If you care enough to want your own custom home in Abbotsford, then you’ll want to hire the most qualified custom home building contractor for the job. But how do you distinguish between a craftsman who has put in the time and effort to become an expert in the field, and someone with a few tools whose only experience is building sheds?
The Red Seal program sets national standards to ensure a certain level of skill for tradespeople. Certification covers 56 trades across Canada, including plumbers, electricians and carpenters. The program is mandatory for some, like plumbers and electricians. But it might surprise you to know it is only voluntary for carpenters. That means you have no idea if a carpenter is even capable of building your home if they are not Red Seal certified.
Carpenters who have passed their Red Seal exams and earned their certificate have spent about 4 years (7500 hours) in on-the-job and in-classroom training. They have demonstrated a national standard of essential skills, including expert knowledge of safety, blueprint reading, building codes, framing, drainage systems, exterior and interior finishing, and working with several types of materials like stone, wood, concrete and metal.
Red Seal certification is so important even the government is stepping in to help. With the current worker shortage in BC., the government is offering Red Seal training to meet the demand.
So when it comes to custom home building in Abbotsford, ensure you hire a Red Seal contractor. These are dedicated people who have proven their commitment to their craft and their clients. They have the skill and the expertise to see your ideas through from inception to completion.