Access Up To $100,000
for your project's Balconies

Canadian developers are invited to bid in 2 project transformation funds worth up to $100,000, funding design and collaborative installation of Sapphire's Glide-On™ Cassette® balconies.

 
Resibuild in partnership with Sapphire Balconies and Antamex Partner Systems have created the Transforming Condo Construction Fund 

to introduce an innovative way of design and install condo balconies
across Canada.

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The project funds both focus on new modern methods of construction and digitizing projects.
UK based Sapphire Balconies and Canadian façade building industry experts Antamex Industries  are providing the funding in two rounds. 

Transforming Condo Construction Fund.

The purpose for the funding is to showcase a new modern method of constructing balconies that speeds up design, improves build time, increases productivity and reduces overall C02 levels in line with Canada's Net-Zero plans.

ROUND ONE

Project start date
Ongoing - 1st Nov 2021

Project completion date
Ongoing - 31st June 2022

Summary
This round is for projects that are currently underway or expected to starting casting by November 2021.
 

ROUND TWO

Project start date
1st Jan 2022 - 31st June 2022

Project completion date
Before 31st Dec 2022

Summary
This round is for projects that are expected to start in 2022 and are possibly at early design stage.  

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
 
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Scope

The aim of the funding is to invest in innovative construction projects that showcase the unique benefits of Sapphire's Glide-On™ Cassette® balconies to the Canadian Construction industry.
Funded projects will result in practical and clos
e-to-market solutions that highlight the ease of design thanks to the Coach Balcony Configurator, productivity gains, and all around improvement in quality and thermal performance.

Easier Design Process

From concept to completion, COACH delivers a faster, simpler and smoother specification journey that we intend to showcase

Offsite Prefabrication

Faster project schedules, cost certainty and superior quality. All reasons to be on the cutting edge of residential construction.

Increased 
Productivity

The recent pandemic has shone an even greater spotlight on the need to address productivity within the construction industry.

The Future Looks Green

With construction trends  looking towards Net Zero Energy homes, we aim to illustrate what we are already achieving in The United Kingdom

The Transforming Condo Construction Fund has several stakeholders and activities that are complementary to the programme. Applicants are strongly advised to liaise with relevant stakeholders as part of the application process. Successful projects will be expected to work with these stakeholders, which include:
 

 

We also suggest you review our published report into Canadian Condo Balcony Trends in 2021.

We are looking to fund a selection of projects of all sizes, scope areas, spend profiles an

Allocation of funding is based on three key deciding factors: Speed of completion, Complexity of design and Size of the overall project. The purpose of funding is to showcase the benefits and advantages of this new modern method of constructing condo balconies.

The total fund of $100,000 is intended for both Round 1 and Round 2. If enough projects in Round One allow us to achieve our goals, the funding will be used in Round 1 and Round 2 will be closed.

How the funding can be used

 

Funding for each chosen project can be used against the cost of design, manufacture and installation of Sapphire's Glide-On™ Cassette® balconies. We will work with the chosen projects to manage the funding over the entire process from design to install.

Funded

Design

There are big advantages to using standardised design. At Sapphire, we have created our Cassette® system on the principle of modular construction.

Funded

Manufacture

Off-site manufacturing offers more controlled, traceable processes and better-quality products, but also makes for easier balcony installation with less trades/workers on site.

Funded

Installation

Sapphire has developed many unique pieces of equipment to make installing balconies on site faster, more efficient and, most importantly, safer for installation teams.

Your Project & Proposal

 

  • Your project must be located in Canada.

  • Your project must be a multi-unit residential building (MURB).

  • Part of the design process should be done using the Coach Balcony Configurator*.

**Question for team - Do we have specific prerequisite for selected projects.



Selection Process

 

Our panel of assessors will review each application against the three deciding factors of estimated project completion date, complexity of balcony design and the size of the overall project.
 

Estimated completion date 

  • Projects in Round One will be allocated funding first.

  • Preference will be first given to projects underway and at cast-in stage

Complexity of balcony design

 

  • Projects that require less design hours will be given preference.

  • A preference will be given to projects that utilise the balcony software suite Coach.

Size of project

  • We believe the ideal project will have between 8* and 14* balconies

  • The build would ideally be a three to six storey MURB (Multi-unit residential building).

Announcement of winning bids

 

Once the reviews are completed, an announcement will be made via email and on this page. We will announce which projects have been funded, how much each project has been awarded and if further funds will be available for Round Two.

 
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Eligibility

Our goal is to find the most suitable projects in Canada to fund.

About your project

  1. Does your project start before 1st Nov 2021?

  2. Does it have at least 5 balconies?

  3. Do you want to showcase your project globally?


Your project must start by 30th November 2021 and end by 31 March 2023. The duration of your project cannot exceed 18 months.

Your project’s balcony costs should be between $20,000 and $100,000. This equates to between 5 and X balconies depending on specification. Balcony costs outside this range will be considered upon request. 

Projects longer than 24 months will also be considered but preference will be given to projects that finish within the set dates. Your project’s delivery date and scope will all form part of the assessment criteria.

Key Dates in Round One

Application close date: 30th August 2021
Application review: 1st Sept - 4th Sept 2021

Announcement of funded projects: 5th Sept 2021

Key Dates in Round Two

Application close date: TBC
Application review: TBC

Announcement of funded projects: TBC

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Registration

To register, please take the time to fill out the information below.