Investing in your home is an important decision, both from a quality of life and convenience perspective as well as financial. The following Frequently Asked Questions are designed to help you with your decision making however it is not an exhaustive list so we encourage you to generate all the questions on your mind and Philip would be pleased to respond in person, over the phone or email.
In addition to over 25 years of experience in working with hundreds of clients, Philip is recognized by the following professional organizations:
Inter-Provincial Journeyman Carpenter Certification
Certification # B-03-11912
WETT Wood Energy Technical Training
Wood-stove, Fireplace and Chimney Installations
Canadian Association of Home Inspectors
1990-1997 Full Member
Over 800 residential and commercial inspections
Part 9 Building Code Training
Ontario Building Officials Association
Including Structural Requirements, HVAC, Fire Protection, Code Implementation
Honours B.Sc. University of Guelph
The project calendar is based on what other projects are underway and also if it is an outdoor project, what seasonal limitations might be in place. The earlier you can set up a planning meeting, the easier it will be meet your desired timetable.
Call or email to set up a consultation to review your project, potential scope, timing and to gather enough information for a quote to be developed for you. Philip will provide you with a detailed quote in writing and upon your review and approval/amendment, he will provide you with a contract to formalize your commitment to the work.
Project estimates or quotes are developed in advance of your approval of the project. There are many elements that go into a project including client consultation, design work, selection of materials, hardware and finishes, engagement and supervision of sub trades and provision for change orders and expansion of scope. Projects may be quoted on an hourly basis or on a total project basis based on the total scope of work. You will receive pricing information in advance for review and approval prior to commencement of work.
This can be negotiated based on the size and scope of project and how far out the project is scheduled.
Absolutely, and also in the event that a renovation requires an architect or engineer, Philip can engage these professionals for the necessary review and approvals.
If something has historic value then if at all possible it should be saved. If something can be permanently repaired in place this can be far less disruptive and often less expensive than replacement.
Borg Cabinetry and Renovations primarily serves the metropolitan area of Halifax Regional Municipality. For projects outside of this area, a transportation fee may be required to recognize the additional travel.
Yes Philip offers a standard 1 year warranty and stands by his work.