code of Ethics

Members of the Building Industry and Land Development Association shall...
  • Comply with applicable building codes of Canada as a minimum standard.
  • Plan the projects to conform to the principles of good community planning.
  • Deal honestly and fairly with their customers and stand behind the quality.
  • Actively promote health and safety principles.
  • Treat their competitors, including their property and ideas, with respect.

The Process

Our renovation process has mainly four phases

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. The Working Drawing and Beginning Construction Phase

In the last phase we resolve construction details, and add final dimensions and notes pertaining to the Alberta 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.)