When Do You Need a Building Permit?

As the building owner, you are ultimately responsible for complying with all building requirements. Failure to obtain building permits can result in costly construction delays, legal action and/or the removal of work already completed.

The following is a list of common projects that require a building permit. The list is not exhaustive. If you have any questions please contact Toronto Building.

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What to Look for When Selecting a Potential Contractor

Let’s be friends.  Ensure that you get a good vibe from a potential contractor.  In addition to sharing your home and space, you will spending a lot of time with them.  The key to any successful project is good communication.

Expectations.  Any reputable contractor will provide a written estimate and once you agree on terms, a written contract.  A contract should include specifics about the scope of the work, a bid price, a payment schedule and a written warranty clause.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Renovating

Here are some pointers to keep in mind if you are weighing your options:

  • Bang for your buck. Kitchen renovations give homeowners the biggest return on investment far beyond any other room in the home
  • Determine your wants vs needs. Communicating them to the contractor will help with determining a realistic budget and will help keep you on track.

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