Planning Your Home


1. Introduction

  • Initial meeting with DDH Sales consultant
  • Learn about our superior materials package
  • Tour the DDH model home & factory
  • Discuss design interests, site considerations & determine budget
  • Review the DDH process & payment schedule, time line & next steps


2. Design

  • Initial design consultation
  • Meet the design team & establish client needs & tastes
  • Review township requirements for property & site visited by team as required
  • First version of design concept includes:
    • Floor plans
    • 3D elevations
    • Interior renderings
    • Design & pricing review
    • 3D virtual tour of home in DDH boardroom or online
    • Review budget & material package
    • Discuss any changes
    • Repeat until both design & budget fit client’s needs


3. Contract

  • Final approval of design & material
  • Package pricing
  • Review materials package
  • Specifications & pricing
  • Final review
  • Preliminary design
  • Sign off of designs
  • Concept & signing of contract


4. Drawings

  • Working drawings
  • Fully detailed blue prints including elevations
  • Structural plans
  • Cross sections
  • Framing plans & details
  • Building code certified engineering
  • Blue prints are fully engineered where required to ensure solid, stable, long-lasting structures


5. Production

  • Assembly drawings for all timbers, timber frames & logs components
  • Detailed material list
  • Ordering of windows/doors
  • Final engineering of timber frame components
  • Manufacturing of all log & timber components
  • Dry fitting portions of log & timber frame for accuracy
  • Check measurements of all manufactured components
  • Label all timber components to match assembly drawings


6. Delivery

  • Material loaded on truck for delivery to job site
  • Site copies of material list & shop drawings included with delivery
  • Deliveries to be staged to accommodate builder’s construction schedule


7. Construction

  • Excavation for foundations can be done during production process
  • Installation of DDH floor systems
  • Raising of DDH timber frame or log systems
  • Erection of DDH weather tight shell package
  • Installation of electrical & mechanical systems
  • Interior finishes & fixtures installed
  • Painting, decorating, landscaping


8. Completion

All your hard work and effort has paid off and your dreams have become a reality!
You can now fill your home with memories to last a lifetime