05 Feb 2019

One of the most common questions when dealing with building code and building drawings is what is the difference between an architect and architectural technologist? Architectural technologists are concerned more with the technical and functional elements of the building, including building code, drafting and CAD, conceptual drawings and 3D models They also generally cost less […]

14 Jan 2019

You may wonder how the industry of building and home construction is regulated by the province. Ontario requires that many building designers and certain inspectors pass exams and become registered as practitioners. Each area of specialty has an exam and each practitioner must register for a Building Code Identification Number (BCIN) prior to taking an […]

06 Apr 2018
Cold Basement

A cold basement is a common issue that perplexes homeowners who want to enjoy their basement living space without having to resort to space heaters or extra layers of clothing in the winter. Here in Ottawa, many homeowners use their basements as fully livable areas such as recreation rooms, work spaces or play areas. This […]

06 Dec 2017
Basement Insulation Requirements

Have you considered the basement insulation requirements of your home? In our previous post on home insulation, we went over some of the basic insulation options available here in Ottawa. While choosing from batt, loose fill, board stock, spray foam and wet spray cellulose is a big decision for your home’s insulation, there are other […]

21 Jun 2017

The design options and possibilities for a coach house in Ottawa are very exciting for homeowners looking to create more space on their property. Homeowners can now design and build a separate structure on their existing property that will increase their property value and also provide them with more living space, room for a rental income, or […]

07 Jan 2017
Ottawa Home Additions

One of the most popular types of home renovation we get asked about in Ottawa is home additions. Many customers contact us at Holland Homes and Renovations when they are in the process of making a crucial decision: should we move from our existing home to find more space, or should we build an addition […]

21 Sep 2015
Sinks are Part of Common Bathroom Renovation Mistakes

Bathrooms are one of the most difficult rooms to renovate. With all of the tiles, plumbing, and lighting, there are many potential errors waiting to happen. But fear not! With a plan and help from the professionals at Holland Homes & Renovations, all of these common bathroom renovation mistakes can be avoided. Make a clear […]