General Contractors, Subcontractors

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Posted by: from Niagara Falls
4/12/2024 at 1:00:01 PM

I hired a general contractor for an addion that involved a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and livingroom bottom floor and an upstairs and was attached to existing home with 2 sets of stairs, one going down from existing home, one going up to second new master bedroom, bathroom.

Do the subcontractors he hires need licences, certificate etc., for roofing, stairs, plumbing, framing, and the concrete bricks surrounding the poured concrete slab and the in floor water heating.

What jobs can the general contractor himself perform and does he require licences and or certificates to do so?

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Date/Time4/12/2024 at 4:23:47 PM

If you are doing an addition you should have pulled a development and building permit?, then you need several other permits. Yes all trades have to be licensed, if this has not been done you have a illegal Contractor. The Contractor himself should be able to provide a business lic, GST#, liability insurance and WCB. He does not have to be a licensed in trade himself but he cannot do any trade work then that requires a permit. Hiring a General Contractor that does not hire licensed and insured sub-trades or properly cover them himself, means you are now liable for them yourself. Some trades do not need special trades lic. like a plumber/electrician would have but they should all have a business lic. & insurance if sub-contractors or be direct employees of the general contractor and he will cover all liabilities then. All this should be in a contract in writing to be legal & protect your investment. Any reputable and legitimate General Contractors will have all this and be able to provide documented proof on request.

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Date/Time4/20/2024 at 2:45:40 PM

Hello, so usually you'll need a permit to do any changes when it comes to structure, high insurance liability at least $2,000,000 or higher, and when subcontracting out other jobs the general contractor should be communicating with you on who he hired as well as checking to see if they have insurance themselves, all contractors participating need to have insurance, as well as proof of knowledge when it comes to any structural work

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Mark from CMJ Renovations in Oakville
Date/Time4/23/2024 at 3:06:20 AM

The General contractor in Ontario can perform everything above as long as he has pulled a permit and is a licensed contractor in Ontario, he must hire an electrical contractor to do all aspects regarding wiring and panel work that will pull a separate permit for the job.

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