Masonry Montreal: Guide to Regulations in Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie
Essential Tips for Your Masonry Projects
At Masonry Montreal, we are committed to providing you with a hassle-free experience for all your masonry projects. Here's a detailed guide to help you understand the specific regulations of the Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie district.
Maintenance and Light Repairs
When considering maintenance work or minor repairs on the exterior cladding:
- No permit is required: Whether it's for jointing work, stripping, or painting on wood, you can proceed without administrative formalities.
Complete Cladding Replacement
If you're considering a full exterior cladding overhaul:
- Mandatory permit: It's imperative to obtain a permit for such work.
- Facade Composition: The front facade (or both facades for a corner building) must be made up of 80% masonry.
- Possible Exceptions: Some exemptions may be granted. It's advisable to contact the permit counter for more details.
- Restrictions: If your facade is made of stone, whether natural or artificial, it's prohibited to paint it.
Materials to Avoid
Choosing your materials wisely is crucial. Some are prohibited, such as:
- Plastic films or similar papers.
- Tarred, mineralized, vinyl papers, or equivalents.
- Particle boards or materials not suitable for the exterior.
- Materials reflecting more than 20% of light over more than 5% of a facade's surface.
- Asphalt shingles, except for certain crowns.
Costs Associated with the Permit
The fees associated with the permit depend on the anticipated cost of your work:
- Pricing: Expect to pay $9.80 for every $1,000 of work.
- Minimum fees:
- $157 for buildings solely residential.
- $462 for commercial, industrial, or mixed-use buildings.
It's essential to include all costs related to your project, including taxes. Additional fees may be added for heritage buildings or those subject to specific architectural standards.
For your application to be processed, you'll need:
- A detailed cost estimate, including taxes.
- A location certificate.
- A technical sheet or a sample of the new material.
- Any other document deemed relevant.
For work in a condominium, an authorization letter from all co-owners or a resolution from the union is required. If you're acting on behalf of an owner, a power of attorney is required.
In conclusion, at Masonry Montreal, we are committed to providing you with all the necessary information to ensure your masonry projects run smoothly. Adhering to municipal regulations is crucial to ensure the safety and quality of your work.
If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact your borough's permit counter for clarification. Here is the link for the official page of the Municipal Regulation of the Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie Borough.