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Our basement approx 1450 sq ft is unfinished. Outer walls have sheet rock and electrical and sprinkler system + some overhead lighting is completed. Bathroom is roughed in. Would like to Reno for 2 bedrooms, washroom, wet bar, theatre space and sitting area.
Estimated layout attached. Would like to take some space off the large bedroom for separate storage room as well.
brand new house/unfinished basement . Need new bathroom...have rough in. drywall/ceiling ...mud and taping...sanding..painting. additional lighting with recessed lighting. additional outlets/cable/phone. flooring to be finished with wood laminate. Kitchen counter with formica top/cabinets + small sink.
Phase 1 Outline:
1. Install electrical for new plugs and lights in basement and under stairs (bulbs supplied by owner) – possible relocation of existing circuits
2. Install plumbing, walls & tile for washroom (mirror, sink and toilet provided by owner). Washroom to have walk in shower with dual heads
3. Install ceiling (including sound proofing installation) – may require sprinkler heads to be extended.
4. Install moulding to match rest of unit
5. Install doors – main space, furnace room, bathroom & hallway (match existing in unit)
6. Install baseboards to match rest of unit
7. Install Cat 5e / Cat 6 network drops (potential added drop on main floor)
8. Install Lino or other option in furnace room – wrapped up the edges to provide water dam (may be removed from project)
9. Install carpet in basement and under stairs
10. Potential pre-wiring for sound system
11. Potential work on furnace to address challenges with filter & wiring update to allow upgraded controller
Phase 2 - installation of storage cupboards, creation of display cabinet and possible wiring for built in electric fireplace (second floor).
Member of Direct Buy - want to take advantage of any potential savings through this route if possible.
We have a finished 1 bedroom basement suite, in our primary residence that is currently vacant. We would like to make the space safer by adding a window in bedroom 1 and make it more suitable/usable for our own use when rented by segmenting the space.
1. Design consultation for floor plan and flow
2. Install two windows (above grade)
3. Frame & finish new bedroom 2 in existing great room
4. Create new entrance to existing bathroom
5. Rework electrical to accommodate changes
6. Hot water tank replacement (current tank has slight leak)
6a. Consider larger tank system or on demand.
7. Optional - Move wall to increase bedroom 1 size
8. Optional - Create 3 pc on-suite bath in bedroom 1
9. Optional - Run 50/60A cct for hot tub frm main to sub
10. Optional - Run ?A cut for Heatpump frm main to sub 9a/10a. Consider new main and sub panel requirements and options to rework by converting existing electrical appliances to gas (Range and Dryer).
I just moved into an old house and would like the following to be done:
Basement Renovation (size 372sf)
- carpentry work under stairs (see sample in attachment that says understairs closet)
- replace 12 foot garage doors with french doors (see attachment for sample that says doors + french doors. but I want mine in white fibreglass or something you could recommend)
- carpentry work to design and install shelves
- dry wall + paint job
- install laminated flooring (material provided) + stairs (12 steps) - see sample attachments that say 12 steps & contemporary stairs
den (6'-11" x 7")
- shelves organizer for winter clothes (see sample in attachment that says Wardrobe)
- replace existing banister with modern ones (iron or glass preferred) - see sample attachments that say stair-banister-iron & contemporary stairs
based on the above, I've sent you samples of what I like so you have an idea. If you can get better ones at good prices, please feel free to recommend. I want to start work September 1st.
Budget negotiable subject to material for the doors, stair banister, and wardrobe.
The project includes the following:
- drywall, paint, interior trim/baseboard, laminate flooring
- electrical (sub-panel available)
- lightings (9 recessed pot ceiling lights, 2 wall lights)
- bathroom finished with tub, toilet, vanity, ceramic tile floor and tube surround (rough-in already available).
- 1 bedroom finished with closet
- laundry hook-ups
we have a basement which we want to add 2 windows and a door (basement entry) . This will involve breaking through concrete, and making sure the structure of the house would be architectually viable. unfortunately when the house was built, the original owner did not put these things. The basement is a traditional basement (ie partly below ground).
My house is fourteen years old. I have an open room in my basement that is only partially finished. It is 45'6 x 12'1 which I believe is approximately 551.76 sq. feet. It is currently incomplete, 85% of the walls have drywall and there are light fixtures in place but that is it. I need a wall framed in with a door to separate the room into two rooms. One will be an office area and the other a family room. There is cement flooring and cement partially up the walls. There are five windows and one sliding patio door at the end. I need the ducting above framed (boxed in) to accommodate drywall. The ceiling and divider wall need to insulated. The dry wall has to be finished, mudded and sanded. There is no dry wall on the ceiling. And a few feet of the one wall needs to be done as well. A second door needs to be hung between these rooms and the other area of the basement. All the windows need to have proper windowsill, beading and cocking done so they are paint ready. I'd like laminate put on the floors with a thick underlay to insulate against the cold. In the office area there is a sink and I'd like it replaced with more cupboards above and below, with a new sink taps and counter top. Also I'd like the proper trim-casing done around the doors and baseboard. A plumber may have to hook up the sink and a light-switch may need to be moved and lights installed. The cupboards at the bottom will need to be cut to accommodate the cement wall. Basically I want the two rooms totally done and ready for paint. I have pictures as well to give some idea to the project. We will do the painting ourselves.
Photos can be emailed.
I may be buying a house in Maple Ridge and need to know the potential for putting in a suite to code. Two of the main concerns are whether the plumbing can accommodate another washer & dishwasher and how to vent a dryer. I need someone who knows building codes for secondary suites and also a knowledge of plumbing. I want to get in to the house Monday or Tuesday March 13 or 14 to assess this. Of course, I would consider using your company for this project if I go ahead with the purchase. Please let me now your availability and fee for this visit. I am thinking it may be for about an hour.
We bought brand new house in maple ridge and wanting to finish our basement. No legal suite. Only required bathroom, bedroom and family rec room. Basement is mostly drywalled already. Does require taping, ceilings and other finished onhdong bathroom etc. Wanting to have it finish by end of august or ealry september. Looking for quote.
19 year old house, new to us. Need to make a self contained suite in the basement. There is no existing kitchen, the bathroom needs to be enlarged, and we are planning on getting rid of the 2 car garage and finishing it for needed square footage. Interior walls will need moving and we will need help coming up with a functional design for downstairs living space. Also need to upgrade hot water tank & furnace. In addition, since we're doing away with the garage, we will need to add on a carport over part of driveway.
Finish drywall that is needed and paint. Framing for one wall of the bathroom area. Need one more cold water line for fridge. Small wet bar against wall. Carpet for floor, do you seal it or raise the floor a bit? Base boards. Need lighting to be put on switches instead of pull strings. Fan for bathroom, their is air exit on side of house already in, just need to run round ducting. Add electrical outlet on new wall for bathroom and move furnace switch inside furnace room. Close in furnace room with door. Close in room with door at bottom of stairs. Door on space below stairs, not to finish in that space. Bathroom. Vanity with sink, bathtub with shower and toilet. Most electrical and insulation and drywall already done.
Consult with city (Maple Ridge):
-- Get direction from city on requirements and details of work that need to be done to pass inspections
Create Scope Of Work:
-- Create a detailed scope of work based on current state of suite vs requirements from city (main tasks/areas are described below)
Fire separation confirmation:
-- Suite must have fire separation according to code
Smoke alarm confirmation:
-- Confirm that alarms are inter connected and sufficient
Upgrade doors to exterior:
-- Doors and frames need to be exterior grade and weather stripped
Exhaust fans & passive ducts:
-- Extraction fans should exit to the outside. Passive ducts required for each room
-- Forced air: Require fire dampers, connected to smoke detectors, require separate thermostat
-- Electric baseboard: Baseboard heaters and/or fireplace install. Remove and cap excessive ducts.
-- Scaled drawings of entire house including the suite are required.
-- Plumbing permit required for existing kitchen sink and dish washer
Electric wiring verification:
-- Electric contractor to verify that wiring is to code
Electric panel labelling:
-- Electric circuits need to be labelled on the panel
Electric panel access:
-- Suite requires access to the/an electrical panel
Completion of bathroom - all plumbing and electrical complete; requires install of all materials (sink, vanity, tub, etc.); tile floor and wall around tub, drywall walls and paint.
Completion of recreation room - drywall and paint; carpeting.
Completion of hallway and "mud room" - some laminate flooring, some tile, some carpet; drywall.
1. Solid core, self closing, sill and weather strip sealed door between suite and house
2. Principal Ventilation Fan in washroom
3. Fire dampers for each forced air heat duct
4. Smoke Detectors to be interlocked with furnace
5. Auto washer requires shock arrestors
6. Make Auto washer water supply shut offs accessible
7. Verify all electrical wiring has been installed to the Canadian Electrical Code
8. Electrical Sub panel is required for all circuits
9. GFCI protection for kitchen counter receptacles
10. Smoke/carbon monoxide detectors required in the hallway, within 5 metres of bedroom doors and in each bedroom
11. Wiring of air conditioning unit to be verified
12. AFCI protection required
13. Electrical panel to be fully labelled
1: The fire separations (ceilings and walls) must be upgraded as described below
a) The Secondary Suite must be separated from the remainder of the dwelling & shared
areas by a fire separation with no assigned fire resistance rating. Repair any pipe or
duct penetrations through drywall with an approved fire stop material.
b) Smoke alarms are required in each bedroom and must be hard wired and
interconnected so that the activation of one alarm will sound all alarms. These
smoke alarms must also be equipped with battery back-up power supply.
2: All doors & frames in walls that are required to be fire separations as discussed in item #1 above, shall be exterior grade doors, weather stripped and equipped with a self closure.
3: The secondary suite must be provided with a continuously running exhaust fan located in the bathroom. This fan must be ducted to exhaust air to the exterior of the building. The sound rating for the fan shall not exceed 1.0 sone.
4: The main entrance/exit door to the suite must have a dead bolt lock and be equipped with a door viewer (peephole) or a window adjacent to the door. This must be a swing type door
5: A separate 2" diameter outside passive supply air duct is required to be provided in the living area and in each bedroom where a forced air system is not used.
6: lf you wish to retain the forced air the heating system, all supply and return air ducts serving suite are to be equipped with fire dampers. Also, the smoke detectors are be interlocked with the furnace to shut down the furnace should the detectors be activated. Alternatively' the forced air heating shall be contained within the main part of house only thus any further duct runs to the suite shall be removed and capped off with a separate heating source provided to the suite (eg, electric baseboard heating). For a forced air heating system a separate thermostat is required to be provided in and for the
7: Scaled drawings of the entire house including the suite are required to be provided to the City.
8: Attached are the requirements around the covenant and size limitation for the secondary suite.
9: lf applicant decides to install electric baseboard heating, then passive air outlets are
required in the bedrooms and living area.
10: The TRU documents will have to be discharged from title and secondary suite covenant registered on title.
Plumbing/Gas lnspections comments - No issues
1: All electrical work affecting the suite must be checked and verified by a certified and
licensed electrical contractor.
2: All new work done in the suite must be done by certified and licensed electrical
A building permit is required for the undertaking of all work relating to the Building lnspection comments for upgrading the suite. Permit is to include any adjacent spaces required to be upgraded as part of this inspection.
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