Services We Offer


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  • (1) Architectural Consulting

    • - Feasibility Studies
    • - Preliminary Layouts
    • - Presentation Drawings
    • - Construction Drawings
    • - Permit Drawings

  • (2) 3D Modeling / Rendering

    • - Provide realistic view of your project
    • - Provide more understanding of the design Layouts
    • - Great for space planning, etc.

  • (3) Quantity Survey

    • - Calculating the material cost

  • (4) Construction Management

    • - Monitor the cost of construction & material usage
    • - Manage the entire construction process & quality control
    • - Providing progress report and making sure everything runs accordingly from start to finish

 

What is a Survey & why do I need one?

  • A survey is a plan of your property that shows the outline of your home, the setbacks from the property line to the existing home and immediate neighbors.
  • The first thing we ask when you inquire about making alterations to your home is a Survey.
  • A Survey helps us determine what zoning issues if any you have when we take your project on and if it's possible to do what you intend to do.
  • Not everyone has a Survey, if you don't have one we can help you get one, give us a call.

How long does it take to get a Building Permit?
A building permit takes, 5 to 20 days depending on its class & size determination.
Providing meets zoning requirements & submitted drawings provide all the necessary information.
  • 5 days - Residential fast track, maximum 100 m2 (1076 sq...Ft.) Additions, interior alterations to 1 or 2 Family Dwellings.
  • 10 days - Single Family Residential Dwelling.
  • 15 days - Part 9 Buildings, Multi Family Residential, and Commercial & Industrial less than 600 m2 & not over 3 stories.
  • 20 days - Part 3 Buildings, Residential, Commercial & Industrial over 600 m2 & more than 3 stories.

Other Approvals may be required as part of the Building permit process.
  • Heritage Approval, when the property is designated under the Heritage act.
  • Ravine Clearance with Toronto region & conservation Authority, when property is in a controlled area.
  • Tree Clearance where deposits are taken and given back after a period of completion, in the event trees sustain injury or die from construction related abuse.

Fast Track Building Permits.
  • We provide Fast Track Building permits within 5 days once plans are completed.
  • Providing the proposed work comply with the requirements above.
  • Give us a call to assess your own situation.

How long is a Permit valid for?
  • You have twelve months to begin the work through Council Resolution CR1429/92.
  • The permit continues as long as the work is "on-going".
  • Work which has not progressed for six months is considered not "on-going" and eligible to be revoked by the Building Department.

You need a permit for almost everything.
Exceptions:
  • Replacement of windows, doors, Roofing or Siding, floor or ceiling finishes.
  • Fences, other than Pool Enclosures.
  • Kitchen or bathroom cupboards without plumbing.
  • Excavation around the home for the purpose of waterproofing.
  • Solar Panels that are less than 5 pounds per square foot in weight.

Residential Building permits cost?
  • The minimum current fee is $107.05.
  • Renovation work is $4.02/ m2 & New work is $16.06/ m2.
  • Basement Finishing $5.36/ m2, Underpinning $10.70 / lineal meter. But fees Changes every year.

Why do I need a Building Permit?
  • To ensure that construction is within your municipality and meets with standards set out in the Ontario Building Code.
  • To ensure that zoning requirements, fire and structural safety standards & other building standards are meets The Ontario Building Code Act requires that a homeowner obtain a building permit prior to commencing to construction.
It is unlawful to start construction or demolition before you getting a permit.
Remember, as the Building owner, you are responsible for complying with all Building requirements. Failure to obtain Building Permits can result in costly construction delays and/or legal actions.

When do I need a Building Permit?
A building permit is required for the change of use, Construction, Demolition of any building or addition, alterations, signs, the installation of fireplaces & wood-burning stoves, sundecks, etc., as well as for new heating & plumbing installations or alterations.

Contact Us Today for further consultation.