Variance needed

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Posted by: from Midland
7/1/2016 at 8:48:04 PM

I want to have a garage added to the north wall of my house. I know that I need a variance, but I don't understand the required paperwork. Who do I hire first ? Do I hire a contractor first, an architect or some other specialist? The size of the garage will depend on the cost.

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Date/Time7/1/2016 at 10:08:52 PM

I would start with the architect. You are going to need the drawings before any contractor can give you a proper estimate.


James Fram

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Date/Time7/2/2016 at 11:14:37 AM

You have to hire either architect or engineer to have a proper drawings for the permit purpose as well as for a proper quoting.

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Date/Time7/2/2016 at 11:25:35 AM

Contact a structural engineer. They'll draw up plans and with that you can call contractors for estimates.

Happy building!


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