Welcome to Terra View’s Design Studio

Meet Brittany, Terra View’s Interior Design Consultant! This month, Brittany took us on a tour of Terra View Homes’ Design Studio, where we keep all of our colour selections for new homeowners to browse through while they’re going through the customization and design process of their new home. As our interior design expert and the friendly face our homeowners will … Read More

Celebrating our 30th Anniversary through Charitable Giving

To commemorate our 30th Anniversary, our team has spearheaded a Charity Initiative, selecting several nonprofits and local charities close to our hearts and who align with our mission at Terra View Homes to give back to the community that has been instrumental in our growth.   As a part of the Initiative, each of our employees was invited to direct funds … Read More

Terra View Homes Homeowner Spotlight – The Douglas/Larson Family!

For our next Homeowner Spotlight, the Douglas/Larson Family graciously shared their experience behind building and moving into their Net Zero Ready custom home with Terra View! From learning about the biggest difference from their previous home, their favourite part of their home, and the advice they have for prospective homeowners, we enjoyed their insight into what it’s been like to … Read More

A Green Recovery: Five tips for a sustainable lifestyle you can implement now

For something to be truly “sustainable,” it has to be able to be maintained at a consistent level and be able to be defended for continuing at that level. Sustainable living can be defined in many ways. It means striving to create less waste and prioritizing the use of renewable resources and minimal consumption — making healthier choices for our … Read More

Net Zero and Net Zero Ready: What’s the Difference?

Net Zero and Net Zero Ready: What’s the Difference?  With a goal to build more sustainable communities in Guelph, Terra View Homes is proud to provide Net Zero Ready homes for new homebuyers. The Net Zero lifestyle is a goal for many looking to live more sustainably by reducing energy consumption with deliberate building practices. If you’re in the market … Read More

Terra View Homes Homeowner Spotlight – The Mir Family!

A year ago, the Mir family moved into their Terra View home! This month, we had the opportunity to connect with this lovely family to learn more about their experience as Terra View homeowners and why it was important for them to move into a Net Zero home.   1. Which Terra View Homes community/development do you live in, and … Read More

What Makes Terra View Custom Homes Different?

When looking to build a custom home for you and your family, a simple google search will lead you to an abundance of options to consider. At Terra View Homes, we set ourselves apart from the rest in our custom home process and we want to give you insight into that exciting journey. Below, we share 6 ways that Terra … Read More

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist for 2021

With the days getting warmer, now is the perfect time to tackle some of those home maintenance chores that are dependent on better weather. Spring is the perfect season for homeowners to freshen up their homes and take care of any damage that occurred over the long winter. With so much to do, this can become a very time consuming … Read More

Building better homes from the ground up, for 30 years.

Our story began in 1991 with a simple mission: to build communities that will stand the test of time — with an emphasis on architecture, quality craftsmanship and energy efficiency. Since then, Terra View Homes has successfully built communities with integrity while pioneering green home building and sustainability practices. We’ve accomplished a lot over the years, and as we continue … Read More

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021 at Terra View Homes

This International Women’s Day (IWD), we at Terra View Homes are celebrating the women on our team and around the world who are making a difference in the green building landscape. This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #ChooseToChallenge, which recognizes that “we can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality.”  We can all choose to … Read More

Hidden Benefits of Owning a Net Zero/Net Zero Ready Home

Net Zero and Net Zero Ready homes are designed to take energy efficiency to the next level. These homes produce as much clean energy as they consume, making Net Zero Ready homes 80% more efficient than standard new home builds, and Net Zero homes 100% more efficient. When considering the many reasons to buy a Net Zero home, prospective buyers … Read More

Resolutions for a Healthy Home in 2021

The New Year is here and along with it comes a fresh opportunity to update your home’s health. Meeting basic healthy home principles, including improving energy-efficiency, ventilation and general maintenance, means you won’t have to worry about unnecessary physical health risks or unexpected expenses this winter. At Terra View Homes, we stand firm in our belief that it is our … Read More

Terra View Homes Homeowner Spotlight – The Purdie Family!

We take great pride in the homes we build, from our sleek, functional designs to our sustainable, environmentally-conscious approach to building. The best part of what we do is knowing the homeowners we work with love their Terra View home as much as we loved creating it in collaboration with them! The Purdie family has graciously detailed their experience as … Read More

Terra View Homes Homeowner Spotlight – The Bodalia Family!

This month, we’ve been sharing stories contributed by our Terra View Homes community in effort to highlight some of the amazing families that have helped make our community what it is today. We’re ending this series with the Bodalia family who happily shared their experience so far as Terra View homeowners with our team. 1. Which Terra View Homes community/development … Read More

Terra View’s Year in Review

2020 has been full of surprises and challenges. The Terra View team, our wonderful clients and fellow community members have managed to make this year exceptional in the face of many roadblocks. We’re looking onwards and upwards into 2021 while thinking fondly about some of the exciting and rewarding moments that took place this year. We continued to lead the … Read More

Terra View Homes Homeowner Spotlight – The Martin Family!

This month, we’re sharing stories contributed by our Terra View Homes community in effort to highlight some of the amazing families that live here. We’re so thankful the Martin family has offered to shed light on their experience so far as Terra View homeowners. 1. Which Terra View Homes community/development do you live in, and when did you move into … Read More

Every Community Has A Story – Terra Condos

From the initial blueprints and breaking ground to closing the first home in a lot, home builders are able to see new communities come to life—literally from the ground up. Since 1991, Terra View Homes has been building award winning homes in premier communities, and is in the process of creating Guelph’s most energy-efficient community to date. Within NiMA Trails … Read More

Q&A with Veteran Fred A. Lovett

Terra View Homes is grateful to have the opportunity to share the story of Guelph local Fred A. Lovett, a 97 year-old veteran from the Second World War. This Remembrance Day, we are proud to honour Fred’s legacy by officially dedicating the naming of the street Lovett Lane in our Hart Village community to him and his family. Fred A. … Read More

Terra View Supporting Movember

Some of our building team members are rallying together to take part in this year’s Movember. Not only do our crew think this was a great way to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues, but they also look forward to the team building that comes from doing it together. Stay tuned throughout the month of November for status … Read More

Nima Trails Community Spotlight

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, being able to enjoy outdoor spaces is more important than ever. The livability of the NiMA Trails community is unmatched, from the modern and functional designs of its homes to the beautiful natural environment surrounding it. For the past 30 years, Terra View Homes has been building award-winning homes in premier communities. Currently, … Read More

EQ Award Winners

Terra View is proud to announce that we have won an award for “EnerQuality’s ENERGY STAR for New Homes – Small/Custom Builder”! For Immediate Release – Winners of the 2019 EQ Awards Announced EnerQuality’s Awards celebrates the lasting and positive impact Canadian builders are making through their commitment to constructing energy-efficient homes Toronto, On… (September 22, 2020) The leaders of … Read More

Terra View Homes Named Recipient Of The 2020 EnerQuality ENERGY STAR® For New Homes — Small/Custom Builder Award

Guelph-based green builder recognized for being a changemaker in the Ontario building industry and advancing energy efficiency in new home construction Terra View Homes is proud to announce that they have been named the recipient of the 2020 EnerQuality ENERGY STAR® for New Homes — Small/Custom Builder award and have been named a Net Zero Builder award finalist. Founded by … Read More

Terra View Set to Launch Residential Home Sales for Guelph’s Most Energy Efficient Community

The long awaited NiMa Trails development will bring 360 new housing units to the community Terra View Homes is thrilled to announce that the company is gearing up for the launch of residential home sales in its highly anticipated NiMa Trails project, beginning this fall. While pre-launch registration for NiMa Trails has been ongoing, no official plans for public sales … Read More

GoSolar with Terra View

Summer—where the days are longer, the sun is stronger, and solar panels can perform at peak capacity! We love this season at Terra View Homes. Committed to making a significant movement towards the use of solar energy, we strongly believe that choosing to harness the power of the sun and the environment is the ultimate sustainable action. Not only will … Read More

The Restoration of Hart Home

Hart Village is a special community for many reasons, but the deep history this area in South Guelph possesses is one to be proud of. Named after Guelph’s Hart Family, Hart Village is not only home to the first complete community of net zero homes, but was once the Hart Farm Homestead, where four generations of the Hart Family lived … Read More

Terra View Homes Named Recipient of the 2020 ENERGY STAR® Canada Builder of the Year Award

Ontario-based green builder recognized for advancing energy efficiency and demonstrating excellence in building and promoting ENERGY STAR certified new homes Terra View Homes is proud to announce that they have been named the recipient of the 2020 ENERGY STAR Canada Builder of the Year Award, in the small builder category, for new home construction. The ENERGY STAR Canada Builder of … Read More

Terra View Homes Homeowner Spotlight – The Wrixon Family!

We take pride in our modern designs and sustainable approaches, and our goal is always for homeowners to love their Terra View Homes, as much as we love building them! For this month’s blog, we asked the Wrixon family to share their experience as Terra View homeowners and what it’s been like joining our ever-growing community! We’re Jen and Aaron … Read More

Shopping For A New Home From Home

Purchasing a home can currently seem like a difficult task as COVID-19 has placed the entire world into unprecedented times. Nothing could fully prepare businesses and individuals for the times we are living through and the feelings we are experiencing. We, at Terra View Homes, are here to help you through these trying situations and ease the pressure and stress … Read More

Homebuilders and COVID:19 – How This Local Builder Is Addressing Construction and Public Safety

Restrictions present unique challenges for builders like Terra View Homes Operating a business and managing staff while adhering to COVID-19 restrictions has presented many unexpected challenges for business owners. That is especially true in the construction industry, where newly-implemented site procedures have less to do with construction practices and more to do with meeting pandemic compliance regulations. “It’s taking a … Read More

Are You Living in a Healthy Home Sanctuary?

Tips to ensure your home is ready for a COVID-19 extended stay When travel is no longer an option given the need for social distancing, the question arises: is your home the healthiest place to spend 24/7 riding out a pandemic? What about life after COVID-19? Living in a clean, safe environment is a key contributor to your overall health. … Read More

Terra View Homes Named Green Builder of the Year by Guelph and District Home Builders’ Association

Terra View Homes is proud to announce that they have been named Green Builder of the Year by the Guelph and District Home Builders’ Association (GDHBA). Since 1991,Terra View Homes has been a dedicated member of the GDHBA, a non-profit organization that supports residential construction businesses within Guelph through education, collaboration and recognition. GDHBA members gathered last month to celebrate … Read More

Terra View’s Tips for a Green and Healthy Home

On April 22nd, Terra View Homes will celebrate Earth Day with the rest of the world. This year’s theme is climate action, where we recognize the enormous challenges we face, but also the countless opportunities for us in the fight against climate change. As pioneers in green building, it is our responsibility to practice environmentally-conscious building to lessen our impact … Read More

Celebrating IWD at Terra View Homes 

In honour of this year’s International Women’s Day theme, #EachForEqual, our female employees got candid about their experiences in the homebuilding industry and shared some excellent advice for other women considering this profession. This month, we’re celebrating the amazing women behind Terra View Homes. Name: Lisa Schuett Position:  Vice President How long have you been working at Terra View Homes?  … Read More

Phase One Construction of Terra View Homes’ NiMa Trails Development Begins

GUELPH, ON | March 9, 2020 — Local green builder Terra View Homes is excited to announce that phase 1 construction is officially underway on the NiMa Trails development located near Guelph Lake and the surrounding conservation area. NiMa Trails is a multi-phase project with phase 1A and 1B now officially under construction. These phases are set to include 21 … Read More

What to Look for in a Home Builder

Are you in the market for a new home? Make sure you do your research! Before prospective home buyers make the biggest investment of their lives, they need to make sure they’ve selected the proper home builder for the job. With close to 30 years in the home building industry, we have quite the idea of what to look for … Read More

The word climate appeared 11 times in the 2019 throne speech…

Here’s everything you need to know about Net Zero homes Following the 2019 Throne Speech, a target was set by the Canadian government to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. This is an ambitious, yet necessary goal for both environmental protection and economic growth. As a CHBA Qualified Net Zero Home Builder, our goal is to create sustainable neighbourhoods and communities … Read More

5 Home Trends We’re Looking Forward to in 2020

The start of a new decade is the perfect opportunity to update your home. What changes are you envisioning for your home this year? As an innovator in the building industry through construction, modern design and customization, Terra View prides itself on staying up to date on home and interior design trends. Heading into 2020, we’ve decided to share five … Read More

Terra View’s Winter Prep Checklist for Every Home

Winter is coming! Before we’re hit by the snow, below-freezing temperatures and higher utility bills, make sure to winterize your home. This will save you from damages and extra costs in the dead of winter. At Terra View, our quality homes are changing the way Canadians experience winter. Our Net Zero Ready homes will be taking energy efficiency (and comfort) … Read More

Local Builder Creating “Real Value” Homes for Guelph Residents

What you should know about net-zero homes While climate change failed to emerge as the defining issue of the October federal election, there was enough awareness on the subject amongst voters to help the Green Party triple their seat count in the House of Commons. Clearly, Canadians are becoming increasingly concerned about human impact on their local environment and the … Read More

Building for the future: Celebrating Guelph’s greenest community

Incorporating sustainable and eco-friendly practices into our environmentally conscious building philosophies has been our priority for over two decades. Pushing the green envelope in the homes that we build has become standard practice for us — and knowing that we are building for a better future is what motivates us to continue doing so. We’re proud to live and build … Read More

Guelph’s New Net-Zero Carbon Emission Home

The City of Guelph and TerraView Homes sold their first completely net zero output home. We were there looking at the state of the art home. Source  

Change the way your home is powered, 
GoSolar with Terra View Homes

Being a homeowner comes with great responsibility — let’s make the environment one of them. In Canada, residential living accounts for 14 percent of the total greenhouse gases produced. While energy performance and efficiency have improved significantly across the country in recent years, residential energy has still increased by 8.4 percent since 1990. This household carbon footprint calculator can assist … Read More

Healthier Communities Start with Clean Soil

Terra View is leading the way towards sustainable communities in many ways, one of which is using clean soil.   What is Clean Soil and What Are the Benefits?   Clean soil is composed only of organic matter, elements that are nutrient and mineral rich, and is free from chemicals and pesticides, meaning it is: Safer for kids and pets … Read More

Coming Soon: Canada’s First Carbon Neutral Condominium

It is important that we act now to make changes in our lives that will lead to a sustainable future and you can make that step now by purchasing a condo in Canada’s First Carbon Neutral Condominium. Terra Condos is a modern, socially responsible condo building that leaves zero carbon footprint. Terra’s environmentally conscious design emits zero carbon by drawing … Read More

GoSolar: Press Release from Terra View

For almost two decades, Terra View Homes has been pioneering green homebuilding practices in Canada. Today, Terra View Homes is excited to announce they are the first builder in Canada to offer 4kW solar modules on newly built homes in their Hart Village subdivision in Guelph*. This follows a long tradition of leading the way with environmentally conscious building initiatives. … Read More

Guelph Residential Development Helps Set Zero-Carbon Building Standard

Two local builders are joining forces on a unique residential project that will help create a new, more environmentally-friendly building standard. Kiwi Newton Construction and Terra View Homes are set to break ground this year on a new building that is one of 16 projects chosen to be part of the Canada Green Building Council’s Zero Carbon Building Standard pilot … Read More

Major Terra View Homes projects break ground

Grading work has begun on two major Terra View Homes residential developments in Guelph. Both the NiMa Trails project on the far northeast corner of the city, and the Hart Village development in the south end along Harts Lane and Kortright Road, have been in the planning and approval process for several years. Terra View founder and CEO Andrew Lambden ... Read More

Nima Ground Breaking

Join us for the nima ground breaking ceremony Don't miss your opportunity to be part of the beginning of another great guelph community coming soon: nima. Join terra view homes and the mayor of guelph, cam guthrie as they cut the ribbon and open the site for construction. Nima is an exciting new community in guelph's north end built for ... Read More

Ontario’s Premier Green Builder

Collaboration Works – Backyard Bounty, The Guelph Food Bank, Terra View Homes Help Feed Those in Need

Guelph is home to some mind-blowing cross-sectoral community collaborations. A prime example: our recently-published story of McNeil Consumer Healthcare investing in local non-profit Trees for Guelph who, in turn, have been co-ordinating tree planting initiatives for (primarily) local school children since 1990. Read Full Story

Home Builder Aims to Help Spark Electric Car Use

KITCHENER — David Brix hopes people plugging in their cars at home will become more commonplace than fueling up at the gas stations. Read More

South Side Guelph Barn Comes Down With Care

GUELPH – Mennonite barn "disassemblers" from near Elmira carefully take apart the 170-year-old barn on Harts Lane West on Tuesday morning. Read More

Green Guelph Builder Leads By Example

Terra View Homes appears poised to build on its reputation as a corporate citizen committed to trying to do things right. Download PDF

Barn Swallows Will Find New Homes At Hart Farmstead

GUELPH — Every year in May, barn swallows arrive to nest in the old, abandoned Hart Barn. This year, the birds will arrive to new homes. Read More

Guelph Councillors Support Bid to Remove 170-Year-Old Hart’s Barn

GUELPH — City councillors Monday approved the removal of a 170-year-old south-end barn after hearing it is so unsafe the late owner wouldn’t allow anyone inside. Read More

Three Guelph Home Builders up for Customer Service Awards

GUELPH — Three Guelph home builders have been named finalists for the 2013 Tarion Awards of Excellence for customer service. Download PDF

A Fresh Approach to Land Development

GUELPH — After more than 20 years in the development industry, Andrew Lambden knows how new projects typically come on stream. Download PDF

Terra View Homes Recognized for Healthy Housing™ Practices

GUELPH — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) honoured Terra View Homes today under the CMHC Healthy Housing™ Recognition Program for its efforts in building healthier homes. Read More