Regina, SK - 306.719.1444
ConstructionIt's the details that count when considering the quality of your home's construction. So here are the details…
Environmentally Smart Buildings:
All Spring Green homes are Energy Star rated. The ENERGY STAR® program promotes rigid guidelines for home construction. Qualified homes are designed to be 25-30% more energy efficient than standard construction. What's not to like about that?
Energy Star Benefits:
- Lower Ownership Costs
- Higher Level of Comfort
- Quality Assurance
- Health & Fresh Air
- Environmental Protection
Call us a little old school, but we'd like your house to stand the tests of time. Let's start with the foundation and work upward from there. All Spring Green foundations are constructed of ICF, which means Insulated Concrete Forms. This can also be translated as, say good-bye to avoidable cracking and heat sucking concrete basements. You may be familiar with these Lego-esque blocks of polystyrene. It's a well-used material, and for good reason. The bottom line is high insulation value, amazing structural strength, and greater resistance to the elements.
- More energy efficient
- Reduced sound transmission
- Fast, year round construction
- Superior insulation
- Fewer Sub trades
We shouldn't forget that underneath that great ICF wall are some invisible but very important Pilings. We admit, pilings are usually not something to get excited about. In fact, we hope you'll never think about them again. The reason they're important? In Regina, the soil is quite a bit more expansive than other areas, and nobody likes sticky doors and cracked foundation. So, we install piles which go deep into the earth and resist movement to your foundation. This is just one invisible way we go the extra mile to make your home perform better for decades to come.
What good is a sound structure if it isn't protected from the elements? The answer is obvious, which is why we use Superseal Membrane on your home. It provides a permanent barrier that prevents soil from touching your valued basement walls. It also provides essential protection from moisture and water.
- A permanent barrier that prevents soil from touching the foundation walls
- Provides a drainage space for moisture/water to fall to the footing drain for removal
- Eliminates 100% of the head-water pressure off the face of the wall
- Environmentally friendly
- Life expectancy that may outlast the structure
With Spring Green, your walls will be made from Structural Insulated Panels, or SIPs. This is a good thing. With decades of use in innovative places like northern Europe and Japan, SIPs are one of the smartest ways to assemble a building. First, the construction is completed in a controlled environment so tolerances are very strict, and quality control is extreme. Second, they are strong and sturdy in a unique way because they require more extensive engineering. Third, the on-site build up is much quicker. Finally, it reduces waste, which is good for everybody including the environment. SIPs make sense.
SIP Wall Benefits:
- Lower fuel / energy costs
- Superior indoor air quality
- Increased comfort
- Lower maintenance costs
- Increased market and resale value
- Lower environmental impact
Windows are beautiful, and challenging. We strive to balance the aesthetic charms of glass with the need to optimize the heating and cooling efficiency of your home. Not just any window will do. Spring Green Homes uses high quality wood windows with metal cladding which is more durable and of course more beautiful to behold, inside and out.
We all know and, ahem, love our prairie winters. A Spring Green Home makes them cozy, safe and warm. Eco-smart spray foam insulation covers your attic and will envelope you like your favourite sweater in winter. And in the summer, it'll help keep you cool as a cucumber from grandma's garden.
InteriorYou’ll immediately feel the excellent space management in our layouts. They are extremely comfortable and livable, but never wasteful. Open space and smart floorplans put everything where you want them to be. We don’t waste precious square footage with unnecessary hallways. We intentionally create rooms that are not overly extravagant in terms of size.
And in terms of luxuries, we carefully incorporate those things that people actually use. That corner tub that takes a hundred gallons to fill? How about not? People just don’t seem to use them. You might say we have stayed away from the ‘nice to sees’ and went with the ‘nice to haves’.
With another nod to the environment, all our interior trim is milled from re-claimed materials. And with your comfort and coziness in mind, many of our homes feature Napolean high-efficiency gas fireplaces. This is of course backed up with a York 98% AFUE- TM9V fully modulating gas train high efficient furnace complete with DC variable blower. Just feel the warmth!
ExteriorYou’ll know it as soon as you drive up the street. Our homes are more welcoming and attractive because they are built around livability.
Start with the garages. They will not be the first thing you see. We have moved them to the back where possible or incorporated them into an aesthetically pleasing front elevation. We feel this makes for a more friendly, safe and livable street.
James Hardie siding is standard on Spring Green Homes. Unlike vinyl, which has no fire retardant properties, makes a mess at the landfill and can feel flimsy, our siding is solid and environmentally friendly. It provides greater protection, lifetime durability, more attractive finish and is simply a greener choice. Not an option. Standard.
Add to your siding cultured stone or brick accents, and your home will have a distinctive look, made with lasting materials.
We use higher quality, metal clad windows with excellent insulating properties and greater durability. The difference is clear.