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

Trusted Design & Build Contractor to Embassies for Over 65 Years

OakWood has been providing high-quality, culturally sensitive commercial and residential Design & Build services to embassies, diplomats, and staff in the National Capital Region since 1956. Governments from around the world choose OakWood for their embassy work in Ottawa because of our reputation for quality, reliability, and ability to offer innovative turnkey solutions that are always customized to each embassy’s unique renovation and construction needs.

Our Design & Build services are delivered by certified, security cleared personnel. The extensive use of advanced virtual management solutions enables the OakWood Team to keep all stakeholders informed and up-to-date on all projects regardless of location.

Specialized Embassy Services

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Turnkey renovations for any space – offices, meeting rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, washrooms and more
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Historic building restoration – respecting architectural details and original design
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Post pandemic space assessment & redesign
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Secure safe rooms – from high security offices to fortified underground bunkers
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General handyman & repair services including re-wiring, plumbing, framing, door and window replacement, and more
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Custom cabinetry for any room or storage need
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High performance solutions for energy efficiency, Smart Technology, healthy environments, and building green
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Rental apartments for embassy personnel when required
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Property and embassy grounds maintenance

“We’re dedicated to providing you with a client experience that’s second to none. Expect every member of our team to bring passion to your embassy project from the initial meeting to final walk around.”

– John Liptak, President & CEO, OakWood

Let’s Talk About Your Project

Book a complementary, no obligation consultation

Everything about our Design & Build services for embassies 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.

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RESPECTFUL PROFESSIONALS

Delivering custom services to the highest standards and professionalism

OakWood takes pride in achieving the highest levels of quality and establishes an open, honest partnership with all clients. All services are customized to your needs and delivered with culturally sensitive project managers and trades professionals with security clearance. You can count on every member of the OakWood Team to demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism and show respect for your property, safety & health, and your culture.

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TECHNOLOGY LEADER

Virtual meetings and 24/7 real-time updates drive project efficiencies

You won’t see many pens and papers with members of the OakWood Team. We have long been an earlier adopter of new technologies to streamline our service delivery and provide real-time information to clients. Advanced customer relationship management technologies ensure exceptional communication and project management efficiencies, including virtual meetings to review concepts, discuss progress, and keep your projects moving forward.

MATERIAL SELECTION

The most inspirational yet efficient material selection service in the City

Our award-winning Design Centre and Showroom supports a unique material selection service like no other. Everything you need for your embassy project is under one roof saving you hours and in some cases days of running around the City. Conveniently choose products from any manufacturer in the world to get exactly what you want for any commercial building or residential projects.

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Permits and Construction Plans

PERMITS & CONSTRUCTION PLANS

A Turnkey Solution

OakWood gives you a complete A to Z solution. Once your Concept Design is finalized, our team of Architectural Technologist and Designers acquire all Building Permits required for your embassy project. Every detail of your project is documented in a comprehensive Construction Plan which is “virtually built” prior to construction. Access your plan, all documentation, and up to date schedules in real-time through our VIP Client Portal.

Our Guarantee to You

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Fair price for the highest quality work
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Access to the award winning OakWood Design Centre for all material selections – everything you need is under one roof, saving you hours and often days
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Meticulous planning and project management using state-of-the art, construction specific software and tools
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Fast and accurate estimates
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A dedicated Project Manager to provide one point-of-contact
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Courteous, professional, security cleared workers who will be on-time and respectful of your culture and embassy
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The most eco-friendly construction methods in the industry – nothing goes to the land fill
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Your embassy project completed on-budget with no surprises – guaranteed
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Access to a password protected Embassy Client Portal to get real-time updates on your project
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24-hour emergency hotline service
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Comprehensive 1 to 10-year warranty on all products and services

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

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Get your fix-it and “to-do” projects done right by an OakWood trade professional

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Let’s Get Started

Book a complementary, no obligation consultation

Everything about our Design & Build services for embassies 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.

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