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1. Posted: 26 Dec 2017 10:58 - Member's Projects and Photos / 24x24 with Loft, Stoney style
    No, It was out there with me while I was building. I'm sure it got torn up and thrown out. It was super helpful if u needed to get a permit pulled and such. However, the construction of a log is just glue/nails...

2. Posted: 30 Nov 2017 06:44 - General Forum / "Private Cabin" Question
    You will have to check with the Huntsville Town Building Dept, fortunately they have a website but you'll have to peruse it and get the details, or call and ask. https://www.huntsville.ca/en/doingBusiness/Building...

3. Posted: 26 Nov 2017 09:37 - Cabin Construction / Wall design ideas
    ...s learned with it too. * See photo @ bottom Cutting your own logs... IF you have worthy trees it is possible to hire in a portable mill (depends on your area though, so) but ungraded unstamped and building inspectors usually say no... IF it's for finishing, IE if you have cedars and want to use that for siding that's different and no problem with B.I's BUT if your in a ...

4. Posted: 25 Nov 2017 19:35 - General Forum / Cabins with a loft
    ...#039;m thinking of around 20x20 possibly a bit larger with front screened in porch. I will be using it all year round. It's basically in lawless county lol. Unorganized area and no inspection or building permit needed. Although I do have to keep in mind regs when building so it doesn't cave in or if someone gets hurt I am still liable. I plan on...

5. Posted: 9 Oct 2017 20:39 - Properties / Building a cabin in Quebec
    Hi beigne oui. You might have more luck if you provide details on location in Quebec. I say this because, reading through this old thread, many people provide generalized advice on building in Quebec but based on experience in one specific area only. If I had read this before trying to build, I would have given up. I'm from Ontario, with a small Quebec 16x16 lake...

6. Posted: 8 Oct 2017 11:26 - General Forum / Surprising (and shocking) building regulations
    I have a 1/3 acre vacant lakefront property in NW ontario in an unorganized/unincorporated area. Can anyone tell me if I need a building permit for a cottage and what the setback from the lake is and if there is a minimum lot size requirement? I have searched and searched government websites for these...

7. Posted: 11 Jul 2017 15:31 - Properties / North Carolina- building permit for building a "primitive structure" needed?
    I did speak to an ashe county atty and he agreed with my interpretation 100%. I can build up to 4000 sq ft any building without a permit. If i later choose to live there, i need to meet code then. Live there implies wanting electricity and plumbing/septic. Your county office is wro...

8. Posted: 2 Jul 2017 17:57 - Properties / North Carolina- building permit for building a "primitive structure" needed?
    ...s and was told by Watauga County Planning & Inspections via email the following: "Any structure that will be used for human occupancy requires a permit and compliance with the NC Residential Code. Accessory buildings over 12’ in any dimension would also need a building permit. Septic and well permits would be ...

9. Posted: 21 Jun 2017 05:47 - Cabin Construction / Building 8x12 cabin from 6x6 posts
    ...it the same way except I will take my time and make it a lot nicer, and bigger. I have the time now. But that whole R value thing irks me. I know what the book says and it is factually correct. Every building code uses the same information and you better comply or you don't get the permit. I didn't need a permit when I built mine and there were...

10. Posted: 20 Jun 2017 01:11 - Off-Grid Living / Propane Plan
    I'm pretty sure the valves just have to be accessible. If your area requires building permits I bet they'll require it for a gas pipe instal- major safety issue. Check your pipe sizes by doing a pipe sizing calc- if anything your first leg out of...

11. Posted: 15 Jun 2017 07:23 - Cabin Construction / Opinions on Foundation/Gambrel Roof
    My cabin is 16x24 with a gambrel roof so similar (two lofts with catwalk). Although where I built the inspection process was more to do with placement relative to the waterfront (no formal building inspection process - just a $40 building permit with plans), I tried to meet/exceed all code. The exception was the roof as this would normall...

12. Posted: 31 May 2017 00:57 - Properties / Looking for experiences and advise on a small cabin
    Have you read the entire building code? Are you capable of building a small house? Do you have access to skilled help? Can you operate a backhoe? Do you have all the tools? How many square feet ...

13. Posted: 31 May 2017 00:13 - Properties / Looking for experiences and advise on a small cabin
    ... beautiful rivers and lakes within driving distance. My wife and kids (16 & 21) like the property but without a cabin it's not very comfortable. It is located 3.5 hours northwest of my home. Building restrictions are strict. <200 sq ft shed but not to be used as a residence. If I obtain a permit I can build <1500 sq ft barn without electric to be used for s...

14. Posted: 25 May 2017 16:10 - General Forum / Bancroft, Hastings Highlands Building Code Variances
    Some new regs came down the pipe this spring across Ontario and more coming with a few Biggies next spring. Best option is to check with the county/municipality building dept. Couple of things to ask about. Are Hunt Camps or Recreational Camps allowed ? (not so much near big cities ) Compost Toilets & Grey Water systems are generally acce...

15. Posted: 25 May 2017 13:13 - General Forum / Bancroft, Hastings Highlands Building Code Variances
    Hello all, I've tried searching old posts with no luck. Is anyone aware of any Ontario Building Code specifications that are NOT permitted in the Bancroft area? My family is looking for a waterfront property and would like to build a cabin with hydro, separate ...

16. Posted: 18 May 2017 19:54 - Cabin Construction / Shipping Container Base
    Check with your local building permit and inspection department.

17. Posted: 12 May 2017 16:11 - Member's Projects and Photos / Jabberwocky's build - "The Outlaw" - living qrtrs under pole barn roof
    My cousin bought 5 acres with an AG building on it. He converted it legally by adding full septic and changes to a section of the AG building for habitation, he has the full occupancy permit. I...

18. Posted: 8 May 2017 22:05 - Cabin Construction / 10 x 12 cabin foundation
    I am building one starting Fri. . It will be a 9 x 12, on 6 piers, each 18 x 18 x 7 ,dug in to grade,with one 6 in block on each pier filed with cement,, then a 6x6 x12ft. skid on each side. I...

19. Posted: 8 May 2017 04:53 - Member's Projects and Photos / Our 16x20 Shamp to be
    Funny little story. Wife and I felt like teenagers again trying to scrape money together. In this day and age with debit cards, we very seldom carry cash. I printed out the building permit application from my towns website. Filled it all out, with required information. In the bottom left corner there was a box for approved, line for the date app...

20. Posted: 3 May 2017 19:23 - Cabin Construction / Biggest 200sq/ft cabin possible?
    ...ing space / floor space... If the walls are 8' then it's a full story & square footage applies. Double Check your region to verify what's what, do not even make assumptions about building codes and permitting requirements, too often that leads to issues resulting in extended Drunken Sailor Talk.

21. Posted: 3 May 2017 09:38 - Cabin Construction / Biggest 200sq/ft cabin possible?
    Ultimately the largest footprint for the smallest wall length will be a square. Whether that ends up cheapest depends on lots of other things. Depending on how you are building, the 12x16 might be simpler since plywood comes in 4x8 sheets - less cutting and fitting and waste than a 14x14. Also have a look at span tables for floor and ceiling joists to dete...

22. Posted: 8 Apr 2017 18:42 - Properties / Thinning out trees - legality
    ...h entails an EIR and extensive work with a forester. It costs a lot of money. But there is an exception to the general rule of getting a timber harvest- it's called a Conversion Exemption. Here's where it gets complicated. If you buy a parcel not for the intention of timber harvest but for building a house, cabin, whatever, they consider this a conversion of the property from t...

23. Posted: 26 Mar 2017 14:00 - Properties / Site prep etc
    ...lakes, the setback for new lots is 300m! This lot was created before the change. However we found out that the township has had difficulty with applying the rule consistently and now will not issue building permits and make revoke current ones until it is resolved! What a mess. From what I can see the wording in the zoning by-law was improperly written and grammatical...

24. Posted: 20 Mar 2017 16:19 - Properties / Site prep etc
    ...hrough granite that took almost 3 weeks. Bore drill is cheaper but does not fracture rock so deeper you go for the flow, so that adds up the difference in a hurry. Site Prep: All depends on what you will decide on building. The Modular Unit I posted above can go on Blocks or Slab as it is built to be up (floor etc are all super insulated) you could do a basement as well but then a cra...

25. Posted: 20 Mar 2017 06:26 - Properties / Site prep etc
    Hi all - well, we visited a lot yesterday in a plan b. We love the lot but dont have much experience with the building process. It is in Ontario, and we will use permits. Just wondering how onerous it is for a seasonal dwelling. Are all the requirements the same as far as inspecti...

26. Posted: 10 Mar 2017 19:51 - Cabin Construction / 22x32 cabin build
    Hey, I am planning on building a 22x32 cabin with a 6' porch to make it 22x38. 12' high walls with a full gable roof at 6/12. I am just conflicted on what to do for the foundation since the soil is mostl...

27. Posted: 7 Mar 2017 10:42 - General Forum / Shipping Containers for storage/workshop
    ...the woods of Upstate NY. I am looking for additional, inexpensive storage and/or workshop space. So I am now thinking about shipping containers. Alternatively, I've thought about a prefab steel building, like a quonset hut-type. But this is much more expensive (and you need a permit). Does anyone have experience with containers? Ideas? Opinions? Insulation? Secur...

28. Posted: 21 Feb 2017 19:40 - Cabin Construction / Cabin Kits?
    Hi Jacquelin, we did the OLH pinewood model. Its a cottage and our area required +900 sqft for a building permit. The kit delivered was $40K + tax and we had put in a pier foundation (I would NOT do a steel pier foundation ever again). The kit included everything ...

29. Posted: 6 Feb 2017 19:53 - Properties / Quebec property
    ...one visit from the only person in the municipality who gave out the permits - and she was more interested in the great view. My point is that a "permit" may or may not imply a well built (or at least code) building. In Rickant's case, he spotted some potential concerns with the building and should continue to be vigilant ...

30. Posted: 5 Feb 2017 10:57 - Properties / Quebec property
    Don't know how they do things up there, but generally, if built without permits it's not an automatic tear-down. You can get a permit to legalize any unpermitted building by bringing it up to code. but sometimes this can be far more expensive than it is worth. If you have to put in a whole new concret...


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