As Traditional & Modern Heritage Builders in Stratford, Ontario, designing, maintaining and restoring the beauty of your home is our goal. Our clients are an elite group, people who care about history, heritage, the art of traditional architecture and the comforts of home. Whether designing an addition integrated to the style of your existing home or a new home with a traditional look and feel, Build understands the nuances of architectural history and sympathetic design. Build is a proud member and supporter of The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario and the Stratford Perth Heritage Foundation.
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5 Reviews for Build Stratford
Build provided a thoughtful design and complete transformation of our kitchen. We had some basic ideas in mind, with respect to appliance and window placement. The designer took these ideas into account and beautifully maximized the functionality of the small space (11'x11') . She kept a tradional feel in the design to compliment the age of the house which was built in the 1920's. The trades people who completed the renovation were skilled, courteous and had excellent attention to detail. We were kept well informed at all stages of the process. We are extremely happy with the results and would highly recommend Build.
When my husband and I hired Build to design and build a living room/dining room/ veranda addition suited to our 140 year old Ontario Cottage, we knew from their excellent reputation that they would be the right company for the job. However, from the very first day that construction began, they immediately surpassed our expectations. Not only was their craftsmanship impeccable, they were also extremely professional and organized, allowing the project to move smoothly. An added bonus was how friendly and tidy they were. They were also very communicative, allowing for us to come in on budget. The end result is a magazine worthy room that my husband and I can barely believe is ours! We look forward to working on several future projects with them.
When my husband and I began the process of building our new home, we knew we wanted a new build with the charm and character of a heritage home. After two other families we know used Build to renovate their heritage homes, we knew that Build would be able to create our vision. Rory and his team listened to our ideas, helped us make decisions and built us the house of our dreams. He stuck to his timelines and any changes in the budget were done with full disclosure and notice so we could make different decisions if necessary. At times during the process, we were very overwhelmed with all of the choices to be made but they guided us through it and we couldn't be happier. After living in the home for almost a year, we are 100% thrilled with our decision to hire Build.
Rory and Catherine of Build Stratford have been an absolute joy to work with. This being our second renovation with Build we are completely confident in using them again for all future work on our house. From the very beginning they make the planning and design portion a pleasure. Their ideas were imaginative and yet very respectful of the original architecture and age of our home. They turned a guest bedroom into two separate rooms, a laundry room and a bathroom for our two young children and also guests. They turned what was an existing closet in the former bedroom into a new entry to the bathroom. The new entrance and doorway from the hall feels so natural you would never know it wasn't an original doorway, it has also brought natural light to a once dark portion of the hallway. The construction process was as quick and unobtrusive as you can imagine. With two young babies under two I was prepared for months of disrupted schedules and layers of dust and dirt. I was pleasantly surprised to find neither was an issue as their choice of employees and hired professionals were all very respectful and proficient. Catherine's design choices are always spot-on and it is exciting getting to have her input for the large items as well as the smaller ones, such as light fixtures, towels and paint colours. Rory is always quick to respond to emails or questions and always makes us feel like a priority despite knowing they have much bigger jobs on the go. Since finding Build through Houzz just over a year ago our house has MUCH improved including restoring our entryway and double front doors, adding coordinating storm doors, revamping an upstairs closet into a furnace room which has brought heat to our upstairs (which we didn't have before), adding a children's/guest bath as well as an incredibly beautiful and functional second floor laundry room, created a guest bedroom and lots of lots painting! Overall we are thrilled with the results of working with Build. I would highly recommend them to everyone, despite wishing I could keep them top secret just for us.
Working with Build Stratford was an amazing experience. I have gone through building and renovations with others that left me extremely leery to say the least! Our project was our entire main floor, including Kitchen, Dinning Room, Living Room, etc. Build Stratford listened to what we wanted and worked with us to attain that. Houzz profiles for our project allowed for us to put pictures to our ideas when words couldn't fill the gaps. Specifically, it was extremely useful for our kitchen island to include our dog's dishes as built ins.