Whether an interior or exterior renovation, it is important for our team to communicate the process of a new project. It is important to us that you are involved at a high level and that you are aware of the stages as they develop.
Free onsite consultation
Communication and asking the right questions is key to a successful renovation. Our knowledgeable team will meet with you to discuss project scope and budget prior to material selections and design. We want to ensure that you are working towards your budget, rather than any surprises, which could be costly and time consuming.
A complete set of working drawings will determine a more definite price, but we should be able to give you an idea as to what to what type of renovation and finishing’s you can expect. Depending on the job, we may ask for a deposit at this stage to hold your spot and start on the drawings.
Sign contract with firm pricing
This stage is crucial in ensuring everyone is on the same page. You will be provided full working drawings, a proposal sheet will all materials as wells as legal documentation with project timelines, warranties, completion dates, payment schedules etc.
You will also be required to pay your first 1/3 of the total cost.
After the proposal sheet and contract are signed, planning for the project will commence. In this stage our team will be setting schedules, ordering materials, obtaining permits and arranging for you to make selections at our various vendors. This is also a time where various trades will do site measures to ensure accuracy on the job.
Our team tries their best to work around you schedule or to schedule a “trade day” to get this complete. As we believe in strong communication, we will be sure to let you know what your responsibility will be at this stage as it progresses. This will decrease any improperly selected materials and/or project delays that may occur.
Before commencement of work our prep team will get the site ready for construction. This could include temporary poly partitions, floor protection, tool set-up, material drop off, site marking and safety posters displayed.
Rough In and/or Demolition
Depending on the scope of job, there will be rough in and/or demolition that will need to take place before new construction. In this stage we ensure the site is safely secured and a garbage bin is placed on the premises.
Construction (where the magic happens)
This is a very exciting stage. New construction to your space will begin. You will see many changes as the days go by and will have a lot of questions. Please use this time to communicate if things do not “appear” to be correct. We will be here to walk you through the different phases and ensure the project is within scope, time and budget. We will also conduct a formal walkthrough at the finishing portion to catch anything that has occurred during construction. You will be required to pay the second 1/3 of the total at this stage. Remember with any construction site, things are going to happen. It is our job to mitigate those risks or fix any issues that arise. You are not alone.
Finally, you have been patient through the construction process and now your new space has come alive. At this stage we will do a final walkthrough, address any deficiencies and collect final payment. It is important to discuss our 90 day and one year warranty programs and to give you recommendations on how to maintain and protect your new investment, so it has a lasting impression for years to come.