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About Us

  • Thoughtful Solutions

    Meaningful Spaces

    Novell Design Build provides a breadth of services to deliver home projects from start to finish. We design build new custom homes, major renovations and laneways. At the centre of our practice is a dedication to thoughtful solutions and meaningful spaces.

    At Novell, every aspect of your home is thoughtfully crafted, expertly made and designed to be meaningful to you. We custom Design Build each home to fit like a tailored suit.

    Our services include: initial concept design, the full permitting process including engineering and architectural consultation, interior and exterior design, full turn-key construction and extended services for warranty, maintenance, furnishing, landscaping and beyond. 

    Novell is founded on a belief that homebuilding is done best when every corner is crafted to provide a Design Build benefit. We consider what matters to you in your home, and make sure it continues to perform for the decades to come.

    We are licensed builders with BC Housing, RenoMark Renovators, Pacific Home Warranty and signatories on the Builder’s Code Pledge. We are also proud HAVAN and BBB members.

    Design Build with a team you trust.

    “There’s a direct line from concept to build, which is brilliant. That’s the way it should be done.”

    “…some of the most genuine personal care and reasonably priced attention to detail that I have ever received, period.”

    “The integration of Design Build meant that there were no promises made that could not be kept.”

    “This home is proof that good design is money well spent.

    “Every morning we walk around thinking: We love our home. We love our home. We love our home.”

    Are you ready to start your custom home project?
    We want to hear from you!

  • Design Build from the very start

    Laurel James and Angelito Camaclang founded Novell Design Build in 2005 on a belief that homebuilding is done best when every corner of the home is crafted with a Design Build benefit. Together, Novell Design Build has become the thought leader for Design Build firms in the lower mainland, and continue to innovate within their respective areas of expertise.

    Laurel James Director & Principal Designer | Co-Owner

    Laurel graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor’s of Interior Design. Her career started in the commercial realm as designer and project manager in hospitality, retail, airport and interpretive museum projects for 10 years prior to Novell. She is the chair of HAVAN’s Women’s Council.

    Angelito Camaclang Director & General Contractor | Co-Owner

    Angelito started building homes hands-on in BC over 25 years ago, forming and framing homes. His professional knowledge base and technical skillset now extends to all realms of residential construction. His expertise in better building practices exceeds our industry standards in efficiency and sustainability. His proprietorship of contracting precedes Novell.

    Service Provided Areas: Vancouver, North Vancouver,
    West Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, and Surrey.