast Style
Our project West Coast Style has been nominated in three different categories.
- Best Single Family Kitchen Over $150,000
- Best Master Suite Up To $100,000
- Best Any Room - New or Renovation
The aim of this project was to build a house that responded to the natural surroundings with a modern west coast style. On the interior, the client needed offices to allow the owners to work from home, and a large kitchen area, complete with an indoor pizza oven, for entertaining friends.
To make the house as functional and efficient as possible we used a number of modern building techniques. Passive House rated windows were installed as well as a multi-zoned geothermal system. This allows for the home to be heated using less energy and allows for less heat to escape. ICF construction methods were used to improve soundproofing, making the home as comfortable as possible. The home was finished in low maintenance siding that gives the homeowners peace of mind for the future.
Our Mountain Retreat renovation project which was completed earlier this year has been nominated in two different categories.
- Best Residential Renovation $800,000 and Over
- Best Kitchen Renovation Over $125,000
The house was originally built in the 1990s and the exterior, while quite run down, still had some traditional charm. The client wanted to revive this aspect of the building and completely modernize the interior of the home. Our aim was to reduce future maintenance and improve the overall layout of the property. By converting an unused garage into a mudroom and under-used exercise room into additional bedrooms, we were able to make the home more usable for the current owners.
Again, we turned to modern building techniques and materials to make this property even better for the residents. Modulating condensing gas boilers were added for both the house and the driveway. While the gas fireplaces provide the main source of heating, a supplementary air-source heat pump was added as an alternative option. To keep the heat indoors, we added new triple glazed windows and sealed all windows and doors for improved airtightness.
Customer Satisfaction Award
We are also pleased to be announced as a finalist for the the 2020 Georgie Awards® Customer Satisfaction category.
This is an honour because finalists were determined by customer surveys submitted to Avid Ratings Canada. The customers detail their experience and rate their builder or renovator on many key areas throughout the building process.
We’re delighted that we’ve been nominated for these awards and even happier for our clients who have their homes recognized by industry leaders as being extra special. It’s thanks to our amazingly talented and dedicated team that we are nominated for these awards. If you would like for our brilliant team to build you your dream home, get in touch with us today.
Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019