Urbandale New Home Construction

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April 21, 2014

Ross Elliot – Science Behind Basement Insulation

Ross Elliot, Ottawa’s pre-eminent Energy Advisor and multiple winner of EnerQuality’s Energy Evaluator of the Year, discusses the science behind basement insulation approaches in his newsletter.

Our favourite part?

Combination basement insulation, with the board insulation on the outside of the concrete and the batts on the inside, may be the most ideal method. One of the better builders in Ottawa is already implementing this on all their new developments with great success.

Thanks Ross!  We heart you too!

April 11, 2014

Making a splash in Riverside South!

Join us for our Grand Opening!

From noon to 5:00PM tomorrow, Saturday April 12th, we invite you to join us for the Grand Opening of our beautifully appointed Single and Townhome models.

Take a wagon ride around the neighbourhood to view available lots, enjoy refreshments from local caterers and let the kids get their faces painted, make snow taffy, or engage in arts, crafts and games while you tour the new models.

http://www.househunting.ca/homes/buying-homes/street+Making+splash+Riverside+South/9723774/story.html

Visit our Singles Sales Centre at 745 Brian Good Avenue and our Townhome Sales Centre at 751 Brian Good Avenue. Come see what we do differently.

April 8, 2014

New Model Homes in Riverside South featured on CTV!

Our new model homes in Riverside South were featured on CTV Morning Live! To visit our new fully decorated models please visit our Sales Offices:

Singles- 745 Brian Good Ave.

Townhomes & Jazz Condos- 751 Brian Good Ave.

http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=321437&binId=1.1487308&playlistPageNum=1

http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=321436&binId=1.1487308&playlistPageNum=1

February 18, 2014

Bonuses for New Homebuyers

Urbandale’s General Manager was quoted in the Ottawa Citizen this weekend, discussing with Patrick Langston the bonuses that are currently available to new homebuyers.

Click here to read the full story

September 6, 2013

Customer Service Awards!

It was our pleasure to nominate our customer service team for the 7th annual Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association Customer Service Awards.

We are proud to announce that Amanda of our Customer Service Department has won the award for rising star in the construction field. Congratulations Amanda! 

February 15, 2013

Ottawa Citizen: Ottawa’s Top Selling Singles- Urbandale’s Menlo Park!

The Menlo Park model has been so popular for Urbandale that it’s now sold out in two of the three communities where it’s offered.

“It is a versatile floor plan with many different optional configurations,” says general manager Matthew Sachs. “You can get versions of the Menlo with three, four or five bedrooms, two or three full upstairs bathrooms and even with either a two-car or three-car garage.”

It’s also very green and very stylish. Featuring a sweeping central staircase, two-storey family room and 3,200-plus square feet, it’s elegant and spacious while still being an energy miser.

Sachs says most purchasers are opting for the five-bedroom layout, “which seems to be popular among those with extended family staying with them” such as in-laws.

The Menlo Park represented 16 per cent of Urbandale’s single-family homes last year and is still available in Riverside South.

Full Article Available Here

January 11, 2013

Heating Smarts

Urbandale’s Matthew Sachs has long been an advocate for greener building of tract homes, like the company’s demonstration home in Bridlewood. His own home uses experimental insulation panels and geothermal heating.

 

 

Full Article Available Here

July 25, 2012

Urbandale’s 2012 R-2000 demo home in Bridlewood gets recognized by Natural Resources Canada

Urbandale Construction, in collaboration with Carleton University, has completed a model home built to the new standard in Ottawa, Ontario. The partnership used computer modelling to create innovative design concepts and pushed the boundaries of home building technology.

 

Full Article Available Here

July 18, 2012

Ottawa Citizen: Urbandale ups green building ante

Leading green builder Urbandale has raised the bar in home construction with new commercial-grade foundations that will help to prevent cracks, reduce energy costs and improve living comfort.

Matthew Sachs, Urbandale’s general manager, says this approach to foundations is particularly important in Ottawa’s fluctuating climate, where foundations expand and contract throughout the year. “Typically, foundations in residential construction are (only) insulated on the inside,” says Sachs. “And this causes problems because the concrete foundation freezes every winter and when it freezes and thaws, it’s more likely to crack.”

Full Article Available Here

February 22, 2012

Urbandale Commended for Building Canada’s First Home to the New 2012 R-2000 Standard

Read the Citizen’s coverage of the official launch of the new 2012 R-2000 Standard unveiled at Urbandale’s demonstration home in Bridlewood, Canada’s first 2012 R-2000 home.

The president of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association Ron Olson, who attended the launch, said participation in the R-2000 program is voluntary, an approach that “has a strong sense of ownership for builders. They offer it to customers with passion and enthusiasm, and Matthew has shown that today, which comes from knowing that they are building the best houses in the world.”

Full Article Available Here