118 Prestwick Terrace SE
CALGARY, AB T2Z 0H5
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Basement Development
Tyvan Contracting > Basement Development

BASEMENT DEVELOPMENT

When it’s time to develop your basement, we’ve got you covered. We’ll build the perfect setting for your family with all the features you want. From large entertainment systems and built-in bars to curbless showers and innovative play areas, we offer quality solutions and reliable knowledge to create a space that grows with your family.

Our Standard Package

Our standard package includes everything you need to develop your basement into the perfect living room for your family.

  • Detailed Floor Plan & 3D Renderings
  • All Required Permits (Building, Electrical)
  • Room ( Bedroom, Living Room, Mechanical Room & Closet )
  • Assumes builder finished stairwell
  • 2×4 Interior Walls @ 16in o.c, 2×6 Plumbing Walls
  • Pressure Treated Sil Plates
  • All exterior framing & insulation to be existing
  • 1/2″ Drywall on walls & Ceiling
  • Level 4 Drywall Finish on Walls
  • Popcorn Ceiling Texture
  • (4) Standard Dome Lights
  • Basic Light w/ switch for Mechanical Room
  • Plugs As Per Code ( Min Every 6FT )
  • 1 Data/Cable Outlet
  • Hollow Core ( 2 or 6 Panel Doors )
  • Match hardware to existing ( Best Match Possible )
  • 4″ Modern Flat Stock Baseboard
  • 3″ Modern Flat Stock Casing
  • MDF Window Boxes
  • Walls: Prime + 2 Coats Premium Eggshell Paint
  • Trim: 2 Coats of Premium Semi-gloss enamel
  • Walls: Prime + 2 Coats Premium Eggshell Paint
  • Trim: 2 Coats of Premium Semi-gloss enamel
  •  Professional Final Clean

OUR PROCESS

1. Permits & Planning

During this stage we work with you to finalize the floorplan, pick the various fixtures and finishes. Upon completion of the floor plan and the material spec sheet. We file for a building permit ( development permit if required ) at the city of Calgary. After this has been, approval we begin construction.

2. Rough-In ( 2 Weeks )

During this stage the various rough-ins are completed. Starting with the framer completing the various walls & bulkheads. Once the framing has been completed the electrician and plumber will complete their rough-in.

INSPECTIONS: Upon completion of each rough-in, the city inspections will be booked and completed.

3. Drywall ( 2 Weeks )

After the inspections have been completed, Drywall will be delivered and the boarders will begin working. In just 1 or two days, they will have all the drywall installed. Over the next few days the finishing work & texture will be completed. This takes much longer as each coat has to dry before the next coat can be applied.

4. Finalization ( 2 Weeks )

Now for the finishing touches. The trim & doors will be installed and the paint applied. After the paint has finished drying, our electrician and plumber will finish up, leaving only a few finish touches for our team. Flooring will be rolled out.

INSPECTIONS: The final inspections will be booked and completed ( Ideally all on the same day! )

5. Walk-through & Professional Clean

After all the inspections have been completed. We will schedule a time to walk through the basement with you to ensure you are 100% satisfied with the finished product. Upon signing off, we will schedule professional cleaners to clean the basement from top to bottom.

6. One Month Check Up

After you have had time to settle in your newly developed space, we will swing by to make sure you are still 100% happy with the way everything turned out and settle up on the final 10% payment.

We will also snap a few pictures of the finished space with all the furniture for our projects folder while we are there!

Unlike other companies, we don’t require you take the day off to be available for the city inspector. We ensure one of our project managers is on site when the inspection is completed to ensure it is completed without disruption to your schedule.

Framing Inspection

Unlike other companies, we don’t require you take the day off to be available for the city inspector. We ensure one of our project managers is on site when the inspection is completed to ensure it is completed without disruption to your schedule.

Electrical Rough-In Inspection

Unlike other companies, we don’t require you take the day off to be available for the city inspector. We ensure one of our project managers is on site when the inspection is completed to ensure it is completed without disruption to your schedule.

Plumbing, Gas & HVAC Rough-In Inspection

Unlike other companies, we don’t require you take the day off to be available for the city inspector. We ensure one of our project managers is on site when the inspection is completed to ensure it is completed without disruption to your schedule.

Electrical Final Inspection

Unlike other companies, we don’t require you take the day off to be available for the city inspector. We ensure one of our project managers is on site when the inspection is completed to ensure it is completed without disruption to your schedule.

Plumbing, Gas & HVAC Final Inspection

Unlike other companies, we don’t require you take the day off to be available for the city inspector. We ensure one of our project managers is on site when the inspection is completed to ensure it is completed without disruption to your schedule.

Final Building Inspection

Unlike other companies, we don’t require you take the day off to be available for the city inspector. We ensure one of our project managers is on site when the inspection is completed to ensure it is completed without disruption to your schedule.

1. Initial Consultation

During the initial meeting we meet with you to better understand your vision for the space. Taking into account the unique features the space has to offer, ensuring every area is utilized efficiently.

2. Base Estimate

After our initial meeting we will put together a detailed base estimate that provides the foundation to compare quotes. This estimate will provide budgeted amounts for items such as fixtures & flooring.

3. Design Finalization

Once you have decided to move ahead with the project, we will sign the initial contract and sit down to finalize the design. Materials will be selected and the floor plan will be finalized. 3D renderings will be created to provide a visual reference for what the final product will look like

Why Staged Payments Are Important

We believe our staged payment process provides the foundation for trust throughout the project. It ensures client is only paying for the work as it is completed & the contractor is not at risk by completing too much of the project without receiving payment. We believe this is the best way to ensure both party’s are treated fairly during this transaction.

Unlike many other contractors, we do not require final payment upon completion of the job. As suggested by the Alberta government, the final 10% of the invoice should be held back ( 10% hold back ) for a minimum of 30 days to ensure no builders leans have been placed on the property by any unpaid sub trades.

1. Rough-In Completion (30%)

Upon completion of the Rough-ins ( Framing, Electrical, Plumbing & HVAC )

2. Drywall Completion (30%)

Upon completion of the drywall & ceiling texture

3. Final Walk-through (30%)

Upon completion of the final walk through & “hand off” we request you have payment ready.

4. One Month Check Up (10%)

Upon completion of the one month checkup we request you have the final 10% hold back ready.

Forms Of Payment

For our projects, we require payment be provided in the form of a certified check or bank draft. We feel this ensures there are no surprises for either party ( Delayed cashing of cheque or bounces )