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

Housing Market

Do I Buy or Build my new home? Or hide my money in the mattress?………for the few fortunate enough to have the where-with-all to entertain this question a dilemma quickly presents itself…. Do I sink my life savings into my new home or listen to the news portending disaster and so hang tight and rent? As property values have risen appreciably in the past,… Read More

Canada turns 150 and is still a “breath of fresh air” to new immigrants

Canada turned 150 this year; for the Chatsworth Team as with many Canadians, a big birthday like this for our nation means a lot. It’s a time to reflect on the great country we live in and how far we’ve come to be what we are now. “I think we’re coming of age as a country,” said Fil Capuano, CEO of Chatsworth. “It seems… Read More

Net Zero ready homes are here – are you ready?

Cast your minds back to the ’70s, the days of Abba, Grease and Bell bottoms, the latest cars being sold with seat belts, claiming compliance to “California Motor vehicle standards”. At that time seat belts in cars and similarly crash helmets for a motorcycle rider were felt, by many, to be overweening laws restricting personal freedoms. Roll forward to the new millennium and those,… Read More

“ Our second floor is boiling in the summer and the basement is FREEZING! ”

“ Our second floor is boiling in the summer and the basement is FREEZING!” In the dog days of July, this often-heard lament from sleep deprived, disappointed homeowners resonates with some of our childhood experiences. Back in the day, the only solution in high summer was to go into the basement for a restful sleep, unless you were among the privileged who had AC… Read More