Large renovations and what you need to know How good planning will make large renovations easier
Planning – Setting Goals <ul><li>Start with your dreams </li></ul><ul><li>Have a list of your needs </li></ul><ul><li>Do n...
Design <ul><li>Choice of designers </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional design route vs. Design and Build </li></ul><ul><li>Use o...
The City <ul><li>Important player in process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enforcer of By-laws </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Committe...
Budget <ul><li>Set an realistic budget </li></ul><ul><li>Do cost checks during the design </li></ul><ul><li>Cost overruns ...
Contractor <ul><li>Criteria to choose builders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you like them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference...
Construction <ul><li>Live through it vs temporary accommodations </li></ul><ul><li>Stress reduction measures </li></ul><ul...
Grants and Rebates <ul><li>Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation website  http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/renoho/refash...
A renovation <ul><li>Started out as a bungalow </li></ul>
A renovation <ul><li>Ended up as a two storey home </li></ul>
And many steps in-between
And many more steps in-between
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Large Renovations And What You Need To Know

  1. 1. Large renovations and what you need to know How good planning will make large renovations easier
  2. 2. Planning – Setting Goals <ul><li>Start with your dreams </li></ul><ul><li>Have a list of your needs </li></ul><ul><li>Do not prejudge anything </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Know your financial limitations </li></ul><ul><li>Know your tolerance level </li></ul>
  3. 3. Design <ul><li>Choice of designers </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional design route vs. Design and Build </li></ul><ul><li>Use of professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Design contract </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Timelines and Deadlines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li># of changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exploration time for possibilities </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The City <ul><li>Important player in process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enforcer of By-laws </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Committee of Adjustment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permit requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building inspectors </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Budget <ul><li>Set an realistic budget </li></ul><ul><li>Do cost checks during the design </li></ul><ul><li>Cost overruns in existing buildings Vs new build </li></ul><ul><li>Have reserves </li></ul>
  6. 6. Contractor <ul><li>Criteria to choose builders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you like them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>References </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contract </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive Scope </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timelines/Deadlines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Payment schedule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insurance and warranties </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Construction <ul><li>Live through it vs temporary accommodations </li></ul><ul><li>Stress reduction measures </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of project management </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>“ Nasties” found on site </li></ul><ul><li>Changes to the design </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbours </li></ul>
  8. 8. Grants and Rebates <ul><li>Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation website http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/renoho/refash/refash_002.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ecoaction.gc.ca/ECOENERGY-ECOENERGIE/index-eng.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>http://wobuilt.blogspot.com/2009/04/celebrating-earth-day-striving-to-be.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://wobuilt.blogspot.com/2009/02/invest-in-your-home-renovations-and-be.html </li></ul>
  9. 9. A renovation <ul><li>Started out as a bungalow </li></ul>
  10. 10. A renovation <ul><li>Ended up as a two storey home </li></ul>
  11. 11. And many steps in-between
  12. 12. And many more steps in-between

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