At Grand Design Build, every project begins with a thorough consultation to assess the property and understand your vision and goals. We will visit your property, gather information, and determine the project’s feasibility.
Next, our designers will create a custom plan based on your expectations and your home’s unique features. At this stage, measurements are taken, and layout drawings are created. You can choose designs from our catalogue or have customized designs based on your specifications. You will be involved in the entire design development process to ensure that we meet all your expectations.
We will review all plans and drawings to eliminate any potential errors and ensure that they meet your expectations. We will also provide a 3D rendering, so you can better understand what the results of the home addition will look like.
Once you have approved the final design plans, we will obtain all necessary permits and begin construction. Your project will be closely monitored by a supervisor who will be your main point of contact and will provide you with regular updates. They are also available to answer your questions and help you address any issues or concerns.
After construction is complete, you can review and inspect the work with the guidance of our project supervisor and manager. The goal is to ensure that you’re satisfied with the results. You may also bring in an independent inspector if you wish.
A building permit is essential as it is formal permission to commence construction from the City of Toronto. Our engineers will review and stamp the architectural drawings for permit approval, which typically takes 15 to 20 days, depending on the size of the building.
Adding extra space to your home means there will probably be adjustments to your current heating system. Whether it’s adding new radiators or upgrading the furnace system, our in-house mechanical engineers will provide stamp drawings of the HVAC plan with heat loss calculations for the city officials to review and issue a permit.
Plumbing and Drain Permit
A plumbing and drain permit is needed if the home addition project involves repositioning plumbing fixtures. If your project involves adding a kitchen or a bathroom, this permit is likely a requirement. Our team will handle all necessary documentation to meet the local plumbing permit requirements before commencing work.
Demolition is often the first step in the home addition process. Older home demolitions can often release dangerous materials, such as lead paint or asbestos, into the environment. If certain designated substances are found in lab tests, remediation may be required before demolition.
In recent years, real estate in Toronto has skyrocketed and deciding between renovating versus moving into a home with more space has become more difficult. Building a home addition is an increasingly popular route for Toronto and GTA homeowners as a way of maximizing their living space.There are many benefits of a home addition including:
-Maximizing your living space
-Increasing storage space
-Adding value to your home
-Alternative to moving houses
Home additions in Canada
Home additions in Toronto, Canada can solve a lot of problems. Second story additions can add needed square footage to your home, which allows growing families to avoid moving into a different, bigger home. And it doesn’t impinge on your yard space! There’s no doubt that adding a second story is a big undertaking, both financially and in terms of its timeline. It’s also likely that the renovation will force you to relocate (at least for part of the project.) But to balance that out, it can add a lot of value to your home. Also, many homeowners find it worthwhile to consider a long-wanted first-floor renovation as well.
It is often the case that adding space to your home is a more cost-effective and certainly less stressful than moving house when you need extra space. Whether you’ve an addition to the family or want an office, playroom, or other new space added to your home the experienced and friendly team at Grand Design Build can help. We are the premier Toronto home renovation and additions service provider, and with many satisfied clients in and around the city there are plenty of examples of our top-quality home additions for you to check out.If you want an extension adding on to a part of your house, we have the expertise to provide you with a result that you will be more than happy with. Our design team will work with you to ensure that your home addition is the size and style you want, and we’ll also take care of planning applications and other formalities where necessary. We can also handle attic or loft conversions, basement renovations, and converting a garage into a family room or any other purpose. We believe that our rates for home additions and renovations are the best in Toronto, so get in touch now and let’s talk home additions.
Grand Design Build is Toronto’s premier destination for residential home renovations, and custom home builds. We boast an in-house team of experienced professionals who are well-versed in all aspects of the home addition process, from home extensions and second-storey additions to dormer additions.
Our specialty is in delivering complete and tailored home addition solutions. With over 20 years of experience, we have built a reputation in Toronto for delivering affordable, top-quality, and luxurious home addition services.
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The cost of your home addition will depend on the type and size of the project. On average, renovation costs between $90 and $200 per square foot. Our project supervisor will help you create a budget during the design development stage.
Again, the size of the project will affect the overall timeline. Other factors, such as the style of the house, materials involved, and time necessary to secure all permits, can prolong the project time. On average, you can expect around 2 to 3 months per addition of 1,000 square feet.
This depends on the project's scope and your home's layout. If you are only adding a room to your property, you may be able to stay in your home during construction. However, if you add a second storey to the home, it’s best to stay elsewhere temporarily for your safety.