Goto main content
 
 
 

Our service now covers areas all across Canada

NEED QUOTES FROM ARCHITECTS OR TECHNOLOGISTS?

YOUR ONLINE TOOL TO GET THE RIGHT CONTRACTOR

We will find you 3 contractors within our pre-qualified contractor list in your area.

YOU COMPARE THE DIFFERENT QUOTATIONS

You will meet 3 different contractors and will be able to compare and use the market in your favour in order to save up to thousands of dollars.

VERIFIED CONTRACTORS

We check whether the contractors have had any lawsuits against them, complaints at the Better Business Bureau and we verify their general online reputation.

ONLINE, EASY, FAST, FREE AND NO OBLIGATIONS

Finally a reliable and professional service to help you with your renovations!

Fill out this form to receive quotes from 3 certified contractors
Optional: It seems the postal code is missing. Your postal code helps us refer local contractors.

By submitting your project, you agree to our Terms of Use

HOW DOES IT WORK?
1

You tell us about your project

2

We put you in contact with 3 certified contractors within 48 hours

3

You compare the different quotes and you save time and money

 
 
 

Some renovation projects require the services of a technologist and /or an architect. To gain a better understanding of what type of work these people do and how to simplify your collaboration with them, we will provide answers to frequently asked questions.

What is the role of a technologist?

A technologist works on architectural projects. Their role generally consists in contributing to the design and planning of the project. They draw the plans, calculate the budget, make decisions about materials and oversee the work. They have to be good at drawing, have good calculating skills, as well as excellent organizational skills.

What is the role of an architect?

An architect elaborates and executes an architectural project. They can intervene on any type of building or structure. Their role can also include choosing the land, completing an economic evaluation and doing administrative procedures, among other things.  

The difference between a technologist and an architect

Since both job descriptions can seem quite similar, it is important to make a distinction between the two. In a nutshell, the technologist works as an assistant to the architect during the designing and building phases of the projects. They can also work in other types of companies, such as engineering firms or building companies.

The educational requirements for a technologist and an architect are very different. It is possible to get a technologist degree in college, after a 3-year program. You can subsequently gain the title of professional technologist by joining an order (if such a thing exists in your area).

An architect has to pursue university studies that last approximately 5 years. They start with a bachelor’s degree, with a program in architectural sciences. Following that, they go on to do a master’s degree in architecture.

Why work with an architect and/or technologist on construction and renovation projects?

We often think that architects only work on large projects. It is true that in most cases, their role is particularly important when the work is far-reaching. However, they can also work on smaller projects, such as the transformation of a bathroom or a basement.

Architects gain a lot of knowledge and experience over time. As a consequence, they will be better at seeing the big picture than most people are.

Moreover, an architecture project often implies a lot of paperwork. The architect will be able to delegate this task to their firm, which will help you avoid long hours filling out forms and trying to understand certain obligations that are extremely specific.

Lastly, the architect and his employees (including the technologists) will take care of supervising the worksite. They will be responsible for making sure that the results live up to the client’s expectations. If a problem occurs, they will have to find a solution.

8 tips on how to prepare before meeting an architect

Are you meeting architects for the first time? Here are a few aspects that you should prepare in advance so that the meeting will be more efficient and fruitful.

1. Questions to ask

During the first meeting, you will get the chance to ask a lot of questions to get to know the way the architect/technologist works. Prepare questions about their past experience, their skills and their vision of the project that you are presenting.

2. A preliminary plan

Starting with a basic plan can be very useful to illustrate and describe your expectations. You can do it using software, or on paper. It is not necessary for you to fill out the details but at least start out with the broad lines.

3. An idea of the budget

It is very difficult to evaluate the price of an architectural project by oneself, unless we have the required knowledge to do so. Nevertheless, you should be able to know how much money you have available to complete the project.

4. A few sources of inspiration

Do not hesitate to bring a small collection of images that inspire you, whether it be examples of architecture, textures or colours that you like.

5. Information about interesting materials

Would you like the architect to integrate certain materials in the projects (e.g. eco-friendly materials)? Talk about it to learn their view, as well as the project’s feasibility.

6. Necessary documents

In some situations, it will be useful to present documents to support your procedure. For example, if you bought a land, you could present the deed of sale.

7. An idea of the desired deadline

Once again, it is very difficult to evaluate the duration of a project without having access to all the information. However, it is possible that you have certain constraints that need to be followed. Be clear about these and try to see if the timeframe is realistic.

8. Specifications about the project

Is the architect going to work on the finishing touches? Will the project have more than one floor? Be as specific as possible.

Finally, it is strongly recommended that you meet at least 3 architectural firms to compare offers and see which one best suits you.

Find an architect for your construction/renovation project

Fill out the form above to be put in contact with 3 certified architects that are a part of the RenoQuotes.com network.

See what our clients think of us

What a productive and pleasant experience. The entire process worked like clockwork. We got responses from contractors who clearly understood their craft and were consequently able to make the best choice for our particular needs.

Ron Hinzel
Source : Google

Very efficient to find local contractors within a day. Extremely quick, and the contractors usually contact you. You only need to fill out one form instead of contacting multiple contractors. They offered us a wide range of contractors, at varying prices and experience levels. They were also able to find us contractors who had smaller businesses - they were much more affordable than the competition, but we wouldn't have found them otherwise because a lot did not have websites.

Annalise
Source : Google

Very prompt service, they found me a good contractor! 10/10

Kevin Blakeley
Source : Google

I stumbled on Renoquotes while searching for a local painter. I found their website and was pleasantly surprised by the service. It’s like a search engine for local contractors. You enter the details of your project and your location and they will put you in touch with three or more local contractors. You get estimates from those and then decide what to do next. It worked very well. I would recommend them.

Shiraz Elkheir
Source : Google

In Vancouver BC, I went with SN Consulting for my painting project. They are great and have been doing it for years. They also do other services!

Martin Nowak
Source : Google

Very good portal and was able to find a contractor for a very niche project.

Paolos Betros
Source : Google

We have been in business for 20 years now, We decided to signed up with RenoQuote.com and we only have good things to say, they're fast to reply and they bring a lot of potential customers for your business. This is a reliable company. Thanks Renoquote !

Christine and Christian Charbonneau
Source : Google

Excellent website help customers find a good contractor. The service of web agent is knowledgeable and provide extra help. Highly recommended.

Allie Sandra MIN
Source : Google

We needed a window seat made for our bow window in the playroom. We dealt with Hassan from J and H renos. We had started the job with someone else, but they were unable to complete the job due to illness. Hassan came in and priced the job and worked with what we had. He did an amazing job and his workmanship was impeccable. I would highly recommend this company for any renovations.

A Waterson
Source : Google

Supplied some Great Company Names and quick Quotes. Used one of them and they did a GREAT job at a reasonable price. Will refer to others.

Doug Sontag
Source : Google
 
Number of projects submitted since 2014
457921
Number of contractors in our network
9971
Average time for an answer
One hour
*During business hours
 
 

Toronto - Calgary - Edmonton - Montreal - Ottawa - Vancouver - Halifax - Winnipeg - Windsor

© 2019 RenoQuotes.com

 
 
 

Follow us:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Partner site: XpertSource.com