Our Comprehensive Creation Process
LET'S GET STARTED
The first in-home appointment is set after gathering some initial information.
Needs, wants and dreams can be articulated by creating a folder of pictures from magazines or links to the HOUZZ website before our first meeting. This helps to create a visual for us of the changes you have in mind. Many homeowners who are considering a renovation do not know the options available with the existing footprint of their home. That’s where our expertise can guide you for what works with your lifestyle, home and budget.
We listen carefully to what you are looking to achieve, and will answer all your questions and concerns at the first meeting. This will give us a chance to get to know each other and view the existing home in order to assess existing room sizes, structural considerations and current layout.
DESIGN, PLANNING & BUDGET
Our accredited design team, using the information gathered at the initial meeting, will create conceptual drawings and a quotation based on detailed specifications outlining all work and materials required for the entire project. We will also provide feedback and suggested alternatives after taking all the information from the first meeting into consideration. Alternatively, we can work with your existing plans and design as a take-off for the quotation phase.
We take time because we understand that creating the home of your dreams is a continuously evolving process and we are open and ready to make changes along the way until the final plan meets your exact needs, wants and dreams. We also ensure that all alterations considered comply with the relevant city by-laws and the Ontario Building Code.
The final drawings and plans required for the construction process and building permit approval will be finalized once both the budget and the plans are
approved by the client.
Final approval and signing of the contract initiates the critical planning phase, starting with application of building permits if required, ordering of materials, and scheduling of labour and trades. Comprehensive selection forms, for all choices that need to be made, are presented and documented in a timely manner.
Our production system goes into high gear as we enter the construction phase, first with a Homeowner’s Manual that provides details of what to expect, how to prepare, and how to follow along with our detailed job flow chart. Your home is prepared for construction, with dust partitions, floor protection and designated areas for tools and work areas. Our approachable team of friendly, professionally trained staff will work with you to make your renovation experience as comfortable as possible.
Progress payments are dispersed as set out in the contract payment schedule. The quoted price guarantee, based on detailed specifications provided,
is the total you pay at completion. Any extras or changes requested during the renovation process will be documented with customer approved and signed
change orders detailing the added expense.
We pride ourselves in keeping the renovation site as clean and organized as possible, with the least amount of disruption to your household and neighbours.
You can sit back and relax as your renovation dreams evolve before your eyes, resting assured that we will take care of all the details and co-ordination
throughout the project.
A final walk-through is taken with the homeowner ensuring that all work has been finished to the expected standard upon completion of the project.
We honour our 5-Year Warranty should any issues arise. All manufacturers' warranties will apply. We may be done with your project, but we are always available for any questions or future projects you may consider.
Reliable Handyman Services can be hard to find, but as one of our existing clients, no job is too small for us should the need arise.