Building Permit Drawings (Plans)

Before your start your project; be it an addition, renovation, or a new build, your first step is to obtain Building Permit Drawings. Our design and drafting team will work tirelessly to produce drawings that are done according to the Ontario Building Code and stamped by our BCIN certified professional.

1. Free Consultation

  • Discuss renovation needs to a client dream project

  • Provide a quote to the Client if they decide to move forward

  • Concept drawings or sketches, often done freehand or done using simple design software. These are then used by our team as a quick and simple way of exploring initial ideas for beginning the design process.  Our team then proceeds to do a site measure to allow us to proceed to Step two.

2. Site Measure

Before a site measure usually begins, we will ask you if you have been in touch with the City/municipality about zoning. Zoning can deal with existing easements or encroachments, regulatory conservation/environmental impact, and the laws or bylaws that may pertain to your existing property.

The actual field measure time frame of course depends on the size of your project. Measures can include foundation, main and second floors, and exterior elevations.

This is done so we can move forward to produce you a set of existing plans, and conceptual plans.

This set of drawings is to provide our clients a detailed view of a particular structure and property in 2D. These plans are utilized by our Team of designers, interior designers, engineers, and contractors for the purpose of showing what is where before modifications are done, and proceeding to the next step.

3. Designs & Discussions

Our Team transforms your vision into reality, as we provide you with  2D floor plans and 3D renderings for clients' approval.

The design drawings are used to develop and communicate ideas about a developing design.   Many revisions or variances can take place during this process. It eventually will lead to the last step. But rest assured, this process, however long it takes, ensures your input is taken into consideration and applied to your project, and worked on until it works, according to the city, municipality, or conservation authorities.

4. Building Permit Drawings

Two (2) sets of plans are submitted to the City//municipality/township for a permit. Once the plans are approved, plans are stamped and given to the client.

When applying for a building permit or planning case, applicants will need to provide all relevant architectural plan sets/drawings. These plans, which have been worked on with clients, display the layout and aesthetics of a proposed project and include details regarding the following:

Site Plans

Floor Plans

Roof Plans


Sections and Details

Material Schedule

 We will also provide a clear scope of work, allowing for professionals and tradesmen to construct your project.

The submitted drawings will also include the schedule 1 designer form indicating our B.C.I.N.  which is required to submit for Permit Drawings to the City of Ottawa/Ottawa region municipality.

If you have any questions at all during this process, we are here to help every step of the way. 

Our committment as Design & Drafting Service Experts

At Dustin Design & Drafting, we offer a range of quality services that are designed to ensure your project is successful. Our team has the expertise and knowledge to ensure drawings are up-to-date and meet City requirements. We also provide our customers with personalized service in order to meet every need. We work with you every step of the way through the design and drafting process - from initial concept to final product!
We are a locally owned company in the Ottawa Valley & have been serving the region since 2010. We are recognized by local authorities and acknowledged by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing






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Daniel Kelly

Great to work with Dustin

“It was great to work with Dustin and his team on our custom home building plans. Our building site presented may design challenges and the team was able to make the necessary adjustments quickly and efficiently. The finals plans moved through the permit process without any issues. In addition, the ability to get a final CAD version of the plans from Dustin has allowed us to drill down into the details to help the various trades and to make any necessary adjustments quickly during construction.”

Stephe & Dianne

April 14, 2021

Camwood Crescent Project

“Dustin Poole of Dustin Design helped develop and finalize the design and its requirements for our major home renovation project. At the start, he inherited a set of poorly executed documents from a previous design contractor and provided permit-ready drawings in short order. He was also able to provide innovative design solutions to many of the challenges that arose from modifying the internal structures of a home. Dustin patiently took the time to understand our requirements, which necessarily changed over time as we saw the realization of the design changes. He also worked well with the construction contractors to ensure that the details of the project were fully understood.”

Fred Jacobs

Duy Nguyen

We retained the services of Dustin Design and Drafting to design our home due to his knowledge and expertise in construction and design. Throughout the design process, Dustin and Olivia were very responsive and always put us first. We communicated almost daily and they accommodated every change we requested to make the house exactly what we wanted. They took time to explain everything to us. During the building permit application process, their quick response to the city’s questions helped us obtain the permit in a timely manner. We are glad to have made the right decision in hiring Dustin.

Duy Nguyen

Marcia and Nic

We worked with Dustin Design Drafting on the project to add a 400 square foot second story addition to our family home.  The footprint was predetermined, nonetheless Dustin did an excellent job of working with us to maximize the use of space.  He collaborated with us, and our contractor, during the design and drafting phase to meet everyone’s needs and specifications.  He listened, was flexible, and readily available throughout the course of the project.  The result is a beautiful space that we are extremely happy with, and enjoying.

Marcia and Nic
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