A building permit is not required to build or replace your fence, however, you are required to comply with the Fence By-law 2003-462. The Fence By-law sets out minimum standards for the installation, maintenance and repair of fences and institutes a “good neighbour policy” where the more attractive side of the fence must face toward the neighbouring property and street. For more information, please visit the Fence By-law web page. (Ottawa)
However, if the fence is to be used as a Pool Enclosure, you will require a Pool Enclosure Permit.
While composite lumber is tough and durable, it does not have the same stiffness as wood. Therefore, it is not intended for use as a load bearing post, joist or any other primary load-bearing member.
A building permit is required for a deck that is attached or adjacent to a building having a walking surface of greater than 24″ above adjacent grade. Other decks, not described above, that have a walking surface greater than 24″ above adjacent grade and area greater that 10 square metres (approximately 108 square feet) also require a building permit.
Regardless of whether or not a building permit is required for your deck, you should contact the Development Information Officer (DIO) for your area to determine whether or not your proposed deck will meet the zoning requirements for your property, mainly the setback to lot lines
After we receive your request for a quote either through email or from a phone call, we contact you to set up a site visit where the deck is to be built. Based on the style of deck and rail you would like we put together a quote for you. Any revisions are made and then the contract is signed. After that we submit for and receive a permit application, pour the footers, and then start the construction.
Shifting or washout can occur in areas of uneven terrain or where there are nearby water sources. We use job-specific tools to ensure that the width and depth of the footings is consistent. Also, our 6×6 posts provide more rigidity than the common deck design.
The material is usually composed of fine wood particles (sawdust) and 50% or more recycled plastics. The plastic is either a Polypropylene (hard plastic like keyboards and TV’s) or Polyethylene (softer plastic like plastic bags or milk jugs) and fine wood particles. It is manufactured under heat and pressure to encapsulate the wood in the plastic and a UV inhibitor prevents any lightening in color. Polypropylene composite will retain its shape so you can make curved railings and benches. It is long lasting and will not require maintenance such as staining or painting.