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Construction Services – Historic Restoration


Design Development

Timeline: 3-5 months (including C of A if required)
Our role as custom home builders when undertaking a new home project is to aid in offering home owners the ability to design and build a space that perfectly supports their lifestyle and budgetary requirements.
Our goal is to support this process and amplify the results through an integrated planning approach alongside our in-house architectural design and interior design divisions or an interior designer and architect of your choice. In either scenario, we play a far reaching role in efficiently developing a cohesive plan that leaves no questions unanswered prior to the start of construction. Our involvement in these phases is often crucial to achieving an end product that respects your budget and keenly meets your functional needs.

Construction Planning and Construction Timeline:

1-2 months
The construction planning process for a historic restoration project differs signficantly from that of a standard renovation. The reason for this lies in the composition of the structure and modern code requirements which we are often forced to abide by.
It is for this reason that many intuitive considerations have to be made from an early phase in the planning process paired with destructive testing. To further support this, we may also recommend an early demolition start date in order to entirely expose the structure in order to properly assess and determine an efficient sequence for the project. Construction timelines in these instances are heavily dependent on the current condition of the structure. Construction timelines will be provide once this process of allotting keen consideration to the process and sequence required to be undertaken on site to support a smooth and safe process. Our web and phone apps will provide you with one source of schedule updates and consistent communication that will clearly explain the process and answer your questions in detail. This process of transparent updates based on completion timelines keeps you up to speed with the standing of your project.

Construction Process and Internal Inspections

Timeline: 3-8 Months
The initial phases of the process will consist of a series of on-site destructive tests related to careful demolition of the existing structure if applicable. This process serves to answer any unknown questions and identifies the site specific needs that are required to be addressed from an early phase in the process.
We will plan to address site specific needs concurrently with the on-site execution of the initial structural phases of the process. Through the construction process, our team will complete inspections at over 90 different milestones in order to ensure that re-work and unnecessary delays are avoided. This process, paired with our ability to coordinate engineering reviews, ensures that we can provide innovative solutions to achieve the required result efficiently. This approach gives our team an inevitable edge on the front of organization and structure. These two elements are the backbone of a successful custom project that achieves a result that is good enough for our clients to live with for decades to come.

Municipal Inspections

Will occur 6 times throughout the process
We work with municipal inspectors closely in order to provide them with a clear understanding of our on-site working methods, structural needs of the project, and mechanical installations.
We find that this process of providing all necessary information upfront eases the process and enables our team to find efficiencies in the schedule by building a relationship of trust for both parties. Building inspectors work with a range of unpredictable establishments and are trained in a standardized manner to question much of the process in order to avoid unintended results. We understand this to a great extent considering that our team is often on the other side of the table when offering architectural and engineering inspections.

Restoration Warranty

2-5 Year Warranty
Our warranty coverage exceeds industry standards, including Tarion, for up to 5 years after the completion of a new custom home, renovation, or addition.
This program includes all structural, infrastructural, and finish installations that are all backed by both Sensus Design and Build and our reputable suppliers and vendors. We also offer emergency service to ensure that if you have a problem, it is dealt with in the fastest and most convenient manner possible.