David R. Smith Design Inc.

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401 Craven Rd. Toronto ON M4L 2Z5
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Sameer from Toronto
Sameer from Toronto
6 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

2nd Floor addition design and permit application

We engaged David to complete the drawings for our 2nd floor addition and changes to the main floor. From the moment we met David during the interview process, we felt very comfortable with him. His knowledge on the design and permit application process is second to none. In fact, despite having met with several other companies, we hired David the next day as we knew right away he was the right person for our project. He took the time to explain the entire process to us including all the cost associated with the entire process.

During the design phase, David took into consideration our needs as well as provided some suggestions on several areas to fully utilize the space we envisioned and improve efficiency. We were able to come up with a final design very quickly, including last minute changes that were requested. We were very happy with the final design.

During the permit application process with the city, David took care of everything for us and represented us with the city. The city often finds kinks in plans and David was able to respond and provide the additional details immediately. Overall the entire permit application process was relatively painless, although it did take quite some time due to the several stages involved.

David was also very helpful during our contractor selection process as he helped to answer some questions contractors had. In fact, some contractors complimented us having such detailed plans available, as it made their job of quoting for the project a lot easier and accurate. After we selected our contractor further changes were required to the plans and David was very quick to respond and make the corrections and resubmit the changes to the city for approval.

Overall, we were very, very happy to have David on board to complete the design of our project. His attention to our project didn’t falter when the permits were issued and he continued to be involved with our contractor to ensure that all the questions were answered and the details are followed up.
I would highly recommend David to other couples looking to do large complex renovations, as we were quite pleased with his professionalism, diligence and attention to detail.

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Thank you very much Sameer! As cliché as it sounds, its reviews like this that really make all of the work worth it in the end. You and Shez were a fantastic couple to work with, your design ideas and willingness to stay involved throughout the entire process really helped make this a great experience. Looking back to February it really was quite a journey; the initial design and Zoning Certificate, all of the work with Committee of Adjustment and then the final permit and construction drawings… all things considered it went quite smoothly and according to plan. I know you guys will love the finished product and I wish you all the best! Take care and keep in touch. FYI: For anyone interested scope of work fee was $4700 +HST