We know how demanding and exciting a construction project can be. This is a unique moment that may happens only once in a lifetime. We give our 100 % to create a project that reflects your expectations and meets your needs, as well as being eco-friendly.
Excavation is not as simple as diging into grounds and putting fondations. At Canopée Développement, we know that this important step is the key to benefit down the road from solid foundations on which the entire projects will grow.
Since the houses we build are often located on uneven land (e.g. in the mountains), it is essential to calculate the exact height levels from the outset to avoid unpleasant surprises (e.g. runoff of rainwater). In addition, planning excavation procedures from the start will make the following steps easier to execute.
A well-planned excavation work can save significant costs because it reduces the risk of expensive unforeseen events. A good land evaluation makes the work way easier at the end of the day.
In addition, we work with permaculture to make you benefit from reduction in costs and impact on the surrounding environment, and to facilitate your land maintenance, all year round.
When we do deforestation, we cut trees by selecting them. Subsequently, resources management on site is necessary to avoid waste.
In permaculture 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 permaculture, you also reduce the amont of time you spend on taking care of your land, which will make your yard an environment that won’t require hours much of your time.
To successfully build your future home or cottage, you need to start on a solid foundation. At Canopée Développement, we accompany you during the first essential steps.
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 lifestyle. We also look at your furniture style so they 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.
Search of the perfect land (if it has not already been done)
Permit applications needed to carry out the project
We supervise and coordinate 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 and have a peacefull mindset during the whole project.
With Canopée Développement, we take care of 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
Canopee Developpement offers you to design an outdoor layout that meets your needs while respecting the environment. Just like in the excavation phase, we apply permaculture to reduce your expenses, minimize the impact on the environment while facilitating the maintenance of your land.