Renovation and Construction
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Do you have an air conditioning or cooling unit that uses drinking water? As of in January 2018, residents are required to replace these types of units with a fully compliant air conditioning unit, heat pump or other system. Find out everything you need to know.
Provincial and federal standards apply to staircases, terraces, balconies and awnings. Montréal residents must also comply with regulations in their borough.
In Montréal you must follow certain rules when installing or replacing doors and windows. Regulations differ for exterior and interior doors and windows as well as bay windows.
An excavation permit is required to carry out certain work operations on private or public property. If the work concerns water or sewer services, a cutting permit is required. Find out which permit to apply for, depending on the situation.
In Montréal, a rental building cannot be converted into a divided co-ownership. However, under certain conditions and in specific areas only, property owners can obtain an exemption from borough council. Find out everything you need to know.
Want to change your roof covering? Build a balcony? Replace doors and windows? Move a staircase? Before undertaking the work, learn what you need to know about the applicable regulations and the required permits.
Montréal residents must comply with certain criteria when choosing exterior siding for a building. The regulations in force in your borough apply to the installation and replacement of brick, stone and wood siding.
To use a garbage container or a construction dumpster, you must meet certain standards. Here’s what you need to know.
Are you planning to renovate the inside of your home, tear down a wall or change the number of dwellings? Before undertaking the work, learn what you need to know about the applicable regulations and the required permits.
Carrying out work and your container is encroaching on city property? Want to reserve space on the street for your moving truck? Want to install a commercial terrace? Find out which type of permit you need to apply for.
Would you like to build a single-family home or a plex? Are you developing a major real estate project? Would you like to build an outbuilding, such as a shed or garage? Before you begin work, find out about applicable rules as well as what permits you need.
In order to install a pool or spa on a residential property, you must comply with various safety standards, and the provincial regulation. In certain cases, you are also required to obtain a permit.
Montréal has different regulations for flat roofs and sloped roofs. There are rules you must follow during roof construction, renovation or maintenance.
Whether you want to install a shed, a garden pavilion or a spa shelter, there are standards that must be met. Learn more.
Do you use a wood-burning heating system? Since 2015, the city has regulated the use of solid fuel-burning appliances in each of Montréal’s 19 boroughs. Learn more about this new by-law.
Do you have a renovation project? Do you want to do a demolition? Do you need a permit? Urban development is subject to regulations that vary according to land use in each zone. Gather information before starting.