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The Experts in Design & Drafting

Elevation Design is a unique design and drafting company with expertise in constructability and cost effective design. We work with homeowners, designers, and contractors alike, making the design, permit, and build process easy.

Originally established in 2014 under the name GE Consultants, we had a vision to offer integrated services within the construction industry. Elevation Design was formed to meet this vision and continue to grow to meet our client’s expectations. With our passion for cutting edge designs, we continue to shape the world around us.

Why Choose Elevation Design?

  • We are experts in all phases of the design process, from concept to completion.
  • We have a proven track record of delivering high-quality, cost-effective designs that meet the needs of our clients.
  • We are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service.
  • We are always available to answer your questions and provide you with updates on your project.
  • We are committed to working within your budget and timeline.

We offer a wide range of services, including:

  • Concept & schematic design
  • Drawings
  • Renderings
  • Building codes & permits
  • Interior alterations & basements
  • Building an addition, a deck or porch or even a new home
  • Adding a carport or attached garage or accessory structure
  • Building a shed
  • Building a duplex or granny flat
  • Removing load-bearing walls

We are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service. We are always available to answer your questions and provide you with updates on your project. We are also committed to working within your budget and timeline.

If you are looking for a design and drafting company that can help you bring your vision to life, contact Elevation Design today. We would be honored to help you create a space that you love.

Permits Attained

Certifications

Cities Worked In

Services

Concept & schematic design

  • Planning & Site Visit:
    • Meet with the client to discuss their needs and goals for the project.
    • Visit the site of the project to assess the site conditions and constraints.
  • Conceptual Design:
    • Brainstorm ideas and develop a preliminary concept for the project.
    • Create sketches, drawings, and models to communicate the concept to the client.
  • Interior Design:
    • Develop the interior design of the project, including the layout, finishes, and furnishings.
  • Material selections & sourcing:
    • Select the materials for the project and source them from suppliers.
  • 3D Renderings & Marketing Drawings:
    • Create 3D renderings and marketing drawings of the project to help the client visualize the finished product.

Architectural Drawings

  • Drawings for Building Permit:
    • Site plan: This drawing shows the location of the building on the site, as well as the surrounding area.
    • Floor plans: These drawings show the layout of each floor of the building.
    • Elevations: These drawings show the exterior of the building from the front, back, and sides.
    • Sections: These drawings show the interior of the building, as if it had been cut in half.
    • Details: These drawings show specific details of the building, such as the framing, windows, and doors.
  • Drawings for Construction:
    • Working drawings: These drawings are used by the contractor to build the building. They include all of the information necessary to construct the building, such as the dimensions, materials, and finishes.
    • Shop drawings: These drawings are created by the subcontractors who will be installing the various systems in the building, such as the electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems. They show how the subcontractors will install their systems in accordance with the working drawings.
  • Building Permit Coordination for Structural, Mechanical, and Electrical:
    • This involves working with the structural, mechanical, and electrical engineers to ensure that their drawings are coordinated with the architectural drawings. This ensures that the building will be structurally sound, that the mechanical systems will work properly, and that the electrical systems will be safe.
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Building codes & permits

  • Building codes:
    • Building codes are a set of regulations that govern the construction of buildings. They are designed to ensure the safety of the occupants and the public.
  • Permits:
    •  A permit is a legal document that authorizes the construction of a building. It is issued by the local government and must be obtained before any construction can begin.
  • Obtaining permits: 
    • To obtain a permit, you will need to submit a set of plans to the local government. The plans will be reviewed by a building inspector to ensure that they meet all of the requirements of the building codes.
  • Cost of permits: 
    • The cost of a permit will vary depending on the size and scope of the project.
  •  Timeline for permits: 
    • The timeline for obtaining a permit will vary depending on the workload of the local government.

Architectural Renderings

Renderings are 2D or 3D images of a project that give you a better idea of what it will look like when it is finished. Renderings can be created in a variety of styles, so you can choose the one that best represents your vision.

Renderings can be used to:

        • Market your project to potential clients. Renderings can be used to create marketing materials, such as brochures, websites, and social media posts. Renderings can help potential clients visualize your project and see how it will fit into their needs.
        • Obtain building permits. Renderings can be used to show the local government what your project will look like. This can help you get the necessary permits to build your project.
        • Communicate your vision to the construction team. Renderings can be used to communicate your vision to the construction team. This can help ensure that your project is built to your specifications.
        • Visualize the impact of your project on the surrounding environment. Renderings can be used to visualize the impact of your project on the surrounding environment. This can help you make decisions about how your project will interact with the natural world.
        • Help you make decisions about materials, finishes, and other aspects of your project. Renderings can be used to help you make decisions about materials, finishes, and other aspects of your project. This can help you create a project that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
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Additional Services

  • Interior alterations & basements
    • We can help you with any interior alterations you need, such as:
      • Remodeling kitchens and bathrooms
      • Adding or removing walls
      • Finishing basements
      • Adding built-ins
      • And more
  • Building an addition, a deck or porch or even a new home
    • We can help you design and build any type of addition, deck, or porch, including:
      • Family rooms
      • Sunrooms
      • Master suites
      • Patios
      • And more
      • We can also help you design and build a new home from the ground up.
  • Adding a carport or attached garage or accessory structure
    • We can help you add a carport, attached garage, or other accessory structure to your home, such as:
      • Sheds
      • Storage units
      • Workshops
      • And more
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Additional Services

  • Building a shed
    • We can build a shed to your specifications, including:
      • Size
      • Style
      • Materials
      • And more
  • Building a duplex or granny flat
    • We can build a duplex or granny flat to your specifications, including:
      • Number of bedrooms
      • Number of bathrooms
      • Square footage
      • And more
  • Removing load-bearing walls
    • We can remove load-bearing walls to open up your space and create a more open floor plan.

Projects

Muskoka Cottage Drawings

Elevation Drafting and Design is a full-service design and drafting company with a passion for wood structures. We have a team of experienced professionals with a proven track record of success in designing and building timber frame structures.We were recently approached by a local craftsman near Burksfalls, Ontario to help design and provide full architectural drawings for a timber framed cottage. We were excited about the opportunity to work with this craftsman, as we had heard great things about his work.

We worked closely with the craftsman and the structural engineer to develop a design that met the client’s needs and budget. We also took the time to understand the local building codes and regulations, so that we could ensure that the design was compliant. Once the design was finalized, we provided the craftsman with full architectural drawings. These drawings included detailed plans, elevations, and sections. The drawings also included a bill of materials, which helped the craftsman to accurately estimate the cost of construction.

The project was a success, and the client was very happy with the final product. We were able to bridge the gap between the craftsman and the structural engineer, and we were able to pull the project together in a seamless manner.

We are proud of the work that we did on this project, and we are excited to continue working with local craftsmen to design and build timber frame structures.

Historical Building Roof Replacement & Addition

 

The requirements for this project were strict, as the building was designated as a heritage building. This meant that we had to submit design concepts to the zoning and heritage board with the city for approval. Once the design was approved, we were able to complete the permit and construction drawings.

The work included removing the existing shed roof and deck structure, and building a new shed roof with a decorative wood gable dormer. This project greatly increased the curb appeal of the house and still fit in with the historic neighboring buildings. Additionally, the new deck structure below was enclosed as a 3-season porch, allowing for the merging of the interior and exterior space.

Here are some of the challenges that we faced on this project:

  • The building was designated as a heritage building, which meant that we had to follow strict guidelines for the design and construction of the project.
  • The project was located in a rural area, which made it difficult to access materials and labor.
  • The project was completed during the winter months, which made it challenging to work in the cold weather.

Despite these challenges, we were able to complete the project on time and within budget. We are proud of the work that we did on this project, and we are glad that we were able to help the client to improve their home.

 

Historical Building Fire Improvements

Another historical building which had been converted to apartments was up for sale. Unfortunately, the sale could not go through due to the outcome of a fire inspection. Over the years, the building had faced some degrading drywall and illegal renovations which the fire inspector and City deemed unsafe.

Elevation Drafting & Design was retained to site audit, provide direction and permit drawings for fire improvements to make this building safe. With a strong background in the Ontario Building Code, we provided the client with multiple options and assisted with pricing and bid analysis to determine the most cost-effective option.

The first step was to conduct a site audit to assess the current condition of the building and to identify any fire hazards. Once the audit was complete, we were able to develop a plan of action to address the fire hazards and to bring the building into compliance with the Ontario Building Code.

We provided the client with multiple options for fire improvements, and we assisted with pricing and bid analysis to determine the most cost-effective option. The client was able to choose an option that met their budget and that would make the building safe.

We are proud of the work that we did on this project, and we are glad that we were able to help the client to make their building safe.

 

Testimonials

"Very reliable and met every deadline. Plans were very detailed and any inquiry was answered promptly."

"Excellent and professional service. Kept us informed about the project throughout time frame we gave them. Got us our permit and even followed up to ensure construction went smoothly."

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Contact

Call

519-239-0967

Email

greg@elevationdesign.ca

Address

London, Ontario
Canada

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