Permit Drawings & BCIN Deck Design


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Architect for Deck Design

For residential and commercial clients, we offer Building Code Identification Number BCIN, professional design drafting, architecture design, permit drawings, and more. When it comes to decks, customizing the look and function of it to your unique property is a task we love being delegated. Whether we’re working from scratch or following an outlined vision, we’ll always provide a fast, efficient turnaround.

Why You Need a Design and Permit Drawing Service in the GTA

Before a homeowner begins building a deck, they are required to submit construction details to our municipality. The City wants the opportunity to approve the details prior to starting on construction. This is done to ensure your deck is safe, and aligned with relevant building codes and regulations.

We have completed 1,000s of permit drawings in Toronto as deck builders, never with an issue. Regardless of how simple or complex you want your deck, permit drawings outline everything in a clean, easy to understand format. It is examined and approved on our end by architectural experts, designers, and builders.

There is no reason to go about this on your own. Let us be your representative. One of our experienced builders can help guide you through the early stages of BCIN design, provide architecture services, and assist in the permit drawing process.

The Inner Workings of Toronto’s Best Permit Drawing Service

A building permit is local government allowing construction of a structure to move forward, ensuring it is in full compliance with health, safety, and environmental regulations. Though residential permit drawings aren’t always required, they are in certain instances mandatory for deck projects, garages, major renovations, secondary suited, sunroom construction, and additions. This is where our BCIN design and permit drawing services come into play. Please note, a deck permit drawing at minimum is required for
any deck that’s over two feet in elevation and/or is over 108 sq. ft. in size. There’s no ifs, ands, or buts around it.

What is Included in a Permit Drawing for a Deck?

  • Backyard details including images of the proposed deck, an outline of any existing buildings, and any other structural details.
  • A frame layout, demonstrating footing location and size, beam location and size, joist location and size, and any other relevant framing details such as deck posts.
  • A front view of the deck, in a drawing that clearly shows your house, the height of the deck, height of the railing, and depth of the concrete footings.
  • A cross-section view that demonstrates how the deck is attached to the house, how the beams are attached to the post, how the joists are attached to the beam, and how the posts are attached to the footings.
  • A side view of the deck that shows the elevation of railings, stairs, and any other related details.

With over 30 years of experience, we know every project is different. Some decks may need additional details in design, architecture, and in the permit drawing itself. Once you give your approval on the design and drawing of your deck, we will attach your permit drawings to your permit application, submit it to the building department, and within maximum 7 to 10 business days, you should know if your deck’s been approved.

Why Choose Us

In over 3 decades, our success rate with architecture, BCIN design services, and permit drawing approval in the GTA is over 99%. As deck builders in Toronto, we advocate for a fair approach in deck building, one that aligns what the City allows alongside the wishes of our clients. Architecture, BCIN design, and permit drawings are the right and required way to outline the details.

Serving all of GTA, we invite you to collaborate with us on architectural drawings that nail down the exact appearance of the finished product. Decks can be as simple or as complex as a property manager or homeowner wants to make it. Some of the more elaborate layouts can present unexpected difficulties and challenges for some homeowners, which is precisely why hiring an architect for deck design and permit drawing services can be a smart move. Quality and satisfaction guaranteed!


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Customer Reviews

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Serge and his team were superb… they took their time and worked with great efficiency.. we are very happy with the job they did.. our backyard looks... like a resort!!! Thank u Serge and Jason and the entire team of GTA DECKS! more
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