Bravehart Building and Design

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Nikolaos51 in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

We have worked with Laura and Bill on numerous projects for the past eight years and we are proud to have been their associates.
We enjoy a certain prestige ourselves and having done work for Braveheart can only add to it.
Construction and renovation companies do not come better than Braveheart Building Desing and Build.

Nikolaos

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Thanks for your continued excellence over the years. Look forward to many more interesting projects together.

Nancy Peterson in Armour
69 reviews Toronto, ON
9/10

We renovated a new space for our office. As you can see in the 'before' photo, we started with an empty office shell. Essentially we wanted to create an open collaborative space that would motivate the team and allow us to host events. The 'after ' photo shows the new space is gorgeous. It is exactly what we wanted. Both Laura and Bill are outstanding people to work with. I only gave them a 9 rating because of delays that were due to a former employee. However when the issues were identified, both of them went over and above to get the work done to our complete satisfaction. We had some stressful issues with the delays, and in the end they worked hard to ensure I was satisfied, and that the work was s to the highest standards. Adding to their challenge was that I had hired a designer that they had never worked with before. They all worked well together. Thank you Bravehart for a job beautifully done!

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Thanks for taking time to review our firm. The offices are beautiful and functional - a pleasure for your team to work within.
Despite some major glitches in permit drawings and other construction direction details, we all prevailed and got you the space you need, working as a true team when the going got tough!
It was very much a pleasure to work with you, your designer, your supplier of building permit drawings and some of your building trades.
We really appreciated the opportunity to contribute to your fast growing, successful business.

Private User
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

We work with Bravehart Building and know that Laura and Bill are an experienced Design and Build team
For example, on a recent project, Laura and our team at Cambria provided the client a photo reference of where the veining pattern in our Brittanica slab would fall in relationship to the sink cut out; to maximize the percentage of the bold strokes in the pattern that the client loved.
The end result is nothing short of spectacular!
This client's project is stunning! She has worked with a reputable company who offers quality products. Her Cambria countertop will also look stunning for many years to come and peace of mind with our lifetime warranty.
It takes this kind of detailing between Designer and Cambria to deliver this high level if quality.

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Your attention to detail before cutting expensive (and beautiful) material, is very much appreciated.

Emile Zmenak in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

When we first met with Bravehart to supply flooring for their projects, Laura was very careful to inspect our product for quality; both for the engineered wide plank oak itself, and the Finish on top of the wood flooring.
Laura is very aware of issues surrounding sub-standard flooring manufacturing and is especially meticulous about wide plank applications, examining every detail to remove any risk to the customer. Bravehart will only specify high quality flooring.
We have worked with Bravehart to great success on a few projects and both Bravehart and their clients are very happy with our product, our service and our advice.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Bravehart as a conscientious and knowledgeable company when it comes to hardwood flooring.

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Specifiying the correct flooring for the appropriate application is mission critical. When an inappropriate product is utilized, it can put the entire project at risk, especially with regards to flooring in open plan spaces, the majority of what our company does.
Working with companies such as yours - who produce an excellent, stable product - is our focus and our client's "insurance policy".

SHAWN in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

we have worked with Bill on a number of projects, - Bill is very Honest, professional detailed and experienced General contractor ,

I strongly recommend Bill to do your houses (renos, new build) etc

Shawn P. Eng

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Given Bill's background in Civil Engineering training and your great capacity to understand how soil types, structure and water infiltration can impact our underpinning projects - We are ready for the occasional difficult projects that we encounter - a team like you and Bill and our architectural technologist are unbeatable at finding the correct solution for each condition.

Ryan from Impact Carpentry
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

We are a carpentry company that has worked together with Bravehart for the past three years and have had nothing but positive experiences doing so. Bill and Laura consistently provide streamlined and detailed plans that rarely deviate from the the beginning of the project to the end. Bill's knowledge of structural engineering is second to none and Laura's design specifications are clear and very thorough. The materials are selected accordingly and are always of the highest quality making installation simple. They do a lot of ‘open plan’ main floors and they know how to specify the appropriate flooring to be stable in ‘open span’ conditions. The subcontractors are clearly seasoned, efficient and professional tradesmen and are a breeze to work with. Bravehart Building Design & Build has been the best firm we've worked with and we would recommend them without hesitation.

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Thanks to you and your team for helping with the 'great discussions' we encounter when renovating an existing space; including structural considerations, space considerations, and more. We appreciate your commitment to finding the best work-arounds possible.

Private User
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

My husband and I have worked with Bill and Laura for more than 10 yrs. as we are one of their subcontractors. During this time we have found them to be conscientious, diligent and professional. Their work is second to none and they hire only the best trades. We have been to numerous sites and can attest to the quality of the work and the professionalism of their operation. They strive to perfectly balance the needs of their clients with the peculiarities of the various trades to result in a renovation/build that meets the homeowner criteria and fulfills the building code requirements. I would highly recommend them.

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John Carpino of Newco Stair in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

We have been working together with Bravehart Building & Design on numerous projects over last decade and are very proud to be a supplier of theirs. Each job has been well organized and professionally managed. They demand high quality materials and workmanship and we are pleased to provide it.

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John Gilbert from Ajax
1 review Ajax, ON
2/10

Ongoing issue with project deficiencies. We had a complete main floor remodel that included the addition of a 5th bedroom on our 2nd floor in the spring/summer of 2014. Since making our final payment to Bravehart, a number of deficiencies have surfaced and have not been addressed.

Most significantly, our new hardwood floors now have huge gaps due to improper duct ventilation and we have not been able to purchase furniture, or enjoy our expensive renovation. Other items include trim that appeared to be painted has the wood bleeding through, throughout the house; trim installed incorrectly around fireplace hearth that now has significant gaps (adhered to floor and not hearth); further flooring issues due to HVAC vents being covered during installation (3 in total) - 2 of these were corrected when duct cleaners identified them and a 3rd was overlooked until heat being trapped underneath the floor caused the floor to gap excessively.

The initial deficiencies were addressed at the end of the job in the late summer of 2014, while our final payment to Bravehart was still being withheld. Additional items popped up in the fall/winter and were brought to the attention of Laura in Jan 2015. These were initially responded to in Jan and reviewed onsite by Bill in late Feb. Items were acknowledged and we were asked to wait until the summer to have everything addressed. Contact was made with Bill on numerous occasions with the last contact from Bill being in August, which indicated “he was crazy busy" but would send someone by the following week. All contact has been ignored since that time.

Based on our experience, once Bravehart is paid, you will never see them again - not a characteristic you want in a contractor.

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Private User
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

We hired Bravehart to design and build a one storey addition to our home. Their work is first class! The project was completed on budget and close to on time.
Laura, who deals with the design phase, takes great pride in her work and Bill, who manages the building phase, attends to every detail of the project. He is on the work site virtually daily and supervises all the work of his sub contractors. They themselves were pleasant and competent people to have around one's home!
We are delighted with the finished room and would not hesitate to recommend Bravehart for any building project.
Bravehart demonstrates the best of " hands on" management!

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Thanks for the review. We hope your guests enjoy the extra space during the holidays and hope to visit in the new year. We appreciate your recommendation.

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More about Bravehart Building and Design

You have a vision…. a special dream home inside your mind……

You need a partner to help you translate that vision into a building plan, permits and to action construction, financial management, interior finishings and relaxing exterior 'rooms’.

Bravehart Building & Design is that partner, with a clear step-by-step, proven process to planning, ensuring everything ends up in just the right place.

Our process is fully comprehensive, walks you through every detail until final permit plans are issued and your construction budget / schedule / plan is in action, through to the end of the build.

Our firm is different from others as our Designer is also a Project Manager and our Construction Manager has an Engineering background.

No other firm offering Major Home Transformations and New Builds combines these talents, comprehensive approach; and the dedication of a “partner team”.

Our services are turn-key. Our process takes the error out of planning. Our commitment is to one client at a time, during the construction of your project.

The end result is a detailed, custom home you will love to live in for its practicality, beauty, openness, balance, light and connection to outdoor living.

CATEGORIES
Home Additions, Design/Build, and Design/Project Management
PRODUCTS
- Design/Build- General Contractor- New Home Builder - Major Projects- Construction- Structural Engineering - Architecture- Interior Design- Space Planning- Outdoor Rooms - Additions- Kitchens- Whole Home Renovations
STYLES
Transitional, Modern, Traditional
SPECIALITIES
Clean, open spaces. Bringing nature indoors
WEBSITE
http://www.bravehartbuilding.com
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1987
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
9
PAYMENT METHOD
Cheque
LICENSES
Metro License #T85-3952083
MEMBERSHIPS
NKBA- National Kitchen & Bath Association; www.NKBA.comCARAHS (Canadian Association of Renovators
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
BONDED
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
Manufacturers, and Workmanship
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