• Turn Your House into Your Dream Home

    ProjectsHere are some of the places we have worked on over the past years.

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    New West Exterior

    Custom, Exterior, Portfolio, Restoration

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    Sasen Complete Renovation

    Custom, Exterior, Interiors, Portfolio

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  • Contact Us

    Are you thinking about a renovation to your home but are unsure of where to begin the process? Perhaps you already have plans and permits and are searching for the right team of carpenters and professionals to bring your vision to life. Wherever you are in the process Sasen can take you through to completion every step of the way, from designs though permitting and onto production and anywhere in between. Send us a description, (some pictures if possible) and your contact information and we will schedule a time to sit together and begin turning your home renovation dreams into reality.

    Email: info@sasenrenovations.com

    Phone: 604-765-1708

    FAX: 604-294-6830

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    “When a renovation unfolds ‘a departure from the plans’ is either necessary or desired and the ensuing period of anxiety for this homeowner was addressed by Sasen directly and daringly.”

    Bob and Sheila, New Westminster – 2 phases

    We recently completed two projects using Sasen for all aspects of the job.  One was a restoration of the exterior of our 1899 heritage house and the other an addition to the back of the house to put in a new larger kitchen, laundry room and bathroom. We are very pleased with the results of both projects.  The projects were managed extremely well.  The various stages of the work were scheduled so that there were few delays nor were we ever overwhelmed with sub contractors all showing up at once.  Estimates for both cost and time to completion were generally accurate.   Any problems and unforeseen issues were dealt with quickly and effectively.  The Sasen carpenters were very skilled, professional and courteous.  The quality of their work was excellent particularly in the areas of restoration.   We were very satisfied with the sub contractors Sasen used. Matthew was easy to communicate with, returning calls promptly and providing site visits whenever we felt it would be useful.

    We would recommend Sasen to anyone considering doing these types of projects.

    Julien and Hilary, North Vancouver

    From the beginning, Sasen Renovations were upfront in their estimate, making us aware of potential changes given the many unknowns involved in installing a new bathroom in our basement.  When we encountered unforseen circumstances , we worked through them as a team, always to arrive at a satisfactory solution.  Sasen never forced a solution on us, always providing multiple options and honest opinions.  They paid attention to the small details; accommodated our schedule by delaying portions of the work to allow us to entertain house guests, and helped carry groceries up our steep, snowy driveway since our garage was under renovation.  For what morphed into an extensive renovation, we were both surprised at how little stress it involved in our lives.

    Tracy & Dino, Burnaby

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    Brian and Barb, Burnaby – 3 phases

    Matthew and his team have completed two major renovations for us – interior and exterior – and we are in discussion with him about our next renovation. Matthew brings vision, creativity and passion to his work. His team embodies a strong work ethic and superior craftsmanship which results in a high quality end result. Matthew is professional and respectful; he embraces each project with commitment and determination along with a robust customer satisfaction orientation.

    George, New Westminster – 2 phases

    Most outstanding were the solutions that arose from the issues that are so typical in renovations. When a renovation unfolds “a departure from the plans” is either necessary or desired and the ensuing period of anxiety for this homeowner was addressed by Sasen directly and caringly. Once the work had reached that no return point, unlike with the exclusionary practices of many other builders, Sasen included us every step of the way. Earmarked by their integrity to finish the project with both function and the right aesthetic appeal we were pleased to be a part of the process. I now admire my home and so does the rest of the neighbourhood. It was, and is, the best renovation money I ever spent!

    Donna & Bruce, Vancouver – 4 phases

    We have contracted Sasen D & D to do many large and small projects on our 1912 home, including a dormer addition, structural remediation, and a garage. We have been very happy with the way that they listen to our wishes, while at the same time they give us suggestions and design ideas, and keep everything properly done according to the building codes. They also bring with them a great team of subcontractors, so they get the whole job done from start to finish.

    Peter & Elfriede, Vancouver

    We have been do-it-yourselfers all our lives, and having had bad experiences with hired help in the past, we were somewhat apprehensive about our reno project. But we were very impressed with Sasen’ s first class, quality workmanship. Sasen treated us with respect and we felt our concerns were dealt with openly and honestly. They had solid, achievable ideas, and planning was a gratifying process. It is truly comforting to be able to communicate with a contractor in a meaningful way and feel that he listens and understands, and refrains from pressuring you to do more than you want. The entire process was a very pleasant experience and we felt our money was well spent. We would not hesitate to call on Sasen Designs for any future renovation needs.

    Denny, Eva, and Eden, Burnaby

    Hello Matthew, Thank you so much for designing and constructing such a beautiful deck and patio. The replacement of the dining room window with a double French door has created an extension from our dining room to outdoor living and has added more natural light to our home. Your quality workmanship has certainly added value to our home. We thoroughly enjoyed barbecuing and relaxing on the new deck this summer. We have also received many compliments from our family and friends. It was a pleasure working with you and your sub-contractors on this project. We couldn’t have done it without you. In closing, we endorse Sasen’s work and would be happy to recommend your company to others who are interested in renovating their home. Cheers.

    Don and Agnes, North Vancouver

    We are very pleased with the work done on our sunroom. The workmanship was very professional. His workers were polite, respectful and cleaned the site after every workday. Matthew recommended reliable companies to complete the job, such as the window company. I would recommend Sasen for any home make over or construction.

     

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    Sasen Design & Development was born a proprietorship. After years of honing skills, team building and establishing connections in the industry, Sasen is now a preferred industry leading general contracting firm with a team of skilled Red Seal Journeymen and qualified apprentices in the process of being indentured. Sasen’s philosophy of home building focuses on the amelioration of a home’s function and efficiency through the use of space, light, technology and quality materials. Sasen’s philosophy and principles of Integrity, Excellence and Craftsmanship help create the legacy that is imprinted in all of Sasen’s homes. Sasen is proudly serving Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, New Westminster, Burnaby, Vancouver, North Vancouver and West Vancouver.

     

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    Matthew T.S. Senf

    photoHaving worked as a labourer and building his trade skills in his early years, Sasen’s Principal, Matthew, successfully completed his formal training as a Red Seal Journeyman. In 1999, Matthew left the trade to pursue postgraduate studies in Theology. After his return to the trade, Sasen Design & Development was born as a proprietorship honing skills, building our team and establishing connections in the industry. Although Sasen has light experience in commercial, insurance and custom home framing, the skills of the team are geared towards residential renovation. All of our supervising carpenters are Red Seal Journeymen and every helper is either presently in the apprentice program or in the process of being indentured. We believe a strong mentorship and training cultivates high levels of craftsmanship. Our team approach is rooted in a philosophy of home building that affirms the use of space, light, technology and quality materials in the amelioration of a home’s function and efficiency. Matthew lives with his family in Brentwood.  If you drive through the neighbourhood you can’t help seeing the Sasen stamp of excellence on many of the neighbours’ homes.

    Philosophy

    Sasen’s mission and vision philosophies are grounded in the pursuit of the charactervalue and changing purpose of the ideal of Home.  What is a Home supposed to do? How is a Home supposed to serve those who inhabit it?  What is a Home’s ideal relationship to the environment that surrounds it?  Our philosophy here at Sasen is shaped by the answers to these questions and those answers come out of the collaborative relationships we build with our clients.  Matthew is also very interested in advocacy around homelessness and has worked on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for over 17 years addressing the issue and advocating for the marginalized.

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    Apprenticeship Program

    By training our apprentices from the beginning, we are able to guarantee the quality of training and cultivate them to Sasen’s standard of Integrity, Excellence and Craftsmanship. We support our young apprentices through their education financially and by exposing them to in-field experiences. Our strong mentoring and apprenticeship program is what allows us to consistently deliver the highest standards in our finished product.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Mission Statement

    Integrity, Excellence and Craftsmanship

    The three principles of Sasen’s operation are Integrity, Excellence and Craftsmanship. If something

    cannot be done right, we are not interested. We only finish at a standard of excellence that is industry

    leading. Our level of craft is our legacy. This is what Sasen is hired for—the first, second and all future

    projects of our client’s home.

  • Vision Statement

    What is a home?

    What makes a home different from just a building or an apartment or even a house?

    The home has to do with the environment inside and around the building, not the building itself.

    Renovating a home requires a sensitivity to that environment and a deep respect for what it is and what

    it might become. It requires a desire to collaborate with the people who make the building a home, a

    commitment to the home’s improvement and the relentless pursuit of quality and care.

     

    Let us make your house your Dream Home

  • Services

    Services

    Conceptual

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    Permit | Design

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    Construction

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    Stage 3: Excellence, Integrity and Craftsmanship.
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  • Community

     

    Neighbourhood Advocate

    Matthew is leading the cause in making Brentlawn a safer neighbourhood for all. He has gone to great lengths in providing evidence and received full support of the community to ensure their voices are heard by the city of Burnaby to implement traffic calming measures.

    Click here for article in Burnaby Now.

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    Advocacy for the needy

    Sasen is an active in supporting the Lutheran Urban Mission Society with both its resources and time. LUMS is a faith based community that connects the Church at large with the urban poor and marginalized in order to share material and food resources and provide a safe and loving community wherein the dignity of all people is respected. As one of LUMS street pastors, Matthew, provides pastoral care and advocacy for marginalized members of the community that would otherwise not have access to these services.  The Senf family helps with participating in the hot meal program, the gathering of food and other material resources and occasional fundraising.  LUMS is dedicated to prophetically sharing the gospel in the fight against poverty, despair and homelessness on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. 

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    3 STAGES

    From concept, to design, to construction, we provide services for all stages of your project. 

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    Are you thinking about a renovation to your home but are unsure of where to begin the process? Perhaps you already have plans and permits and are searching for the right team of carpenters and professionals to bring your vision to life. Wherever you are in the process Sasen can take you through to completion every step of the way, from designs though permitting and onto production and anywhere in between. Send us a description, (some pictures if possible) and your contact information and we will schedule a time to sit together and begin turning your home renovation dreams into reality.

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    Sasen’s unique 3 stage process is designed for our clients to be in full control of allocating funds towards turning visualization to reality. Each stage is priced individually thus the product of each stage is owned by the client. Sasen’s process can be tailored to the needs of types of renovations or builds.

    Wherever you are at with you project, we have our team ready to service you.   We can come in after you are done with a certain stage or be contracted just for that stage of the process.   To find out more, give us a call for a consultation meeting.

  • Portfolio Gallery

    Brentwood Deck and Facelift

    Brentwood Facelift

    Dunbar Kitchen

    Dunbar Residence

     

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    Sasen Complete Renovations

     

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  • Excellent Home and Design Building

       

    Over 20 years of knowledge, experience, excellence in home renovation projects.

         

    Interiors...

    Sasen Renovations specializes in beautiful spaces. Call today for a consultation.

    3 STAGES

    From concept, to design, to construction, we provide services for all stages of your project. 

    Turn Your House into Your Dream Home

     

    Sasen is a preferred industry leading general contracting firm with a team of skilled Red Seal Journeymen and qualified apprentices in the process of being indentured. Sasen’s philosophy of home building focuses on the amelioration of a home’s function and efficiency through the use of space, light, technology and quality materials. Sasen’s philosophy and principles of Integrity, Excellence and Craftsmanship help create the legacy that is imprinted in all of Sasen’s homes. Sasen is proudly serving Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, New Westminster, Vancouver, North Vancouver, and West Vancouver.

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    Conceptual

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    “Finding out what you want and don’t want”—A general design theme can be established for a general build estimate. This creates a solid foundation for further decision making.

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    Clients will receive a stamped survey, full sized architecturally printed as-built drawing, proposed design drawing and a preliminary budget.

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    Permit | Design

    Goal:

    Final layout, finishing selections are established with the service of our interior designer. When appropriate, permit applications then can be submitted to the city for approval. When required, material testing is completed at this stage.

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    A complete interior design package with complete schedules of finishes, layout designs, custom elevations, building permit (when appropriate) and final budget for construction along with results of material testing.

     

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    Construction

    Goal:

    Smooth and simple construction.

    Products:

    A beautiful renovation with Sasen’s level of Excellence, Integrity and Craftsmanship.