Custom Prefab Home Packages
How It Works
1 Get Started
Contact us by our
on-line form, simple e-mail or
call us toll-free at: 1-888-990-2542
2 Project Inception
We excel at getting projects off the ground. The first step is a viability check
– taking your property information and determining what is possible. You might have
anything from remote site off-grid with a helicopter drop to a bylaw-heavy city
build in Whistler or North Vancouver. The key at this stage is getting the most
for what you have to work with. Once we have determined the parameters of your project
we enter the design phase.
We offer full scope in-house design services, working with anything from a sketch
on a napkin to a finished plan. Browse our lineup to find the layout, style and
size you like then work with our design team to forge your vision – or simply bring
in your rough drawing. Over the years our projects have become quite diverse – anything
from 700 sq.ft. island cabins to 4000 sq.ft. mansions in the city. We work your
plan into a 3D design program to provide an excellent visual aid, giving you a very
tangible feel to the layout. Alternately, we can work directly with your chosen
architect, designer or stock plan. Our business focus is producing packages – not
merely designing and engineering. By bringing in a completed design, you have saved
everyone work! We love it when that happens. Nevertheless, some clients need design
work. In that case, we purposely offer very affordable and professional design services.
First we create a workable floor plan and footprint. Then we model it in 3D to show
every nuance and tone. Once we more or less know what you want to build, we count
every stick, nail, and doorknob, from framing through to lock-up, and give you a
detailed purchase price.
Let's make a deal! With your design finalized, we ask our in-house engineer to add
the structural values, from the foundation up. As the property owner, You will have
to coordinate between your local municipality on building requirements and our engineer.
The engineered plans are submitted for approval to the local municipality. By preparing
and working with professionals, approval should take a few weeks. Some districts
are prohibitive so it is wise to be armed with information and professionals. We
can help on both counts.
Now that we have a contract and schedule, manufacturing begins. Third party vendor
items like windows and doors are ordered; shop drawings are used to build you wall
panels and other pre-built components. We're usually ready to deliver the entire
package in 6 weeks from order. In a rush scenario, we will sequence the wall panels
first, two weeks from order, and include the first floor materials. With literally
thousands of pieces that go into a house; we itemize and quality control each one,
sort them according to job sequence, package them in all-weather crates / skids
/ lifts, book transport, load the home package, and ship it with comprehensive documentation.
In many cases, we will build the entire package and dry-store it free of charge
in our works yard, ready to deliver at the drop of a hat. Clients take advantage
of our winter booking incentives, prefabricate in winter, and get a jump on their
project in spring.
At AJIA, we are remote-site specialists but your project could be anywhere from
a few blocks away to a gulf island with no road; you could have acres to store the
package bundles or no space at all - your deliveries all have to be just-in-time.
In any event, we have the experience and expertise to insure you reap all of the
logistical benefits of pre-fab, getting your package to site in the most cost-effective
manner possible. This could mean two big highway trucks; several single axle flatbeds;
a barge towed across the channel; or a barge with helicopter drop.
We arrange all of your logistical needs with no mark-up. You are responsible for
all on-site off-loading. Ideally, having a tele-handler on-site for several weeks
is the best option.
7 Site Support
AJIA pre-fab packages include detailed 3D framing assembly instructions panel key,
joist and rafter layout, and beam, hardware, window and door schedules. We also
include a manifest with crate/bundle numbers and content details for each. Panels
are bundled according to build-sequence so you don't have dig into multiple bundles
simultaneously to find the next panel you need.
An AJIA rep is standing by at any hour to help you with any site challenges that
We work closely with your site trades on delivery coordination and product support.
Experience and organization means your project will run smoothly. Immaculate packing
information, sequenced delivery and weather resistant packaging - site friendly
& efficiency conducive.
8 After Service
At AJIA we believe our relationship with you begins
when we supply your home. In offering a full warranty, we have taken great care
in insuring our product meets or exceeds industry standards, from the components
we manufacture, thru to the windows and doors, the quality of wood, and the finishes.
We use proven manufacturers and hold them to their warranty on your behalf. For
components we manufacture, we guarantee our product in accordance with your municipal
requirements and builder's warranty. You can rest assured that by buying a complete
AJIA package you only have to speak to one company about any issues with any product
in your home.