EXTENSION BUILDERS HOME PROJECTS, HOUSE ADDITIONS

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HOME PROJECTS, HOUSE ADDITIONS

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Home Expansion is a great option when we love our home but it no longer meets our needs in terms of space. In a market where single-family homes are particularly popular, as it is the case in Montréal, adding an extension can be a good alternative to buying a new home. However, in the city, the conditions associated with the construction of an extension are not the same as elsewhere. To complete a home expansion in Montreal, these conditions need to be known and the choices made accordingly.

Regulations regarding house expansions in Montreal

Before starting any major renovation works, you must always contact your municipality to identify the criteria and regulations in effect. These may differ from one municipality to another, depending on the type of house. This is especially true in historic areas where the exterior appearance of the house is codified. After becoming aware of the regulations, you must then obtain the mandatory permits and other authorizations.

The different types of home extension

The budget, the space available and the municipal laws will all have an impact on the type of expansion that will be chosen. There will also be questions about the structure of the house. For example, if you choose to add a floor, you must make sure that the structure and the foundations are able to support this additional weight. In addition, this is another aspect that will have an impact on the price of the extension. There are extensions of all sizes and formats. In some cases, it is possible to double the size of a home. The following extensions are those most often seen in the city:

Height extensions (adding a floor)

This form of extension is often adopted by those who do not have much ground or do not wish to give it up. The addition of a floor allows additional rooms or complete apartment. The upward expansion is also particularly interesting in the city because the buildings are higher there. This floor addition will benefit of more brightness. The addition of a second floor is considered a winning addition because in most cases it increases the value of the house.

Lateral extensions (on the side)

If there is space available on one side of the house, lateral extension may be a good option. This kind of extension can be done on piles or on a concrete slab.

Rear extensions

Often, it is by expanding from behind that one has access to the largest amount of extra space. Like an extension made on the sides, it is possible to opt for piles or a concrete slab. For a larger enlargement, it is also possible to build a crawl space.

Underground extensions

Finally, there are also many houses where the basement remains unexploited. Either it has not been finished or it has literally not been dug. However, expectations must be moderated because this kind of project is more expensive than it looks. In addition, the added parts will not have access to much brightness.

DVG Construction

We have built our expertise through our talents, values, capacity to innovate, and passion. Throughout our offices in Montréal we carry out industrial, commercial, and residential construction projects in: VILLE MARIE, OLD MONTREAL, GRIFFINTOWN, PLATEAU-MONT-ROYAL, THE VILLAGE, MCGILL GHETTO, MILE END, OUTREMONT, LITTLE ITALY, MERCIER-HOCHELAGA-MAISONNEUVE, ROSEMONT—LA PETITE-PATRIE, VILLERAY—SAINT-MICHEL—PARC-EXTENSION, SAINT-LEONARD, ANJOU, AHUNTSIC-CARTIERVILLE, MOUNT ROYAL, CÔTE-DES-NEIGES, NOTRE-DAME-DE-GRÂCE (NDG), HAMPSTEAD, MONTREAL OUEST, CÔTE SAINT-LUC, WESTMOUNT, SAINT-HENRI, VERDUN, LASALLE, LACHINE, POINTE-SAINT-CHARLES, WEST ISLAND, SOUTH SHORE, LAVAL.

Some notes about home extensions


Qualified

Note that in most cases, front extensions are prohibited. Moreover, even when it is not prohibited by regulation, it must be remembered that an extension that is not in consonance with the rest of the house will affect the general aspect of the house. Therefore, the value of it could be affected. Regardless of the type of extension, it is a must to contact a qualified contractor to carry out the work.

Design

Our accompaniment in interior design ensures that each renovation project is well organized and that all the elements required for a smooth-running project are in place before the start of the renovation project.

Guide

We guide you throughout the design process to optimize your investment according to the new products available and the design possibilities within the existing constraints of your home. Our support begins at the first meeting and can continue until the end of your project.

services to meet your needs

Located in Montreal, our personalized residential interior design service adapts to your requirements and your home. We offer a range of services that reduce the number of speakers to discuss to in order to maintain a good communication and to facilitate the realization of your project. Our services may include:
  • Measurement and needs analysis
  • Conception of preliminary design
  • Search of materials, appliances and finishes
  • Quotation and order of finishing materials
  • Complete technical plans
  • 3D renderings
  • Coloration
  • Order tracking and delivery of finishing materials
  • Site monitoring
Your dream house extension project is about to take place with the house extension Montreal team of experts in construction and renovation which includes several specialists in each of the following disciplines: general contractor, carpenter framer, draughtsman, architect, engineer and even a designer.

Inspection of structural feasibility for floor addition by an engineer

The first step of a home extension project is the inspection of feasibility by a structural engineer. Even before to do any sketches or plans it is necessary to know to what extend the existing building can add another floor and at what price of structural reinforcements: addition of timbers, foundation piles, enlargement of footing, correction of foundation or others.

The engineer will take several measurements and if necessary will require the help of a specialized soil laboratory in order to better know the structure and its environment. Such as: ground test, measurement of the footing and of the foundation and the composition of the concrete, kind of wood frame building and of other existing structural elements. All these elements are necessary in order to know if structural reinforcements are needed prior to add a new floor. Daniel Dargis engineer and his team take care of the feasibility inspection, the calculation and of the analysis in order to first inform the clients about the possible solutions.

Commercial extension

Whether it is for a horizontal house extension in width with an annex to your home or a vertical story addition extension in height by adding a floor, the House Extension Montreal team takes care of everything from design, regulations with the municipality, plan, estimate, mounting of the wood frame and complete construction.

Enlarging one’s house has never been so simple. We are familiar with the districts of Montreal and surrounding areas with their regulations and requirements. An experienced draughtsman takes care of meeting you to make plans according to your tastes, budgets and the requirements of the municipality. Then a contractor will manage the extension work of your home.

Inspection of a home extension

The inspection of the structure during the work is an important step in order to be sure of the quality of the job so a compliance letter can be written at the end of the work. Many times the clients are not present during specific important moments of the construction, such as: the digging, pouring of concrete for the foundation and during the assembly of the structure. It is useful to have an impartial engineer present at specific moment of the construction work.

Construction Daniel Dargis Inc. and its team of general contractors and professionals cover a wide territory in and around Montreal, such as: Laval, Blainville, Terrebonne, Mirabel, Saint-Jérôme, Kirkland and the West-Island, Vaudreuil, La Plaine, Châteauguay, Mercier, Saint-Hubert, Longueuil, Brossard, Boucherville, Beloeil and Repentigny.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Alex Thomas

DVG Construction completed my extension to budget and on time. It was easy and pleasant to communicate and work with them and their builders, from planning stages to the actual build. I am pleased to recommend his services.

Eva Doyle

We have always been more than satisfied with the high levels of professionalism and attention to work execution and health and safety practiced.

Murielle Blake

We employed DVG Construction after hearing from friends that their work is reliable and well priced. Our new extension and garage is a huge improvement to our house and our lifestyle, we spend much of our time in it. It was built to high standards.

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