There are very few home improvements you can do that do not require a permit. Permits are needed whether you choose to do the work yourself or hire a professional contractor for your home.
Often, the contractor will take care of the permits for you or advise you on where to get them and what you need. Without one, you may face fines and the removal of your work.
Permit Acquisition Services in Toronto
You need a building permit before you begin building on your property. You need to apply for a permit well in advance to make sure everything is approved before you start on any work.
These are obtained through the city, but your contractor can help you. They will need permits too. There are plenty of local services that can help you prepare the permit application.
Our Permit Acquisition Process
Once your permit is approved, it means that the home renovation project is in order and the work can begin. At Torino Construction, we conduct a phone consultation with all our clients to get a better idea of your vision, budget, and overall time frame.
Then, we pay a visit to the construction site for an in-depth inspection. This allows us to discuss the materials and procedures required for your specific project. We show you a 3D rendering of your ideas and once everything is approved, we begin working with your project manager.
Building Permit Needs
Depending on the needs of your home improvement project, there is a rule of thumb for new interior builds – a floor plan demonstrating all areas in use and those you intend to use. This must include the location of smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and all plumbing fixtures.
You must provide all the foundation details that include height, floor-to-floor ceiling heights, and details of stairs, landings, and handrails. You also must show a survey that includes property lines, HVAC details, and much more. Outdoor construction has different requirements than interior renovations. You will need measurements, property lines, distance to city property, and specifics about your project.
Realizing the need for home improvements or additions is just the beginning. You need to set your budget which includes labour and materials. This also includes the overall building permit cost. Hiring a contractor can be daunting so it’s important to do your homework. Then you have to obtain the building permits, schedule the time of year you want to complete the project, and think about the best ways to upgrade your home.
The time of year is also important as you need to consider the comfort of the contractors. Building permits can take a long time to be approved, so make sure you start planning as soon as you know what you want.
Why Choose Us
You have enough to worry about with your home renovations. Let Torino Construction handle the building permit process. Our team of professionals have years of experience in construction and design, and we have everything you need to know about how to obtain a building permit in Ontario.
Call us for all your construction and permit needs. We understand costs, and project deadlines, and we’re dedicated to complete customer satisfaction.