DISCOVER THE NETZERO DIFFERENCE
Net Zero Homes was founded with the goal of designing, building and renovating quality homes for future generations. The name "Net Zero" stems from our goal of building self-sustaining homes that power, heat and cool themselves using active and passive methods. We realize that not all homes are going to reach the Net Zero status of sustainability nor is it a goal suited for every build/renovation. That being said every alteration brings about an opportunity to use sustainable products, make the home more efficient, and most importantly increase the comfort and health of those living within the walls.
How Do we Do It?
Plan, plan, plan! Every project is different, which means that every project needs to have its own plan. We at NZH pride ourselves on developing a detailed project plan from design to execution. This ensures that each milestone is achieved on budget and on time throughout the process. Wouldn’t it be nice to sit back and watch every aspect of your project come together rather than scrambling to make decisions on a tight timeline.
Sustainable Building can be defined as a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. This requires close cooperation of the design team, the architects, the engineers, and the client at all project stages. Sustainable Building can mean different things to differnt people. To some sustainable Building is creating buildings that will stand the test of time, but may not necessarily be energy efficient. To others sustainable building is all about energy efficiency and conservation, this approach is more geared towards a sustainable planet initiative than the latter. NZH believes that Sustainable Building is a happy medium of the above two views. We believe that building a Green Home or Building is more about creating a healthy environment for its occupants while still keeping in mind energy conservation and without compromising comfort and convenience that we have become accustomed too.- Aric Bagshaw, Founder NZH
The basement typically known for its ghosts and goblins can be transformed into a Home Theatre for the family or a games room with plenty of space for entertaining. Why build an addition when you already have all of that unused space in the basement? NZH suggests enlarging some windows to make the basement feel less… well like a basement!
Whether you are looking to simply update the bathroom with some new tiles and paint or break down walls and create a spa like retreat, NZH is here to help. Our Interior Design service allows you to see full layouts and elevations of the bathroom. This means it allows you to plan requests before the work begins and reduces the duration of the construction phase. Again NZH brings together the best in the industry to offer you significant savings in product from tiles to vanities. Want to purchase all of your own product? No problem NZH will work with you on any level.
We spend about 80% of our time at home in the kitchen. Whether we're cooking for the family, entertaining our friends or working at the island the kitchen is definitely the highest traffic area in the house. It’s no wonder most real estate experts say your kitchen should be worth about 10% of the value of your home! Because of our close ties with some of the largest suppliers in Ontario we get significant discounts compared to retail and we pass these savings along to you. This goes for everything from the tiles, to the cabinets to the countertops, you pay what we pay. We make our money in the renovation, why should you be paying for us to middle man product?
Whether its pressure washing the weeds out of your interlock or an outdoor kitchen, NZH can take your ideas and turn them into reality. NZH works closely with one of the largest landscape architecture firms in Ontario to develop a detailed design of your landscape project. The design is then turned into a plan with no detail missed or stone left unturned. Some may think that a design and project plan for a landscaping project is too much but if you want to create a backyard oasis we highly suggest you take the time to sit down with some of our designers. You will quickly see how much goes into planning a beautiful backyard!
NZH has assembled a team of Designers, Architects, Project Managers and Site Supervisors with a proven track record of success. Together we have over 30 years of experience in the building/renovation industry and are continually updating our skills through education and practice. NZH understands that no one person has all of the knowledge to create a truly remarkable product. However by bringing together a group of experts in each field, and keeping them involved throughout the project, we are able to provide our customers with quality results at reasonable prices with a level of customer service unlike any other......
Aric Bagshaw is the founder of Net Zero Homes with over 10 years professional experience managing building and renovation projects. To date Aric has managed the construction of over 35 large scale additions/custom homes and countless renovation projects all over Ontario. After graduating from the University of Guelph he began working for one of Toronto’s largest renovation companies, at times managing more than 25 different projects throughout the GTA. He quickly realized that in order to become a more efficient Project Manager he needed to educate himself and enrolled in the Project Management Graduate Program at University of Guelph/Humber while continuing to work with the same company. After working with the company for a number of years and absorbing as much as possible Aric felt it was time to move forward and started Net Zero Homes.