FAQ 

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)  

Permits & Drawings 

​Before you begin any project there are important aspects of any renovation or building project that must be considered. 

Frequently asked questions

Do I need a Building Permit?


- A building permit ensures the safety of any structural or mechanical change. - Getting a building permit protects you under your current home owner's insurance. Note: Permit fees are nominal but they protect you and provide you with additional inspection to make sure things are done right.




Do I need drawings?


- It is always best that you have drawings for any major project. - Drawings contain all the details that are required to obtain a permit. - It is best to get professional guidance as to where to obtain drawings that are needed. Note: In some cases a simple sketch from a home owner is sufficient. Some of these cost may be addition to your renovation budget but are important in order to avoid future disaster.




Can I use my own architect?


- Yes we are happy to work along with our clients and their choice of architect. - We do offer in house drafting and engineering services and in most cases this can provide you with what is required. Includes blueprints and all certifications in order to issue a building permit.





Frequently asked questions

Is my contractor licensed?


- A licensed contractor has the knowledge of the building code and has been qualified by the city or province to handle the renovation or building project. Chermark Renovations Licenses are: - City of Hamilton Master Builder Repair License - City of Hamilton Contractor - Builder Repair License





Contractor Qualifications

Frequently asked questions

Is my contractor licensed?


- A licensed contractor has the knowledge of the building code and has been qualified by the city or province to handle the renovation or building project. Chermark Renovations Licenses are: - City of Hamilton Master Builder Repair License - City of Hamilton Contractor - Builder Repair License





Cost and Payments?