Building Permits

A question that we always are asked by clients: ​

Do I need a permit for this job?

We at SHAMAIM HOMES are here to answer all your question according to the REGULATION, ZONING BY-LAW, and ONTARIO BUILDING CODE; but generally, a permit needs to be obtained for the following items:

o Change the use of a building
o Make renovations or repairs or add to a building
o Construct any new building over ten square meters in the area or place another structure, such as a mobile home, on your property
o Construct a seasonal building
o Excavate or construct a foundation
o Undertake work regarding the installation, alteration, extension, or repair of an on-site sewage system
o Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical Alterations

Why do I need to apply for a permit?

Building permits allow your Municipality to protect both individual and the community interest, and applying for the permit, would let them ensure the building is in compliance with the followings:
1- OBC (Ontario Building Code) which sets good standards of design and construction to meet safety, health, fire safety, etc. as an insured and licensed construction company, we are committed to obeying the OBC, whether in the design or construction phase to pass all the required inspection right at the first time.
2- Local Zoning Bylaw. we review and let you know how the local zoning by-law may affect your proposed construction idea and if it is allowable or not, and if it’s not, what options you have
3- Other applicable legislation, including conservation authority approvals and certain requirements under the Environmental Protection Act

Our team of trusted professionals will offer cost-effective designs and on-time project delivery, which will help you to ease this process as much as possible. If you have any ideas in your mind to have any changes for your place, such as building a custom residential dwelling, renovation, Load bearing wall removal, Basement Finishing, legal Basement (second Unit), Multi-Unit dwellings, Home Additions, etc. you are in a safe hand! just call us to see how we can help you.