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55 White Rose Drive, Suite 203
St. John’s, NL, A1A 5G9


55 White Rose Drive, Suite 203
St. John’s, NL, A1A 5G9

The NVH Method

The NVH Method

Your home, built your way.

Your home, built your way.

At New Victorian Homes, we continue to transform and redefine the home-building process—from design to completion—to ensure collaboration and transparency occur with every build.

As industry leaders, we are responsible for providing accurate and informative advice. Our team delivers a unique level of support with in-depth planning sessions, guided checklists, multiple walkthroughs, and instant group chats, throughout your build.

We recognize that understanding the process is key to your experience. Our detailed guide below is the foundation.

With optional tools, and steps to closing day—The NVH Method is ready to be tailored to you.


Step One

Starting The Process

Starting the process is sometimes the hardest part, which is why we are here to help (even before you begin)! If you have questions once you’ve reviewed our process, please click the button to contact our sales manager, Lauren Mills.

Whether you’re looking to build now or in the future, Lauren is always happy to put the kettle on and sit down for a chat.

Step Two

Choosing a Spec, Pre-Sale, or Fully Custom Home

During this step, you will choose the type of new build you want to focus on. Together, we will discuss which option works best for your budget, wish list, and timeline. We have outlined these options in detail below.

Spec Home

A NVH signature design is a home that is currently under construction, built to our specifications, and is listed for sale. These homes are located in our exclusive neighbourhoods and can be customized with your desired finishes depending on the stage of completion. These homes have faster move in dates. They are also a great option for customers who may require more flexibility with the deposit or financing.

All of our spec homes are available for purchase today and can be viewed by clicking the link below. If you have questions or would like to schedule a viewing with our sales team, please send us a message.

Timeline: Spec homes can be ready to occupy in as little as 30 days or can take up to six months—depending on the stage of construction when purchased.

Pre-Sale Home

Want to choose your own design and location? Want to be involved in the entire process from planning to completion? Then this option is for you!

Buying a pre-sale home is simple—choose a design from our collection, select your preferred lot—then modify the plan to suit you. 

With full control of the location, plan, selections, and finishes, you can customize a NVH signature design to be exactly how you imagined. Throughout the process, you will have full support as you work closely with our project team.

Timeline: Pre-sale homes are typically completed within 8 months of breaking ground.

Bespoke Home

Exceptional design, inspired by you.

A bespoke home is a custom-created design which is completely unique to each owner.

After your initial consultation, you will start the process by collaborating with our draftsman. Together, you will create (or adapt) your dream plan, suited to your lifestyle and location of choice.

Finally, your bespoke design is brought to life by the NVH team, including support from our project team and Violet Lily Design. Every detail you imagined is considered and perfected during construction.

Timeline: Bespoke homes are typically completed within 12 months of the initial consultation—depending on the planning phase and scale of the project.

Step Three

Financing Your Build

At New Victorian Homes, we make financing your new home as easy as possible, with flexible deposit options and final payment only due on closing day. 

We provide turnkey pricing for the majority of our homes, which means we will build everything into the price for you—including the land. 

The next step is to start a conventional mortgage pre-approval and secure the interest rate—exactly like purchasing a used home.

If you choose to build a bespoke home or outside of our locations, finance options may vary. 

Our Mortgage Partners

Searching for professional advice on mortgage rates, down-payments, or home-buyer government incentives? Just let us know, we’re happy to connect you with one of our financing partners!

We work with a team of local mortgage specialists and brokers. They are very experienced in New Home Construction and can provide free financial advice to address credit concerns. As their preferred builder, they also offer many unique benefits to NVH clients, including rate holds during construction.

With access to the latest industry information and competitive interest rates, they can help prepare you for pre-approval and find a finance solution that is right for you.

Step Four

New Home Consultation

Do you have your pre-approval already in place?

Then it is time to book your first New Home Consultation with our Sales Manager, Lauren Mills.

During this in-depth meeting, Lauren will develop a deeper understanding of your ideal home and location.  Our goal is to set realistic cost expectations at the start, offering you full transparency and honest feedbackin this very first meeting. Together you will dive into everything on your wish list—from dream lots to heating options and everything in betweenallowing the team to gather detailed information to create your dream plan.

If a spec home is more suitable, any modifications or upgrades requested in the consultation will be added to the final purchase and sent for your review. By purchasing one of our homes already under construction, you will fast track the process and skip ahead to step seven! 

Step Five

Final Plans, Locations, & Design

You can expect close communication as we solidify your requests, provide project timelines, and prepare rough plot plans for review. At this step, the goal is to have everything prepared and layouts confirmedready to apply for permits.

Finalizing Your Dream Plan

Whether you choose to modify one of our existing designs or create a fully custom bespoke plan, we now move into the revision stage of your plan. With direct communication and seamless edits in collaboration with our draftsman—we will ensure the final draft is exactly as you imagined!

This service is offered at a very reasonable cost and will be fully complimentary if you decide to proceed with your build.

Finding The Perfect Lot

Browse our exclusive neighbourhoods and most recent developments in the link below to find your perfect community.

After discussing your lifestyle and ideal location, we will narrow down the street and work together to select the right lot for your home. 

As needed, we can provide surveys, rough plot plans, and meet you on-site. We will take the time to discuss any questions or concerns with you.

If you have your own piece of land or wish to build in an alternative location, our team will schedule an on-site visit to advise if the lot is suitable for your chosen plan.

Step Six

Preparing Your Quote

Once our draftsman has completed the final construction plans for your new home and the lot location is chosen, we will collaborate with our key vendors to confirm pricing. While we prepare your quote, now is a good time to start collecting inspiration for your exterior colors and custom interior finishes. Grab your plan, get creative, and have fun browsing!

Step Seven

Project Approval & Pre-Construction Complete

Knowing you can make decisions without any surprises, is paramount to us.

By this stage, our team has answered all of your questions and provided everything you need to make an informed decision. All paperwork is signed and your permit application is sent for approval. 

You’ll receive your official NVH Welcome Guide and a complimentary consultation with Julia Bailey, from Violet Lily Design. We are moving forward to construction—welcome to the team!

Violet Lily Design

Since 2022, we have offered complimentary consultations with Violet Lily Design for all of our builds. Julia has become a valuable asset to many of our clients. Her expertise in interior design will help guide your vision, give you confidence in your choices, and make the selections process seamless!

Step Eight

Project Kick-Off

At the kickoff meeting, we will introduce you to your foreman, and together you will review your plans in detail and discuss any concerns.

Use your project team group chat to receive instant updates and to ask questions throughout your build.

Once the ground breaks, your foundation is poured and framing begins. The first walkthrough will be scheduled as soon as your home is shingled.

We look forward to seeing you on-site!

Step Nine

Project Completion

Your build is in the final stage! Once drywall is up, momentum builds quickly.

The second walkthrough is scheduled as we prep your home for paint. Your foreman will go through any changes, final colors, and ensure we have everything in place. With the light fixtures installed and final touch-ups complete—it’s closing week!

We’re ready to welcome you home.

Closing Week

We want your home to be just how you imagined and to ensure everything is to your satisfaction.

Just before closing, you will have your third and final walk-through (pre-delivery inspection)-beforethe final figures are sent for your review.

Once we receive the occupancy permit we are ready to close!

You did it! It is now time to enjoy your brand new home, congratulations!

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