Ever wonder what you're neighbours are doing to improve their homes? Discover what other Pickering homeowners have planned for their General Contracting projects by reading the details of their request for quotes below.
In total, TrustedPros has received 48 General Contracting projects posted by homeowners in Pickering seeking the services of local General Contractors. Total estimated value of these projects is $2,334,500.00 with a per project average of $48,635.00.
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We have a rotten beam in our carport and as a result, one of the posts that supports the carport has come off. We now have 6 posts to support the carport instead of the original 7 that used to support the carport.. The carport is attached to the house and has a common roof. We also have a skylight over the carport (made of plastic) which needs to be taken out and the roof covered off and the rafters below it (within the carport) also need to be replaced along with the beam to be replaced and the post.
What we would like to get done is to have the carport beam fixed, the skylight removed, rafters changed and potentially the whole roof for the house and carport re-shingled.
Construction of basement accessory apartment and walkout per approved building permit.
The walkout involves excavation, underpinning, retaining wallls, steps and support, concrete pouring, installating a door and window, drain connections etc. Per approved drawings. Also, roof need to be instaaled above this area after completion of walkout. The details will be provided during the site visit to give a free obligation estimate.
Basement accessory apartment requires an upgrade to the exisitng basement such as; removal of exisitng bar and installing a kitched, installing a new laundry facility, plumping, electrical, installing laminate floors in two rooms, removal of two closets and installing two new closets in two rooms, removal of exisitng ceiliing and installing new ceiling in two rooms and few other minor works. The detials will be provided when visitng site to give an estimate.
Qualified and licensed contractor is essential. Similar work experience and experience in dealing with city inspectors is critical.
1. Separate walk-out to basement per approved drawings from City of Pickering (Building permit).
Already having an approved building permit and drawings. The work should be started ASAP. Only good contractors with a proven track record must quote. The contractor must be in a position to provide at least two references immediately where similar works were executed. Only those contractors who can maintain an effective communication/schedule promises shall contact and provide an estimate for this work by end of this week. The external basement walkout work briefly involves the following:
*Separate walk-out* to basement per approved drawings from City of Pickering Building permit. The work involves excavation, underpinning, retaining walls, pour concrete footing, build required foundation, pour stairs and bottom landing concrete, water proof the walkout and backfilling with gravel etc., per drawing. Good quality door with locking facility shall be installed to the basement entrance. The drawings will not show building a roof for side entrance which needs to be built with appropriate support and shingles. Also the existing fence door needs to be shifted to the front of the new walk-out door, after completion of inspection. High Quality construction, workmanship and high quality doors must be used meeting all the required codes as per the approved drawings. Walk-out floor drain must be connected to sanitary sewer and provide a trap and cleanout as required. All the drain connections must meet the building permit/code requirements. the drain must be connected to storm sewer, sump pit or sanitary sewer in building if a trap & cleanout is provided and is authorized by the municipality as per city requirement. Installation of a new window (30"x12") as per drawing in one bed room at the time of executing basement walkout. All garbages must be disposed off properly. Inspection requirements must be adhered to Good relationships must be maintained with neighbours and the inspector. The drawings will be provided at the request or during your site visit.
I also have some renovation work inside the basement accessory apartment for which permit exists but a separate ad will be placed in this website.
Hi, My 1952 built house has a 2 feet 3 inches crawlspace. The whole of the house is renovated except the crawl space which has soil underneath. I wan to get rid of moisture, possible mold in future, heat loss and more than anything want to furnish the space sometime in future.
As of now I need the crawl space to converted to basement. Not sure whats the right and economical way to do it. To directly excavate or lift the house before excavating. Really appreciate any input on this.
We have bought a house and want to reconstruct our second floor. We want to move a wall into an existing bedroom to make a 9x9feet Walk in closet and renovate the ensuite bathroom. We also wanT to install hardwood on this floor approx 1000 sq feet. We are looking to start renovating end of August. We would like to set up consultations for a viewing date in early July. After this is done we are looking to renovate our main floor making it more open concept and renovating the kitchen. We are looking for modern designs.
We are handy and can do some work on our own (eg demolition, perhaps tiling).
What we need:
We've just signed off on the renderings with our designer for an exterior facelift for our home. We're looking for a general contractor who has expertise with James Hardie products - we're looking to replace our siding, windows/doors (we'll choose our own contractor for this), porch and have a 2nd project to build a separate garage.
We will have full construction plans drawn up (by our designer) and are expecting to be able to apply for permit by end of May.
Would love to speak to experienced contractors who are interested bringing our designs to life!
Currently looking to enclose our porch with drywall and a regular door.
We have an existing slab foundation, and an existing roof overhang that will not need to change.
We have already obtained structural engineered drawings, and have been given the go ahead to build onto the existing slab foundation. This will be a permitted enclosure.
We are not adding any windows, and using a stock exterior door from Home Depot.
We are extending out approximately 35 sqft...about 5 feet out, by 7 feet wide.
We will not be changing any HVAC as the area is so small. We will instead decide to insulate the floor well, and install in-floor heating. We will be be using porcelain tile to tie the rest of the floor, which currently about 20 sqft.
External finishes will have brick veneer about 3 1/2 feet up, and the rest will be wood siding.
Looking to get an approximate idea on the cost of something like this, so we have a better idea of if this is possible.
My husband and I would like to purchase a fixer upper 2 storey home and renovate from 2nd floor right, main floor right down to the basement. It appears most of the work is cosmetic but we do not know for sure and would like a professional to come out with us to help with the assesment. We are not sure if we should put an offer on the home and would like an idea of how much the reno would cost so we can back into our maximum offer price. The house has been on the market for at least 5 months.
The house is about 3200 Sq feet, was built in the late 80's. There is carpeting throughout the home (there is carpet overtop of carpet - so not even sure if there is hardwood underneath). We want all the carpeting gone. Bedrooms and main rooms we want hardwood and bathrooms, kitchen, foyer and laundry room we want tile.
Upstairs - 5 bedrooms upstairs all with carpet, we want it all removed and replaced with hardwood. Mainbath, and master bath need renovation. Master bathroom is gross - the sink is in the bedroom but the bathtub and toilet are closed in. We want both tubs replaced, and the sinks and the toilets. We also want a standup shower in addition to the tub in the master bath. Based on budget we would consider just a tub with shower in the master bath. We also need the walkin closet reworked in the master room. The closets in the 5 bedrooms would also need the doors at the very least repaced (they currently are wood grain doors on a sliding track). All rooms need painting.
Mainfloor - kitchen, living, dining, family and office. Major work on the mainfloor would be the floors, gut and remodel of the kitchen (all cupboards replaced not refaced and the lighting in the kitchen to be redone (currently florecent light fixtures that you would normally see in a basement). The other major task is the non-load bearing wall between family room and office was removed to make one big room - we want the wall back up as we require a separate mainfloor office. Paint required and there is wallpaper or borders in most rooms which need to be removed. Laundry room and powder room need refreshing - not necessarily remodelling - but i want all fixtures (sink-kitchen, powder room, and laundry room - replaced, as well as toilet in the powder room). There is a staircase leading to upstairs that needs to be hardwood too.
Basement - we want all carpet replaced - preferably with berber carpet - there are stairs leading to the basement as well. We would like all drop ceiling tiles replaced and the lighting with preferably pot lights. The bathroom in basement needs complete gut - theres a soaker tub i want removed and the standup shower and the toilet and sink. We just wnat a standup shower in the basement (maybe even a tub and shower combo).
This place could be our dream home but we don't knwo if we will have enough funds to do the things we want done within our budget. My husband estimates $100k but i think more and do not want to place an offer on the house if we can't make this work. I'm not sure how this quote system works - but i would prefer someone to come out to the house with us and let us know if these things are possible. Is there a price for this type of quote - or would someone be willing to waive it if we decide to use you as our contractor? Any help or advice would be appreciated. Thanks, Sabrina. let me know if you require any other details.
My hubby has done quite a bit of work in our current house and is will to help with gutting and assisting in anyway he can help.
I have recently bought a 3-BD townhouse, approximately 2000 sq feet. It is a new construction (5 yr) and I am considering following renovations.
Kitchen: Floor, backsplash, painting
Living room: Stoned wall around fire place and one more wall
Master bedroom: Painting and possibly change the floor from carpet to hardwood (area 20 x 15 ft, high ceilings)
Two guest rooms with attached full bath: painting, bathroom floors, possibly bath room vanity
Painting the walls and changing the floor
Timing is the most crucial aspect; we need to complete the project in the next 4 weeks.
have a very small very tired house in Pickering with a leaky basement and one bathroom. The house is a bungalow with only about 1000 sq2 with an attached double garage. It was built probably around 1950. We have city water but are currently on septic. I don't really want to hook up to the city sewers because of the cost. We were originally quoted 50$ per foot of frontage and per foot from the line to the house to do this. I'd rather spend it on the house. The property is just over acre, 125x206 so we have the room to grow.
The garage is on the north side of the house attached with a door into the kitchen area. The kitchen is at the front of the house and directly behind is the living room. There are two bedrooms also at the back. The entry to the house is to the south of the kitchen. A bathroom and 3rd bedroom are next to the entry at the front of the house.
What I would like to do is gut and repair the basement including looking at the current location of pipes and venting. I find that it is around the outside of the house and this cools everything off before it makes it around to the kitchen and bathrooms. Hot water tank and furnace are near the fireplace on the living room side. Everything seems to go under the bedrooms and all the way around the house. The basement is basically two large narrow rooms with a cement wall running the length of house.
I'd like to convert the existing garage into living space and build a new garage in front of the existing one. The basement no doubt has mould and I don't know what other kind of damage is hidden down there.
I'd then like to add on to the front of the house from the kitchen across to the existing bathroom to increase kitchen size and I want to add a powder room. Since this is an increase to the existing kitchen and not an additional room, the main wall of the house needs to come down. I'd also like to add some additional storage space and a new entry way. New kitchen cupboards and counter etc€ needed. This piece would mean moving the existing gas, hydro and phone lines as they enter the house currently near the garage/kitchen.
The bathroom also needs to be redone. Plumbing leaks, water damage etc... so this is also a major job. Small bathroom but it needs to come out to the studs.
My hope would be to do most of the work while we are in the house so that we don't have that additional expense i.e. do the basement, new garage and existing garage renovation first so that we can move existing furniture out and around and then start the kitchen and finally the bathroom.
I'd like to replace existing carpet in the living room with possibly hardwood or other product other than carpet and extend that down the halls into the bedrooms and throughout the kitchen.
With the changes to the front of the house it would also likely require windows to be replaced around the house on the main floor.
I'm looking for an online quote at this point with the work pieced i.e. if we only renovate the basement for example or convert the garage. Cost will determine how much work gets done.
Under 3000 sq ft home needs kitchen reno, 3 bathrooms reno, main floor tiles changed, 2 ceilings need repair and laundry cabinets installed. I am interested in obtaining a quote for labour and materials. If possible we would like to schedule an appointment for a free estimate for Friday October 12.
We are looking at 2 scenarios - relocate our 2nd floor laundry room from current location to another spot on 2nd floor or remove laundry from 2nd floor and relocate to basement. We'd like detailed quotes for both options and understand that in order to achieve this a trusted contractor would have to come to our house.
There is a load bearing wall between my Kitchen and Living room that I want to take out and replace with a beam. The wall is 18' long but the beam will most likely have to be 20+ feet long because there is a doorway on the one side that I want to maintain. Beam is not flush mounted. I plan to put a Kitchen island in the middle so the center 8' can't have a post but either side of the 8' span would work ok with the plan I have for the space.
I will drywall and other finishing tasks but require a professional to safely install the beam.
I am the property owner.
I am planning on buying a Mirolin modular bath tub and surround walls (3-piece module) unit sold at Home Depot and/or Lowes. I am looking for a quote for replacing my current setup to a fully functional bath tub.
The floor tile in place is not being removed; I am concerned it might get damaged from this work. House is 23 years old, the project is for the second floor main bathroom located directly above the hallway. I have lived in the house for 11 years, I have not renovated it, unclear if it is still the builder package or not.
Timing will depend on the unit availability; it is periodically offered at a much reduced price in weekly flyers.
Scope of work:
- Taking out the current plumbing, bath tub and ceramic currently cladding the walls
- Prepare area to receive new bath and wall cladding (levelling, replace rotten wood if need be)
- Install new bath and wall cladding
- Install new plumbing: shower head, water taps, water drain
Let me know if you require additional information in order to supply me with a quote for this project.
I am looking for either one contractor who can do several jobs or a few different contractors to do the jobs. The room is approximately 200 square feet and the work I need done is as follows:
1 - Popcorn ceilings to be covered with thin drywall.
2 - install crown molding, baseboard and closet/door trim. (previous baseboard, closet/door trim and chair rail has already been removed).
3 - install new laminate flooring. (currently the room has broadloom carpeting).
4 - complete closet overhaul. Would like the bi-fold doors I have removed and sliding doors put in for space saving. Also, new closet organizers to replace shelves and hanging rack.
5 - exterior door replacement. The room has an old exterior door that leads out to a 2nd floor balcony. This door lets in a draft and is just a 90's eye sore that needs to be replaced and sealed properly.
6 - pot lights installed in the center of the room. (At the moment, the main light switch for the bedroom is connected to a wall outlet which would need to be changed to a dimmer switch).
Any links to past work or photos you can share would be appreciated. I look forward to hearing your advice and suggestions once we set up an estimate meeting.
New 20ft of double wall.
New 5ft laminate wall
New (75sqft + 25sqft extra) floor tile and install.
New 30ft of base and install
Install new door frame to existing office door
Remove 15ft of existing double wall + patch corner washroom.
Add on repaint of unit 17ft+34ft+5ft+10ft+30ft = 96X9 = 864
I require 100sqft of the existing tile and 45ft of base.
Demolishion of existing home required
LOT SIZE 76" X 203" FEET.
New Custom Home - 3000sqf, Half Brick/Stone/Half Stucco. 4/5 Bedroom home, all rooms have ensuite.
Showers require all marble/stone backsplash.
Pot lights thru out the whole home.
Crown moulding with 6-8" Baseboards.
Basement to have 9ft Ceiling, with walkout.
Hardwood thru out all rooms and stairs
Granite/Porcelin tiles thru out foyer to kitchen.
Interlock from front door, connection to ashphalt driveway.
The house is 11 years old, a 2700 square foot addition to the main house. The room is ground level, open concept, 25' x 25' approximately. Floor area for work to be done is laminate and ceramic at doorway/mudroom. The ceilings are 10'6" height.
I NEED this closet for out coats and boots! years ago used mudroom approximately 6 x 8' for dogs and kids things. (they are all grown up now) As well, need to remove the existing closet so I can use that extra few feet to put my pool table in. Need the space in the open concept room for sitting area, just not the pool table. Teens need their own space!
I would like to enclose and install a double door closet in my entrance way/mud room. The framing area is 6'1" X 8'6", would not need to "finish" the inside of the closet, as the other 3 walls are already finished. Lower than the ceiling as there is a trim/small beam that was purposely made incase I would choose to have a closet in the future!
I have an existing cupboard, on the backside of the mud room, that I would like removed. The height of the wall is 10'6" ceiling with double colonial cupboard doors, trim and of course frame. It is 6'1" wide. The other wall to be romoved is about 2-3 feet, that is the left side of the cupboard. There is a cool air return cover on the small wall, but when vent is taken off, there doesn't seem to be any duct work in there! Maybe my contractors made a dummy vent?? The other 2 walls are supporting walls (back of NEW closet to be made), one interior and the other is the house exterior wall.
There are no electrical outlets in the way for either area. There is one air/heat vent existing about one foot up on the wall, NOT the floor, where I would like the NEW cupboard installed. Easily use an extention duct and can have air come out near door area or ? Not too concerned, unless it would be easier to use ONE door for cupboard and then use an extention duct and put vent cover on the new outside wall of the cupboard.
I would prefer to use the existing material from the original closet that is being taken out. Anything that can be reused or bought at humane for humanity in Ajax or recycled items would be appreciated. Can buy new if need be for the 2x8 and 2x12's if it's better for you. Just would like to keep stuff out of our landfills if possible.
I hope that this is enough information, tried to explain it easily. Actually it seems like alot of words, but looks easier in real life...........Would also need dry wall put around the NEW closet opening. NO PAINTING REQUIRED. I will take care of that. Also NO FINISHING required on inside of NEW closet, just leave the wall studs as they are, no one is gonna see inside anyways.
I will put up drop sheets to make a dummy wall to keep the dust to a minimal from the upstairs living area. I am not picky or fussy, just have asthma and respirtory troubles .
Hope to hear from someone soon, would like this to be estimated asap as would like it done within the next two weeks. Please feel free to email me asap, to set up an appointment, thank you
- remove existing flooring and kitchen cabinets/counter top/sink/faucet
- install 120 sq/ft tiles flooring at kitchen (10x12)
- modify existing opening wall at kitchen (both opening 36 inch)
- install new kitchen cabinets, counter top, sink and faucet
- drill opening duct for range hood at kitchen
- replace kitchen sink drainage pipes
Master Bedroom Washroom:
- remove existing flooring/wall tiles, bathtub and cabinet/sink/faucet
- install 36 sq/ft tiles flooring at master washroom (6x6)
- install 100 sq/ft tiles wall to wall around shower tub (10x10)
- install new 32x60 shower tub base module
- install new toilet and 48 inch cabinet/sink/faucet
- add closet at master bedroom
- remove existing flooring/wall tiles, bathtub and cabinet/sink/faucet
- install 56 sq/ft tiles flooring at main washroom (4x5 & 6x6)
- install 100 sq/ft tiles wall to wall at bathtub shower (10x10)
- install new 32/60 bathtub module
- install new toilet and 36 inch cabinet/sink/faucet
Entrance/Hallway and Living/Dining/Family/Powder room:
- remove existing carpet/laminate/tile flooring and cabinet/sink/faucet/
toilet/tiles at powder room
- install 440 sq/ft hardwood flooring at living (10x16), dining
(10x12) and family room (10x16)
- install 163 sq/ft tiles flooring at front entrance/hallway (16x17)
and powder room (4x6)
- install new toilet and 31 inch cabinet/sink/faucet at powder room
- add 6 pot lights at living room
We have a rotten beam in our carport and as a result, one of the posts that supports the carport had come off. We now have 6 posts to support the carport instead of the original 7 that used to support the carport. The rotted beam and the post need to be replaced.
Also, the carport is attached to the house and has a common roof with it. Part of the roof above the carport has a skylight, which is made of plastic, and which needs to be replaced with two 2X4 velux slylights. The rest of the roof need to be covered and the damaged rafters below it (within the carport) need to be replaced.
We would then like the whole roof for the house and carport to be stripped, appropriately stripped and re-shingled.
We have a building permit for this and are interested in getting this work done soon.
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