The Design Process

The design process begins with a free, no obligation meeting to discuss your project and receive a free quote based on the scope of work decided. If you then choose to hire us, we will meet again to go into further details on how to get your vision on to paper. We will obtain all necessary information pertaining to the site, municipal by-laws, zoning regulations, restrictions and overall parameters needed for accurate design for the purpose of obtaining a building permit to begin construction. Three sets of preliminary drawings come standard with each project and presented at meetings with you to review and refine your plans every step of the way. After you are satisfied with the design of your project, working construction drawings will be created which can be used for obtaining a building permit and construction! We will be available for complementary consultation to facilitate clearly between the client and builder and/or the municipality what is intended by the design for construction.

Additions & Renovations

Thinking of moving? Before you consider it, think about the many options you can do with an addition or renovation to your existing space. There are many things possible with an addition including creating multiple new rooms, a new sun deck in the back yard or even just a simple storage shed. An addition or renovation can take an existing space and completely revamp it to be more functional, practical and presentable. Also, if you have extra space, there are many different ways to generate income by renovating an unused basement into a new legal basement suite. All of these are great for personal reasons as well as for boosting a house for sale; you will get back more than what you put in. The possibilities are endless.

Additions and Renovations can be tricky projects and requires a designer who really knows how the sticks go together. Failing to choose a designer who can tie new building codes to old can result in increased costs, increased time and disastrous headaches. It is also important to choose a designer who has extensive knowledge of the zoning bylaws and regulations and has working relationships with the municipality of your project.

We have extensive knowledge of each stage of the construction process and old building methods to determine how to tie the new to the old as well as cost effective ways to get your addition and renovation completed on time and under budget. Because of our working relationships with the multiple municipalities, we are able to solve problems as they arise and work with the many building inspectors of Greater Victoria to figure out the best and most cost effective way to give you what you want as well as give the city what they require.

To discuss your project with us and book a free, no obligation, initial meeting and quote, Call 250-595-0858.