Frequently Asked Questions about RTM Homes
“Custom built” and “ready-to-move” aren’t words you often hear together. But that’s what we do at B&B Homes—we provide our clients with the convenience of a ready-to-move (RTM) home, and the quality and distinctiveness of a custom build. We work one-on-one with our clients, incorporating personal preferences and ideas into an RTM home with the guidance of our experience, ensuring it meets the unique needs of each family. We deliver custom RTM homes anywhere in Saskatchewan and Alberta.
What is an RTM Home?
RTM stands for “ready to move,” meaning the home is constructed in a building yard, and upon completion, it is moved to your property and set on top of your pre-made basement or crawl space. An RTM home is entirely built and finished inside and out, with the exceptions of appliances, window coverings, and mechanical equipment on our site. We deliver throughout Saskatchewan and Alberta.
Do You Build Custom Homes or Use Pre-Drawn Plans?
We can turn your vision into custom-made floor plans for a RTM home. We have skilled draftspeople who are able to turn your vision into custom-made floor plans for a RTM home. We also have pre-drawn plans available that can be modified to suit your needs, if you would prefer that option.
How big are the RTM homes that you move? Is there a limit in size?
The average size is 38 ft. at the eaves and roughly 50 ft. long. You can go larger than this if you wish. Contact us to get an estimate of what it will cost you to move the home you have in mind. Depending where you live, we can also move 2-storey homes that cover over 1600 sq feet.
How Do You Move an RTM Home?
We work with Neufeld Movers, they have over 40 years of experience delivering RTM Homes throughout Saskatchewan and Alberta and setting homes on basements and crawl spaces. We also now do foundations and garages, offering the whole process to be completed by B&B Homes. *Please note, B&B Homes also now offers foundations to all of our clients.
Will the Walls Crack When the Home is Moved?
Yes, there will be some cracking in the drywall when your home is moved, although this will not affect the structure of your home. Once your home is set down and you have the utilities hooked up, we will fix and paint all the cracks that occurred during the move.
Do Your Homes Come With A Warranty?
Yes, we are a Gold Service Award member of the Saskatchewan New Home Warranty Program. This provides B&B clients with a one-year warranty on workmanship and materials, a two-year warranty for water leak protection, and a five-year warranty on any major structural defects. Most of the products used in your home will also come with additional manufacturer’s warranties. If there is cracking due to settling in the first year, you can contact us and we will fix the cracks for you.
What Are the Standards on B&B RTM Homes?
We use quality materials and trades professionals. For a complete list of what we include in all homes, please visit our Specifications Page here.
Does B&B Homes Build Cabins?
Yes, we do. A RTM cabin is a smart option as trades are hard to find in cottage country, and if you go with a stick frame you will have a longer wait time as well as extra charges due to location. One thing to keep in mind with a RTM cabin is to make sure there is enough space to get it onto your lot.