Top-Rated Ottawa Home Renovations

Sandy Hill Construction specializes in whole home renovations that respects your home’s original character and are faithful to your neighbourhood’s unique building style.

Over 25 Years of Home Renovations & Remodeling in the Ottawa Area

Built on a solid foundation of strong relationships, satisfied clients and successful projects, Sandy Hill Construction has proudly served the Ottawa region for over 25 years.

Successfully transforming homeowner visions into reality by providing superior design-build, home renovation and historical restoration services.

Period home restoration and renovation

We Make
Period Homes Exceptional.

We specialize in renovation and restoration projects to period homes—older homes which represent an architectural style from a certain era, such as Victorian homes.
An award-winning team of knowledgeable renovation specialists.
Uncompromising quality of workmanship and professionalism.
Outstanding customer service and satisfaction, including comprehensive warranty services.

Our Projects

Sandy Hill Construction owner Nathan Gurnham and his team of experienced and talented professionals are pushing the boundaries of construction and design. They are proud to have worked on changing the face of many of Ottawa’s most established neighbourhoods‭.‬

An Award-Winning Team of Renovation Specialists

We offer our clients comprehensive project management services, from initial consultation right through to project completion.

With an eye for design, attention to detail, respect for your needs, and for the environment, our thorough, efficient, attentive, and award-winning team of professionals will seamlessly guide you through the entire construction process.

As Seen In

2018 Ottawa Renovates Magazine

Ottawa Renovates Magazine

Our Awards


2017 Ottawa Renovates Magazine

Featured article: Sandy Hill Construction Ltd. Renovator Profile By Francie Healy.

2013 Renovator of the Year Award

Sandy Hill Construction is proud to have been named Renovator of the Year by a panel of Ottawa judges at the 30th Annual GOHBA Housing Design Awards. The company was also a finalist in the Custom Bathroom of 90 sq. ft. or less category.

Our Associations

As firm believers in industry involvement and professional developement, we’re actively involved in and are members of many construction and business related associations.


Renovator’s Mark of Excellence

CHBA Membership

Canadian Home Builder’s Association


Greater Ottawa Home Builder’s Association


National Association of Home Builders

OHBA Membership

Ontario Home Builder’s Association


Better Business Bureau


Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation
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“Sandy Hill Construction has completed four very successful projects for us. The results exceeded our expectations. The professionalism and careful attention to our requirements has given us great confidence in Sandy Hill Construction. Cost estimates were accurate, completion dates were met and the quality of the workmanship was outstanding. We would work with the Sandy Hill Construction team again without hesitation.” Barbara (Old Ottawa South)

“The Sandy Hill Housing Co-operative has been contracting work to the Sandy Hill Construction for over 20 years. We have maintained this long term business relationship for several reasons; quality of work, reliable service and their ability to work safely within our family co-op with lots of children having minimal impact to our co-op community. Sandy Hill Construction has done a variety of jobs for the co-op over the years, some examples are roofing, siding work, rebuilding balconies, renovating bathroom, installing windows and doors. The co-op has always been satisfied with the work and service that Sandy Hill Construction has provided us over the years. We would recommend Sandy Hill Construction to anyone needing their services.” Glen (On behalf of the Maintenance Committee Sandy Hill Housing Co-operative)

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