There has been much discussion highlighting the amount of activity going on in our Industry in terms of the outstanding number of housing starts we have been experiencing in our province and in our city. Housing starts is a key indicator measuring our economy’s performance. Discussion of these numbers only underscores the important role our Industry plays in contributing to a healthy economy. The untold story, however, is all about the quality of our new homes and neighbourhoods.
Topics such as the adoption of the 2020 Building Code, home building inspections, and how will programs push energy efficiency have ranked very highly on the Residential Construction Industry’s agenda. In addition to this discussion, and the progress that is born from it, our Service and Supply members continue to bring brand new initiatives in the form of innovative new products and expertise to the Regina market. It brings to mind how proud our members should be of the quality of homes and communities they create.
Consumers can have confidence in the homes and communities that the Industry is building. Our Builder, Community Developer and Trade Contractor members ensure that new homes are built in accordance with an ever-improving Saskatchewan Building Code. Saskatchewan has rigorous engineering, design, and inspection processes that govern the approval of single detached and multi-unit homes when it comes to energy efficiency.
The Regina & Region Home Builders’ Association actively supports the continuous improvement of the building process. Our Association and members are always pursuing new engineering, energy efficiency, architectural and community design standards and best practices, while supporting and respecting the Municipal inspection processes.
The Regina & Region Home Builders’ Association advocates for dialogue to continue between the public, consumers, Industry leaders, governments, and stakeholders regarding the construction process. This dialogue is an essential element that contributes to the continuous improvement of the Industry.
Through the principle of continuous improvement, the Regina & Region Home Builders’ Association is committed to work with the City of Regina and the Provincial Government as new standards are developed and we are committed to supporting and educating our members as they continue to build a greater Regina.
New home buyers, who are made up of families and individuals from every demographic spectrum, should take great comfort in the quality of their new homes. Canada leads the world in the quality of home construction and the Home Builder members of the Regina & Region Home Builders’ Association have taken the lead in ensuring quality in the homes they are building right here in our great city.