Busted! Don’t Believe These Home Renovation Myths!

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Busted! Don’t Believe These Home Renovation Myths!

Renovating a home is no easy task. Even if you have some experience fixing minor breaks and leaks in your home, renovating is much more challenging, and it is better when professionals do it.

Right from the requirement of a valid permit and an engineer, there is a lot to take off, at least during the initial stages. So, let professional home renovators take care of it, ensuring safety for both you and your family.

To help you steer clear of these misconceptions, Civilcan Engineering Inc. has debunked some of the most widely believed myths about home renovations.

Myth 1: You don’t need a building permit unless you are engaging in structural works

You don’t need to apply for a building permit if you are renovating your house but not doing structural work. This is not the case, as many renovation works in a house require a building permit, even though they may not involve structural works. You need to obtain a building permit before you are allowed to build any structure in more than ten sq.m area, re-structure the building to alter its utility, lay the foundation or renovate the building, or partake in any work like alteration, repairment, or installation of a sewage system.

Myth 2: Permits are unnecessarily expensive and are a nuisance

There is a long-standing belief that permits are a nuisance to be avoided or costly to obtain, which is simply not true. Residential building permits are not complicated for a design professional with experience with the application process and requirements. Contact Civilcan Engineering Inc. for your next building project.

Myth 3: You don’t require an engineer during the initial phase of your project

You don’t need an engineer in the initial stages of planning your project. Building departments throughout Ontario require drawings produced by a building designer, architect, or engineer and sometimes a combination. Without these credentials, the pictures provided as part of the permit application will be rejected by the municipality, which can result in extensive delays in your project.

If you’re looking to steer clear of these myths, reach out to Civilcan Engineering Inc. As a leading residential architectural service in Toronto, ON. We provide a free project assessment and initial site visit to evaluate the project and guide you through the permit process for your building project.

Our services include new custom homes, home additions and extensions, garages and carports, new side entrances, porches and stairs, basement apartments and multi-units, and much more. We serve clients across Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, Oshawa, Markham, Vaughan, Brampton, and the surrounding areas.

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For a complete list of our services, please click here. If you have any questions about Civilcan Engineering Inc., we’d love to hear from you. For more information, please call us at (416) 890-9048 or email us at info@civilcan.ca.