Durham Region Renovations
Many Durham Region renovations require a building permit. All projects must meet general building code requirements set out by the Province of Ontario and any zoning bylaws that each city requires. Building permits and requirements are slightly different depending on local codes. Oshawa Building Permits will address different requirements and zoning by laws than Ajax building permits do because each city has its own set of rules and regulations.
Oshawa Building Permits vs. Ajax Building Permits
For example, Oshawa building permits are required if you make any structural, plumbing, or heating changes. However, Oshawa does not require a one if you are installing a hardwood floor, tiles, carpet or cabinetry (unless the cabinetry require moving plumbing).
These requirements are one of the reasons many new homes in Durham Region have roughed in plumbing in specific locations such as an unfinished basements so that you can just add the sink and cabinetry without requiring a permit.
Ajax building permits are required if you are adding a bedroom in the basement, but Ajax building permits are not required to replace your windows, build a fence, or install kitchen countertops.
Durham Region Building Permits
If you are planning to make home improvements in Durham Region, here are links to several cities in Durham Region detailing their requirements to help you plan your home renovation project and avoid conflict with local standards.
Building Without a Building Permit Can Be Expensive
Persons who undertake home renovation that should have a permit but do not have one are subject to very hefty fines, the exact fine my vary depending on your location in Durham Region but it can hit $50,000 for a first offence and double that if there is a second occurrence. Under certain circumstance home renovations may even be ordered torn down.
Smart home owners will avoid critical mistakes like not having a valid building permit or having the wrong permit. It is important to have a reliable and professional home renovator like Manulock construction assist you with your permit applications in order to protect your investment and your home.
Manulock construction are experts at home renovation in Durham Region and are intimately familiar with paper work and building codes in all the cities linked above.
Make sure to review some of our services including basement renovations, bathroom renovations, and kitchen renovations. Our Reno Tips Page has tons of home renovation tips including this article on how to plan a home renovation.
Call Us If You Have Questions About Home Renovations in Durham Region
If you have any questions or need more information about home renovations in Durham Region, call us, Manulock Construction are experts in home renovation here in Oshawa and offer an affordable path to your new dream home.
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