why choose nick langford

Communication

Clear communication between all parties is the key to ensuring your vision is realized. At NLC, we pride ourselves on ensuring that all the issue are thoroughly explored and discussed in a timely manner.

Collaboration

We'll work with you and your designer or architect if you already have them, to ensure that your dreams are realized in a cost effective and high quality home. You'll benefit from our excellent working relationships with building inspectors, suppliers and local proven and professional trades people.

Value

We can help you choose from a dizzying array of choices to make sure you get the best value for your dollar in choosing the building materials for your house. We'll help you understand the options and what any consequences might be of your choices.

Quality

NLC has been in business since 1989 and the many local references we have from happy clients is evidence that we offer excellent quality, full service and good value. Our team is always very well equipped with a large selection of the right tools for the job making sure our work is as precise as it is efficient.

Ethics

We have a strong ethic around sustainability and responsible building and we'll always encourage the use of local and/or green products and materials. We also encourage blower door tests in order to measure air leakage and maximize energy efficiency. We take the utmost care to protect the natural beauty of your property while designing and building your house.

Expertise

Principal, Nick Langford is the only licenced contractor with a diploma of Building Technology with an Architectural major on Saltspring Island and brings a clear understanding of engineering principles. NLC are experts in building on rocky sites and slopes and always incorporate earthquake resistant construction techniques.

Our Core Values

NLC is guided by our core values: Integrity, Respect, Quality, Value, Fair Profit and Common Sense.

Sustainable Construction

"It is not easy being green."
Kermit the Frog

Building with a global environmental ethic is new. Good design, tradecraft and ethics are not.

History is full of quality buildings that were built in a way that is now labelled 'green' and 'new'.

Green Construction, for me, is largely about sticking to the fundamentals that I was taught at school years ago by teachers that were experienced architects, engineers, technologists and trades people. The basics of efficient house design are window size, solar orientation, envelope area to floor area ratio, air management and quality construction details.

Certainly, there are other parts of the puzzle. New technologies and products that enhance buildings and help lessen the environmental footprint of construction. Reduce, reuse and recycle are important practices in all industries but the high volume of materials necessarily involved in construction make it a foundational environmental policy and good business practice.

Call it what you will but good design and quality construction are the key ingredients to sustainable construction.