During the initial meeting in your home, we learn your requirements and show you work in our portfolio that is relevant to your renovation. To help you determine that we are the right contractor for your home, we make available references and, when possible, visits to our current renovation sites to meet the people who work with us and allow you to see our high standard of craftsmanship.
A renovation is a journey you take with your contractors, your family, and even your neighbours. As with any journey, preparation is everything.
A home energy audit is the first step to assess how much energy your home consumes and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy efficient. An audit will show you problems that may, when corrected, save you significant amounts of money over time.
Bryant Renovations Design Build is dedicated to providing our clients with finely detailed projects that reflect our commitment to superior design.
Design-Build is the process by which a single entity provides both the design and construction, thus giving you greater control over the cost of your renovation since design; estimating and construction are seamlessly combined. The ongoing working relationship between designer and construction team allows us to problem-solve quickly when renovation complexities arise. Trevor Keir’s 25 years of experience in design and construction mean that he and the team can identify the most appropriate technical solutions to difficult design problems.
The design/build process has four phases:
- Zoning and Building Code Check
In the first phase, we document the existing property and building conditions and identify zoning bylaw and building code issues that can shape the design process and affect the design proposals.
- The Preliminary Design Phase
The preliminary design phase begins with our visit to the site to measure and photograph the house and to produce drawings of the existing building. We then present you with up to three different design schemes for your project, based on your wishes, needs, and realities.
- The Design Development Phase
In the design development phase you choose one of the preliminary schemes (or some combination) and as a result of your feedback we refine it in more detail, we make plans, elevations and three dimensional sketches to represent a finished idea reflecting your desires. We begin discussions with consultants to integrate electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems into the design.
- The Working Drawing and Beginning Construction Phase
In the last phase we resolve construction details, and add final dimensions and notes pertaining to the Ontario Building Code. You approve these drawings and we submit them to the Building Department at City Hall.
Once we receive the building permit, we begin construction. During construction, the material selection and detailing continue to be refined based on the conditions we find on-site and any changes you requested. To ensure that the design intent is realized and the project is completed to your satisfaction, we make periodic design visits to the site and update the drawings (with necessary revisions.)
Trevor Keir’s practice can be found at, www.trevorkeirdesign.com