Adding/Renovating a Garage…

Depending on the width and/or depth of your property, a 1 or 2-car garage can be an important feature to add to your home.

First, you will need to hire an architect or licensed BCIN designer who is totally “up-to-speed” with the ever-changing by-laws within your local municipality.

That up-front knowledge will prevent a designer from wasting time by producing drawings that will not be accepted by the local examiner.

Note: The Renovation Co-op cannot process an estimate for the construction until the drawings and permit process have been completed. If you do not have your own architect/designer, please request an estimate through our Architectural Design & Permit Services.

We offer this service separately, which is not included as part of the contracting price. You own the drawings, and you will be able to obtain estimates from any contractor (including pricing from our own contractor-members).

Attached Garages

Attached Garages

Detached Garages

Detached Garages

Laneway Garage/Apartments

Laneway Garage/Apartments

Estimating Procedures

Renovation Management Platform

To help its member-contractors and architects submit quick, yet accurate estimates to homeowners, The Renovation Co-op has developed a proprietary Renovation Management Platform that incorporates cutting-edge technology with sensible, step-by-step procedures that streamline and simplify the entire process for both member-services and homeowners alike. In addition, the system is designed to work with all types and levels of projects.

Member-Bidding System

At the core of this unique process is the Co-op’s cloud-based Member-Bidding System. This secured, online portal enables selected, member-contractors to place their bids on a specific project.

Step 1: Initial Site Visit

A designated, Senior-Level Contractor is selected to conduct a visit to the property, which includes personally reviewing the final drawings and the proposed work with the client, which gives the contractor a more personalized idea as to exactly what the client wants. The contractor then records and submits all of the information regarding the work to be performed throughout the project.

Note: The “viewing” contractor accesses a remote, secured data system developed by The Renovation Co-op that helps create the detailed “Scope of Work” (descriptions of all items to be performed as part of the project).

Step 2: Bid Preparation

Step 2: The information is submitted to the Co-op’s Bid Preparation Team. The group reviews the information and then creates a targeted list of those contractor-members who regularly perform the same type and level of work required to fulfill the client’s project, and who would be best-matched to work with that client.

The selection of each contractor in this targeted group of contractors is also determined by each contractor’s stated, preferred geographical radius to the location of the work, as well as his/her own posted availability on the system.