Urbandale Construction

Why Urbandale

OVERVIEW

 

There's Comfort in Higher Standards

Urbandale Construction is a family-run business with 40 years experience building high quality homes in Ottawa. Our experience, expertise and integrity shines in every aspect of the home building process. We utilize state-of-the-art building practices that are the result of thorough research. The industry awards and recognition we’ve received will give you confidence when purchasing an Urbandale home.

We consider the house a system to ensure all the components of the home are integrated and optimized for comfort and durability. We achieve these amazing results through the use of quality materials, high performance equipment and meticulous attention to detail during construction.

An Urbandale home is a smart investment that will save you money every month through lower energy bills and protect you against rising energy prices. Our homes are more durable and will hold their value better over time compared to houses built to code.

Our commitment to Customer Service is evident from before the sale, throughout construction and even after you’ve moved into your home. Our high referral rate and thousands of satisfied homeowners results from our dedication to exceeding your expectations.

ENERGY STAR® Certified Townhomes

Urbandale is leading the industry by building homes to the
ENERGY STAR® Standard.

The ENERGY STAR® initiative is administered by Natural Resources Canada to promote homes that are at least 20% more energy efficient than a house built to code. We achieve our high levels of energy efficiency through attention to detail during the construction process, and by specifying the highest quality equipment and materials. We also require additional inspections throughout the building process to ensure each home is built to the highest standards. An Urbandale ENERGY STAR® Townhome is a smart investment. An ENERGY STAR® home will save you money on your monthly energy bills and protect you against rising energy costs, while being better for the environment.

 
For more information about ENERGY STAR® visit the NRCan website. 
 

An Urbandale ENERGY STAR® Townhome will:
  • Reduce your energy costs compared to a house built to code
  • Be more comfortable to live in, with no drafts and a warm and dry basement
  • Ensure improved indoor air quality
     

R-2000 Singles & Bungalows

Urbandale Construction designs the home as a system to ensure all components are integrated and optimized for comfort and durability. It's what goes into the construction of an Urbandale R-2000 Home that sets it apart from other homes.

An Urbandale R-2000 Certified home is built to Canada’s highest building standard using leading-edge building techniques. Urbandale Singles & Bungalows are ENERGY STAR® and R-2000 Certified. R-2000 goes beyond the ENERGY STAR® Standard to include improved indoor air quality,the use of environmentally preferred building materials and achieve higher levels of energy efficiency.

  • Urbandale Construction is an NRCan R-2000 licensed builder
  • R-2000 homes are evaluated, inspected and tested by an independent third-party Energy Evaluator
  • An Urbandale R-2000 home is on average 50% more energy efficient than a house built to code
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Green Home offers a 25% premium refund for homes built to the R-2000 Standard.
  • All R-2000 homes are certified by the Government of Canada

Proud Foundation™ Insulation System

Urbandale's Exclusive Proud Foundation™ Insulation System

One thing that everyone wants in a home is more usable space. All too often basements remain cold and unpleasant, suitable only for storage. Our systems approach to homes includes the basement - an often overlooked part of a new home. We put insulation below the concrete slab so it's warmer to walk on and our exclusive Proud Foundation™ was designed with exterior foundation insulation and a waterproof elastomeric coating on the outside of the insultation to reduce the chance of foundation cracks or moisture issues due to condensation. This approach makes basements more comfortable and easier to maintain a pleasant indoor temperature. We believe a basement shouldn't just be the space underneath your home, it should be more of your home.

Our Proud Foundations™ come with a 30 year warranty against leaks!

CARLETON UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP

 

Working Together to Create a More Energy Efficient Future

Urbandale Construction is proud to support research and development into future housing technologies through our ongoing partnership with Carleton University.

Since 2009, Urbandale has been working with the fourth year engineering students in the High Performance Housing Group. The students have taken Urbandale home designs and studied the most cost effective energy efficiency options. We have incorporated many of their ideas and suggestions into our home designs.