Celebrating 25 Years!

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Here at Heartwork Homes we are celebrating our 25th Year of building custom homes in Manitoba. We are so thankful for each job along the way and want to say a huge THANK YOU to all of our clients. It has been a pleasure working alongside you and creating homes that you can enjoy for years.

Life has taken many turns and has taught us so much about serving, communicating, and building custom homes. We are passionate about building beautiful houses that each of our clients is proud to call home. We pride ourselves in being CUSTOM home builders, each family has a story to tell, and each house needs to fit the particular family’s functions. The word custom meaning; specially designed for a particular person or purpose. And that is exactly what we have striven to do for the last 25 years, building and designing custom houses, that become custom homes for a particular person and purpose.

Thank you for 25 wonderful years, and we look forward to many more, as we continue to work together as a family to build beautiful custom homes all over Manitoba.

Happy Easter!

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From our family to yours, happy Easter.

He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee:  ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” ~ Luke 24: 6-7

Spring has made an entrance, here in Manitoba

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Top ten things to do, to prepare your home for Spring!

1. Check all eaves and guttersThis is very key, as the SNOW melts during the day and freezes    back up during the night, this can cause a lot of harm to your eaves troughs and those     people/animals standing below.

2. Clear excess snow off roof – This might be something you would have done throughout the winter to keep the weight off your roof, but if not this may be something you will want to do once the snow starts to melt. It may not always be the case, but especially if you have an older house, this thaw can cause your roof to start leaking, as the water is sitting.

3. Shovel Manitoba amounts of snow, away from basement windows – We all love to have big basement windows with beautiful  window wells, but with Manitoba snow falls, it can be the case that these window wells have now turned into bowls for snow, or water. In most cases this should not be an issue, but in the case of a quick thaw, I would suggest shoveling a majority of the snow away from the windows.

4. Be aware of your surroundings – Make sure you are checking your basement regularly for water, or other issues. This is not always the case, but often in older homes, this scenario is redundant. Listen for your sump pump and make sure it is doing its job properly.

 5. Inspection – Once ALL the snow is gone, take a walk around, make sure nothing on your house looks damaged and take note of things that you would like to repair this summer, or sooner if needed.

6. Clean up the yard – You may have done a great fall clean up of all the leaves and plants, but we all know the Manitoba winds pick up the day after you clean up the yard, and all the leaves are back in the yard. Lets have an outside clean up day and I’ll bring the marshmallows 😉

7. Store all of that fun, and not so fun winter equipment – Its that time of year again, to put away all of the shovels, snowblowers, and not to mention all the toys (snowmobiles, toboggans, etc). Look over all of these items or have them tuned up, so that your rearing to go, when October comes again… I mean December.

8. Testing, testing, one, two, three – Test all of the fire alarms in your home, and switch out the batteries. This is a great time to do these types of tasks, as its a great reminder that every spring is testing time.

9. Clean!  – I’m not going to go through the long list of things that you could possibly clean, because we all know it would be a long one. Here is the one thing we may forget; furnace filters. WInter is long, dusty, and dry.  The Spring is a great time to get a fresh start and every fresh start, needs a new furnace filter!

10. Create and Enjoy – Its the season we have all been waiting 7 months for, ITS SPRING! Let down your hair and run in the soggy grass 🙂



How to keep your home warmer, on these cold Manitoba days.

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1. Make sure all of your windows and doors are closed securely. 

  • Keep your windows air- tight. If you are find that a lot of cold air is coming in your windows, you may want to consider removable caulking, or at least stuffing a towel in the noticeable areas.
  • You may need to replace weather stripping on doors to keep wind and snow from sneaking in under the door.

rsz_image_copy_92.  Open blinds when the sun is shinning. It may feel like its always dark in Manitoba, but Winnipeg has an average of 316 days of sun.


3. Close off all unused rooms. No need to heat rooms in your house you don’t use, it may make Manitoba Hydro happy, but you’ll be feeling it in your wallet.

  • Close registers, in rooms that are not being used .
  • Check registers in rooms that are in use, often a rug or dirty laundry can be blocking a vent.


4. Light candles. They heat more then you think, and if you don’t believe me, try it. Its a cheap experiment.

rsz_image_copy_115. (Last, but not least) Bake cookies! Your oven will help to warm your house, and dry the air.


Keep warm!

Merry Christmas

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Untitled 2We want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

May we all pause during this Christmas season to think about God’s many blessings as we celebrate the birth of His son, Jesus. Wherever this holiday season takes you, may your hearts be filled with joy and warmth.

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