House Addition Project in Toronto

KEY STATS

Project Success Metrics

  • Delivered on time and within budget
  • 9/10 customer satisfaction
  • $55,000 total project cost
  • 75% local labor
  • 90% local supplier spend
  • 5 volunteer hours donated

 

Building Stats

  • 500 sq ft house addition
  • Installation of new structural supports
  • Roofing and siding upgrades
  • Energy-efficient windows and insulation added
  • Reinforcement of foundation walls

Client

Homeowner in Toronto

Budget

$55,000

Completion

April 2024

Location

Mississauga, Ontario

Sector

Residential

INTRODUCTION

This project involved expanding a house in Toronto to meet the growing needs of the homeowner. The VMB Group focused on enhancing the home’s livability through careful planning and efficient execution, ensuring both quality and cost-effectiveness.

THE HOUSE ADDITION PROCESS

The house addition project in Toronto aimed to expand living space and enhance the homeowners’ property:

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Initial Assessment and Planning

The project began with a thorough assessment of the property and discussions with the homeowners. They wanted to add more bedrooms and create a versatile family area that seamlessly integrated with their existing home layout.

Detailed Structural and System Upgrades:

During planning, key structural improvements and system upgrades were prioritized. This included ensuring strong support for the addition, evaluating HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) and electrical needs, and planning for energy-efficient solutions to lower utility costs.

Excavation and Foundation Preparation:

Careful excavation work prepared the ground for new footings while ensuring the stability of the existing structure throughout construction. This phase focused on precise digging and soil management.

Installation of New Structural Supports:

Strategic installation of new structural supports was essential to ensure the durability and seamless functionality of the expanded space. This included integrating the new supports with the existing structure for a cohesive build.

HVAC and Electrical Upgrades:

Upgrading the HVAC and electrical systems was crucial to meet the increased demands of the expanded living area. New systems were installed to enhance energy efficiency, improve indoor comfort, and comply with modern residential standards.

Energy-Efficient Enhancements:

Energy-saving windows and insulation were carefully selected to optimize thermal performance. These enhancements not only reduce heating and cooling costs but also improve overall comfort throughout the year.

Finishing Touches:

The final steps focused on transforming the new space into a welcoming and functional area. High-quality finishes were meticulously applied to walls and floors, ensuring they complemented the existing home’s style while enhancing usability.

BUDGET ALLOCATION

The total project cost of $55,000 was meticulously allocated across critical components and services to ensure a comprehensive and high-quality house addition:

  • Initial Assessment and Planning: $3,000
    Detailed inspection of the existing structure, development of project plans, and initial consultations.
  • Excavation and Foundation Work: $10,000
    Carefully controlled excavation and laying the foundation.
  • Construction Materials and Labor: $35,000
    Includes structural supports, roofing, and siding upgrades, as well as the installation of energy-efficient windows and insulation.
  • Finishing: $7,000
    Investment in interior finishes to enhance both aesthetics and functionality.
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OUR APPROACH

The house addition project in Toronto was completed on schedule and within the allocated budget. By maintaining close communication with our supply chain and the client, we implemented innovative and efficient solutions to various challenges identified during the planning and execution phases. Early identification and resolution of these challenges ensured minimal impact on the project timeline.

Our team successfully navigated significant challenges posed by unexpected weather conditions and material shortages. Proactively sourcing alternative materials locally enabled us to maintain project momentum, ensuring timely delivery and cost-efficiency.

We employed advanced construction techniques, including specialized structural supports and energy-efficient enhancements. These measures not only strengthened the addition but also enhanced its sustainability, aligning with modern environmental standards.

SOCIAL IMPACT

The house addition project in Toronto delivered significant social value investment locally. We actively supported the community through various initiatives, including committing 20 volunteer hours to local charities focused on family support and education.

A total of 45 apprentice weeks were dedicated to the project, engaging with local educational institutions to provide career talks and hands-on training opportunities. This initiative aimed to inspire and nurture the next generation of construction professionals within the community.

Following the project’s successful completion, we produced a short documentary showcasing its journey and positive impact on the local community. This outreach effort aimed to celebrate community involvement and inspire similar initiatives.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

CONCLUSION

This house addition project in Toronto exemplifies how creative ideas, teamwork, and community engagement can overcome challenges and deliver outstanding results. By enhancing the home’s functionality, value, and sustainability, the project not only met client expectations but also contributed positively to the local community. This case study underscores our commitment to quality, innovation, and our ability to execute complex projects on time and within budget.

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