ABOUT US

What we do as designers is build relationships with you. We get to know you and create spaces where you will want to live. Spaces you like.

We are all creatives, living in a created world.
We develop a style of architecture you feel good about looking at, and craft you a home digitally you want to live in. They call us innovators and inventors, and we work for you.

We design for the Outside. We design for the Inside, and we design for the in-between spaces as well. We are a team trained to help you tackle the gritty stuff to make your spaces work well.

We take care of all aspects of your house design. We have a team of associates with whom we collaborate for your project. Our extended team includes Surveyors, Engineers, Arborists and Biologists. We also work closely with Geotechs, Lawyers and Structural specialists to make sure your dreams come true. We plan to be on time and on budget – after all, we aim to walk away each time with a satisfied client and a great referral.
It’s also what you want.

We can make the magic start now. It starts with you. Make your move now.

Custom house build, custom addition or renovation. Kitchen or Bathroom renovation, new cottage on the lake, or luxurious waterfront property here on the coast.
Let’s talk.

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What services do you provide?

Villamar Design is a company that specializes in design packages for custom single-family homes and renovations to take you all the way to permit stage.  Other architectural services that we offer include rezoning, development permits, board of variance applications, townhouse design, small building design, tenant improvement planning, site planning and interior design. We also regularly create 3D Renderings and Camera shots for our projects.

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How much time do I need to commit, and when?

The initial meeting to view the site will help us to determine together what the scope of the project will be.  From that point, we will typically schedule another meeting at our office to discuss in more detail other design considerations, such as general layout, non-negotiables, and style/finishes.  If it’s a renovation, there will typically be a site measure where we send out a technician to measure your home.  Once we develop the first draft concept, we can sit down together to massage the design, so you get exactly what you want.

What additional costs can I expect?

All third-party consultants are not included as part of our costs; however, we typically get preferred rates which we are happy to pass along to you.  Consultants that we hire often are BC land surveyors, engineers, arborists, energy advisors.  Other consultants we work with include architects, geotechnical engineers, landscape designers and biologists which all depend on the project.  Either way, we will qualify which consultants we will need upon the initial site meeting.  Other fees that are not included in our costs – large scale printing costs and municipal application fees and permit fees.

Do you charge for the initial consultation?  What information can I give to help you to help with the initial consultation/design?

We charge a $150 for an initial on-site consultation in town, however we do not charge for an initial consultation at our office.  Some items that help during the initial site consultation would be: a survey or site plan, house blueprints, a realtor’s floor plan and/or idea books from Houzz or Pinterest.

Do you ever design energy efficient homes?

Yes, following both BC Building Code and BC Energy Step Code we have an expertise in designing energy efficient homes. We obviously will meet the minimum BC standards, but like to talk with clients about exceeding these standards to make a much more efficient home. In addition to heating and cooling energy benefits, there may be other items that create more home comfort.

Do you provide your services for custom homes outside of Victoria, BC?

Yes!  Past projects include locations such as the Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast, the Interior and other parts of BC and Canada, including California and Asia!  We are well versed in building code and do many projects all over Vancouver Island, the Gulf islands and the interior of BC.  Many of our clients work outside of Canada while building here, so connecting services such as Skype have been great ways of communicating face to face. We also have screen sharing programs for presenting plans to clients who are out of town.

Can you help for those who lost their home in a fire?

In these unfortunate circumstances, we are able to help. We have experience with helping clients negotiate with insurance companies after a disaster like a fire. We have drawn new designs as well as re-drawn existing plans, including any necessary engineering for the municipality.

What does the design process look like?

The design process consists of:

  1. The initial consultation
  2. Kick-off meeting
  3. Research & Concept Plan
  4. Making changes to Concept Plan
  5. Client sign-off
  6. Working drawings & Permit Set

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Do I have to get involved with inspections/permit/development services?

You don’t have to be involved as we will take care of all the services for you.

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How long has your company been in business?

Since 2006, Villamar specializes in construction, design, working with municipalities, creating subdivision & rezoning plans, and more.

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Will you help me find a contractor to build this project?

Our design division works with Villamar Construction; however we are often able to recommend other builders, especially for projects outside of Victoria.  Villamar Design works with a variety of local builders on many different projects in town & on the Gulf Islands.

 

What makes Villamar Design different than other home design firms?

Villamar Design is committed to honesty and integrity to our clients.  Our transparency and communication sets us apart from other design firms.  In addition, we have a great relationships with many of the planning departments in our 13 local municipalities. Give us a call and we can describe some of these and other benefits to you.

RECENT
FEATURES & RECOGNITION

Villamar is an award winning company with a reputation for consistent innovation at the highest level of design.

“…our experience with the Villamar team has been extremely positive. Right from the initial conceptualization and design stage, the entire Villamar team has been professional, knowledgeable, and dedicated to making our project a success. ”

Lori and Andy Kimpton, Client

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to give a reference for Villamar and the design department… Duane was wonderful to work with. He was always personable, open to all kinds of ideas… very knowledgeable about building codes, was responsive to our changes as the plan developed and was conscious of our timeline.”

Donna Rutten, Client

“Villamar was so great throughout our renovation! They helped keep things moving and on schedule and were very communicative…”

Beth Close, Client

“Villamar staff were able to work together to keep in mind our budget and design ideas. Each step of the renovation was completed in a timely manner and the results were outstanding! We can not thank Villamar enough for our beautiful ‘new’ home. ”

Stephi Greenway, Client

The quality of craftsmanship and level of professionalism is immeasurable. I highly recommend to anyone in the market for a one-of-a-kind custom home.

Nick Taylor, Google Review

“The guys at Villamar are awesome. We were very happy with our building experience. We ran into some big obstacles with the project, but they were able to come up with great solutions, and still keep it on time and on budget! Thank you Mike, Victor, Duane, Ross, Craig, and everyone else!”

Leigh Hoban, Facebook Review

“Amazing company full of caring people with hearts of integrity. Not only do they do Class-A work, they also care for their community by sponsoring food programs and sending kids to summer camp at Extreme Outreach Society. Keep up the good work”

Cliff Power, Facebook Review

OUR CLIENTS SAY IT BEST

Villamar create exceptional properties, including residential and commercial developments.