Only entirely new buildings are covered by the Regulation respecting the guarantee plan for new residential buildings, effective January 1, 2015.
The guarantee plan does not apply to every type of building.
For example, it does not cover:
If a home is built in part by a general contractor (or their subcontractors), the guarantee may apply under certain conditions.
For example, if you want to build your own home and you’re using a general contractor for the foundation and frame, the guarantee applies only to the foundation and frame. The rest of the home is not covered.
The Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ) offers several licence classes and subclasses, so you can confirm whether your contractor holds a valid licence.