48 Peterborough, ON Design-Build Firms

When building a new house, people often turn to architects to kick off the project. However, a different model is becoming more popular: design-build. Instead of dividing tasks between separate architect and construction companies, you can hire a design-build firm to cover your entire Peterborough, ON project, from the initial design through final construction. More 
Pickering, ON, CA L1W 1R1
50 miles from Peterborough
Offering beautiful and dynamic designs by Paul Lafrance, host of HGTV's Decked Out and Disaster Decks, we can help you transform your backyard into a stunning oasis. Design is... Read More 
Lindsay, ON, CA K9V 4R3
21 miles from Peterborough
Integrity Construction Services, Inc. (Integrity) is proud to be the industry leader providing our clients through true full-service custom homes and cottages with our in-house... Read More 
Handmade Cabinets 1-866-456-5018
Havelock, ON, CA K0L1Z0
24 miles from Peterborough
Furniture Design/Build including kitchens & Vanities, artisan new age building with an eye towards a low earth impact processes. No particle board used; ever. Read More 
Lakefield, ON, CA K0L 2H0
10 miles from Peterborough
Kawartha Lakes Construction is a Design/Build firm located in Ontario's stunning Kawartha Lakes region. We offer custom built homes, cottages and renovations. Our mission is to... Read More 
Ducon Contractors & Homes (613) 392-6891
Trenton, ON, CA K8V 5P7
40 miles from Peterborough
At Ducon, we excel at understanding and meeting the unique needs of our clients who encompass the residential, institutional, industrial, and commercial sectors. Our goal is to... Read More 
Reno It Home Renovations (647) 771-1481
AJAX, ON, CA L1T0C4
48 miles from Peterborough
Design/Build Home Renovations Read More 
Lakefield, ON, CA K0L 2H0
10 miles from Peterborough
Stoney Lake Homes & Cottages is a 5 time award winning builder since 2004, specializing in Design / Build of custom homes and cottages in frame, timber frame and log, small and... Read More 
Coach House Antiques 90-987-2114
Newcastle, ON, CA L1B1H9
30 miles from Peterborough
repurposing historical salvage Read More 
Lindsay, ON, CA K9V 3V9
21 miles from Peterborough
Evergreen Home & Cottage is a turnkey builder and renovator. The people we work with come to us because of our reputation for consistent communication, trust and project success,... Read More 
NG Design (416) 930-3339
Markham, ON, CA l6c 0xx
50 miles from Peterborough
Residential and Commercial Renovation and Interior Design Read More 
Form and Function (905) 885-7773
Port Hope, ON, CA L1A4A6
21 miles from Peterborough
Form and Function is a custom cabinetmaking business specializing in custom kitchens and built ins both traditional and contemporary. Read More 
Creative Kitchen Gallery (905) 471-3500
Markham, ON, CA L3P 1W2
50 miles from Peterborough
Project management, custom design and remodel of kitchens, bathrooms and living spaces. Read More 
Bowmanville, CA L1C 4L7
33 miles from Peterborough
At windsol we are dedicated to help both home owners and businesses reduce their carbon footprint and make the world a better place for our children by supplying innovative ways... Read More 
Intact-Renovations (416) 884-6435
Ajax, ON, CA L1T 3L7
48 miles from Peterborough
Interior and exterior renovations, Home modifications. Basement Finishing, Ensuite, and Bathroom upgrades, any upgrade to your home that does not include major construction. Read More 
Concert Kitchens (905) 213-2759
Courtice, ON, CA
37 miles from Peterborough
Custom cabinetry. Kitchen design, wall units, bedroom cabinetry and unique projects. Read More 
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What Is a Design-Build Firm?


Design-build firms take on the responsibilities of architects, contractors and construction companies, all under one roof. These firms focus on a streamlined process, from the initial design to the estimating phase to physical construction, in the hope of creating an efficient experience for both the client and the company. Because the entire project is happening within one company, design-build firms are able to overlap the design and construction phases of the project, often speeding up the project significantly. In addition, these firms work to minimize risks for the project owner through single-point responsibility contracts. However, depending on the firm, you may still want to contact an interior designer or architect to help create the exact look you want. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of design-build firms: Interior Designers & Decorators, Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers, Architects & Designers, Photographers.

Before deciding on a design-build firm, think about what you want from your new home. Do you want a large kitchen for entertaining? Do you need several bedrooms for children and guests? Do you want a finished basement for extra space or storage? Look for Ontario design-build firms that specialize in the areas you're looking for. Budget is obviously a determining factor in the outcome of your project. To make sure you stay within your means, consider making a must-have list and a wish list. Gauge where the estimates are falling to determine which design-build firms can realistically strike the balance between the two.

Questions to ask a prospective design-build firm:


  • How long have you been in the business?
  • How many projects like mine have you completed?
  • Who will be working on the project?
  • Are the workers employees or subcontractors?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • Who is your designer, and what are his or her qualifications?
  • Are your employees licensed and insured?
  • How do you charge, and what does that include?
  • Can you give me a written estimate?
  • What do your services include?
  • When can this job get done?
  • What happens when cost exceeds the budget? What about changes to materials or labor pricing?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any important considerations or concerns you foresee with this project?

Find a design-build firm on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Peterborough, ON design-build firms. You may also look through Peterborough, ON photos to find a pool you like, then contact the design-build firm that created it. You can find more design-build firms in Belleville, Cobourg, Lakefield, Millbrook and Omemee.
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