Planning your project
Planning Construction Projects & Renovations In Ottawa
In Ottawa major interior renovations, additions & new home construction require the help of planners, architects, engineers, technologists & contractors. How do you navigate all the permits, inspections, financing and not to mention design? Planning your project is so important to help meet deadlines, stay on budget and meet your expectations. With our team you’ll be a part of the process and have a clear understanding of the work that needs to be done. We employ industry professionals so you can get expert advice on topics like interior design, real estate, or drafting services – we make it really easy to plan construction and renovations in Ottawa.
As any home renovation enthusiast knows, the details are everything when it comes to planning a successful interior or exterior design project. From picking out the perfect paint color to choosing the right furniture and accessories, there are endless possibilities for creating a stylish and unique space. However, with so many choices to make, it can be overwhelming trying to do everything on your own. This is where enlisting the help of an experienced interior designer can be a lifesaver. A good designer will work with you to understand your vision and help bring it to life, ensuring that no detail is overlooked in the process. Rely on their experience to ensure you get south facing windows and the farmhouse interior you dreamed about.
A project manager is an important member of any home building or renovation team. Keeping the project on track, communicating status updates to the client, and guiding you through the entire process. Our project managers have a strong understanding of construction methods and principles, and will be able to provide valuable input during the design phase. During construction, the project manager will work closely with the foreman to ensure that work is progressing as planned. He or she will also be responsible for ensuring that all materials and supplies are ordered in a timely manner, and that any problems that arise are quickly addressed. By working closely with the client and the construction team, project managers play a vital role in ensuring that homebuilding and renovation projects meet your expectations.
Architects, Engineers & Technologists
In any renovation or construction project, there are always a lot of moving parts. To ensure that everything comes together seamlessly, it is important to work with a team of qualified professionals. When renovating a home in Ottawa you require architects, engineers & technologists for small renovations and new construction. Our in house staff help with permit drawings, drafting services, MEP drawings, site plans and more. With new construction or renovations you never know what surprises come up its nice to have professional services available. As a result, you can rest assured knowing that you are in good hands when you work with us. Our master construction plan includes all the necessary site plans, CAD drawings, and design documents which are the instructions for the commercial builders you hire.
Real Estate Agents
Custom home construction is a process that involves many different professionals working together to make the customer’s vision a reality. Our team of real estate agents has the experience and expertise to broker deals for customers looking to build a custom home in Ottawa. We work with customers to find the perfect home to match their desired design and renovation. Customers who already own land to build on often consult with our team about legal issues or tax implications related to their project. Our team is dedicated to helping our customers realize their dream of owning a custom-built home. Whether it’s finding the perfect property or negotiating the best price, we are here to help.
Financing & Accounting
There are a lot of things to consider when undertaking a construction or renovation project – not the least of which is financing. Whether you’re looking to borrow money to pay for the project outright, or you need help with covering the costs, we can assist. We offer a range of financial options that make it easier than ever to build your dream home, from the ground up. Let us educate you about the different financing options available and work with you to find the best solution for your needs. With our help, you can make your construction or renovation project a reality.
When you choose our company to provide architectural drafting services, you gain access to an entire team of dedicated professionals, each with their own area of expertise. From electricians and tilers to plumbers and painters, we have all the bases covered. This means that construction projects can proceed smoothly and without any unexpected delays. Our in-house team of home builders is highly experienced and can quickly tackle any surprise problems that may arise. The architects who work on your project will carefully plan every aspect of your home, from the placement of beams and pipes to the layout of joists and wiring. And our skilled construction team will transform these technical drawings and plans into reality. With years of experience under their belts, your home is carefully planned and precisely built.
With Us You Get Every Kind Of Industry Professionals At Your Service!
We understand that construction and renovations can be a big undertaking, both financially and emotionally. That’s why we take care to walk our clients through every step of the process, from the initial consultation to the final walk-through. We want you to be confident in your decisions, and we’re always happy to answer any questions you may have. Our team of industry professionals has years of experience between them, so you can rest assured you’re getting expert advice on everything from interior design to real estate law.
Floor plans are necessary for each floor or building level that will be affected by the project. If you are working with an addition, all or at least part of the existing structure may be required.
This is what you should expect to include on the floor plan.
- Title and scale
- All room names or uses (e.g., kitchen, living room, bedroom)
- Location of plumbing fixtures
- Size, direction and spacing of structural members (joists, columns, beams and lintels)
- Interior and exterior dimensions, including door and window sizes
- General specifications/materials to be used
- The extent and size of both the new and existing structures
Roof and ceiling framing must be clearly indicated on the floor plans. That includes spans of prefabricated roof truss and joist systems, location of all hip or girder trusses. If the framing is complex, you will need the roof truss layout from the supplier. To cover the load conditions, the drawings should contain explicit details about this factor.
This is a depiction of all the structural portions of the house and shows what is behind the walls. The drawings submitted for approval may need to show both the existing and proposed changes.
The following detail is expected on a cross-section drawing.
- Title and scale
- Room names
- Heights and dimensions of doors and windows
- Size and types of materials and finishes
- Finished floor level and grades
- Extent of existing house and proposed additions
This is the illustration of each side of the exterior as it will be finished and is a requirement for any work proposed on the outside of a building. It must include:
- Title and scale
- Heights and dimensions of existing and new window and door openings
- Exterior finishes and materials
- Finished floor levels and grade
- Extent of proposed addition and existing house
- Overall height of building
- Slope/pitch of new roofs
This looks at the slope of the land and what the drainage is like or proposed. If it is not satisfactory for good drainage, a plan to grade the land or make it slope properly will be required. This must be prepared by a licensed professional engineer, engineering technologist, or land surveyor and show the before and after views. Two copies must be submitted for the permit to be issued.
This plan is necessary in either urban or rural areas when:
- Proposed construction may adversely affect the existing drainage.
- Proposed structure is a new building, an addition, or accessory structure greater than 55m2 (592 square feet).
- Proposed structure is within 1.2 meters (4′) of the property line.
- Installation of a pool located is within 1.2 meters of the property line.