Matthews Design & Drafting Services

When you are considering building a custom home, addition, or garage, it’s easy to get lost along the way. There are so many rules, regulations, by-laws, and licenses required that it may feel overwhelming.

At Matthews Design & Drafting Services, we believe that renovations and building should be a pleasurable experience, not a stressful one.

We are a locally owned drafting company in Halton Hills, Ontario. We are recognized by local authorities and acknowledged by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing under Bill 124, with Licensed B.C.I.N. (Building Code Identification Number).

Matthews Design & Drafting Services creates all of the necessary architectural drawings and complete applications for Minor Variance Committee, conservation authorities. We act as your advocate, following the building permit through its process.

How to Get Started on Your Home Renovation Project

See more about the services we can provide you for your specific project and create a list of questions that you may have. From there contact us so we can set up a consultation.

Our Design & Drafting Services

Custom Home Design & Drafting

Custom Home Design & Drafting

To get started on your custom home project, you by now own a piece of property. If the property has an existing home you will require a demolition permit from the municipality. Other things to consider for custom homes, as most are located in rural areas is having a functioning water well or municipal water connection, hydro and gas connection, area allocated for septic system, all possible conservation authority, zoning setbacks & by-laws have been researched, as this will create a building envelope showing you the remaining area on the lot where & what size of home you can build. (This varies, depending on your specific site)

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Home Addition Design and Drafting

Home Addition Design and Drafting

There are two major differences in additions which have different outcomes. One is living in town with municipal amenities & the other is living in rural countryside. Both have different Zoning by-laws & in rural areas additions can have an effect on your existing septic system. Whether in town or rural, additions do require a number of subconsultants, the septic system will require an extra subconsultant. To start the process for an addition with our firm it will require a consultation.

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Home Renovation Design & Drafting

Home Renovation Design & Drafting

The most important step in renovating your home is proper planning. To save precious time and money later on, its imperative to take a breath early on and think through all your design changes and how they impact each other. We would be happy to walk through your home with you and provide detailed drawings to do this step right – the first time.

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Garage Design and Drafting

Garage Design and Drafting

Are you thinking about adding a garage to your home? Single or two car? Maybe a carport? Or what about an artist studio or workshop? Whatever the case may be, we can help.

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Deck and Porch Design and Drafting

Deck and Porch Design and Drafting

You are now looking at adding a new deck or extending onto an existing deck, or maybe wanting to change the appearance of your house by adding a porch. Even though the overall scope of work may seem small, there are still many rules, regulations, by-laws and licenses required by the municipality. To start the process Matthews Design would be required to Field Measure the existing house footprint.

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