First Time Builder

The journey to building your new home

At North Ridge, we know how exciting building a new home can be. We also know that the process can be daunting if you haven’t built before.

So we’ve provided a step-by-step guide to help you through the journey.

Why Build a New Home?

  • Building a new home means you get exactly what you want and how you want it. No compromises on the interior finishes and fixtures, so you get the perfect home for your family and lifestyle.
  • You can choose from a wide and wonderful range of locations with lakes, walkways, parks, and close to schools, shops and amenities.
  • You can avoid potential problems with renovating an older home, due to hidden faults or unexpected issues.
  • You could save money while your new home is being built: payments can be staggered throughout the process so you don’t have to come up with all the money up front.
  • If you’re a first home buyer you may be eligible for federal incentives.
  • Plus a new North Ridge home comes with a Saskatchewan New Home Warranty Structural guarantee and 1-year comprehensive warranty with North Ridge to give you peace of mind.


Once you’ve made the decision to build a new home, finding the right builder for your new home is very important. Your builder needs to be reliable, trustworthy and well-established so you can rest easy knowing your new home build is in good hands.
We’ve created a comprehensive checklist of questions to ask your builder to ensure you get personalized service, with an experienced team and a superior quality new home.

Questions to Ask Your Builder

Choosing a home design that fits your lifestyle

Finding the right home design is an important and exciting decision! Explore our extensive range of stunning new home designs and visit our show homes to find the right home design to suit your family’s lifestyle.
Not sure what to look for when visiting display homes? Our checklist will help guide you through the process.
Have a chat to our friendly sales consultants who’ll help you with home design and floor plan configurations, and advise on all the options available on our designs and initial pricing. 

Show Home Visit Checklist

Confirming choices, contracts and approvals

Here’s where all the planning comes together! Your Sales Consultant will guide you through every stage of this process as we prepare your final drawings and a contract featuring all your selections and requirements. After completion, we'll make all necessary applications for permits and approvals.

Your Sales Consultant is your main contact while your home is being built. They’ll schedule meetings and inspections for you of your home.


Building your new home

Watch your dream become a reality as your North Ridge build team gets to work. Your construction and site manager will supervise the process and will ensure that the building of your new home adheres to our stringent quality assurance guidelines. This phase includes nine building stages:

  1. Excavation: The process of digging out the location of your foundation
  2. Foundation: Pouring your foundation walls
  3. Frame: Erecting the frame
  4. Lock-up: Getting the home to 'lock-up' (with a roof, walls, windows and doors)
  5. Electrical & Plumbing: All of the wiring and ventilation
  6. Drywall: When the interior walls are completed
  7. Finish: Completing the interior and exterior details of the home
  8. Quality Assurance: North Ridge inspection team identifies any issues with construction materials or workmanship and fixes them
  9. Completion: Handover of your new home!

Moving in and starting your new life

Welcome to your BRAND NEW home!

One month prior to your completed home, we will arrange a confirmed possession date of when you can move into your new North Ridge home. 

It’s quite normal for minor items to require attention as a new home ‘settles’. This is why we offer a 1-year service period to conduct our New Home Service inspection.

Couple this with the Saskatchewan New Home Warranty structural guarantee and you can look forward to enjoying your new home for many years to come.