Custom Design Services

We are true custom home designers and builders. As you browse through our photo galleries you will notice that no two homes are alike as we design most of our custom homes from scratch for our clients. The result is a unique home that reflects the needs and wishes of our clients to the fullest, and that exploits the location and vistas to maximum effect.
 
We can work from a blank sheet of paper, use magazine pictures or photos you've collected or use drawings and sketches. If you're unsure about the general look and feel of your home feel free to browse our series of custom plans, all of which can be completely modified to suit your needs. What's more, all our custom homes can be built in a variety of ways to suit your lifestyle including conventional construction, cedar, log, timber frame and timber hybrid.
 

Here are just a few of the areas that we address when design a custom home or custom renovation for you:

 

Site details

We visit your site and adjust your new home to fit the characteristics of the property including:

  • Site topology;

  • Access roads;

  • Setbacks, local requirements, covenants and governance;

  • Ideal position of home based on how you live, work and play.

This includes soil testing, surveys and septic engineeringwhich are gall critical to successful design and construction planning [available within a 100 mile radius from Ottawa-Gatineau].

Exterior appearance

We make recommendationsand implement your ideas to bring your new home to life, including roof lines, structural engineering, window placements as well as exterior materialsand color selections. Our design process also takes into consideration your preferences for how you can tap the sun to best advantage.

Interior floor plans

We design your new home with your specific wishes in mind and help determine traffic and work flows, special features, functionalities and structural engineering. Are you left-handed for example? We can design the kitchen accordingly.

Detail home plans for construction

We begin with preliminary plans including all elevations. Once the design meets your final approval you will receive a complete set of detailed, high quality construction plans to proceed with the project.