Frequently asked questions

Do you build infill homes?

Yes! We will work with you and the city to ensure your infill home meets the specifications of the neighbourhood. Our in-house professional design team has reviewed the residential infill guidelines and zoning bylaws in Edmonton and other municipalities, and will assess your property to determine what is possible to ensure compliance. Where feasible, we will help to subdivide the lot and co-develop with the lot owner. We take the time to meet with your neighbours before we start building. Neighbours are more patient when they are aware of what is happening. This is your community, and as respectful members, we know the value of maintaining great relationships. Our vision is to build on the strength of your community, so we donate to Community Leagues in the neighbourhoods we build in.

What can UM Houses offer that competitors can't?

We offer a building experience that is second to none.

  • ​We have 40 years of experience designing and building custom homes, so you can rest easy knowing your home is being built to the highest standard.
  • We are committed to the highest quality, and use the most durable and cost-effective materials.
  • We only work with licensed builders we have known for decades, craftsmen who meet our high standards of integrity and quality.
  • We offer a 10-year government-approved New Home Warranty program.
  • Our homes exceed energy efficiency standards.
  • Our in-house design team offers innovative design solutions to meet your family’s needs.
  • We source innovative, high-quality and green construction products to built homes that are solid and environmentally-responsible. Because we import these ourselves, we are able to pass those lower costs on to you.
  • When building infill homes, we take care of all regulatory permitting and ensure compliance. We meet with your neighbours to help them be comfortable with the building process.
When you build with us, all you need to do is choose your design - just leave the rest to us. If you would like to learn more, give us a call. We'll meet you at our office or in your home, whichever is most convenient for you.

Is there a warranty on these homes?

Yes! UM Houses offers a 10-year, government-approved Alberta New Home Warranty on every home we build.

Where do you build?

Where feasible, we will work with developers to build in the neighbourhood you choose. That includes building infill homes. We also build cabins and have some innovative solutions to a recreation property's unique storage needs. Contact us for more information. We are approved by Canada Lands Corporation to build in Village at Griesbach, which features an innovative 'urban village' design, bringing places to live, work and play together. MAP?