We at Canopee Developpement know how demanding and exciting a construction project can be. This is a unique moment that often happens only once in a lifetime. We make every effort to create a project in your image by combining our expertise and your considerations to create a friendly environment adapted to your needs.
«Listening to our customers and understanding their needs is at the heart of our priorities ».
The excavation step is not a simple operation where you dig the ground in order to make the foundations of a house. At Canopée Développement we know that this step is the key element of a solid foundation that will have repercussions on the entire project.
Since the houses we build are often found on land with uneven elevation (in the mountains), it is essential to calculate the height levels necessary from the outset to avoid unpleasant surprises (runoff of rainwater, etc.). In addition, planning this aspect from the start will make it easier to plan the earthworks at the end.
When well planned, excavation can save significant costs because it reduces the risk of unforeseen events that can be costly. Analyzing the land well from the start makes it easier to plan the earthworks at the end.
In addition, we apply permaculture principles that promote the reduction of expenses, which minimize the impact on the surrounding environment and ultimately, which facilitate the maintenance of your land.
When we do deforestation, the cutting of trees is done selectively. Subsequently, management of the resources available on site is necessary to avoid waste.
In the principle of permaculture, the housing project is considered as a whole. The integration of permaculture in a construction project is used to reproduce a sustainable, stable and natural ecosystem around the house. In this way, living beings (trees, animals, humans, plants) live in harmony.
By integrating this principle, you also reduce your interventions. In other words, you will have an easy-care environment that won't require hours of your time.
All of our constructions are designed by applying the notions of passive solar houses.
To successfully build your future home or cottage, you need to start on a solid foundation. At Canopée Développement, we offer to accompany you during the first steps which are essential.
We work with you to structure a project that suits you, where no detail is left to chance. Together, we identify your needs and draw plans that meet your lifestyle.
At this stage, we offer to take charge of:
Meetings that determine the guidelines of the project
During these meetings, we learn about your needs and your lifestyle. We also take your furniture into account so that it can be easily integrated into your future living environment.
Why do we pay so much attention to this step? Because we want to optimize the use of your space in order to make your house or chalet as user-friendly as possible. Every detail is considered, from the water points available to the lighting. No detail is overlooked.
The search for the ideal land (if it has not already been done)
The design plans
Permit applications needed to carry out the project
If desired, we can provide supervision and coordination of the construction site. This service ensures that all the work carried out is done in accordance with the plans and specifications, according to the construction standards of the Régie du bâtiment du Québec. Our team ensures that the work is carried out in a professional manner, which allows you to save time in addition to having peace of mind regarding the management of such a project.
With Canopée Développement, it is also possible to let us carry out your project from A to Z.
For real peace of mind, we make sure that each step is carried out well and meets your needs:
Choice and/or analysis of land
Topography, access, orientation, soil type, hydrography, vegetation, fauna, etc
Design and/or analysis of construction and landscaping plans
Selection of construction and finishing materials
Configuration and optimization of indoor and outdoor living spaces
Since we specialize in the construction of ecological houses, our choices are always oriented in such a way as to save you money on your energy bill.
Location of buildings and infrastructures
In fact, its location makes it possible in particular to maximize the ent source of solar rays that will be absorbed by objects, floors and walls in order to save on your energy bill. In addition, we must take into account all the natural exterior elements (slope, rainwater flow, available vegetation, etc.) when determining the location of a building.
Selection of plants to keep and those to introduce
From the outset, a judicious selection of plants to keep is established. Subsequently, we plan the introduction of new ones that will complement those already preserved.
Estimate of construction costs
This also ensures you have control over your finances through a pre-set budget.
Supervision and coordination of works
Execution of works
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