Building the home of your dreams is often an opportunity of a lifetime and an experience that stays with you forever. So, you look for the best designer, engineer that not only fit your budget but also your deadlines and daily work schedule. our design team are here to work closely with you to create your own dream custom home.
One of the most common kinds of home interior remodels is removing one or more load bearing walls to create a more open space. While it is no small task to take down a load bearing wall, it gives your home a more open layout and makes it feel bigger and freer inside.
With our fully licensed and insured structural engineers we can determine if the wall is load bearing or not and if it is, how to safely remove it while still keeping your house structurally sound and safe. Our structural engineers can make the determination from either an onsite evaluation or by looking at your home’s original design drawings. The accidental demolition of a load-bearing wall without consulting a licensed structural engineer can cause a lot of damage, not the least of which is the safety and integrity of your family’s home. With our team of structural engineers and drafters, we have the experience you need to get your projects involving the load bearing walls completed on time and under budget.
At SauzTeq Engineering, we design different types of staircases from wood, steel or concrete material. A direct access to basement can be provided by below grade concrete staircase that usually will be used for legal basement apartment. Our structural engineer will do a site visit to assess the best location of the entrance into the building based on the required spaces to the property lines, structural framing of the building and requirements of the Ontario Building Code.
At Sauzteq Engineering, we provide structural assessment and calculations to ensure that the roof framing can safely withstand the weight of solar panels. Reinforcing will be provided if required.
At Sauzteq Engineering, we provide site visit and structural assessments of your project and provide a report or sign off letter
ADDITION / EXTENSION
There is always the value that this particular type of renovation can bring to your home since having more square footage means that when the time comes to sell your house, you can get a better price for it. Design of addition/extension to your house starts with structural assessment of the existing building. The exterior walls of the building need to be removed/demolished to connect the new addition to the interior space within the existing building. The temporary support structures/framing need to be installed before removing an exterior load bearing wall. The structural framing of a new addition/extension need to be connected to the framing of the existing building.
Second Units, also known as basement apartments, in law suits, accessory dwelling units are permitted in several residential zones across the city provided they are in compliance with the Zoning and Ontario Building Code. The main benefit of a legal basement apartment is that it can provide you with additional income and likely increase the overall value of your home.
Most basements of older homes are not high enough to walk around comfortably. With engineering and modern construction and basement waterproofing technologies it is possible to convert these basement into a livable space. All you have to do is lower the basement floor and waterproof the foundation.
- Add value to your property
- Increase sq. footage of your home
- Improved air circulation
- No more damp smell
Accessory buildings are outdoor structures. At Sauzteq Engineering we design different type of accessory buildings such as attached or detached garages, sheds, playhouses, storage buildings, pergolas, boathouses, pool houses, cabanas, and other similar residential buildings. We also provide design drawings for decks and porches