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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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.
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.
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.
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!
Rafter 4K, Norm and all his team have been super reliable, honest over the 8 years they have worked on our house. Their work is always so meticulous, speedy, and beautiful. The guys are friendly, trustworthy, and clean! Plus, they always respected my[...] read more
Rafter 4K project managed our pool installation. Throughout the entire project, they were professional, organized and on time. The installation crew were incredible. Our worksite was very small and came with some obstacles that required careful consi[...] read more
From the first meetings with Norm to the last plumbing installation, the renovations were top notch. There were no large delays in the work and if there were construction challenges, we were notified in a timely fashion as to the issues and the possi[...] read more
We cant say enough about this company. From our initial meeting with Norm to the work performed by, Curtis, Devon, Ryan and Leesa. They are truly a group of professionals that do outstanding quality work. They answered all of our questions throughout[...] read more
Norm and his crew built our 26 x 28 shop behind our house and they did an absolutely outstanding job. Very professional, shop was done in a timely fashion, and the result was just what we had in mind. Norm was in touch with us throughout the entire j[...] read more
We used Norm and his team for our home renovation in 2019 and were really happy with the process and the results. Some of what we really liked about working with them was the personal contact with the owner, Norm, and the dedicated team he employs, h[...] read more
Rafter 4K Contracting Ltd. provided us with renovation and new build services, which included a garage, gym, roof extension and front entry doors. Norm went above and beyond to make our build project a success. He has a wealth of knowledge and experi[...] read more
Trying to manage a project of the size we were faced with is daunting enough if you live in the area. When you live in Ontario it becomes a little overwhelming. The day we meet Norm Kneller of Rafter 4k Contracting my life changed dramatically. From [...] read more
We first met Norm and the Rafter gang about 6 years ago. We hired Rafter4K to build a horse riding ring on our small hobby farm. The project was challenging because of problems with a high water table. Norm however offered creative solutions allowing[...] read more
Thank you so much for your skill, talent and dedication in rebuilding our new home! [...] read more
We wanted to send you this note of thanks for everything you have done for us over the last 18 months or so. We are extremely satisfied with all of the different projects we engaged you for. The work was completed to our desired specifications in th[...] read more
This is just a note to say how much we are enjoying our pool and wish to thank you and your staff for such a great job in its construction. You are fortunate to have such a dedicated, knowledgeable, and hard working crew. They were always prompt an[...] read more
We have been working with Norm Kneller with Rafter 4K Contracting for the past two years renovation our Kelowna residence. We have been very pleased with the relationship; Norm and his team of contractors are very professional, reliable, trustworthy,[...] read more
Norm and his staff were friendly, accommodating, and very professional. They were great at sticking to timelines and budget. I especially appreciated that they were transparent about any issues or concerns and were honest about all the renovation opt[...] read more
When we decided to build a pool by our house, we decided to choose Rafter4K based on a number of ‘word-of-mouth’ reports we received about their competency. We heard from various sources that they were honest, professional, and reliable. Throu[...] read more
Thank you, so much, for coming to my rescue and doing the pool start – up, servicing, and maintenance on such short notice. You folks are simply fabulous![...] read more
It has been a pleasure to know you and to work with you. The orchard looks hugely better than before. The trees are growing well and we are looking forward to move there in the near future. I must say working with you has been one of my most pleas[...] read more
Just wanted to say thanks for the awesome job you did restoring the footing in our riding arena. You are the fourth company to work on it and the first to get it right. The footing is excellent. We really appreciate your cost efficiency and we wil[...] read more
Just want to let you know how much Shelia and I appreciate your professional and high quality level of service over the past 30 plus years. You have always given us the best service in a timely manner. [...] read more
Thank you for completing my beautiful pool. The wait was worth it. Enclosed is the final payment according to the contract. I understand there will be another invoice to cover the extras due to the river we found underground after excavation and t[...] read more
We can’t tell you how thrilled we are with our new pool and hot tub, and what a pleasure it was working with you again. Your workmanship, attention to detail, level of service and patience were, as always, unsurpassed. We knew it would be after w[...] read more
It has been a pleasure doing business with Norm and your crew. You run a great ship![...] read more
We are happy to provide a reference for Rafter4K. Norm and his crew were consistently helpful and polite, always here when they said they would be, and the work was completed on time, to an excellent standard. In addition, we are finding that pool [...] read more
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the outstanding service we received during our recent pool installation. Brian and I were very impressed by how everything moved along as planned, and on budget! Your employees were both court[...] read more
Thank you for doing such a super job on all the renovations. Your professionalism, courtesy, advice, and helpfulness have been wonderful throughout the process – from start to finish![...] read more
It is without hesitation that we provide this letter of reference for Norm and Sandi Kneller and Rafter4K Contracting. Rafter4K installed a pool and hot tub for us in August 1995. The service we received was friendly, professional, timely, and of t[...] read more
We want to thank you and your crew for a great job on our pool, fencing, and deck. As in 99% of jobs (especially when your client is a bit OCD), it wasn’t all smooth sailing but what matters is that you got the job done right and dealt with any is[...] read more
What I like most about Norm is his approach. Many contractors will tell you what they think but few will take the time to really listen to your ideas. Norm has that ability to listen to what you have to say and then give you alternative points of v[...] read more