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Basement development converts unfinished or partially finished areas into livable space which may contain a combination of family, bath and bedrooms.


Development Considerations

Required Permits and Inspections

Design Considerations

  • Framing, insulation & vapor barrier, wiring, plumbing, and ventilation requirements are to be completed in accordance with applicable codes.
  • Egress windows in bedrooms must meet minimum safety requirements.
  • Smoke detectors must be installed on all storeys including basement, in all sleeping rooms and in a location between the sleeping rooms and the remainder of the storey, and if the sleeping rooms are served by a hallway, the smoke alarm shall be in the hallway. (See diagram)

  • Mechanical room is to have a minimum 810mm (32") door.
  • Handrails are to be installed at stairwell.

Permit Application

  • Completed an application at eApply
  • Please upload a floor plan drawn to reasonable scale indicating:

             o Approximate square footage of area to be developed
             o Room labels
             o Size and type of egress windows in bedrooms
             o Location of smoke detectors

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