Home Design

Keith Construction takes you from conception through to finished plans for your custom home. Build a house to be your sanctuary, with every room exactly as you want it. Whether you’re building a new build for your growing family, renovating your existing house, or planning your retirement home, Keith Construction guides you every step of the way.

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Our Design Process

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Concept

Our award-winning design team sits down with you to discuss your needs, ideas, and budget. We then produce an initial layout and concept for you to review.
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Design

Based on the initial layouts and your feedback, we refine your custom home design until it incorporates all your lifestyle needs and fits your budget.
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Compliance

As we design your custom build, we ensure all our plans comply with building code and local municipal regulations. This saves you time and money.
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Finalization

Once you approve your design, we produce a professional architectural drawing package for your customized project. Time to build your dream home!

Architectural Design Services

Memorable architecture is created when experienced designers support the lifestyle needs of a client. You need a design that makes your life easier, gives you the space and structure you need, and—most importantly—makes your house feel like a home.

Here are just some of the services we offer at Keith Construction. For more information or for specific requests, please reach out to set up a consultation.

Design & Layout

We help you define what you need from your home, and then our knowledgeable and precise designers create a layout that is structurally sound and complies with local regulations. Have one-on-one meetings with our draftsperson and designer to create the ideal custom home or renovation. As the work progresses, we address: Elevation, Rough selection of materials, Windows, Electrical layout, Sections, Construction details, Additional details as needed

The L'Heureux Residence

3D Real-Time Drafting

We work hand in hand with you using our 3D rendering program. Our designs come to life on the screen, showing you the flow between rooms as you move through the property. You get a true sense of what your home will look like in real life, and see first-hand the details of your design through every step of the process.

Permit Management

Our experienced team walks you through applying for the relevant permits and licenses. Feel confident in your renovation or construction plans knowing that all the legal steps have been taken. If you bring your own plans, we examine the drawings to ensure they comply with the BC Building Code, ensuring there are no delays or costly fixes from noncompliant plans.

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Architectural Drawing Packages:

We provide professional quality drawing packages that include floor plans, elevation notations, detailed section sketches, and specific notes as required. Already have plans? We can work with any professional designer. With a combined 200+ years of experience on the team, we have access to all the expertise you need, plus a curated list of local vendors and tradespeople.

Green Building Integration

Many of our clients look for sustainable, eco-friendly building practices. We can integrate green building standards into our custom home designs to suit your budget and needs. Our sustainability-driven company has been a Green Builder since 2009, and are up to date with the newest techniques and products.

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Testimonials

We enjoyed working with the whole team throughout the process and were exceedingly happy with the final outcome. We first hired Keith Construction in 2013 to build our summer home in Coldstream BC.  The design, estimating and construction phases all went very well.  We enjoyed working with the whole team throughout the process and were exceedingly happy with the final outcome.  The team...

Kidd

We could not be happier in our new home. We could not be happier in our new home. While this was not our first custom build, it certainly was the most enjoyable as we were involved throughout the process. We brought our ideas and budget, and their drafstsperson was able to come up with the design we were looking for. We found every trade to be experienced and very professional craftsmen...

Keech

He always provided creative suggestions and good ideas when we had difficult decisions to make After many years of planning our retirement home, we chose Keith Construction to put those plans on paper and to construct the home of our dreams. From the inception of our house design through the construction phase, our experience with Keith Construction has been nothing but positive. The staff ...

Hemrick

They listened carefully to our ideas and they were diligent in providing workable solutions. In 2016 we engaged Keith Construction to create a new outdoor living and entertainment space at our home. Their professional, knowledgeable and helpful staff guided us through all the stages of the project, including discussion of our requirements, creation of detailed computer models, cost estimation...

Herring

We were in good hands! It was a great experience working with Keith Construction’s wonderful team. They are very approachable and answered any and all questions we had. Being the second time we had built a house, it was a very different experience than our first. We were far more involved, which was great as we learned a lot and were a part of the entire process. We really enjoyed it! We...

St. Hilaire

You always hear about the horror stories from others when building a new home, but this is not one of them.   Being this was my dream home and first experience with a build, I wanted a contractor  I could trust, that would complete the project with quality and value in mind.  From the early stages of design through project completion, I felt I was in good hands with Keith Construction....

Spitzmacher

Our experience with Keith Construction, their staff and subcontractors can be summed up as "OUTSTANDING". From the concept of our major renovation to the finished project Keith Construction demonstrated their ability and depth to work with us to achieve what we envisioned to be our perfect dream home. Thank you Keith Construction!  

Ward

Approaching every situation with a pleasant and professional demeanor We are very pleased to offer a letter of recommendation for Keith Construction. No one at the original groundbreaking ceremony February 2014 believed that just over eight months later October 2014, that our home had gone through such a total transformation. The entire Keith Construction crew and their subcontractors were...

Allen

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I provide my own set of plans, or do you only build from pre-existing floor plans?
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We proudly construct custom homes made exactly to the client’s specifications. You can provide any professional set of architectural drawings for construction, or you can work with our design team to create an in-house plan.

What's the difference between design and drafting?
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Put simply, design comes before drafting. Design involves talking to the client, creating sketches and 3D models, refining the concept, and creating a layout. Drafting comes once the design is set, and it’s a technical process that creates a detailed technical drawing that shows how the builder should proceed.

Does Keiths Construction offer in-house design and drafting?
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Yes. We have been a custom home design and build company for over 30 years. Our design team has expert knowledge to create the perfect custom home to suit your needs. Our Design Build homes are unique and reflect the client’s lifestyle as well as their personality.

What services are included in designing and drafting a custom home?
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Our Design Build homes have four steps through construction. Concept: our design team sits down with you to discuss your ideas, needs, and budget. Design: based on the initial layouts and your feedback, we refine your design until you’re happy. Compliance: during design and construction, we ensure our plans comply with all building codes and regulations. Finalization: we create a set of professional architectural drawings for your project.

What green renovations will improve the efficiency of my house?
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We offer many renovation and upgrade types that can improve the efficiency of your home. From new windows and doors to Energy Star appliances, we can make the most cost-effective recommendations for your situation.