BCIN certification (Ontario residents)

Since January 1st 2006, The Ontario Provincial Government's Bill 124 has been in effect. The result is that a Building Code Identification Number must appear on all drawings being submitted for a building permit.

We fully comply with the regulation and have a valid BCIN. This is a service that we had provided without charge in the past but due to the changes that came into effect on January 1st 2012 and the additional requirements that construction must now meet with regards to energy efficiency requirements, it has meant a substantial increase in the number of hours required to produce these documents.

How room and home dimensions are calculated

As a result, we have no choice but to charge for the BCIN which now includes the Energy Efficiency Design Summary and the Schedule 1.

The following charges are in addition to the cost of the plans sold for delivery in Ontario, Canada, as follows:

  • House plans with or without garage and / or apartment $300
  • Multi-unit plans $450
  • $150 only if the garage will be heated otherwise it is not required

For more information you can visit the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing's web site at http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page7393.aspx

Please don't hesitate to contact us at 1-800-567-5267 if you have any questions or comments.

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