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Denys Builds Designs Renovations

54 Mason Terrace, Ottawa, ON
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Paul Denys of Denys Builds Designs has provided renovations and carpentry services in the Ottawa area since 1988. Specializing in kitchen and bathroom renovations as well as other home renovations in Go to full description...

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By Orange Dragonfly on Sep 22, 2015
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I have known Paul Denys for almost 30 years. He has performed a range of renovations and repairs on my homes during that time. Paul is always professional, courteous, and patient. He is generous with his knowledge about building science and best practices. Many times over the years I have relied on Paul's integrity and skills to sort out problems with my home. It is a relief knowing that Paul wants to do the job right and that he will not cut corners or offer quick fixes. Recently, he made a point of taking photos of the latest work he had done for me, explaining each aspect to me in person, and sending me copies for my records. I recommend him highly.

By Copper Old-English-Sheepdog on Mar 17, 2014
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We have had only one significant issue with our Denys Builds Designs kitchen renovation, which involved an exhaust hood switch board that needed replacing after almost two years of use. I was impressed that Paul immediately offered to reimburse us for the cost of the repair, and then followed through promptly. On other occasions Paul has also provided prompt service, for example stopping by to show me how to replace a lightbulb in a recessed fixture within an hour or so of my emailing him for advice. It's reassuring to know that there is such reliable post-reno service. - Mary
By charron on Dec 13, 2013
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We originally hired Paul on a project to renovate/restore two bathrooms as well as expand closet storage. Tackling our 1930's house requires knowledge, experience and a trained eye because you never know what you will uncover when you start looking behind original walls and under original floors. We were impressed with Paul and his apprentice, with their professionalism, and particularly their ideas to restore original fixtures when possible rather than replace them. The results are featured on his website under Belvedere house.

We have since used Paul to repair renovations done by previous contractors on our house. Recently an exposed pipe leading to the clawfoot bathtub original to our house began to spew water. Rather than calling a local repair outfit, I contacted Paul. Even though he was out of the country, he replied immediately, knew exactly what the problem could be, and his apprentice came to our house the next day to fix the leak.

This level of dedication to clients is rare in this day and age. I trust my house to no one else but Paul.
By Bazaar Owl on Feb 22, 2013
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Paul Denys and his assistant, Sandy, provided excellent work for a roof repair job that turned into an entire rebuild. External support (structural engineer and insulation contractor) were scheduled and organized by Paul without a hitch. Paul was patient and very adaptable especially when the neighbour decided at the last minute to complete his portion of the roof work on his own. Paul and Sandy were never idle and ensured that each job, large or small, were done to exacting detail. Paul and Sandy were always on time and provided updates, as necessary.

I tend to have a lot of questions and Paul was always very happy to share his knowledge on building sciences and provide recommendations.

It was great to work with someone who takes pride in every aspect of their work. I will definitely have Paul work on future projects for the house and I highly recommend him to anyone looking to have work done on their house.
By Meg Warbler on Jan 10, 2013
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I worked with Paul for 2 projects on our 100+ year old home. We added a laundry room to the main floor, and it fits in so seamlessly with the rest of the house most guests don't notice we have done it (which was the intention). The second project was a renovation of the master bath, which modernized the room but is still in keeping with the character of our home. With both projects, the planning process was very interactive and enjoyable. The quality of Paul's work is excellent. During the renos Paul and Sandy were very professional and minimized the interruption to our daily lives as much as possible. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Paul Denys to anyone in the future.
Comment by Paul on Oct 17, 2020
Sandy and I enjoyed creating and renovating your home to meet your needs. I love the interactive experience with my client. It helps me make sure the fit is just right for them.
All the best.
By Lavender Black-panther on Jan 03, 2013
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Paul Denys was recommend by a neighbor. He repaired a two storey porch on the front of my house in installed eavetroughs. I knew that I was working with someone who cared for his craft when he spend over an hour with me reviewing the work that had to be done and discussing all the methods of repair. He started work on the day his promised and finished the work on time and on schedule. During the work he reviewed the progress and when problems arose his discussed solutions. I was particularly impressed by his sincere desire to keep the historical architectural features and not demolish them because they were difficult to replicate or work around.

I would certainly recommend Paul Denys to everyone and will use his services again in the future.
By Cadet Takin on Dec 02, 2012
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Paul did a great job as usual fixing our front steps. He worked quickly and I would absolutely hire him again.
By Brown Halibut on Jul 23, 2012
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I hired Paul Denys to redo my kitchen – a job that we estimated would take about 2 months. We had a number of pre-construction discussions about design, materials, appliances, and so on, so that everything was pretty much set up in advance. I learned a lot about colour and design from Paul, and he saved me a lot of running around and potential headaches by steering me in the direction of reliable trades-people. As is often the case with older homes, once he started working on the kitchen (an addition from the ‘70s) he discovered that it was structurally unsound – sloping floor inadequately supported from below, sagging roof inadequately supported and not insulated, walls not insulated and poorly constructed… He and his cheerful apprentice Sandy ended up almost entirely rebuilding the kitchen addition from the inside out, then installed the actual kitchen as we had so carefully planned it. I would not have invested in this degree of reconstruction and kitchen installation, if I had not quickly recognized that Paul is a master builder with solid design sense, high standards and collaborative approach. I trusted his judgment and workmanship entirely and was never less than fully satisfied with the results. My kitchen is now solid, level and warm; aesthetically pleasing and integrated with the rest of the house; and extremely functional. It has become my favourite room in the house. I would recommend Paul without hesitation to anyone interested in investing in quality workmanship.
By Fuchsia Crayfish on Dec 07, 2010
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We had an exellent working relationship with Paul and his associates on many occasions. On each occasion, we were very happy with the end product.

We own a victorian home in Ottawa, and Paul has been very senstive to the age of the home, as well as our need to preserve and maintain the historical and architectural elements of the house.

Paul is easy to work with and provides guidance and options throughout the project. This makes for a pleasurable experience.
By Carnelian Toad on Dec 07, 2010
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Exceptional and Impeccable Workmanship.

It was a pleasure having Paul and Robert here to my home for my recent home renovations. They were very friendly, professional, and the job they did was superb. I am going to refer Paul to many friends and would hire him again. I was thrilled with the outcome of the job they did!
By DaniP on Apr 05, 2009
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It was a wonderful experience working with Paul and his associate on my recent bathroom renovation.

Their dedication to quality and attention to detail at every phase of the project resulted in a bathroom that is both functional and beautiful.

I highly recommend Denys Builds Designs to anyone looking to collaborate with an honest and knowledgeable renovator.
By jenno2005 on Dec 22, 2008
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It was a pleasure having Paul and Robert here to my home for my recent home renovations. They were very friendly, professional, and the job they did was superb. I am going to refer Paul to many friends and would hire him again. I was thrilled with the outcome of the job they did!

Comment by jennifer on Dec 22, 2008
That's wonderful!
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Paul Denys of Denys Builds Designs has provided renovations and carpentry services in the Ottawa area since 1988. Specializing in kitchen and bathroom renovations as well as other home renovations in Ottawa. Through experience as a general contractor, Paul understands that the renovation process can be overwhelming and complex for those unfamiliar with the many concepts, considerations and principles that underlie home renovation. This is why Denys Builds Designs Renovations is there through every step of the design/build renovation process. Denys is an Ottawa renovation company that has extensive designing and building experience in renovations and heritage restoration in the Ottawa area and the talent and expertise to guide clients through the renovation experiences in a comfortable, concise, and rewarding manner.
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