We had an outstanding experience with Alloy and would not hesitate to recommend them. The team spent considerable timing understanding our needs and guiding us through the design and budgeting process. Their creativity and style, combined with their understanding of our need for a highly functional house that would suit our young family, resulted in a house that we love. The building process was well managed and the product is of very high quality. Follow completion and our move in, they provided excellent service and rectified any issues that arose. Alloy was a pleasure to work with and we are very happy with the home that they built for us. More...
We just started demo of our existing inner city house and to start the construction of our new house on the site very soon. Julia Mercer is the lead architect. We did not want a large house which isn't a typical build for a firm like Alloy but we wanted a high quality home that respected the beautiful site. We provided many images of house styles that included craftsman, modern, prairie style, farmhouse, etc. We wanted a contemporary urban cottage feel (if that's a style).
When Julia presented the design concept, to say we were wowed is an understatement! What was envisioned by Julia didn't look like any of the examples we provided in a literal sense but consolidated our desires and elements of the images into what we were after: a unique design that respects the 1940s neighbourhood with instant character, clean lines and warmth.
Julia's work showed how well she heard what we said and paid attention to our needs. She is very client-oriented, always kept us updated on progress and is an absolute pleasure to work with. She provided professional guidance in design and colours and really "got" our style.
The attention to details and efficient use of space and design sight-lines to make a smaller house (less than 1900 sf above grade) not feel small is masterful. Her attention to very fine details in the custom millwork and pushing the supplier to be even better than they've been before, is illustrative of the fine quality and workmanship that goes into every aspect of an Alloy home.
When we showed the house design to a family member who lives in another province, without having discussed our vision with the family, upon seeing it, she remarked: "It looks like contemporary cottage." We were amazed that Julia's work was able to convey exactly what we were going for in a contemporary package to someone who wasn't part of the planning. I'd say that says so much about the abilities of Julia Mercer and her work with Chris and the rest of the Alloy team.
The entire team at Alloy is top-notch, highly qualified and fun to work with too! We are thrilled to be embarking on this journey with Alloy to see the vision materialize over the next several months. We know we are in good hands.
- Kim and Dean More...
Marie-Hélène is fantastic to work with and produces amazing shots. We've used MHB Photo-Graf for architectural, event and construction photography and each time we are so pleased with the results. She's always quick to respond and has worked with us on urgent projects on short notice. More...
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We were first introduced to Marie Helene when she was hired to shoot one of our homes for a magazine feature. We loved her work and when it came time to update our portfolio this year, she was a natural fit.
We have found her to be easy to work with, and her images capture the essence of our arc... More...