We have exactly what you’re looking for with our
new home construction, renovation and retrofit solutions.
Building your dream home is an exciting life milestone. At OnGrowing Works, we work with you from initial conception to implement effective and efficient planning and design services through to construction and handover of your new home.
Our home construction services are:
- Collaborative: you are involved in every step of the process, and we are here to guide you along the way.
- Detailed: we make a detailed project management schedule so you know exactly when and what we are working on.
- Flexible: need a change along the way? Don’t worry – we build in enough time and keep you up-to-date on each step so you can easily make any changes to your new home as we build it.
- Transparent: we are honest, upfront and communicate openly in all situations.
- Professional: we are passionate about our work and proud to help you build your home. Our team is professional, polite and here for you.
Our homes are designed and built to thrive in our climate. By integrating the latest innovations in home energy efficiency and generation, we can build homes that produce as much energy as they consume.
At OnGrowing Works, we believe your home plays a vital role in your overall health and wellness. Many people spend a lot of time improving their health, but few consider the construction materials that go into their homes and how they impact their wellbeing. That’s why at every step of the build process, we put your family’s health at the forefront and embrace practices that will enhance the health of your home.
We are committed to staying well-informed on emerging healthy home technologies and collaborate with our long-time trade and supplier partners who are also invested in this commitment. We work closely together to build the healthiest homes for you and your family.
Once designing and planning are complete and construction contracts are signed, we work towards meeting our occupancy date and commence construction once the building permit has been approved by the local authority. Depending on your design, home construction takes approximately eight to 10 months from breaking ground to key handover. We know that you’re building your forever home, so our project managers ensure that you’re as involved in the construction process as you want to be. Plus, we are right beside you every step of the way.
Our new home construction projects typically follow this process:
Key building materials are pre-ordered, the building site is surveyed and staked, and supporting equipment is delivered to the site. A construction schedule is created that details workflow and time expectations. We share this schedule with you and update it regularly to ensure you’re fully informed.
Next, we excavate as needed to ensure a safe and efficient space is created for your home foundation to be cribbed and poured. A key part of the home, we ensure our engineer-approved foundation is inspected prior to pouring and sealed to protect it for many years to come from water ingress, cracking and spalling. Where possible, native material removed during excavation will be placed back around the foundation. They are compacted and graded to ensure proper drainage around your home.
Framing and Rough-In Work
We build the structure of your home, including exterior/interior wall and roof systems, windows and exterior doors. Components such as electrical, HVAC, plumbing and home automation are all roughed in. We encourage you to meet with our team during this phase of the project to walk through your home.
Timing the exterior finishing work is important to ensure that your home is weather tight and that weather conditions have less impact on our working schedule. OnGrowing Works and our trade partners install the building envelope components including siding, roof finish and soft metals like soffits, fascia and eavestroughs. Once precipitation is controlled and directed away from the home, we also prep and pour interior slabs, including basement and garage floors.
With your home water tight and rough-ins completed, we start the interior finishing phase. Installing insulation and vapor barriers are a core part of creating a well-sealed and efficient home. This is followed with drywall installation to create the blank canvas for our talented craftspeople to mobilize the home. From interior door installation and millwork, through to cabinetry and countertops, our work is completed to the highest standards. We always maintain a level of finish and quality that we are proud of.
We pride ourselves on maintaining a clean and safe work site throughout the entire project. However, to ensure our project is ready for handover, a thorough and detailed clean of the home is completed.
Education and Possession
Ongrowing Works will complete a pre-possession assessment of your home to identify and rectify deficiencies that may have occurred during construction. On possession day, we complete a thorough walkthrough and provide a detailed orientation to familiarize you with the key components of your home and how they operate. We provide you with a handover package that outlines key components, contacts, photos and municipal documentation for your safekeeping. Finally, keys are provided and your new home is complete.
Interested in a green home?
We offer the following sustainable home solutions:
Solar electric (photovoltaic)
and heat systems
Renovations and Retrofits
OnGrowing Works has the experience and know-how for large and small home renovations like additions, basement developments and bathrooms. We also offer retrofit services to help your home produce as much energy as it consumes. We offer a full range of design-build services to suit your needs.
Renovation and retrofit services also include:
- Full design and planning services
- Specification documentation and project schedule
- Site preparation
- Skilled construction work by both our inhouse crews and trade partners
- Clean up and walkthrough
- One year warranty for materials and labour
Plumbing and Heating Services
OnGrowing Works also offers the following plumbing and heating services:
- Solar thermal heating system maintenance and installation
- Humidifier maintenance and installation
- Gas fireplace installation and maintenance
- Heating system tune-ups and inspections:
– Boilers and hydronic heating, including circulator pumps
– Furnaces and forced air heating
– Garage/shop heaters
- Rainwater harvesting:
- Piping installation, relocation and repair for:
– Natural gas
- Pump troubleshooting and replacement for:
– Water features
- Plumbing fixture installation and service: