Making the makeover process super simple.
In five manageable steps
Our design & build methodology produces higher quality results than working with a general contractor and architect separately. By having your design and construction teams working together under one roof, it helps create efficiencies that can drive projects to completion up to 30% faster and 10% cheaper than traditional methodologies.
Complete the contact form
Share your contact information, address, project description, budget, and timeline on our web form, where an advisor will follow up with a 15 minute call to schedule a free no-commitment 1-on-1 site visit.
✔ Every journey begins by taking the first step
✔ Transparent discussion about your project goals
✔ Discover renovation options within your budget
✔ Learn how we might best move forward together
A member of our team will perform a free inspection and spend 45 minutes on-site to learn more about your motivations and the project.
✔ Gain a better understanding of the project
✔ Meet one another to help establish rapport
✔ We will assess if your project aligns with our interests
✔ Technical questions addressed to ease concerns
✔ Ballpark estimate provided
✔ Service Agreement sent for signature
Dream designs personalized to your budget and utility
For basic interior & exterior renovations and landscaping, we capture simple measurements using AR tools and create photorealistic visuals to produce an accurate build estimate for your approval. For remodels requiring building permits, we may require land surveys, as-built plans, and BCIN stamped construction drawings as per Ontario Building Code and municipal bylaw & zoning requirements.
✔ Projects receive a fixed-price design estimate
✔ Receive an honest and transparent service with no hidden fees
What to expect?
✔ Weekly collaborative design development meetings
✔ Municipal property records search
✔ Site review & zoning verification
✔ As-built drawings up to 6,450ft²
✔ Existing exterior elevations & cross sections
✔ Existing site plans, roof plans, mechanical plans
✔ Virtual 3D walkthroughs via Matternet
✔ Photographic documentation
✔ Photorealistic design renders of your space
✔ Build estimation for approval
✔ Stamped BCIN architectural drawings
✔ Interior design consultation
✔ Completed permit application package
✔ Design fees are settled in full for permit submission
✔ Full material takeoff list prepared for procurement
Your design package will serve as the foundation for the project and is personalized around you. We use Slack and weekly 1-on-1 meetings to communicate & collaborate with one another. Our clients are typically wrapped within 2 included rounds of revisions, with any additional revisions accommodated for a fee. Once you approve the final designs & build budget we begin our transition into the next phase of the project.
CITY FEES: PAYABLE DIRECTLY TO CITY HALL
Building Permit = $265+ minimum fee
Group C Residential = $16.69 service index x SqM
Accessory Structure = $5.99 service index x SqM
Demolition Permit = $0.49 service index x SqM
Minor Variance = $3,465 non-refundable fee
Coordination & Review = $90 hourly
Building Permit Package Preparation & Submission
We help prepare and submit your permit drawings, site statistics, surveys, schedules, structural documents, designer schedule 1 forms, and any required approval letters to the City of Hamilton's Building Division via ePLANS online portal. While we can easily monitor the approval process online, we cannot control turnaround time whatsoever which can vary from 2-8 weeks depending on backlogs.
✔ We serve you as authorized trade representatives and agents
✔ Minor variance applications under Committee of Adjustment
✔ Communications maintained to help manage expectations
✔ Permit clearly displayed on premises exterior in OBC compliance
DEPOSIT: TO SECURE MATERIALS, EQUIPMENT, LABOUR
Sit back and relax as we gear up, pick up, and drop off.
Our dedicated team procures all required supplies after having calculated material square footages and linear lengths from available plans and sectional measurements. We order, inspect, and deliver materials to site to help the project start and finish without delays.
✔ All materials & products are ordered straight to your door
✔ We try our best to inspect everything to ensure quality control
✔ We won't start until deliveries are made in time for our start date
✔ If any supplier issues are incurred you will be notified immediately
INSTALMENTS: PER COMPLETION OF MILESTONES
Boots on the ground. Let the crafts begin.
Your project will be built by our own licensed & insured team that is briefed with all details and construction notes to help ensure a quality build. We only subcontract tasks that require accredited licensed masters (plumbing, HVAC, electrical) for OBC compliance & liability purposes and with whom we have previously conducted repeat business with and supervised.
✔ 1 year workmanship warranty
✔ $3 million insurance protection
✔ City of Hamilton licensed master builders
✔ Any change orders are discussed in advance
✔ Full payment is due on receipt of invoice
✔ We coordinate all required building inspections
Built with love. Manage your project with peace of mind.
Our communications & project management platform allows you to connect with us from anywhere and help track progress through open lines of communication and collaboration in order to manage mutual expectations of one another.
✔ Message us anytime for timely responses within 24h
✔ 30 minute meeting(s) per week to discuss updates & share progress
✔ It's a wrap once we're all happy with the results