The $100,000 hole

205 Crichton Street - 15 Dufferin Road, All Green Projects, Build Projects, Design Projects, Plan Projects

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For the last month I’ve been working with my land surveyor, my excavator and the City of Ottawa’s Infrastructure Approvals staff to keep the cost of site preparation at 205 Crichton Street – 15 Dufferin Road under control.  On October 10th our grading and servicing plan received approval from the City of Ottawa.  For an infill project like this one, that includes demolition of an … Read More

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Wood Versus Concrete

205 Crichton Street - 15 Dufferin Road, All Green Projects, Build Projects, Design Projects, Plan Projects

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I have been a long time proponent of wood construction, especially in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.  Our history is so deeply rooted in the forestry industry that building with any other material could be considered a form of industrial-cultural sacrilege. My new passive house project at 15 Dufferin Road – 205 Crichton Street will be built in two phases.  The first phase involves … Read More

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No Parking: Garage Demolition

205 Crichton Street - 15 Dufferin Road, All Green Projects, Build Projects, Design Projects, Plan Projects

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For the last 60 – 70 years  the a garage sat on the south side of the home built at 205 Crichton Street in 1945.  For the first few decades of its existence the building provided storage for vehicles while blocking views from the home of the former railway lines that ran where there is now a recreational pathway.  Deterioration of … Read More

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308 Fifth Avenue . GOHBA Award Winner

308 Fifth Avenue, All Green Projects, Build Projects, Design Projects

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Design is only as good as the work of the people who turn lines on paper into reality.  We are very proud of our collaboration with Cornelis Grey Construction on 308 Fifth Avenue, the Greater Ottawa Home Builder’s Association Green Renovation of the Year Award winner in 2014.  We look forward to creating more better built homes in the Ottawa Region. … Read More

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