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Professional drafting to facilitate your renovations permit

  • Posted by: Gilmedia
  • Date: 2016-05-13
  • In:  Acadia Tips

Home renovations come in all shapes and sizes. The one thing they all have in common, however, is that they need to be approved by the city before work can commence. Performing any kind of renovations to your home requires the proper authorization, or you could be in for an unpleasant surprise from the authorities.


Some of the most common household renovations include building on a garage, sunroom, one-story additions, second-story additions like rooms on top of garages, front additions, back additions, and porch enclosures.


When hiring a professional drafting company, you can expect them to visit your premises and take complete measurements. These measurements are necessary for drafting the architectural drawings and other technical drawings relating to the new plans. Things like plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems also need to be taken into account since they will affect the layout. New calculations will also need to be made for the HVAC system along with the placement of the new receptacles and lines.


Once the drawings are complete, they are submitted to the city for approval. Depending on the type of work that needs to be done, the city will require architectural, structural, and mechanical drawings and the process for approval takes approximately 10 days. Renovations like porch enclosures will only require architectural and structural drawings due to the nature of the proposed alterations. You will then receive a permit which is the green light contractors need to begin work.


When building any kind of addition to your home, it is essential that you have a qualified professional complete the drafts. If they are not drawn up correctly and with all the appropriate measurements and information, it’s likely that you request will be rejected. Professionals also take the time to find out about the zoning of your property and the regulations that apply with regards to any construction work. These are two essential factors if you want your additions to be safe and legal.


In addition, any respectable contractor would not risk starting any kind of construction job without the proper paperwork and plans in hand. Working without a permit means that they are putting their own business at risk, and this is a risk they won’t be willing to take. If you do manage to get somebody to perform the work without the correct authorisation, the city will take action, and you might be forced to tear the structure down. Not only does this equate to a financial loss but also a lot of time wasted.


So, the next time you want to add any kind of extension onto your Toronto home, make sure that you call Acadia Drafting for all your design and planning needs!



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