Safe building practices isn’t just our number one value, it’s how we do business. Our partners know that we are serious about safety. All of our contractors adhere to our strict construction safety requirements, and Greenstone is actively encouraging our contractors to obtain SECOR / COR (or equivalent).
Whether you need a bathroom, a whole house or a commercial space built or retrofitted for accessibility, Greenstone can help. We understand accessible design and have a strong portfolio of projects completed for clients with mobility challenges. If you're facing this kind of situation, please reach out to us.
Advances in building science and an increased sensitivity to the impact of the built-environment on people and the planet have produced better ways to approach the construction process. Here's a list of some of the big ideas we believe in and practice consistently.
- Energy Efficient Design
- Construction Waste Recycling
- Locally Sourced Materials
- Occupant Friendly Finishes
- Water Management
The construction industry has a poor reputation when it comes to communication and client experience. We seek to change that and aspire to lead the industry with exceptional communication.
Our communication process:
- cost estimates
We don't just provide you with the bottom line. We share the constituent parts of our cost estimate, breaking the cost down into 20 different categories. Why do we do this? So that you can understand the cost of different design decisions, and give you the information to make informed decisions.
- project kickoff
it's most important to get your project off to a great start. We do this by having a dedicated meeting where you, the client, set out your requirements and vision. If applicable, our architects, designers, and engineering are also present. By meeting your design team, asking questions, and providing guidance, you can be assured that everyone is on the same page, has clear expectations and are set up for delivering value for you.
Weekly communication from our project manager, comprising a look-back to the previous week (what did we say we were going to do, and what did we actually do, and why), and a look ahead to what is planned for the coming week. Our commitment is to be open and transparent. We want you to be aware of how the project is progressing, and also of any issues that may arise and need solving.
Monthly project update, detailing performance against plan. We lay out a comparison against our initial cost and time estimate, and a forecast final cost and completion date. This can take the form of both electronic communication, and / or face to face, whichever you prefer.
- monthly check-in for the first 3 months.
We want to find out how your new project is working out for you, whether there are any issues we can help with, or if you have any questions, comments, or feedback for us. We want you to love your new project, and love the experience of building with Greenstone.