When you begin just about any kind of construction or renovation project, you will require permit from the city which legally allows you to complete the project. In order to obtain a permit, you need to submit a detailed set of drawings, that most homeowners who do not have experience in drafting and deck design would find very difficult to do on their own.
Building permits are required before you build, demolish, repair or alter most buildings, decks, mezzanines, retaining walls, garages, carports, secondary suites, swimming pools, plumbing, sprinklers, furnaces or structures, and they all require highly detailed drawings in order to secure those permits.
It is important to get a Building Permit before beginning your project to:
Protect the safety of occupants
Ensure you won’t have to tear your work down and start over with the required permits
Avoid additional permits and fees incurred if you build without a permit
Reassure buyers who avoid purchasing buildings with unauthorized construction
Ensure any new buildings and structures comply with all building regulations including the Building and Plumbing Bylaw, the Building Code and Zoning Bylaw regulations.
If you have any questions regarding building permits, or our permit drawing service, please feel free to contact us and we will help guide you through our process