NET ZERO measures up!

It’s a while since we blogged about our Net Zero projects, so an update is likely in order! Our project on Westdale Road in Oakville is enjoying good progress. Currently in framing stages, it’s the first home to be registered in Oakville in the National Research Canada’s  Net Zero Ready program. At the risk of re-plowing old ground the Net Zero program is what… Read More

High performance energy efficient homes….HVAC show and Oakville Net Zero

We announced in an earlier blog that we had begun Oakville’s first NET ZERO registered home with our partner company Oak Harbour Developments. This project located on Westdale Road is now in foundation stage and we’ll be keeping you posted on the progress. Today we want to touch on one of the forerunners to our Westdale NET ZERO  home, our award winning Burgundy project…. Read More

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Net Zero Homes, Oakville March 2018 update

As we rolled out our NET Zero Oakville , Net Zero Burlington and Net Zero Mississauga pilot programs, Net Zero as a method of building has been greeted with great enthusiasm. Our President Fil Capuano has been invited to workshop with local Oakville and Burlignton realtors interested in code changes and the Net Zero program. With one house in progress using NET ZERO Oakville… Read More

Net Zero….sharing the training in Oakville

we couldn’t wait to share our latest news on NET ZERO custom homes in Oakville even though we just posted on it a few days ago. See http://www.chatsworthfinehomes.com/blog/net-zero-homes-oakville/ Yesterday we met with the folks at Goodale Miller team to discuss and share latest developments in building code changes and  recent updates in our commitment to high performance building. We spent a couple of hours discussing… Read More

CHATSWORTH announces nomination for BILD 2018 AWARDS

      BILD has nominated CHATSWORTH FINE HOMES for “BEST CUSTOM HOME AWARD 2018” We want to say THANK YOU to ALL our valued Trades, Suppliers and Partners ……Its easy for us to talk in our own advertising about our skills and the talents of our people but when we are nominated for an AWARD by a widely recognized INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION like BILD… Read More

NET ZERO HOMES OAKVILLE

NET ZERO HOUSING  update report We wrote a somewhat longer blog article last year on Net zero home building and wanted to provide an update!! (to read more please go to that blog) http://www.chatsworthfinehomes.com/blog/net-zero-ready-homes-are-here-are-you-ready/ With the necessary training completed and courses passed we are now qualified as Net Zero builders! The next step in the process was completed when we registered our New Custom… Read More

condensation on my windows!

……with the recent cold snap, winter came in with a veritable ROAR! We thought we’d share some of our recent observations in dealing with condensation on windows and pass along some simple tips. As we build custom homes in Oakville, the information refers to the Oakville area known as climate zone 5 but the principles apply equally to any area.

Cold Weather Concrete

As the winter sets in early this year in Southern Ontario our project building another custom home in  Oakville requires some extra care! The main floor is a composite poured concrete floor system, curing and cold weather measures need particular attention.

Duct sealing pays dividends again

We’ve talked about sealing  ducts in previous articles, if you missed it what you need to know is that besides being a code requirement its another step up in making your home comfortable. In our recent Mississauga custom home build we brought in Aeroseal to seal the ducts . If you look closely at the illustration you’ll see how much improvement proper duct sealing… Read More

Expert Witness

After waiting what seems like years to get the building permit, it finally arrives! The beginning of a new build is marked by excitement that can reach fever pitch. Homeowners say goodbye to the old as the wrecking ball arrives and their home is demolished to make way for the new build! Excavating starts! Lots of action! Noise and big machines! It’s surely a… Read More