Biography: BEN HOPKINS - The best of Muskoka's renovators. 



Ben Hopkins has been renovating fine homes and cottages in Muskoka since 2006. 

Ben gained his woodworking skills in his father's custom furniture businesses; Hermitage Fine Woodworking (Port Sandfield) and Fine Handcrafted Windsor Chairs by Merv Hopkins (Bracebridge). 


Certified Passive House Designer Training Course,
     Canadian Passive House Institute (CanPHI)

Certificate in Architecture, Ryerson University, Toronto

Construction Project Management Certificate
      George Brown College, Toronto

Bachelor of Applied Science, Electrical Engineering;
                                   University of Toronto.

ENERGY STAR® Builder's Workshop; EnerQuality Corp. 

Residential Air-system Design Technician;  HRAI Canada. 

Residential Hydronics Design Technician;  HRAI Canada. 

Residential Mechanical Ventilation Design; HRAI Canada. 

Logix® Builder, Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) Foundation Construction Training.

Residential Building Design: (BCIN - 31817)
      House, HVAC-House, Plumbing-House 
           Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing. 

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Ben Hopkins Renovation can integrate forced-air heating, air-conditioning, radiant floor heating, and energy-efficient heat-recovery ventilation (HRV) systems in designs for home and cottage renovations.

Enjoy hot-water radiant floor heating systems in your home renovation.   They provide steady comforting heat, operate silently and are energy efficient. 

Ask Ben how you can be more comfortable in your home! 

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Ben is a manufacturer-trained builder of energy-efficient insulated-concrete-form (ICF) foundations.   

As a home designer, Ben Hopkins is regulated by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.  Ben is identified as a designer by his Building Code Identification Number: 31817.  Ben's renovation design work is performed in accordance with Ontario's Building Code (2006) and the Building Code Act. 

Ben Hopkins hopes to be your first choice of home renovators and cottage building contractors in Muskoka.  Ben continues to pursue professional development with special interest in energy efficient construction practice and standards. 

Ben Hopkins Renovation serves Bracebridge, Gravenhurst & the Muskoka Lakes in Ontario. 

Ben Hopkins is Your Best Choice of

 Renovators in Muskoka!

Ben Hopkins Renovation

P.O. Box 1462, Bracebridge, ON, P1L 1V5

Phone: 1-705-645-9627



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