Design & Build Experts Since 1956     (9,600+ Clients)

What Our Clients Say

“There’s nothing like it in North America.”

– Mike Holmes

The award-winning Design Centre supports OakWood’s unique Design & Build approach for custom homes, renovations, property investments, and commercial projects. Built to the highest LEED platinum standards with fully functioning displays featuring the most innovative products available, the Design Centre creates an inspirational location for planning while driving an ultra efficient material selection process. Mike Holmes says it’s unique in North America, and we won’t argue with Mike!

Everything you need to plan, design, and choose your materials

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Over 22,700 sq. ft. of inspiration
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Brainstorm with our certified in-house architectural design consultants
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Efficiently plan every detail of your project from one convenient location
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See over 7,500 items and one-of-a-kind, fully functioning displays
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Access our database of over 150,000 products—many from our handpicked partners
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Choose materials from any manufacturer in the world

OakWood has assembled the largest team of Design & Build experts under one roof. Whatever you’re planning, you owe it to yourself to check out the OakWood Design Centre—a real destination that’s worth the trip!

2017 Best Design Centre in Canada

Award from the Canadian Home Builders’ Association

“We wanted this building to be a testament to what’s possible in terms of high quality construction using advanced technologies and building green.”

– John Liptak, President and CEO

Take a tour of the Design Centre now!

Come see for yourself!

Drop-ins are welcome

We do recommend scheduling your visit to ensure a consultant is available when you arrive.

Location & Hours

Visit the OakWood Design Centre & Showroom

Located at 865 Taylor Creek Drive, Ottawa, ON

Open Monday to Wednesday: 8 AM to 5 PM, Thursday: 8 AM to 8 PM, Friday: 8 AM to 5 PM, Saturday: 9 AM to 4 PM, Sunday: Closed

See over 7,500 items and one-of-a-kind displays showcasing the most innovative products and design options for residential and commercial Design & Build projects

Phone

613-236-8001

Call for more information or to schedule your visit.

Or use our online scheduler now

Things You’ll See!

We’ll admit it: we planned our Design Centre to whet your appetite and get you very excited for the many exciting possibilities. We can help you push the boundaries of what’s possible from a design, material, and technological standpoint while building as green as you want.

Fuel Your Imagination

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Fully functioning kitchens including a La Cornue Chateau series gas range, available exclusively from OakWood

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A spectacular cantilevered island, unique in Ottawa

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17 different bathrooms showcasing innovative tile layouts and state-of-the-art, digitally controlled and completely customizable shower systems
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Beautifully panelled appliances—a major design trend
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An exceptional selection of sinks, faucets, baths, toilets, backsplashes and shower options, tile, cabinetry, countertop, trim, lighting solutions, windows, doors, appliances—all artfully displayed to fuel your design and imagination
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And much more!

The Design Centre Supports OakWood’s ‘High Performance’ Design & Build Approach

OakWood specializes in High Performance custom homes, renovations, and buildings. Our Design Center is key to this approach and showcases products and materials that define “high performance” and that you can include in your project.

Choose the most innovative solutions and products in four fast changing areas: energy efficiency, smart home/building technology, healthy living and work environments, and eco-friendly products for sustainable building.

Energy Efficiency

Technologies and products used include…
  • 12 Geothermal wells provide Heating/Cooling
  • Close to net zero producing 82 percent of the building’s power requirements
  • All windows and curtain walls are made of Sunguard—Low E Glass—keeps the heat out in the summer and the heat in during the winter
  • Solar powered (installed next month)
  • High efficiency thermal Shell – we employ a triple wall system that provides R58 insulation rating.
  • In-floor radiant floor heating throughout the building. Much more efficient and even heating throughout the building.
  • Roof shingles used have high reflective index values.
  • Building is heated and cooled by a geothermal system that is integrated with in-floor radiant heating and heat pumps that provides heating and cooling for the building (No air conditioning units or furnaces are used)
  • Low-flow plumbing system (toilets and faucets are all low-flow)

Technology Enablement

Connected and intelligent building automation technologies include…
  • No light switches—everything is automated using motion, noise and heat sensor
  • Automated heating and cooling systems that sense surplus heat or cooling in different areas of the building and deliver to areas in need
  • State-of-the-art wireless technology to remotely manage all building systems
  • Automated LED lighting system that employs daylight harvesting. (Light intensity is automatically adjusted based on the amount of daylight)

Healthy Home/Building

Materials and technologies for ensuring a healthy, toxin free environment…
  • All paints have low or no VOC content
  • Building constantly maintains a 35% fresh intake of air
  • BASF green Walltite eco spray foam is used throughout the building as insulation.
  • Clean air is maintained by our ERV system to ensure the air quality is balanced and efficiently replaced with fresh air.
  • Building is heated and cooled by a geothermal system that is integrated with in-floor radiant heating and heat pumps that provides heating and cooling for the building (No air conditioning units or furnaces are used)

Building Green

Techniques and materials used for ensuring eco-friendly construction and sustainable materials…
  • Low-flow plumbing system (toilets and faucets are all low-flow)
  • All building materials are environmentally safe products AND LEED certified (this is important because everyone claims to be enviro-safe but that doesn’t mean anything). I.e. no or low VOC adhesives and paints, carpet fibres etc.
  • Grey water recovery and rainwater harvesting stored on site to reduce water consumption
  • High efficiency thermal Shell – we employ a triple wall system that provides R58 insulation rating.
  • Clean air is maintained by our ERV system to ensure the air quality is balanced and efficiently replaced with fresh air.
  • Windows are low-e, argon, filled with sun-guard coatings—very energy efficient. Window shades are reflective energy efficient shades
  • In-floor radiant floor heating throughout the building. Much more efficient and even heating throughout the building
  • BASF green Walltite eco spray foam is used throughout the building as insulation.
  • Roof shingles used have high reflective index value
  • All building materials / construction waste are put through a strict recycling process.
  • All lumber used is FSC (forest stewardship council) certified. That means the lumber was acquired via a supplier that ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests that are evaluated to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards.
  • All building materials are sourced locally (within an 800 km radius) to reduce carbon emissions generated in transportation.
  • All Furniture is remanufactured to meet LEED requirements
    90 percent of material used in the construction was sourced locally and falls within 800 kilometers including the steel that was mined and used in the building.
  • All paints have low or no VOC content
  • Automated heating and cooling systems that sense surplus heat or cooling in different areas of the building and deliver to areas in need
  • Building constantly maintains a 35% fresh intake of air
  • Landscape boulders – Armour Stone is mined in nearby Hawkesbury
  • Interlock Stone is called Aquapave Natural Pavers—stones allow water to pass through them instead of pooling
  • The solar panels on the south facing roof provide 44% of the buildings power requirements

These and many other options are available to support your design and build project. Let’s talk about the possibilities!

Come and See for Yourself!

Book a complementary, no obligation consultation

Everything about our Architectural Design & Planning services are customized to your specific needs. Let’s get started with a call. Or schedule a complimentary, no obligation consultation with one of our expert Project Consultants now.

613.236.8001