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After dealing with different clients, we have found their common conception about city permits. For most, building permits during home remodeling cost dollars, and they consider avoiding it as much as possible! But we want to disclose the truth to you here! The expenses for permits are not more than $500 that may be just a fraction of the amount you are ready to spend for renovation. 

Real data about city permits for home remodeling projects

Avoiding permits during home renovation means cutting corners. But it’s never worth doing so unless you want it to come to haunt you later. Instead, go through today’s blog and ideate real data regarding the building permits. Have a look:

Number of applications for city permits

According to a survey, almost every homeowner applies for permits while renovating their cooking space or bathroom. And that may be around 37% of all the applications. Contrarily, 21% of the permits are for room additions, and 23% go for interior renovation projects.

Also, permit applications for outdoor upgrades are nearly 15%, while exterior counting at 19% of all permits. In fact, at MDM Custom Remodeling Inc, we have found that even detached structure construction comes with permit applications around 10% and one-off specific projects for 3% hardly. 

Required time for permit approval

Many homeowners try to avoid applying for building permits considering it as a delay to kick off the home remodeling project. Honestly, some permits take time to get approved, while a few require only the very day. The permits getting same-day approval maybe around 24% of all while the rest need some days.

For example, 17% of the city permits take less than a week, while 27% require a couple of weeks, especially for first-time applicants. And the majority of building permits need around a month or more to get approved.

Overall costs for building permits

On Yelp, you can find our clients thanking us for carrying out their building permits. And if you hold on to the thought that the expenses are huge, you are wrong! If you are a first-time applicant, the building permit may be for you around $500 or less for the maximum home remodeling projects, like common ones- bathroom or kitchen renovation. Apart from this, the rest city permits may cost more than $500, between $501 to $5000, depending on project size and location.

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Currently, due to the pandemic, countless people are facing uncertainty for an undecided and unpredictable period. No doubt, just like any other field of life, COVID-19 has impacted the on-going home remodeling projects too. Want to learn if the home remodeling experts can still work on your project? Go through the following passages -.

Let’s check out what the Cabinet minister Michael Gove says. Builders doing their jobs that are critical to the nation and the life of the economy should continue to work even at the time of the coronavirus pandemic. He further says that it would be inappropriate to carry out construction jobs entailing intimate contact in someone’s home, along with remodeling a house where the property owners are still living.

However, according to the homeowners, builders, and architects, the instructions regarding the residential projects are not clear enough. So, this is a concern of almost all the property owners with on-going home remodeling projects – ‘what am I supposed to do in the middle of my major home remodeling project’?

Well, you need to consider several factors as follows:

An Essential Project

Now, this is a big issue since the government has not yet clarified the definition of \’essential\’ home remodeling projects. According to the recent government advice (26th March), work that is going on at people\’s houses, such as maintenance and repairs, can be carried on. And that will be possible only when the tradesperson is healthy with no symptoms of illness. No need to mention that, at this point, people should follow the guidelines regarding social distancing for the safety of everyone.

According to the membership services at Federation of Master Builders, any work that people need to achieve in a weather-proof and secure site with the safety of the stored material will be a critical work. As NHS reports, people can carry that out by taking all the relevant precautionary measures.

According to experts, people should enforce safe social distancing practices. Property owners, as well as the professionals involved in the remodeling project, should implement all the following on their still-active projects.

  • There should be limited workers as possible. And all present there should practice the measures of safe social distancing at the two-meter distance between each other.
  • The workers arriving at the project site should not be using public transport. They should arrive by van or car.
  • In case the above measures cannot be maintained, all works on the site should cease. People need to review the on-going job for enabling the above as far as possible.
  • Anyone with even mild symptoms of COVID-19 should avoid being on the project site. They should follow the government guidelines and remain at home for 14 days.

What To Do If Your Household Is Self-Isolating?

Well, in this regard, the government has clear advice that people should continue no work in any household that is self-isolating or where a person is shielded.

The Home Remodeling Contractor

We MDM Custom Remodeling Inc are aware of the severity of the current pandemic. And we are coming with all the precautions while we work with you. We ask you to be safe and follow all the necessary guidelines so you stay on the side of security. And no need to mention that you can rely on us regarding satisfaction-guaranteed solutions.