Construction Services:

Construction Process

Our Construction Process

Pre-Construction
We will meet with you on site to talk about your project including your design ideas, budget and timelines. We will discuss what parts of the project you would like us to take care of and what parts you would like to do. We will advise you of what permits and approvals may be required from other agencies and the timelines for approval. If you wish, we will arrange for you visit similar construction projects that we have worked on. We will discuss options for construction and show you samples of construction materials that you may wish to use for your project or connect you with our supplier so you can see their complete product line.

Design
The Ontario Building Code requires that an Application for a Building Permit include a complete set of construction drawings prepared by a qualified person. We will recommend that you work with our designer or retain a designer of your own choosing to prepare construction drawings for your project. It is surprisingly cost effective, and gives the Chief Building Official and our carpenters and sub-trades all the information they need to ensure that your project turns out exactly the way you planned.

Contract
Once we have agreed on the scope of the project, we will provide you with a contract to review and sign. The contract will describe the project in detail, clearly spell out the responsibility of each party, provide the dates for start and completion of construction, outline details of the payment schedule, outline the process for contract change orders, and a dispute resolution strategy.

Permits and Approvals
Our company is committed to obtaining the permits and approvals required for your construction project. Most approvals are required prior to applying for a Building Permit. Depending on the complexity of the project, it may take six to nine months to obtain all of the necessary approvals. The following is a list of approvals that may be required:

Permit / Approval Required Agency
Minor Variance, Zoning By-law Amendment, Site Plan Control Agreement, Building Permit Municipality
Work Permit to Work in Water (Docks and Boathouses, Retaining walls, Bridges, Culverts) Ministry of Natural Resources/ Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Application to Install an On-site Sewage System Timiskaming Health Unit
Permit to construct a road on Crown Land Ministry of Natural Resources
Electrical Permit Electrical Safety Authority
Notice of Project Ministry of Labour
Entrance Permit, Building Permit for properties adjacent to Highway 11 Ministry of Transportation
Utility Locates Ontario One Call
Register with Tarion (New Home Warranty) Tarion Warranty Corporation

Communications Once we start your project, we will communicate with you on a regular basis by phone or email, and send pictures showing the progress of the project.

Project Completion When the project is complete we will meet with you on site to go over the project and make sure it is to your satisfaction.