In home addition construction, we understand that the exterior of your home is seen by friends, family and all passersby, making it a personal statement in your neighborhood. Our team also understands the importance of taking care of the outside of your home to protect the inside. This means we incorporate any small repairs to siding, trim, roofing, windows and/or doors into our home additions projects. We also know that sometimes it's simply time for a complete home make-over including roofing and a new paint job, or time to change the look and character of your home with the addition of natural wood and timber or by closing in a carport. Your needs change over time, and you can rest assured your home has the ability to change along with them.

You may be looking to add a room; from an exercise room to an in-law suite, or just more storage, we can assist you in the planning and execution of the transformation. Adding space to your existing home is a great way to accommodate your changing needs. Consider the options of extending or adding a room, making your kitchen larger, adding a sun room or changing a carport into a garage when looking to adapt to your lifestyle. Second floor additions are also an area our team can handle. They provide an excellent option for expansion in residential communities offering limited room to expand horizontally, changing the feel and usage of the entire house. We have the know-how to work with you from design to completion, allowing you to relax while your Dreams are Under Construction.

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Decks & Patios

A deck is an extension of your home, a living space for relaxation and entertaining. In Kelowna, an outdoor deck is a must have. With an average of 304 sunny days per year, there is no better way to enjoy the Okanagan’s beautiful weather and views than from the comfort of your own deck! Let our experienced team help you to create the perfect deck for your individual home and lifestyle.

An outdoor deck can be added to most homes to give you a clean comfortable outdoor space, and what you choose for the deck itself is almost limitless. Decks can be covered for extra protection from the elements, completely enclosed, or have partial shade incorporated such as an awning. There are many material options, from natural wood to composite decking, which our deck builders can discuss with you to determine the best fit. You have various railing choices to either create privacy or enhance the view from your deck. Some of the features you can incorporate to enhance your outdoor deck experience are heaters, a gate to keep pets out and kids in, or bar space built into the railing for extra eating room. The choices are yours to create an outside living space with your personal character.

Another area our team is experienced in is deck repairs. All things wear down over time, and if your deck is looking a little tired we have the ability to bring it new life however you desire. Basic safety is our first concern with an older deck, but once that has been assessed the outdoor decking can be repaired, refinished, or altered completely to suit your current needs. 

Don’t have the right space or setup for a deck? Patios are a beautiful addition to any outdoor living space that can be incorporated nearly anywhere due to their versatile options. Everything from elevated wood structures to concrete patios or other unique materials are possible. Fitting a patio into your outdoor living area is not a problem as they can be any shape and size while keeping your comfort and privacy in mind. Personalizing your patio is also possible; consider one of the many accessories that we have the ability to incorporate into your design; outdoor kitchens, barbeques, fire pits, and entertainment systems.

Excavation & Foundations

Home additions usually involve more than the home itself! You may just need a small amount of earth moved or a building site prepared too. No matter the size of the job, our medium sized excavator and bobcat can handle most smaller, residential excavation work, and we have larger equipment available if necessary. With years of operating experience we know what it takes to get the job done with as little disruption as possible to the surrounding area during your home addition.

As foundations are the support system of any building, you may also need some work done to your existing foundation to support a home addition. Without a solid foundation you risk dealing with many easily avoided potential problems. Cracked foundations, poor moisture barriers, or weeping tile and drainage problems are never good situations. Any moisture issues or structurally compromised foundations can cause long term damage. Fortunately, our team has the knowledge to not only rectify problems with existing foundations, but create long lasting, solid foundations for new buildings and home addition construction.

Residential Project Management

When you entrust Rafter 4K Contracting with the project management of your home you are not only getting a team who wants to improve where you live, but take care of it too. From the beginning we take your personal situation into account; not only determining the time, cost, and materials necessary, but the people needed to take care of it as well. Our employees are experienced tradesmen in a variety of areas, but if your project requires the expertise of someone outside our staff we have reliable, local Okanagan sub-trades we have worked with extensively in the past and uphold the same quality workmanship we do. At the end of every day we secure your home; making it a clean and safe environment to live in while your project is underway. Your comfort during construction is as important to us as your comfort after, and our construction management experience will give you the peace of mind to relax.

Home Additions FAQ

Additions are possible in practically every home, however, each home is different, which makes a home addition unique to that home. We would be happy to discuss your ideas and take a look at your home to go over the possibilities for a home addition that would be the best fit for you. 

Yes, second-floor additions are something our team is well equipped to handle, and have been involved with these over the years.  Second-floor additions are a great option for residential spaces with limited room for horizontal expansion or for adding on additional living space without changing your existing footprint. 

Home additions involve a wide variety of possible changes. From expanding upward a whole floor by removing and changing your roof, to adding on an attached garage or legal suite, or simply pushing a wall out to create a bit more space. Home additions involve both small and large-scale projects and are specific to your home.  

The process of preparing for a home addition will depend on your home, property, and the type of addition you are looking to do. It will be helpful to declutter, clean, and ensure accessibility to both the interior and exterior areas where the addition is planned, as well as noting any necessary safety precautions that may need to be put in place. If it is a large addition where there will be walls and or roof removed then you will need to plan for an alternate living arrangement for a period of time.

The duration of home additions depends on the specifics of each individual project.  A project that requires the removal and changes to rafters and framing will take longer than adding on an additional room.  It will also depend on your existing home and the area around it; as a part of the consultation process, we would be happy to discuss the duration of the project with you. 

Yes, Rafter 4K has both the knowledge and equipment to handle foundation work and have experience working in various geographic regions, therefore, ground material, of the Okanagan Valley.

Considering any project requiring changes to existing buildings such as the removal or replacement of drywall, demolition of walls, and framing changes require a permit, a building permit will be necessary for a home addition. We will work with you as part of the process to ensure the appropriate permit is acquired prior to the project start date. 

Any home addition will add value to both your lifestyle and your home itself. While the return on investment may be different with every home addition, when you work with experienced professionals who know how to blend your addition into both the existing home and the surrounding landscape seamlessly, you can rest assured the value of your home will increase. However, the most important consideration of a home addition is that it works to increase the value of your life within the home!

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