Full Cycle Builders was formed in 2009 by Zak Miller, a Halifax based educator and builder.

After having developed workshops and community based energy efficiency initiatives with The Ecology Action Center and The Nova Scotia Community College, Full Cycle Builders was formed to create a specialized company for homeowners in these fields.  The company quickly grew and enveloped other areas of the trade as well - heritage restorations, design work, home renovations and additions with an emphasis on innovative design and quality craftsmanship.

Our relationships with clients come first, with a commitment to clear communication and thoughtful client inclusion.

We'll ask tonnes of questions, and produce great results.


We are

  • A Custom Carpentry Shop
  • A Custom Mill - specializing in aged woods, Shou Sugi Ban, and custom architectural millwork
  • Designers
  • Passive Haus trained and enthusiasts

We do

  • Heritage Restorations
  • On Site Carpentry
  • Project Management
  • Deep Energy Retrofits
  • Custom Cabinetry

We Like

  • sustainability - we're trained in R2000, green building, and Passive Haus;  and want to see more low energy retro-fitting for lower energy futures
  • design - we appreciate clean lines and modern design.  We also have a respect for our historical buildings, and the heritage values they keep.