• Common Mistakes People Make When Planning A Renovation For Their New Home

    Daniel Hall |

    green renovation architect Toronto

    Every homeowner aspires to have a home that is a reflection of themselves.

    Every homeowner aspires to have a home that is a reflection of themselves. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to get the house of your dreams from the get-go. If you'd like to upgrade your house or parts of it, a home renovation project could be the key to having the home you've always wanted.

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  • Canada's building code is getting a climate change rewrite. Is your home ready?

    CBC News |

    Increased flooding, wildfires and storms mean tough new rules take effect in 2025

    Canada's Building Code is Getting a Climate Change Rewrite

    Evacuees from Fort McMurray, Alta., drive past wildfires in May 2016. As climate change intensifies, experts say, fires, flooding and wind storms will become more common, and Canada's building code needs to be updated to withstand the pressure. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)

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  • This Frank Lloyd Wright Home Is a Model of Universal Design

    Gwendolyn Purdom |

    This Frank Lloyd Wright Home is a Model of Universal Design

    Nearly 30 years after Congress passed the Americans With Disabilities Act in 1990, accessible-design advocates say there’s still plenty of work to be done to make the built environment just as accommodating for people with disabilities as it is for everybody else. But Erick Mikiten, a California architect with a specialty in universal design, points out one striking example of accessible design from which homeowners, other pros and accessibility champions could learn a lot. And it predates the ADA by more than three decades.

    The Frank…

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  • Just Draw it Up

    Bob Borson |

    There is a request that I receive a few times a week that I thought I would finally talk about in an effort to shed some light on a fairly taboo subject. Those requests typically start off something like this:

    “I have already designed my house but since I am not an architect, I don’t know how to create the technical drawings I would need to give to a contractor. Is this something that you would do, and if so, how much do you charge?”

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  • Announcing The New Website

    Daniel Hall |

    Announcing the New Website - The Architect Builders Collaborative Inc.

    We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website!

    Our new website provides our existing and prospective clients a simple yet interactive view of our work and the services we offer.

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  • New Website Under Construction

    Daniel Hall |

    New Website Coming Soon!

    We are currently revamping our website. Our new website will be interactive and mobile friendly!

    Watch this space for updates. Just few more weeks to go!

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  • Laneway Housing: A New Way of Living in the City

    Daniel Hall |

    The topic of “laneway housing” has been showing up all over the news lately. It has been called the solution to Toronto’s real estate demand, a new way to live for extended family and a smart real estate investment all rolled into one. All this excitement surrounding this building typology is well founded because given the correct steps, laneway housing will undeniably liven up our city and strengthen our communities.

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  • How TABC does Rental Housing

    Daniel Hall |

    How TABC Does Rental Housing

    Along with renovations for homes that our clients live in themselves, we get project for our clients income properties.

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  • New Project Up Soon!

    Daniel Hall |

    New Project Up Soon - The Architect Builders Collaborative Inc.

    This week we wrapped up a project that has been under construction since April. This moderate renovation to a semi detached home in the beaches was really fun to work on because our clients were great design collaborators.

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  • Kitchen Design

    Daniel Hall |

    Kitchen Design by The Architect Builders Collaborative Inc.

    You’ve decided to renovate and know you want a great new Kitchen

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  • Tree Removal Permits

    Daniel Hall |

    Tree Removal Permits

    Living in a city that is full of healthy trees is important for everyone and Toronto is working to protect and grow our urban forest, keeping our trees healthy and our city green and beautiful. As your trees grow and change they’re likely to need some work, but before you adjust an established tree permits are required. Here are the need-to-know procedures and the need-to-have forms.

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  • Basic Tile is Great

    Daniel Hall |

    Basic Tile is Great

    We are lucky to live in a city full of tiles from all over the world -not to mention many great outlet stores. However, classic tile shapes and colours are commonly chosen for their understated aesthetic and low cost. Some of our favourites are squares, rectangles, and hexagons. Basic tile is great for playing with colour and patterning. Let me show you the pleasure of basic tiles.

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  • Pre-Purchase Reno Review

    Daniel Hall |

    Pre-purchase Reno Review

    Architect Daniel Hall, O.A.A., LEED AP specializes in Green Design and renovations to older houses. With over 30 years of building experience Daniel can answer all your questions in a personally tailored Pre-purchase Reno Review before you make an offer.

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  • How Green Am I?

    Daniel Hall |

    How Green Am I - The Architect Builders Collaborative Inc.

    Have you ever wondered how green you are? Why not try this fun little quiz and find out!

    Download the PDF!

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