We are M.A.A.T.O. accredited & bcin registered with the ontario ministry of housing

Quality Work 
Creative Designs

At Vanderwoerd Drafting & Design, our passion is to bring your dream home to life.
Our many years of experience in the building industry help us to design a functional and yet artistic home within your budget.
By using 3D computer assisted design software, you can actually visualize your new home before it is built.

areas of expertise

We are experts in our field. With over 35 years of experience, John Vanderwoerd and his associates are more than qualified to tackle any design challenge.

garage plans

From simple garage additions to garages complete with bonus rooms and living spaces above, we help make your dream a reality.

addition plans

We take your vision and work to mesh this together creatively to create addition plans that are both beautiful and functional.

cottage plans

From large custom Muskoka retreats to boathouses and bunkies we have your cottage design and plan needs covered.

ICF HOme Design

We are experts in the design of energy efficient Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) homes. These homes are much more air tight than a conventional framed residence. If you want energy efficiency and lower heating bills, this is the way of the future.


At Vanderwoerd Drafting & Design, we don’t only do residential design, but we also excel at farm building design. Whether you want a drive shed, or a chicken barn, we have the expertise to get you the permit drawing you need.

light commercial

Whether you’re renovating your commerical space, planning an exterior facelift, or starting from scratch, we have the experience and creativity to make your project stand out from the crowd!

CUStoM home design

At Vanderwoerd Drafting & Design we design your dream hom and provide you with building permit drawings for your home in Ontario.

“The only difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved even before it exists.”

Charles Dickens

Why we’re different

We are an innovative architectural design firm that listens well and has creative ideas so that your dream home can become a reality.

 Whether you are building a new home, or putting on an addition,  John Vanderwoerd and his associates, have the expertise to design you an interesting and structurally sound home.

 With more than 25 years experience in the building industry, and with John’s practical knowledge of building techniques and materials, we can help your project be successful and all within your budget.

 We draw up your project with advanced computer software, so that you can see what your new home will look like in 3D even before it is built.