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Heritage Renovations

If you own a heritage property, it is essential to work with experienced expert restoration contractors who know exactly what to do. Denys Builds Designs Renovations is known for building restoration throughout Ottawa. Our success with Ottawa heritage sites and our customers' satisfaction are thanks to our many years of experience along with a true passion for restoring heritage buildings with love, care and craftsmanship.

As an experienced heritage restoration contractor, we work with you to understand your personal renovation vision.  With the trained eye of an expert builder, designer and renovator, we'll suggest renovation needs specific to your heritage home. From adding a third floor for extra rooms, bathrooms, and organizational space to repairing damaged areas to updating layout in accordance with modern design, we've done it all. Throughout the process, we can update the systems, appliances, and other features within your home to environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient alternatives.  Why not help the environment and boost the value of your home while maintaining its Ottawa heritage character? We will always ensure the unique details of your heritage home get the attention they deserve, changing only as much as safety, modern updates, or expansion require.

To see some of our beautiful building restorations across Ottawa, we've included a series of examples from previous happy customers. We hope the value of our many years of experience, are showcased in our work below.



Paul Denys

Designer & Renovator


The Atwood Elevations




The first floor woodwork for these three old store fronts had long since been removed. Based on the existing third floor cornice...


Bolton House




"Paul Denys was recently awarded the City of Ottawa Heritage Award of Merit for his magnificent restoration of a tumbledown double...

Bouvrette House




Joseph Bourque, an early Hull builder who also built Taché House at 170 Champlain street in 1901-1902, created this Beaux-Arts Italianate style home around 1908...

Doherty House




The home of 63 Rochester Street is in the Victorian Italianate style with rare porch features that celebrate the curve form. The house was built twice...

Eaton House




This great little wine bar on Fourth Avenue had distinct two storey columns that had deteriorated over the years. Each foot was starting to rot away...

Graziadei House




This property was purchased by Rocco Antonio Graziadei, one of the very first Italians to settle in Ottawa & one of it’s first professional harpist.

Mc Carthy House




This Gothic Revival (1884) house is part of the earliest efforts to establish Sweetland Avenue and systematically develop the western portion the Colonel By estate.

Parent House




These porches had sunk up to 6 inches on the front set of columns. A great amount of shoring and jacking coaxed these porches back into their...

Philomene House




Some say the greenest house is the one already built. By restoring these century old windows, the wood from old growth trees has its working...

Rochon House




By the time Paul Denys was asked to rebuild the elaborate porch first created by woodcarver Alphonse Rochon, nothing was left of it - except for...

TachÉ House




This duplex, built in 1911 by the contractor Joseph Bourque, combines elements of the Beaux-Arts and Italian styles. When Arthur Bourque, Joseph's son...

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