June 2017

72 BUILD / June 2017 , Your Dream Home - One Chance to Get It Right! We are a Canadian home design company, located in Fonthill, Ontario, Canada. We are at the heart of the Niagara Peninsula, just outside of Niagara Falls. Since our start in 1990, Nauta Home Designs has had one simple mission; to help people get the home of their dreams through an enjoyable experience. Since then - we’ve helped over 3000 families by offering design services unique to the industry – and winning the exclusive to Canada ‘Ones toWatch for 2016 Construction Award’ has been amassive boost for us. We are talented and experienced licensed home designers, architectural technologists, CAD operators, 3D designers and artists with over 25 years’ experience. Our extensive education and expertise covers many aspects of building design such as architectural, structural engineering, civil, mechanical, electrical, interior design, building sciences, green design, building codes and surveying. Our knowledge and understanding of building codes and building structures assures that not only are the blueprints accurately designed and complete, but that they are accepted and approved by building departments. Nauta Home Designs employs college graduates in architectural technology to ensure beautiful, well thought out designs, accurate blueprints and building code compliance. Our Approach to Design We design with an emphasis on size, shape and scale. • Size – What are the room sizes? What is needed for space? • Shape – How is it created or defined? Does the shape of rooms allow proper function? • Scale – Are all areas properly proportioned? Ex. “Does the scale of the kitchen work with the eating area?” We know that designing in detail helps to comply with the client’s wishes and explore the possibilities for each new home. Because of this we make sure to consistently communicate with clients, ensuring that they have a hand in every step of the design. Once the design is finalised, structure and building code compliance is checked throughout the design process, to ensure that the final design can be easily built. Your Dream Home… One chance to get it right! We want you to have the home of your dreams. From luxury mansions to starter homes and everything in between, we have designed every style and we know that we can create your dream home. How we do it At Nauta Home Designs, our house plans focus not only on style, space, and features; but on consistency as well. We follow a rigorous process to ensure that each home design is of the same high level of quality that we have established over the past 25+ years. Reform of Ontario’s building regulatory system Since 2006, Nauta Home Designs has been a licensed and insured design firm in possession of a BCIN number as prescribed by the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Licensing, insurance, and a BCIN number are crucial elements when choosing your designer. If your designer does not have a BCIN number, you will not get a building permit in Ontario. In 2005, Bill 124 came into full effect in Ontario. This bill reformed Ontario’s building regulatory system and addressed long-standing concerns from builders, municipalities, inspectors, and citizens. Goals of the reformation were to “increase the safety and quality of building construction in Ontario, streamline the regulatory system, enhance accountability, and create a more transparent and innovation-friendly regulatory environment for the construction industry.” Green home design for Canada At Nauta Home Designs, green design is not simply a marketing idea, we take efficient and sustainable design seriously. Green Home Design is not just about in-floor radiant heat, or having solar panels installed. Green home design for Canada with Nauta Home Designs is always a holistic approach to all that the occupants do within the buildings we live, work and play in. For us, green home design is about designing and implementing energy saving systems that work effectively with the rest of the building. It is about utilising energy saving systems that provide the ideal level of comfort we desire, always and in all elements. 1605RB25

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