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“…Novell is truly a GEM in this chaotic design/ build / contractor business. – cabby06”


“Novell completed the significant renovation on our new home. When we purchased it, we purchased it for its potential: it was a tired, worn out, spiritless space. But we knew what Novell could do because of their work on our previous home. We also knew how much integrity they have as home builders. Novell came in, took our place down to studs and built it back out to a space that I continue to marvel at now, two years later. Almost every day, I appreciate the detailing on the doors they selected, the clean lines of the superbly installed flooring, drywall, and ceilings. The colours, the finishes … frankly everything is superb. I love being in this home. I love being home. I credit Novell.   – S. Singh”


Featuring Novell


We’ve been on the cover of Western Living and featured in articles on Houzz, the Vancouver Sun,,  Home Decor & Renovations Magazine, and Embark Magazine.  Check out our blog for both a recent and archive of articles, along with ongoing fun & fresh content.



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Featuring Novell

A blog created and maintained by one of our amazing laneway clients. Check back as she blogs about us, the project and her love of laneway living.

As both corporate sponsor and participant, we showcased our very first laneway house to over 300 guests in October 2013.


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Read More ….What Our Clients Are Saying

“They are a hands on boutique design /build company who offer professional services with a personal touch. We found them a joy to deal with regarding all aspects of the building phases. They were reliable, fair and most importantly very “honest” people. They were always willing to meet and discuss any issues that arose. We never encountered any issues that were not amicably resolved in an expedited fashion.
Our house was completed slightly over the estimated time frame but there were no overrun costs that we did not approve.
We are very happy and have been living in this amazing house for over 1.5 years.. The first year deficiency were very few because it’s a solid build.

Laurel’s design background was essential in offering a professional opinion with the interior finishes. She has impeccable taste and can assist in narrowing the 1000 decisions that need to be made. This was truly a gift to any homeowner building a new home.

Angelito is a master craftsman and is uncommonly calm and pleasant.

This home was build with thought, care and integrity. We cannot express how happy is was to work with Novell and especially the dynamic team of, Laurel and Angelito.

Novell is truly a GEM in this chaotic design/ build / contractor business.”


“Thank you for your amazing professionalism on our project.  We respect and appreciate your business ethics.”

H. Kolenko

“What I have witnessed with you and your team is simply some of the most genuine personal care and reasonably priced attention to detail that I have ever received, period.  It would be my pleasure to tell anyone about you and your team’s ability to deliver first rate service each and every time.”

A. Fish

“Novell Design Build have done many small and large jobs in our aging building over the years.  They are always done very efficiently, in a timely manner and at a good price.  This is a growing, successful company that is a pleasure to work with and would certainly recommend it to anyone.”

T. McDonell

“Proof that good design is money well spent.  I am most pleased with how my trepidations were handled by Laurel and her team, always emphasizing that we “check in” with the basic ideals.  Thank you Laurel for such great leadership through a stressful but exciting process.”

M. Mariash

“We feel extremely fortunate to have found Novell. Laurel & Angelito lead a fantastic team able to design and to deliver.  When any decisions needed to be made, they raised and explained options, helping us to make informed choices. They really listened to any concerns, questions or ideas we had. We would without hesitation, hire them again.”

J. McIntosh & P. Hanson

“Essentially we renovated our entire house.  … Laurel grasped very quickly our tastes and was the interface to our suppliers ranging from tiles, appliances, bathroom fixtures, etc, and minute details such as door knobs and handles.  She also pointed us in the direction of high quality suppliers such as door and window manufacturers.  Laurel and her team de-stressed the project and made it actually fun and enjoyable, despite the major disruption to our family.  If you want to end up with a well executed project then I highly recommend Laurel and her team as the mistakes and wasted time could easily outweigh her firms fees, which by the way, are very reasonable.  That holds true for even much smaller projects relative to ours.”

C. Carty