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Renovation Process

Planning

 

We meet in person, exchange images by email, text back and forth, until we have an very good understanding of the vision and scope of work. Existing parts of the home are examined for - hazmat containing materials, structural integrity of the wood framing, plumbing systems, heat and ventilation systems, electrical systems, and more.

Concept Plans and Budgets

 

We work toward completing a scope of work and renovation plan. Costs are presented here and updated as the scope of work changes.

We ensure you have an thorough understanding of the project moving forward.

Purchasing & Build Start

 

Products and materials are pre-purchased before the renovation starts. Labour and equipment is scheduled for and mobilized. Existing parts of the home are protected from the renovation area. Waste bins are delivered. Permits, if required, are posted at the jobsite.

Cabinetry & Millwork


When purchasing, ask your supplier the following:

1. What materials will be used for the cabinet boxes and drawers?
A: Melamine and Birch Plywood are the predominant materials used to construct cabinetry in the Lower Mainland. Though many people prefer birch plywood because of the strength of wood, melamine is more dimensionally stable in high moisture environments. Particle board or MDF boxes are not recommended.

2. How are the cabinets being assembled?
A: Glued and pocket screwed, dovetail joints, smooth gliding drawers are sure signs of quality construction. 

3. Are the cabinets formaldehyde free?
A: Stock or off-the-shelf cabinets, made from MDF materials, are more likely to contain formaldehyde based resins. Formaldehyde is considered to be a carcinogen.

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