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Kitchen Reno


For this project we needed to completely gut the interior of the kitchen and dining room areas in order to access all structural components. Significant upgrades were required to allow structural walls to be removed. With the help of engineered posts and beams, the walls in question were removed allowing for the creation of a wide open space without compromising the structures integrity. Bright colour choices, a quiet gray granite countertop for contrast, strategically placed lighting along with top quality cabinetry all make for a kitchen/dining/corridor transformation which completely changed the feel and function of this original Old Orchard home.

Exterior Reno


This 1930 house was in dire need of upgrades to all exterior components, excluding its old growth fir structure. Cracked vinyl siding, single pane wood sash windows that were painted shut, and doors that did not seal out the drafty winters were all issues requiring attention. In 2019 we were tasked with this complete exterior upgrade while the owners were across Canada on vacation. New doors and windows, a code compliant-all weather
exterior building capillary break and new siding along with some classic heritage features completely transforms the curb appeal and efficiency of this home.

New Build


Built in 2018, this Comox home was a design-build by Toulmin Construction and included 10 foot ceilings, a master bedroom with 4 piece ensuite bathroom, a large open concept kitchen/dining/living room and a 900 square foot basement suite with 2 bedrooms. The exterior frontage boasts an old growth fir post & beam entry and rockwork on each side of the garage. At the back of the home is a large covered deck with a glass railing system. To date, we have received no calls from the owner regarding any deficiencies - a testament to the quality of the build.

Cedar Addition
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This addition to a 1960’s Cumberland home allows the owner to enjoy his morning coffee while taking in the sunrise or, in the winter, avoiding the rain while taking in some fresh air. Overlooking the backyard gardens, this addition is the perfect transition from the conditioned interior space to the unconditioned exterior all the while allowing for a place to store gear and process the fall harvests from the garden. The roof is steel with 3 large tempered glass skylights. All siding is cedar shake and the landing is a custom coloured and stamped concrete patio all done by Toulmin Construction.

Barn Build
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This Knight Road farm, just past the airport, needed a barn for hay and machinery storage along with a few livestock pens. The total build, including concrete, took 3 weeks and the barn was ready to use within 30 days. A simple design, this building has a large sliding barn door on each end to allow through traffic when needed and is completely clad, roof and walls, in metal.

Curved Stairs
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We were contacted by a Cumberland family to build a curved set of railings for an existing set of stairs. We took this small project as an opportunity to try something new and the result was a happy client. We at Toulmin Construction do not shy away from smaller projects as it is these small projects that fill the gaps between larger projects and allow us to create beautiful and functional upgrades in a short time.

Deck Build
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This Courtenay back yard beauty was built to allow access from the livingroom to the back yard. The bay windows were replaced with a sliding patio door and the result is expansive. This upgrade increases the value and function of the home and in doing so made the cost easy to justify. We encourage our clients to have an active role in the design and choice of materials used when developing a project.

Exterior Stairs Rebuilt

Mike and his crew did a wonderful job on our exterior stairs. They provide top quality work and ensure personal touches to make it work just right for your family. Communication was exceptional all along and we are so thrilled with the final project. Thanks again and we look forward to the next project!

– Laura, Comox

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