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Lumber Prices Falling

By Joe Belanger | Jul 15, 2021 |

Well here we are the beginning of summer, well 3 weeks in to it be more specific.  The news is the the price of lumber is going to be coming down.  Why? First off, we got to give thanks to all of wonderful people out in social media  land, who have received their Covid shot,…

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Home Renovations A Key to housing for the future

By Joe Belanger | May 12, 2021 |

Information provided by: The Canadian Home Builders Association Home Renovations A Key to housing for the future As homes start to age and the needs of Canadians change, ex. Are you or a family member getting older. Having mobility issues? Or you a younger family, and you want to expand your family, but square footage…

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SDU & Coach Houses Zoom Presentation

By Joe Belanger | May 4, 2021 |

We are happy to share a Video presentation that was presented to representatives from the: RE/MAX Affiliates Realty Ltd., Brokerage 613.457.5000 remaxaffiliates.ca Kanata/Stittsville – Barrhaven – Orleans – Beacon Hill – Carleton Place – Smiths Falls – Kemptville – Embrun – Westport Click Here The video was a presentation on information about rules, information &…

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Building a Secondary Dwelling Unit (SDU) in Ottawa

By Joe Belanger | May 4, 2021 | Comments Off on Building a Secondary Dwelling Unit (SDU) in Ottawa

What is a secondary dwelling unit (SDU)? Most second units are built in the basement, but they can be built in any part of the house, building code rules can vary depending on where the second unit is located in your house. SDU Design Plan sample A SDU is a single, self-contained, rental apartment with…

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Cost of Lumber spikes!!!!

By Joe Belanger | Apr 7, 2021 | Comments Off on Cost of Lumber spikes!!!!

Did you ever think that the pandemic would make such a big impact on so many industries? Well, its actually a no brainer that everything gets effected, and its crazy how lives get turned upside down. Our business like many others is feeling the effects of the pandemic.  And so are our clientele. When you…

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Revit, AutoCAD, Sketchup, or Chief Architect

By Joe Belanger | Mar 22, 2021 |
Chief Architecture Software Logo

I had raised up a subject to my friend and owner of Dustin Design & Drafting, Dustin. Very simple and straight forward why do you use Chief Architect Software?    He simply said, “it is a great software to use for residential projects, good for producing 2D floor plans, but most of all to produce…

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Hiring of an Architectural Technician

By Joe Belanger | Feb 17, 2021 | Comments Off on Hiring of an Architectural Technician

The team at Dustin Design Drafting has 15+ years experience, and work tirelessly everyday to produce the best Drawing/Plans for all their clients. Clients ranging from the regular homeowner, contractors, builders, and sometimes even other Architects. The need for an architectural technician will all depend on the size of the remodel, renovation, and addition that…

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OttawaDesigners.com Interview

By Joe Belanger | Jan 18, 2021 | Comments Off on OttawaDesigners.com Interview

Dustin was Interviewed by OttawaDesigners.com. A VideoBlog company in Ottawa who talks with those who influence the Housing Industry, either through Interior Design, Construction, or as Dustin Design Drafting does, provide Building Permit Plans. The Video interview touched on the subjects of, history, the why we do what we do, how many contribute to the…

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The Quick Step to Permit Plans

By Joe Belanger | Jan 11, 2021 | Comments Off on The Quick Step to Permit Plans

Within our Website pages, we include the Menu Heading, Services, there you can locate, a Headline, “Our Process”, listing  our 4 Steps, Here we wanted to break it down just a little bit more to understand what’s done once you have chosen us to work with you. So, here it is: Choosing a In Home…

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The who, what, where, why, and when of Dustin Design Drafting

By Joe Belanger | Jan 10, 2021 | Comments Off on The who, what, where, why, and when of Dustin Design Drafting

Hello and welcome to our website.  We know you are here for a specific reason, and at this time, I will say that we can certainly look at your project needs, and see where we may fit in to assist you. For those who do not know who we are or what we do, and…

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