Permit Drawings

Permit Drawings

When it comes to planning a residential renovation, home addition or building a custom home, the first step is always going to be finding an architect who can help plan and design the requirements of the structure. While there are many different architects out there to choose from, it’s important to take your time in order to find the right one for your specific project. You’ll want to ask around for recommendations, look at their previous work and make sure that their design aesthetic is in line with what you’re looking for. Once you’ve found the right architect, they’ll be able to help you bring your vision to life and ensure that your project is completed successfully.

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What Are Permit Drawings?

Permit drawings are construction drawings that are submitted to the local building department for approval prior to starting a renovation project. They provide detailed information about the proposed work, including the materials to be used, the dimensions of the space, and the location of any structural elements. An architect or drafting service can help with the development of permit drawings, ensuring that they meet all the necessary requirements. Our architects and draftsman provide valuable input on the overall design of the project, helping to ensure that the finished product is in line with your vision. Whether you’re planning a minor renovation or a complete overhaul, working with a professional can make the process much smoother and more successful.

A set of permit drawings are just the basic drawings that comply with a building department’s checklist to verify the building is allowed to be built on the property, and it also shows it will meet the most minimum standards of safety and energy efficiency. Other than that, additional construction drawings are necessary to describe the construction details and materials to the builder.

How An Architect Can Help With Permits

Construction projects in the City of Ottawa require several approvals from the city before work can begin. One of the key approvals is a permit, which allows work to proceed in accordance with the city’s building code. The permit application process can be complex, but permit drawings are an essential part of getting a project approved.

Permit drawings help to illustrate the proposed work, showing how it will comply with the city’s guidelines. In addition, permit drawings can help to identify potential problems that might need to be addressed before work can begin. The drawings provide a detailed view of the proposed construction, including the location of all the buildings and structures, the dimensions of each component, and the planned placement of doors and windows. This helps the city or municipality to determine whether the construction project complies with all the applicable regulations. It also allows them to identify any potential hazards that might need to be addressed before construction can begin.

Getting Building Permits In Ottawa Requires Professional Architectural Drawings

When undertaking any renovations or construction, it is important to consider the implications for the current structure. Removing load bearing walls, for example, can have a significant impact on the stability of the building. As a result, most renovations and construction projects will require the involvement of an architect. An architect provides drawings and plans that detail the proposed changes, and ensure that the finished project meets all building codes and municipal by-laws. For smaller projects, such as installing a window or removing a non-load bearing wall, a drafting service may be sufficient.

Working with a professional architect to plan your renovation will ensure your permits get approved, and to help you stay on schedule and within budget. Please note that even minor renovations may require a permit and drawings from a licensed architect or professional engineer. By ensuring that all work is done properly and with the necessary permits, you can help protect yourself and your property value.

Making changes to submitted permit drawings

Building permit applications can be complex, and it is not uncommon for revisions or additional documents to be required before approval is granted. Our team has extensive experience in submitting permit applications and can quickly make any necessary changes to keep your project on track. Good permit drawings are essential for a successful application, and our team will work with you to ensure that your drawings meet all the requirements. We have the knowledge and expertise to create drawings that designed to get your permits approved!

BCIN Approved Drafting & Architectural Service

What Is A BCIN?

The Building Code Identification Number (BCIN) is a unique number assigned to a building permit or a set of plans that have been reviewed and registered by a municipal Building Department. The BCIN number is required in order to pull a building permit in the province of Ontario.  The BCIN number is also used as an identifier for Construction Projects. The BCIN number helps to ensure that all construction projects in the province of Ontario meet the minimum requirements set out in the Ontario Building Code. It also provides a way to track construction projects and ensure that they are complying with all the applicable regulations.

BCIN Certified Permit Drawings

All permit drawings provided by our company are designed in accordance with the standards set forth in the Ontario Building Code. In addition, all drawings are reviewed and approved by a professional engineer who is registered with the Building Code Identification Number (BCIN). As such, our customers can be confident that all permit drawings meet the highest standards of quality and safety. Furthermore, should any revisions or changes be required, our team of experts will work diligently to ensure that all drawings are updated and compliant with all building code requirements.