The municipal building department will grant approval approximately 6 - 8 weeks after the initial drawings submission.  Then begin building or renovating and enjoy your dream project!

Design process

Step One

We’re committed to designing and serving you with quality and value. We'll listen to your needs and wants, and then come back to you with a plan that works for you. Our first-time customers continually become our long term customers time and time again. 

Step Four

Once you've decided on building a new home, addition, or renovation you'll want to work with an experienced professional home designer.

We’re committed to providing you with the highest level of service.We want to make the process as easy and enjoyable as possible for you since we genuinely care about your project.

Step Two

Step Five

Once the final drawings have been completed we send them to a structural engineer of your choice or we can recommend one for you.   After the structural engineer has completed and stamped his drawings of your project they can be taken to the municipal building department.

Quality Service

Step Six

We will visit your property to understand its surroundings such as views, sunlight, shadowing, and privacy.  Then considering your ideas, wishes, and dreams in conjunction with zoning bylaws, the site survey and building codes, we will begin to create the conceptual design. If you wish to work with a builder,  interior designer or landscape architect we will coordinate with them as the design progresses.   

Step Three

In most cases the city where you are building or renovating will require a site survey to determine geodetic elevations.  This is standard procedure for all design processes.  If you do not have a site survey we can recommend a surveyor for you. 

The first step is meeting with you to discuss your needs and expectations for your project.  You might have a sketch, pictures, magazine clippings and a personal wish list.  During our first meeting we will also discuss bylaw requirements on your property, the cost of the design project, and develop a written contract.

When you are happy with the preliminary design we will begin drafting the drawings which include a site plan, cross sections, and details of floor plans and exteriors.


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