January 15, 2024

Get Started on Your Deck with A Deck Permit

Generally in the Greater Toronto Area and most of Ontario, if your deck is over 2 feet in elevation and/or is over 108 sq. ft. in size, it will require a deck building permit. A permit is also required if structural renovations will be made to an existing deck. When you’re planning a project outdoors like a fence, patio, or deck, it’s important to determine whether you need a deck permit of not.

Deck permit requirements vary from city to city and province to province, so it’s vital to check with your local authorities and talk to your contractor about whether you need a Deck permit and how long it will take to get approved. Over the years deck regulations have become more stringent so always check with your local city guidelines to make sure they’re being followed or hire professionals to make sure all the regulations are adhered to. Once your permit is secured, you’re ready to build!

Why Do You Want To Build A Deck?

Decks can be created in many ways to suit everyone’s needs from a small simple front porch or platform to relax on, or even a large complicated intricate deck and pool surrounds. Your deck can even include seating, storage, multiple staircases (for easy access), and more! The design and engineering or planning of the deck is key to ensuring your deck’s security and longevity. That’s why the planning and drawings are critical components.

Why Deck Permits are Necessary.

Once you’ve decided that you want to build a deck you should get an idea or visualize how you want it to look in your space. At National Decking, we can help bring your vision to life with our Deck permit services. We can also refer you to a professional deck contractor to build your project, discuss your wants and needs, and draft up a preliminary design. As mentioned, code requirements on decks are far stricter and more stringent so it’s always best to get a professional when permits are necessary. This will save you time, and money, and avoid any mistakes. Your contractor will also ensure that your deck is built correctly to code.

During the drawing process, you’ll meet with one of our experienced architectural designers who are BCIN licensed professionals in the architectural field and qualified to produce plans for Deck construction in Ontario.

They will assist you in preparing deck permit drawings for submission to your municipality with consideration to your desired options and requests. At National Decking we’ll guarantee that your deck permit drawings are to code, as well as offer you the extra option for us to submit your drawings on your behalf so you don’t have to!

We also offer other convenient services to help you attain your deck permit including visits to your site or property, providing engineer stamped drawings, committee representation, and other professional interventions if needed including an arborist. 

Which areas we service for a Deck permit?

National decking offers Deck Permit services for the Greater Toronto Area and the rest of Ontario:   Vaughan – Mississauga – Oakville – Richmond Hill – Brampton – Milton – King City – Aurora – Markham – Whitchurch-Stouffville – Burlington – Niagara – St. Catharines – Welland – Pickering – Ajax – Oshawa – Whitby – Barrie – Newmarket – Innisfil – Guelph – Kitchener – Cambridge – Brantford

Contact National Decking Today!

With National Decking, we’ll make sure your deck is not only made safely and beautifully but that it adheres specifically to your jurisdiction’s codes and regulations. We specialize in composite decking, synthetic lumber for decks, PVC decking, Ipe wood decking, railings, and more!

If you have any questions or need any help in any step of the process of creating and building your deck, then feel free to reach out to our knowledgeable staff at National Decking!