I am purchasing a house that has a wide open basement. I am intending to build a bathroom and maybe a bedroom or two in the basement.
Do I need to get an engineering or architectural report before applying for a building permit?
You probably won't need an architectural report before applying for a permit. However, that being said, it would probably be prudent to check with the permit authorities in your community for the rules of the road as far asventing requir3ements, egress windows, and any other restrictions/requirements for the type of usage that you want to do in the basement.
I hope this helps and that you keep the questions coming
President, Stellium Renovations
You don't need any report, You will need a drawing of the floor plan, A building permit for the framing, and permit for plumbing And one for the electrical.
If you are planing on doing the work yourself Steady on the basement regulations and codes. There has been changes made. Floating portion wall are needed now in basement development, Back water valves, sump pits, escape basment windows, Nothing is as easy as it seems.,
Hire a pro, or make sure you know what your doing, before you do and deal with inspectors.
As stated by the others, no the the permit, as long as you aren't making structural changes. Its a good idea the make a thorough plan and drawing indication what the finished basement is intended to look like.
Minor changes, as you may change your mind during the project, are not an issue but be sure to indicate where you want plumbing, electrical, doors, wondows, etc.
Enjoy the project.
The contractor that you hire should be looking into the permits for you. Also, when you get the permits they will usually include blueprint floor plans that will be submitted to the city for approval.
Hope this helps, good luck with your renovation.
Sherri & Dustin Depatie
Seamless Finishing Inc.
Office : 780-760-3852
Sherri : 780-297-0986
Dustin : 780-885-2231
I'd highly recommend paying for a detailed drawing prepared by a knowledgeable individual or firm that has an in-depth grasp of the local codes as well as solid reputation for thoroughness with the City of Lloydminister, Sk.
It's going to cost about $2.5K but it's money well spent because when you give to about three (3) Contractors for estimates they will be no doubt about what you want or there response back to you.
(By the way we love those Saskatchewan Roughriders....were now dying on the vine to see live CFL football back in Ottawa)
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