Decks Toronto / Permit Drawing Service

By: Decks Toronto  09-12-2011
Keywords: Deck, Engineer, Drawings

Permit Drawing Service

In order to obtain a permit, you need to submit a detailed set of drawings, that most home owners who do not have experience in drafting and deck design would find very difficult to do on their own. DecksToronto.com offers this service to residents in Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Ajax, Pickering and other towns and cities in the Greater Toronto Area. Our Basic Drawing Package is offered to all of towns and cities in the province of Ontario.

Below you fill find a description of different packages that we offer.

Deck Permit Drawing Basic Package

Brief Description: This package includes the cost of preparation of deck drawings.  It does not include any city fees or any other design fees.  If you send us a survey of your house by e-mail along with some sketches and description of what you want built, we will prepare a package of drawings which includes:

  • Site layout with your survey
  • Project Overview (Top View)
  • Frame Layout (Top View)
  • Front View
  • Side View
  • Cross section View
  • Standard railing and stair details

This package is great for simple decks - residential, single family dwellings, elevation up to 12', not sitting on top of roofs. We advise that you go to the city to find out what your setbacks are from property lines so that when you send us sketches of your desired deck, you know that it satisfies all zoning by laws.  Alternatively, you can have us prepare the drawings, you take them to the city and if the drawings need to be changed and deck shape modified because it does not comply with zoning, it's an extra $150 that we charge to completely redo a set of drawings.  BCIN stamp or Engineering stamp is not included in this package and it's not needed if the design is fairly standard and you as a home owner can fill out a Designer's form while at the city - in Section "D" you can put "Homeowner" as a reason for exemption from any designer certification.

Deck Permit Drawing Deluxe Package

Brief Description. This package includes the cost of preparation of deck drawings, a site visit in the Greater Toronto Area, and all drawings will be stamped by a licensed engineer.  It does not include any city fees.  Your involvement is minimal and we assist you in designing your deck during the site visit.  Once the drawings are prepared, you take them to the city.

Includes:

  • Site layout with your survey
  • Project Overview (Top View)
  • Frame Layout (Top View) (stamped by Engineer)
  • Front View (Stamped by Engineer)
  • Side View (Stamped by Engineer)
  • Cross section View (Stamped by Engineer)
  • Standard railing and stair details

This package is great for those who do not have much time to be involved with the process and who need assistance in designing a deck.  Engineering stamp is not required - but it is helpful for more complicated projects and also helps the application to pass more easily through the city.  We advise that you go to the city to find out what your setbacks are from property lines so that when you send us sketches of your desired deck, you know that it satisfies all zoning by laws.  Alternatively, you can have us prepare the drawings, you take them to the city and if the drawings need to be changed and deck shape modified because it does not comply with zoning, it's an extra $150 that we charge to completely redo a set of drawings.

Existing Deck Permit Drawing Package

Brief Description. This package is for decks that have been built without a permit and now require drawings.  This package includes a site visit and preparation of "as-built" drawings for the city.  If the deck was not built properly the city may require the drawings to be modified which will be an extra $150 and if an engineering stamp is needed for some custom items it is an extra $250.  Price of this package includes a site visit, careful measurement of the existing structure and preparation of the following drawings:

  • Site layout with your survey
  • Project Overview (Top View)
  • Frame Layout (Top View)
  • Front View
  • Side View
  • Cross section View
  • Standard railing and stair details

We will work with the city officials on modifications to the drawings if needed.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Deck, Drawing Package, Drawings, Engineer, Engineering Stamp, Permit Drawing,

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