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Residential Building Permit Oshawa

If you’re in need of a permit, we can help you expedite the process. At Acadia Drafting, our team of industry experts have over 10 years of experience helping clients from ideation to execution. Not only do we follow all health and safety standards, we ensure each and every drawing is done to code. So whether you need to renovate, build or demolish your residential space, we can provide you with a plethora of permit drawings in Oshawa: including, mechanical, structural, architectural and electrical types. Furthermore, we can even help you with the following:

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Commercial Building Permit Oshawa

In addition to providing residential permit services, Acadia Drafting offers a wide array of architectural solutions for businesses and industrial facilities. Dedicated to providing our clients with quick permit approval solutions, we ensure your project is completed on time and within budget. With us, you’re guaranteed approval because our plans and preliminary drawings fully comply with the Ontario Building Code so you can get your building permit in Oshawa as fast as possible. We can also help you with:

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permit required for basement construction

Basement Permits in Oshawa

Basement renovations that go beyond decor will need to receive an approved permit before construction can begin. It can be a complicated process to apply for the necessary basement permits in Oshawa, multiple permits might be required depending on the scope of work. Acadia Drafting can assist with the permit application process, offering advice to help expedite the permit approval for your soon-to-be renovated basement.

Types of basement construction that require a permit:

  • Basement Renovations: For basement renovation projects such as insulation or basement finishing, you must apply for an Interior Alterations Permit.
  • Basement Apartment Construction: If you are interested in constructing a secondary dwelling in your basement, you will need to apply for a Secondary Unit Permit.
  • Basement Underpinning Permit: If required, you might need to lower the basement floor to meet the minimum height for basement apartments, which will necessitate an Underpinning Permit.
  • Separate Basement Entrance: A Walkout Permit will allow you to add a separate entrance to your basement apartment.

Basement permit approval timeline: 2 weeks – 3 months

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permit required for load bearing wall removal

Load-Bearing Wall Removal Permits in Oshawa

Removing a load-bearing wall from your property in Oshawa will require an Alterations Permit before you can begin. Acadia Drafting has years of experience drafting permits for load-bearing wall removals in Oshawa, we understand the local bylaws which allow us to expedite the permit approval process.

Permit application process for load-bearing wall removal:

  • Structural Assessment: To confirm whether the wall in question is load-bearing, utilizing both video consultations & onsite visits.
  • Construction Recommendations: For cost-effective load-bearing wall replacements that meet your goals while ensuring structural integrity.
  • Document Preparation: We will prepare all required documents, including drawings and permit applications.
  • Submission & Approval: Submission of permit applications and liaise with relevant authorities on your behalf, ensuring a smooth approval process.

Permit required to remove load-bearing walls: Interior Alterations Permit

Alterations Permit approval timeline: 2 weeks – 3 months

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permits required for home additions

Home Addition Permits in Oshawa

If you are looking to build a home addition in Oshawa you will need to apply for a Building Permit. Any external structure that is attached to your property is considered a home addition, including bump-out additions, second-story additions, and more. Acadia Drafting offers expert drafting services for home addition permits in Oshawa, expediting the process so you can begin renovations.

Process of applying for a permit for a home addition:

  • Initial Consultation: Discuss project details and permit requirements with Acadia Drafting.
  • Site Measurement & Zoning Assessment: Acadia Drafting will conduct onsite measurements for accurate dimensions.
  • Drafting & Design: Then creating detailed drawings meeting regulatory requirements.
  • Document Preparation & Submission: We will prepare all of the required documents and submit them.

Permit required for home additions: Building Permit

Building Permit approval timeline: 2 weeks – 3 months

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Deck Permits in Oshawa

Regardless of the size of deck you want to build at your Oshawa property, you will always need to apply for a Building Permit. The requirements for the permit application can vary depending on the local zoning bylaws and the scope of work. Acadia Drafting provides accurate drafting services for deck permits in Oshawa, our team has the knowledge to expedite the approval process.

Process of applying for a permit for a new deck:

  • Initial Consultation: Discuss project details and permit requirements with Acadia Drafting.
  • Site Measurement & Zoning Assessment: Acadia Drafting will conduct onsite measurements for accurate dimensions.
  • Drafting & Design: Then creating detailed drawings meeting regulatory requirements.
  • Document Preparation & Submission: We will prepare all of the required documents and submit them.

Permit required for decks: Building Permit

Building Permit approval timeline: 2 weeks – 3 months

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Laneway Suite & Garden Suite Permits in Oshawa

Laneway Suites and Garden Suites will both require a Building Permit before construction can begin. These secondary dwellings are growing in popularity throughout Ontario as a way to earn extra income or house family members. Acadia Drafting can assist with expert drafting services for Laneway and Garden Suite permits in Oshawa. We have extensive knowledge of the Ontario Building Code, allowing us to expedite permit approvals.

Process of applying for a permit for a laneway or garden suite:

  • Consultation: Discuss the details of the project and permit requirements.
  • Site Measurement & Zoning Assessment: Acadia Drafting will conduct onsite measurements for accurate dimensions.
  • Drafting & Design: Then creating detailed drawings meeting regulatory requirements.
  • Document Preparation & Submission: We will prepare all of the required documents and submit them.

Permit required for both Laneway & Garden Suites: Building Permit

Building Permit approval timeline: 2 weeks – 3 months

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    City of Oshawa Building Permit

     

    Acadia Drafting is highly experienced with working with the City of Oshawa to meet your residential and commercial construction/renovation needs. Building permits are an important part of those needs and can ensure your renovation or construction project avoids delays. Our team will help you get the right permits, fast and properly. Contact us today to start your construction project in the City of Oshawa!

    For more information on building permits in Oshawa, see their municipal site here.

     

    City Of Oshawa Building Permits

    Who Our Clients Are:

    Homeowners

    Home renovations, additions, custom home builds and more. We help homeowners get their building permit fast with a complete set of drawings prepared in-house by our experts.

    Commercial Property Owners

    We work with restaurant owners, retail store owners, office managers and any other commercial owners to get their building permits approved fast and make their project reality.

    Industrial Property Owners

    We also specialize in working with all kinds of industrial properties, including distribution centres, warehouses and even grow houses that are sustainable and fully functional.

    Contractors and Builders

    We work with contractors and builders to ensure any project goes smoothly and the building permits get approved fast. We provide a full range of construction management services.