Homeowners across Canada spend close to $68 billion renovating their homes, according to a new study by Altus Group.
It’s understandable because as property values increase across the nation and here in the GTA, many people are choosing to stay and renovate their current home instead of moving.
Measures to improve a home can quickly go beyond what you can do on your own. When you work with a professional renovator, you can renovate with confidence knowing that you’re working with someone who understands the rules and regulations that go along with home construction. Professionals like the RenoMark renovator and trade contractor members of our Association have a strong knowledge of municipal by-laws as well as the Ontario Building Code – two very detailed sets of rules that guide projects large and small.
They also abide by the Association’s Code of Ethics and a renovator-specific Code of Conduct, which you can view at www.renomark.ca. As part of their work to advocate for their clients and consumers in general, some of our renovator members meet with municipal staff and local councillors to educate them and provide real-time examples of project demands and how process delays can affect timelines.
It’s important to understand that most home renovations will require municipal building permits and a professional renovator can assist in acquiring them. They will also co-ordinate and schedule a team of trades that work on different aspects of your home at different times. A delay in permit approvals can cost time and money. Our members work with the city to improve the communication flow and keep projects on schedule and on budget.
Working with a professional can help you make the right decisions to increase the comfort and value of your home. Search our database of professional RenoMark renovators by geography and by project type at www.renomark.ca.