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Home Additions & Suites

Why Move from the Neighbourhood You Love?

Whether it’s a growing family, an aging parent, or the need to add some extra income, home additions and secondary suites offer you the opportunity to forgo a move, and stay in the place you love. It takes planning and some courage, but we can help you with that.  There are many possibilities to consider: you could add to the back or side of your home, or build up or down instead of out.  Second story dormers, basement suites, converting a garage or attic space into an in-law suite — these are common options in Victoria, BC.  But whatever you choose to do, it’s important to do it by the rules.

Don’t Hire a Contractor Who Can’t Stickhandle

Every renovation has its quirks, but suites and additions pose special challenges. Knowing what they are before they happen is the mark of an experienced home renovator. For example, knowing how each municipality in Greater Victoria zones secondary and garden suites and additions is critical. Your really need to be an expert stickhandler to get through all the different building requirements if you want your reno done on time. Your MAC project manager knows all of the details of applying for permits and managing inspections, from properly installed smoke detectors to appropriate ventilation requirements to prevent mold. If something comes up, we’ll negotiate with municipal officials and neighbours on your behalf should any complications arise. So you can rest easy knowing there is a professional advocating for you at every step of the process, work in properly done, and making sure your family is safe.