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Architecture Services – Renovations and Additions

PHASE 1

Home Additions & Remodeling Design Development

Timeline: 3-5 months (including C of A if required)
Our firm specializes in assessing, and determining the feasibility of incorporating an addition to an existing homes that add functionality and reliability to structural components that often have 75% of their service life left
In many situations this approach does not inhibit the design possibilities for the property and instead enhances your capabilities to save on infrastructural costs and allocate funds to high value yielding items. The end result will be achieved through a series of exploratory and interactive in-office meetings that take place by first determining if your preferred design direction, for example, is a traditional, french chateau, or modern. The next step, in-office sketching, is completed on a consistent schedule that is put in place in order to help us get your best thoughts through consistent involvement at specified times throughout the design development process. This process is most often applied to homes that require a rear room addition, second storey additions, or third storey addition in Toronto and surrounding municipalities.
PHASE 2

Renovation and Addition Zoning Reviews and Approvals

Timeline: 1-3 Months
The benefits of the renovation and addition approach are that many older and less restrictive zoning by-laws apply to these existing structures and will provide more leniency and design options available through the process.
Our team is able to capitalize on this approach because of our ability to provide flexible solutions that respect these concerns, and add architectural value to any area work within, all while ensuring the intended result is achieved for our clients. We understand that the structures we design and build are not only significant to our clients, but are going to be a long term fixture in the neighbourhood we complete them in. It is for this reason that we pay close attention to the presence we have in each area that we operate in.
PHASE 3

Structural Re-design Process

1 Month
Maintaining an existing structure doesn’t mean that you have to be happy with what you have.
Our team has notable experience in completing complicated structural modifications that add both architectural and functional value to each complete custom home renovation project we undertake. Through his process of thoughtful integration of modern amenities and spatial divisions, your home will undergo an unrecognizable transformation.
PHASE 4

Construction Cost Efficiency Reviews

Occurs 2 times throughout the process
We are able to optimize the building methods we require for each project we complete through our in-house construction team in order to capitalize on the numerous strengths of our diverse staff.
Construction cost efficiency reviews ensure that at the most basic level, our team is being responsible with your funds. We understand that an oversize structural member or overly complicated structural design does not add value to your build, and will seek to find efficiencies while maintaining the upmost structural integrity standards. This process is optimized through a series of constructibility and cost efficiency reviews that serve to avoid any undesired outcomes while significantly reducing rework and over expenditure.
PHASE 5

On-Site Renovation Construction Process Inspections

Occurs up to 6 times throughout the process
In order to oversee the construction process smoothly we will undertake on-site audit inspections at various milestones throughout the process in order to ensure that specific requirements that are integral to both the structure and the design are upheld.
Our 3D models of the home at this phase will allow our team to determine any challenges related to structural or mechanical design plans well in advance of the construction start date. This digital outline also provides significant value to our contractors as it fills in the blanks and also serves to reduce the percentage of re-work through the construction process by avoiding miscommunications and misinterpretations.