Residential construction, renovations and sustainable building throughout the Saanich Peninsula and Greater Victoria.

Our team has been building and renovating homes in and around Victoria since 2007, with a focus on the Saanich Peninsula. As general contractors with a carpentry background, we collaborate with our trusted network of skilled sub trades to ensure successful results for our clients.

At Barrett Smith Construction, our goal is to bring quality, professionalism and a high degree of craftsmanship to every project we do—big or small.

New Home Construction example by BFS Construction

Building a new home from the ground up is an exciting (and momentous) process. Just like nailing down a budget that fits your comfort zone, finding the right builder is critical for a successful outcome. If you’re embarking on a custom home project and are evaluating contractors, we’d love to meet you.

Why move when you can improve? We love helping people transform their homes into spaces they feel excited about. Whether it’s a bathroom refresh, a brand new kitchen, outdoor living space, or a complete “gutting”, we’ve been there and we’re up for it.

Residential Renovations by BFS Construction - Greater Victoria
Guest Cottage and Carriage House Construction by BFS Construction - Greater Victoria

Guest cottages and carriage houses – design and build

We can help you design a guest cottage or carriage house for your property to meet your specifications and match the aesthetic of your current home. Our team is experienced in planning, CAD drafting as well as permitting across all municipalities.

Sustainability upgrades or green retrofitting

An investment in energy-saving materials can save you a great deal of money down the line. In alignment with various green building practices, we can recommend techniques and products that will reduce energy consumption. Our team has experience using ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) blocks, triple pane glazings, Halo outsolation, solar panels, thermal bridging and airtightness techniques.


Our team has done multiple strata renovations over the years, ranging in scope from small jobs that take a week or two, to large-scale refacing and remediation projects. If your strata is considering upcoming work, we’d love to hear about it.


We are proud to be a Licensed Residential Builder under the British Columbia Housing Management Commission. Our Residential Builder License number is #46758.

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Barrett Smith, owner of BFS Construction Victoria BC.


I’m Barrett Smith,  Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter (2003) and owner of Barrett Smith Construction. I’ve been working in construction in the Victoria area for over 20 years. My team and I are deeply committed to doing excellent work. We look for the highest quality materials to fit your budget and employ the best methods to get a job done. If we can deliver under our estimate, we do. We will always act in the best interest of your project.