Condo Renovation

Transforming your condominium into an impressive living space doesn’t have to be a daunting task, and this is something that the experts can ensure at First Canadian Construction Corp. with professional condo renovations in Toronto.

Our team, possessing essential skills, extensive experience, and in-depth industry knowledge, is well-equipped to renovate your condo and make it more vibrant. You can rely on our unwavering enthusiasm and commitment to delivering the highest quality standards in their pursuit of excellence and ensuring that their clients are completely satisfied.

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Why Our Services?

Benefits of Our Condominium Renovation Services:
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Transparent and non-negotiable pricing
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Free design choices provided

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Assistance from a dedicated project manager
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No charge for material transportation
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Skilled and dependable tradespeople
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Friendly customer support

Do Condo Renovations in Toronto Require Permits?

The rules for renovating a condo in Toronto are not the same as those for a house. Because you share the building with other residents, the condo board must grant permission and inform you of the allowed renovation projects. It’s a good idea to contact the property manager or board representative before starting any work to prevent situations where you may have to stop after spending a lot of money. You probably won’t need a permit for cosmetic remodels like changing kitchen cabinets, but more extensive renovations like bathroom remodeling in Toronto require authorization. It’s still best to inform the property management about such changes before starting the job. For extensive projects like upgrading electrical fixtures, moving the kitchen sink, or changing the bathroom layout, you’ll need a permit. It’s essential to hire certified professionals with insurance and licenses. The condo corporation will want to see a proposal outlining the details of the job, as well as approve transportation and disposal of materials and elevator use. Remember, each condo board has different renovation rules, so it’s crucial to learn what they are and follow them to avoid unnecessary issues.

Considerations Before Renovating Condo

Consider this issues before a renovating condos:

Work Hours

Renovations can produce a lot of noise, which is why Toronto has noise bylaws that require construction to take place only between certain hours. Weekday construction is permitted between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm and on weekends between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm. These rules apply to all property owners, but condo corporations may have their modified versions. For example, your board may only permit drilling, hammering, transporting large materials, or sawing between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm during the week. Some may also prohibit construction work on weekends. It’s essential to determine the rules in your building before creating a work schedule with the contractor.

Insurance for Your Condo Renovation Project

Accidents or unintended damage can happen during renovations, which is why insurance coverage is necessary. Condo corporations require insurance to safeguard their properties and other tenants. It’s important to remember that owning a condo unit doesn’t mean owning the entire property. You may also need to provide a deposit that covers potential damage, but it’s typically refundable if there’s no damage.
The condo board may require a project proposal to determine what insurance will cover. Be sure to set aside the deposit and confirm any necessary paperwork beforehand.

Electrical Work For Your Condominium

When multiple condo units share the same electrical or plumbing lines, it can complicate renovation work. The condo corporation often prohibits renovations that could impact other unit owners. This means that you may be unable to move toilets or sinks unless only small sections of the pipe require an extension.
Before starting any renovations, you must obtain approval from the condo board. Show them your proposal, but be aware that you may not receive approval if the job involves turning off the water supply to other units. Even if the work only affects your own unit, there may still be limitations to electrical work.

Materials Required

In Toronto, many condos have strict rules regarding the transportation and disposal of materials during renovations to ensure the safety of all tenants. Before beginning the remodeling, the condo board must approve your proposed pickup and drop-off locations.
It’s important to remember that you don’t have a driveway to place large disposal bins or park trucks that bring in renovation supplies. You should figure out the most convenient way to get supplies and equipment into and out of your unit and then discuss those options with the condo corporation. We ensure your choices align with their policies.

Condominium Management

To safeguard the safety of all tenants, numerous condos in Toronto impose strict regulations regarding the transportation and disposal of materials during renovations. Before commencing your remodel, you must obtain approval from the condo board for your intended pickup and drop-off locations.
Remember that you cannot access a driveway to accommodate large disposal bins or trucks delivering renovation supplies. Therefore, it’s essential to consider the most convenient way of moving supplies and equipment in and out of your unit and discuss your options with the condo corporation. It’s crucial to ensure that your choices align with their policies.

Parking and Elevators

We must have sufficient parking space for their large vehicles and convenient elevator access to offload their equipment and materials. However, both parking areas and elevators are common areas used by other unit owners, which may cause inconvenience during condo renovation projects. To ensure smooth operations, it’s essential to reserve these spaces in advance.
To avoid any inconvenience to other tenants or being denied access by the condo board, it’s crucial to check the corporation’s regulations on booking these areas. By doing so, you can alleviate the stress associated with the renovation process and ensure the smooth flow of work.

Why Choose Us for Condo Renovations?

You should choose First Canadian Construction for condo renovations in Toronto:
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Affordable and Fair Pricing: Our final proposal provides a detailed breakdown of our highly competitive pricing, tailored to your condo’s size. We prioritize cost-efficiency to ensure you get the most value for your money.

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Complete Package: Save yourself the hassle of searching for multiple contractors for each condo renovation phase. Our esteemed team offers a one-stop-shop solution that includes material delivery, design assistance, and all necessary services to complete your project.

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3D Model and Rendering: Our team comprises knowledgeable professionals who stay up-to-date with the latest trends. Combining our designers’ skills and 3D modeling and rendering technology ensures flawless results.

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Highest Quality Materials: We have the capability to source any fixture you desire and manage the delivery process to your condo. Our top priority is ensuring that we provide high-quality materials, whether electrical fixtures, tiles, or plumbing pipes.

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Friendly Contractors: Throughout your condo renovation project, you will only work with friendly and familiar faces. There will be no surprise subcontractors showing up in the middle of the project, ensuring the highest level of professionalism and quality standards.

We understand that every construction project is unique, which is why we offer thorough consultation services to meet the specific needs of our clients.

Renovation Process

With our services, you will enjoy a stress-free and fast condo renovation.
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Start With Getting a Free Estimation

After the initial consultation, which involves discussing the current space and your remodeling expectations, you can receive a free quote from us.

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Plan Your Materials and Construction

Collaborate closely with a highly skilled and knowledgeable project manager who can assist you in creating a customized proposal that includes precise cost estimates.

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We Confirm Your Design

Take inspiration from our design catalog and make the necessary modifications to customize it to your vision.

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Get Your Fixtures Delivered

You don’t have to worry about delays or unreliable deliveries of supplies, as our team of building experts can assist you in choosing the best finishing materials and arranging transportation on a scheduled basis.

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We Renovate Your Condo

Our builders strictly adhere to the timelines, and budget range set out in the contractual agreement, ensuring a hassle-free process.

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Important Tips

Important Tips from Us for Your Condo Renovations in Toronto:

Use Experts For Your Projects

Prioritize understanding your building’s rules and restrictions before beginning your condo renovation project to avoid issues and costly mistakes. Consider working with a professional designer to utilize their expertise and knowledge.

Understand The Full Scope Of Work

Ensure you understand the full scope of work to be completed and obtain detailed quotes from your selected contractor, including labor and materials, to ensure everything is clear and transparent.

Realistic Budget Planning

Set a realistic budget for all costs, including materials, labor, permits, and additional expenses like temporary housing during the renovation. Make sure to pay attention to quality, as investing in high-quality materials will ensure the longevity of your renovation.

Stay Organized

Stay organized throughout the process to minimize stress and chaos. Keep track of paperwork, schedule changes, and progress photos.

Be Patient

Be patient and have realistic expectations about the timeline of the renovation. Rushing the renovation process can lead to mistakes and subpar workmanship.

Realistic Expectations

Have realistic expectations about the construction process and the disruption it may cause. Trust in your contractor’s expertise, and don’t rush the process.

Choose Reliable Contractor

Choose a reliable contractor to ensure a smooth and timely renovation process. At Easy Renovation, our strict procedures allow us to complete full condo renovations within two weeks on average.