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Passionate, outspoken, innovative and knowledgeable are just a few terms that describe Nicholas Petrie, co-founder, Chief Business Development Officer, and Managing Director of DOS Design Group. This blog features a truly unique and inspiring individual, who is leading the building and construction industry.   How Nick Petrie’s interest in Custom Home Design was born With a natural penchant for solving puzzles, one of Nick’s favourite activities is...

To Build or Renovate… that is the question. And it is a challenging question in Vancouver today. There are a number of pros and cons on both sides. Today we want to address these pros and cons so you can make the decision that is right for you and your family.    The Case for Building 1. More choices  When you are building a Custom Home, you get...

Our full service Design company only works because of the incredible people we have on our team. One of our incredible employees is our team lead for the Interior Design Division, Lyndsay Mossman.  How Lyndsay Came To Our Full Service Design Company Lyndsay’s parents are both handy DIY-types. Her mother was always doing renovations or decorating the Mossman family home, so Lyndsay got into Interior Design...

We spend a lot of time talking about our clients’ spaces. Today, we want to introduce you to DOS Design Group’s own space. Here, we make the magic happen, planning Custom Homes, meeting with clients, drafting plans, and conducting VR design. That is why we want to open our doors, giving you a peek into DOS Design Group’s home.  DOS Design Group’s Office Space, Including...

When it comes to Interior Design, technology has long provided focal points for rooms. Now, though, technology has taken on a whole new level of importance.  Homeowners and Interior Designers are putting home technology in the forefront of their designs.  But why?  And what kind of tech is taking centre stage?  What type of technology is being incorporated in current Interior Design  In the past, televisions have generally being...

A new building wrap can make a significant difference in your home’s energy usage, your comfort, and your health. Why is that the case? And when is the best time to upgrade your building wrap? Today, we are tackling the important topic of building wrap to help you plan your next set of renovations. The importance of building wrap Building wrap can seem like...

The BC Energy Step Code is already in place for builds in most BC cities. By 2032, however, all homes in Canada must be Net-Zero. That means many Homeowners will have to make major renovations before then. What are these renovations – and when is the best time to do them? Take a page from Step Code for your renovations The Step Code is...

With the BC Energy Step Code in place, now is the perfect time to give your Vancouver home an energy efficient renovation! But what is included in such a renovation? There are several components that make up an energy efficient renovation. This article breaks down what these components are – and the impact they have on the finished home. The Key Components Of Your...

Last year, the BC Building Code for 2018 was released. A new Building Code can lead to many questions and concerns regarding your new home construction project, or your renovation. Below, we go over the most common questions we are asked, giving you the answers you need to navigate your build in spite of the changes. Is my project covered by the BC Building...

VR design offers a whole new way of approaching home renovations. Adding a secondary suite to your home is a big project – and it can be hard to imagine how it will look when it is finished. That is where VR design comes in. With VR design, homeowners are able to visualize their secondary suite before a shovel has even broken ground. In...

Stop Work Orders – a boundless source of stress for homeowners. We have written a lot about Stop Work Orders in the past, covering everything from horror stories to tips for avoiding them. In spite of this, we continue to see homeowners who have received Stop Work Orders – and hear the devastating consequences of receiving them. This month, we created a three-part series about...

Stop Work Orders may be scary, but they are completely preventable. If you follow a few simple steps, you will not have to worry about Stop Work Orders at all. Not sure why you want to avoid Stop Work Orders? This month, we created a three-part series about Stop Work Orders Check out the other blogs in this three-part series: 4 Perfect Examples of Why...

Welcome to the third part in our Stop Work Orders series! This month, we created a three-part series about Stop Work Orders We have already tackled 4 Perfect Examples of Why to Take Stop Work Orders Seriously and Why Stop Orders Happen and How To Prevent Them. Today, we are wrapping up with a look at the consequences of working without the appropriate Permits. Some...

Virtual reality design technology is on track to change how Vancouver approaches custom home design. Its capabilities, however, can also be utilized in the home renovation industry. We believe that VR will revolutionize the home renovation process for both homeowners and renovation professionals.     How Virtual Reality has changed home renovations for homeowners In the past, homeowners often have not been full participants in the...

Here at Draft On Site, we are always looking for new custom home design inspiration. Doing this allows us to bring new concepts to our clients: It keeps our designs fresh and innovative! Recently, we began running a photo contest for our staff on our Facebook Page, which we’ll tell you about below, to encourage our team to share their unique perspectives and capture...

We are proud to announce that our talented Designer Tannaz is now Passive House Certified! That means Draft On Site can now design Passive Houses for our clients in the Lower Mainland! Why does that matter? Let us take you through all the details – and you an insight into why we are excited about the Passive House movement. Why being Passive House Certified...

Just as VR scans have changed the face of the real estate industry, rough-in scans are poised to revolutionize the home renovation process. Not sure what rough-in scans are? We are here to give you all the details about them – and how they can help you with your Vancouver home design or renovation. What are rough-in scans? Like VR scans, rough-in scans are 3D,...

Now that VR Design and VR scans are on the market, there is a range of new applications appearing for them. One of the applications we are most excited about is home renovations. In the past, there was limited technical support to help Designers and homeowners communicate about home renovations. This has, at times, led to misunderstandings and miscommunications. Now, Virtual Reality is revolutionizing...

Draft on Site was recently invited to consult with the Sustainability Office of the City of Vancouver. During that meeting, we made recommendations about how to make it easier for Home Owners to achieve better energy efficiency in their houses. We also addressed which upgrades we would make to the current City of Vancouver Energy Efficiency requirements and why we would make them. Why...