TIPS + TOOLS
December 10, 2018
Our 25+ years of experience have taught us a thing or two about what it takes to ensure a successful project, no matter the size. But Amsted and custom homes? You bet, because we do it all!
Take this project, for instance. The Westboro property had a small home on it that was built around 1930. The home was originally built down the road, closer to Westboro Beach, and was moved to the current property in the 1950s.
But the current owners determined that the original home would not meet their needs and a renovation, even with an addition, was not the answer. So they turned to us for a custom home solution.
This photo shows the demolition. After all the demo debris was cleared away, we started prepping the property for the foundation. Their new custom family home will be finished sometime next year.
Amsted began following the design-build model in 2008 and it’s been a proven roadmap to success for any renovation or custom build project. The model integrates the entire process from design through construction under one roof to give clients a design that fits their budget, an easy process that encourages communication and participation, and the peace of mind that comes from knowing that one company is responsible for your project from beginning to end.
Our custom home projects have included:
- Urban infill
- Estate lots
- Adaptive reuse
- LEED Canada Platinum (Awarded in 2013)
- R-2000 (First R-2000 home built in Ottawa — in 1991!)
The benefit of our design-build approach is that it allows for greater control over all aspects of a project — from concept to completion, which is particularly important in a custom home — creating a worry-free environment through better communication. Our process highlights communication at every stage and this dialogue is key to our success. When our clients talk, we listen — carefully.
Along with our process, our award-winning designs require award-winning people. Our full-time, in-house team is comprised of the most highly skilled designers and builders in the business. Every member of our team shares a commitment to customer satisfaction, design creativity and uncompromising workmanship, ensuring that your project is completed to the highest standards — both yours and ours.
If you are planning to build a new home, we are here to help you through every single step. Our process is simple, but detailed, to ensure a smooth and successful project. Your free in-home consultation will begin your relationship with your dedicated Project Coordinator. They will introduce you to your team of architectural designers, who are skilled at taking your ideas and making them a design reality.
Once in construction, you will also have a dedicated Project Manager, and together with our team of carpentry professionals, they will take the utmost care in crafting your home. After the completion of your project, our industry-leading five-year warranty and dedicated service department ensure that you will continue to be taken care of. All that’s left is to relax and enjoy your new space!