We work together to determine your needs and wants and provide a variety of designs as required to achieve the desired product. Our team is available to you throughout the process to answer any questions or address issues that you may have.
Design/Build your own home is a huge investment and we want to make sure the process is efficient and budget conscious.
If you wish to arrange to build your own house but need help with acquiring land than this service is the right fit. Our Real Estate professionals will help you to find and purchase the lot in the area you want to live. Our development team will arrange for the permits and consultants needed prior to building.
We take detailed measurements of the site, detailed house measurements along with a structural analysis of the existing house (If applicable). We perform a needs analysis determine what your needs and wants are. We then present you with different design schemes for your project, based on your wishes, needs, and realities.
Our team will work out a detailed budget for your project that will reflect a true cost for your custom build. This will be reviewed and approved before the final contract is decided.
We finalize the design scheme and proceed to enhance it with detail. Plans, elevations and three dimensional sketches are created to represent a finished idea reflecting your desires. Various consultants are used in this phase to make sure the electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems are accounted for in the design. Changes are made.
We add construction details and final dimensions to the drawings. A detailed review is completed in house to confirm compliance with the Ontario Building Code. Once these drawings are approved then they are submitted to the City. Any comments or issues are addressed until a building permit is obtained.
Once the building permit is issued the construction can begin. In this phase the homeowner is responsible in choosing finish materials (we have an in-house designer to assist during this stage). We deal with the construction, site conditions that need to be addressed and any changes that need to be made or requested. Our goal is that the final product is to your satisfaction which is why we encourage periodic visits to the site to go over everything.