When and Why?
Building inspectors review projects during key stages of construction to ensure work complies with the Building Code and approved plans. Inspectors may visit several times, depending on the project; they must be able to see the part of the work under inspection. Inspectors require a minimum of 24 hours notice to book an inspection.
Notice for inspection can be made through by contacting the municipal Office, Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm , holidays exempted, by calling 519-631-4860 ext. 281
It is the permit holder's responsibility to ensure that notice for inspection is given to the municipality for each stage of construction as provided by the Ontario Building Code and as indicated on the building permit. Such inspections may include:
1. Excavation and readiness to construct footings;
2. Completion of sewers drains and service pipes prior to backfill or covering;
3. Completion of foundation and drain tile and readiness to backfill;
5. Completion of the framing of each storey of a building;
6. Roughing-in of plumbing - water distribution, drainage, waste and venting;
7. Completion of insulation and vapour barriers;
8. Roughing-in of ductwork etc., for heating and air-conditioning systems;
9. Commencement of construction of stoves, fireplaces, ranges and chimneys.
10. Completion of fire separations and fire protection and detection systems;
11. Substantial completion of interior finishes, etc;
12. Substantial completion of exterior cladding and fire access routes, etc.
Please note: The Municipality does not conduct pre-purchase inspections. If you need one, check the Building Inspection service section of the Yellow Pages.
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St. Thomas, ON N5R 5V1