Ever wonder what you're neighbours are doing to improve their homes? Discover what other Toronto homeowners have planned for their Design Build projects by reading the details of their request for quotes below.
In total, TrustedPros has received 35 Design Build projects posted by homeowners in Toronto seeking the services of local Design Build Companies. Total estimated value of these projects is $8,345,000.00 with a per project average of $238,428.00.
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We have a warehouse space that is basically a big open box with concrete walls and flooring and a dimension of 38' x 113' with 21' ceilings. We have a detailed floor plan that gives all the dimensions to the rooms we are looking to build including where doors will be located and windows placed.
We are looking for a competent contractor with some knowledge and preferably with some experience in sound isolation and/or acoustical design. We do have previous experience designing a studio so we are quitte capable of doing the layout, we just need the actual labor to be done. We would even provide all materials needed.
We are looking to start this project early April of this year.
I am looking to build an approximately 800 square foot top floor addition on a 55 year old home that is build on a very solid foundation. The home is located in the Yonge/Sheppard area in Toronto. I am looking for someone who can provide all the necessary drawings / stamps required to obtain city permits. Initial designs have been completed.
I am only interested in services to obtain permits at this point. I will look for a contractor at a later time. My budget is under $2000.
House built in 1922, approx. 1600 sq ft, 2 storey, 4 bdr brick. we got Furnace changed from oil to gas 1981, Kitchen reno 1992, basement leaks. We bought the house in 1981 prior to this there was a fire in house and had been totally gutted new dry wall over existing lathe, electrical, no insulation except in flat roof area and possible blown in attic.
Would like to completely gut the house and redesign the layout, have a new HVAC system installed, possibly exterior stucco, main floor powder room, new kitchen, new windows and doors, possibly enclose the verandah (master bedroom over hangs this and is very cold in winter), thus making our living room bigger, straighten the floors, install proper support structures, finish the basement hardwood floors, replace stairs. We now have an up to-date survey. Would like to have project completed by fall Oct. 2013
We live in a very cute 900 square foot bungalow, our "cottage in the city". It is approximately 80 years old and it is surrounded by old trees. We recently expanded our family so we're needing more room. We are considering adding an addition to our home, instead of moving into a bigger home, because we love the location of our home. We are thinking about adding a second story (approx. 800 square feet), with three bedrooms, in Spring 2008, if the foundation will support it. We very much want to keep the original cottage feel to our home and maintain as much of the beauty of the home as possible. At this early point in the process, we need creative design ideas, structual engineer surveys and building estimates, to see if this project can become a reality.
Looking for qualified, licensed and insured designer and builder.
1910 semi-detached brick house on deep block 25x180 - want to extend backwards, adding on a family room, extending out the basement under the new family room and if possible extending the second floor above the family room.
Would like to keep main floor as is (no need to renovate kitchen etc.).
Basement redesign needed once it is extended. Would like to put in natural gas furnace and piping to basement/first floor (currently ALL house is electrical heating in ceilings). Basement redesign would include 4pc bathroom, laundry, bedroom, storage room and playroom.
Would like to include entry into basement via family room or new side or rear entry into both basement and family room.
First floor addtion: Family room would open up over backyard garden, ideal would be wall of glass and double doors out onto deck/garden. May include breakfast nook off current kitchen.
2nd storey would include new master bathroom, built in closets and balcony. This would require redesign of current master bedroom.
Also interested in design for front of house to include new stairs/porch.
Addition requires removal of an elevator, small mudroom and 2pc bathroom (off kitchen)
Build extra bedroom above existing kitchen. 25'x20' approx. We would like the new addition tied into the existing structure. Open to ideas, concepts from contractor. Portuguese speaking family seeks courteous, professional contractor. Job completion. December 1, 2012 (variable)
Looking to get a quote for a brand new eco build.
Want an eco friendly home and barns built, possibly on a 159 acre piece of land north of Ottawa, 6 miles from the Quebec boarder, so it can get really cold in the winter.
Looking to fix up the drilled 250' well, make it more useful.
Looking to build a well insulated bungalow, approximately 2500 sf, with a walk out basement.
Am looking to use solar panels on as much of the roof surface as possible, and use wind power in the winter.
Need barns built as well that are well insulated, run on solar power.
Am also looking at having small cabins built throughout the property, and another home, possibly a modular home, about 1200 sf.
There is a river running through the property, so am hoping to be able to use the currents as some form of energy if possible.
I can provide specific building details if anyone is interested in giving me a quote for this work.
There is an existing house one storey bungalow 2000 sq.ft
I want to build two storey house 4000sq.ft. + basement 9ft. ceiling
I'm looking for subcontractors From A-Z:
• Grading and site preparation
• Foundation construction
• Installation of windows and doors
• Rough electrical
• Rough plumbing
• Rough HVAC
• Finish electrical
• Bathroom and kitchen counters and cabinets
• Finish plumbing
• Carpet and flooring
• Finish HVAC
• Hookup to water main, or well drilling
• Hookup to sewer or installation of a septic system
• Punch list
The main concern is a quality.
I want marble floors and granite counter-tops, hardwood floor, oak stairs, wood doors, etc.
I would like to get quoted on all of the above jobs, not inducing materials
2 parts to the job....
1. foundations to be dug for rear kitchen addition 16X12 approx
2. portions of double-brick masonry wall to be removed for kitchen, and 2 sb 4 lintels to be installed to support masonry above
3. framing of kitchen and small second story bedroom above kitchen.
.... no interior work on this job---strictly masonry, foundations, and framing
4. small side entrance also part of kitchen addition
1. removal of roof over existing 1 1/2 story east side of house (approx 17X14 in size)
2. framing of full height second story to turn 1 1/2 story into full 2 story bedroom
3. work is for framing, sheathing, and windows only. No plumbing, finish work, hvac, or electrical
A "part 3" component to the job exists if the price is right.... it involves changing the roof line of the house and installing a large 2 floor dormer. (framing only)
There is plenty of room to park equipment, long 12 ft wide drive, 50 ft lot
Remove Concrete Steps and replace with wood. Existing steel decorative / support railings would also be replaced with wood as well.
Currently the porch is tiled with a terra-cotta style tile. This would remain as it is in descent condition.
Preferred material: Cedar
The Porch is 12 x 7'8"
The Steps are 52" wide
The steps number about 5 from ground to porch and would need to be constructed from scratch.
There are 14 Linear Ft. of railing.
There are 2 posts in that 14ft of railing measuring 99" in height.
If there is any info needed that is not covered here, please email and I will update the post. Many thanks.
Addition of a 2nd story to an old bungalow
Gutting and redoing the interior of the present structure including kitchen, bathroom and basements
Addition of a 12 ft addition to back of house, coming around to side, like an L (upside down) shape, replaceing garage with a structure above
I am open to suggestions/ renovation vs rebuilding from scratch
currently live in a storey and a half approx. 900sqft home 2 bedrooms. Would like to build up and back....build a 2100 sqft home. lot size is 48 frontage by 130 length. detached garage. would like 3 bedrooms extra full bathroom upstairs and a recreational room on the main floor leading to the backyard.
New kitcehen from scratch,toilette and sink,hardwoodfloor and tile work,basement ect...
Call me to settle an appointment to see it wed 21st at 1pm.
No better way than to see the site!
I am looking for a free estimate too -f it's on our budget we want to do all the work with one contractor.
I am looking for experienced builder to remodel my existing large 2 car garage like (19' by 34.7') solid concrete block structure to a 2 1/2 storey house. Currently the lot is legally independent with only this single structure on it. The lot currently does not have water / sewer plumbing or electricity / gas. Will need to inspect the foundation and possibly underpin / dig out a basement, connect to water / sewer / electricity services and build on top. I am looking for some company who can handle applying for new city services / permits and completing construction from start to finish. Please provide your ball-park cost estimates to place a bid. I am attaching the existing structure photos and what I'd like to achieve after construction (LAST 3 PHOTOS).
Apartment unit addition at rear of a small commercial building on Danforth Ave. There is an empty space at the rear of a 2 story commercial building, and looking for an addition of an apartment.
1).800 SF of Residential Apartment Space
2). 3 Levels
- 1st Level 13'6" Ceiling Height
- 2nd Level 8' Foot Height (mezzanine level/half floor)
- 3rd Level 9' Height
3). Construction to be above an open air parking space
4). No fancy finishes - no baseboards, no crown moldings, etc.
5). Interior floor finish - 2.5" Concrete topping throughout all 3 levels
6). Steel Staircases - basic (2 of them)
7). Exterior finish - smooth stucco
8). 1 Skylight; largest window opening is 6'x6' (2 of them); other window opening is 2' x 9'
9). Roof is on a slant; steel roofing
***Looking for estimates***
Please indicate a breakdown of the estimate, what exactly you are including.
*Do not include kitchen costs and bathroom costs. Only hookups for both.
Thank you very much
New buiding in Toronto downtown core. Retail store on ground floor, 2 apartments above. Total of 2.5 stories. About 1600 SF for store area and 1600 SF for apartments. Must have experience and references for similar construction in downtown core. Must have experience with pemit, site planning process etc
Hi, at this point looking to get a rough estimate on constructing a retail store that will serve 6 - 8 flavours of self serve yougurt, which customers will serve themselves directly from the machines. The machines will be behind drywal walls. Ceiling, flooring and pot lights required, there will be some seating. Some carpentry work will be rquired for the topping counter and seating designs. Two walls 11' x 13', cashier & topping counter will have 1'' x 1'' colour tiles. The area of the unit is 34' x 16'.
Will scan drawing to scale and plan of interior with colours when email is provided.
Our home is currently a two-storey rectangular home with a flat roof. With the help of an architect, we started designing a very simple third-storey addition. However, the architect we have been dealing with is a neighbour and friend. As we wish to really get going on this project we had a sit down talk with him recently. We have decided that for a number of reasons, including his exceptionally busy schedule, his own house renovation, and a desire to maintain a friendship, that we would not retain him for a professional relationship. Thus, we have some ideas for what we want but no set of drawings beyond floor plans I have done. We would therefore require your services for the final design and drawings as well.
We also know that a Committee of Adjustment hearing will be necessary. Does your firm provide representation at C of A hearings? This is one area we agreed he could help us with if necessary. However, we do like the idea of dealing with one person/firm from start to finish and as such would like to meet with you and discuss this project further.
The addition will be a basic 14' x 28' UNFINISHED box with flat roof to serve as the basis for a master suite. It is our intention to have the shell completed by contractors, including roof, windows, siding/stucco, door to walk out deck, and roughed in plumbing. We would then take the next few years, as time and budget allowed, to complete the interior finishing, including insulation, drywall, electrical, HVAC, stairs, and flooring, ourselves.
We would like to arrange an initial meeting and/or site visit to obtain some preliminary quotes. Due to an unconventional family schedule, email is probably the most efficient way to contact us. Thank you very much and we look forward to hearing from you shortly so we may meet and discuss this project..
Matthew & Andrea
It is currently a two-storey, two bedroom home, plus basement. Approximately eight years ago a full height brick addition, comprising basement, living room, and bedroom, was added to the back of the house. The existing house is approximately 900 square feet, above grade, on a 17.5' x 113' lot (1977.5 sq. ft.). A garage is situated at the back of the property and stretches across the full width of the lot and extends approximately 18' from the rear property line.
Due to the previous addition (8 years ago) and based on our existing lot coverage we are permitted to add approximately 200 sq. ft. before we hit the 0.69 coverage ratio allowed. Thus, we would need to go to Committee of Adjustment to enable us to add approximately the 400 sq. ft. that we require on our third floor.
I have done some further preliminary investigation and determined that the allowable height in our area is 10 metres, so with our existing home being approximately 21 feet tall, the height of an addition shouldn't be a major issue. Although I am trying to find out how the old City of Toronto measures “height”, as pre-amalgamation this was interpreted in various different ways. There are also a number of homes on our street, and close surrounding area, with third floors so it will be in keeping with the neighbourhood.
I also have not yet engaged the services of an engineer to do a study of the existing foundations to determine their suitability for carrying the additional load.
Step One in my business plan is to determine financial viability.
Project: To acquire the property next door and then top up both properties.
Each property is currently structured for rental. ie) each has a main floor unit and a basement unit.
Top Up wpold add an additional apt to each property.
New Units would each have 2 bedrooms, washroom, living/dining area, kitchen.
I tend to like interesting rooflines... perhaps if doormers could be included...
Feel free to contact me with questions.
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