Design & Build Experts Since 1956     (10,700+ Clients)

Every decision and detail of your project is documented

For over 60 years we have been saying that failing to plan is planning to fail. That’s why your project will be backed – and guided – by a detailed plan with everything required to build your custom home or renovation in full compliance with the Ontario Building code and City of Ottawa.

All permits, inspections, schedules and much more are accessible to you 24/7 through a password protected VIP Client Portal that’s updated in real-time, so you always know the exact status of your project.

The right stuff to get your project done right:

High quality and on-budget guaranteed!

Construction Plan a roadmap to success

A roadmap to success

OakWood’s Construction Plan provides a step by step guide to build or renovate your home with industry leading detail for making your vision a reality. Here’s what you get:

  • Final scope of work with room-by-room details of your project including all finishes
  • Architectural requirements
  • All design elements and material selection decisions
  • Construction & scheduling
  • City permits & inspections
  • Timelines, milestones, and a payment structure
  •  Your detailed fixed-price contract

City permits and inspections – you’re covered!

The Ontario Building Code requires owners to obtain a building permit before starting any construction on a new building, an addition, or alteration to an existing structure with an area over 10 square metres (or approximately 108 sq. ft.). Permits ensure the minimum standards for health and safety, fire protection, structural adequacy, and energy performance are met. 

Any large project will also likely require electrical and plumbing permits with inspections by the City at key stages of construction. Fortunately, OakWood takes care of all permit requirements and schedules inspections to ensure your custom home or renovation project will be fully compliant with the Ontario Building Code and the City of Ottawa.

Construction Plan, city permits and inspections - You're covered
Construction Plan, Dedicated project manager

Dedicated Project Manager

Any plan worth its salt needs a quarterback, and you get the best: a dedicated Project Manager who becomes your single point of contact once construction begins. 

Your Project Manager gets introduced following the design stage of your project at a pre-construction meeting. Key milestones are discussed. And your Manager ensures everyone involved with your project is working off the same plan. 

State-of-the-art technology

OakWood is one of the first builders in Canada to use a professional construction specific Project Scheduling and Customer Relationship Management system to keep you informed and up to date – and your project on schedule.  

Our proprietary software is the backbone of the company supporting all processes and our ability to provide you with the most detailed proposals and fixed-price contracts with every item in your project documented.

This software also powers a password protected VIP Client Portal which gives you up to date information on your project and access to all documentation.

Construction Plan, State of the art technology

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Architectural Design

In-House Design

Concept design, interior design, material selection, planning and more

OakWood Custom Homes

Custom Homes

Energy efficient custom built homes that are healthy, technology enabled and eco-friendly. Start planning your dream home today

OakWood Renovation Experts

Renovation Experts

Kitchens, additions, basements, attics, sunrooms, bathrooms and more. We offer the largest suite of specialized renovation and home improvement services 

Custom Cabinetry

Custom Cabinetry

High quality, tailor-made cabinet solutions with unlimited options at an affordable price

OakWood Select

OakWood Select

Luxury renovation and custom home services for projects that demand the very best

High Performance Solutions

High Performance Solutions

The most innovative products and materials for any residential or commercial project

Commercial Services

Commercial Services

Specializing in high performance buildings that meet or exceed LEED guidelines

Investment Properties

Investment Properties

Design &Build investment options for creating income-generating properties

Age in place


Design and build options for making your home safe at any age

Panic Rooms

Panic Rooms

Concealed, ultra-secure, hi-tech short or long term emergency rooms

OakWood HandyManPRO

Safe Homes

Best-in-class solutions for deterring thieves and improving home guardianship

Insider report

Insider Report

How to AVOID SCAMMERS… and Get a BEAUTIFUL RENOVATION with “No Surprises”

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Let’s Get Started

Whether you’re planning a renovation, custom home, new commercial building or a handyman project, your next step is to talk with a qualified OakWood Project Consultant.

Let’s get started! Schedule a call or your onsite visit at the OakWood Design Centre


Call 613.236.8001

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