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We highly recommend that you use nails when installing joist hangers as they have higher sheer strength than screws.
Among the many things you will need for a deck permit is a plan. At Olympic Building Centre our plans will cover off many of the requirements for a permit application. To be sure you should check your local municipality for permit requirements in the City of Winnipeg you can go here:
Standard layout is 16” on centre.
Diagonal Layout is 12” on centre.
If your deck is higher than 2 ft and less than 4 ft off the ground – your railing height will need to be 36″ or 3 ft high.
If your deck is greater than 4 ft off the ground – your railing height will need to be 42″ tall.
No greater than 3 ½” on centre
Yes, in Manitoba you should be using piles that are a minimum of 8 ft. deep. How many and the placement of them will depend on your plan.
We highly recommend that you use a spacing of 6’ or 8’ for the spacing of your posts. A 6’ spacing will provide for a much more sturdy fence.
You should be setting your posts at a minimum depth of 3 ft.
No, we recommend that you use ¼ down limestone packed gravel to set your posts in. This will prevent heaving of your post during the seasonal freeze thaw cycles.
Yes, it is the preferred method as it will prevent separation of your boards from the fence posts.
There is really no advantage to using either material it really comes down to your personal preference and how it might tie in with the rest of your property.
Yes, in Winnipeg you can go here: http://winnipeg.ca/ppd/permits_garage.stm
Outside of Winnipeg you will need to check with your local rural Municipality
This will depend mostly on the size of your property and is governed by City or Municipality Codes.
Typically, garage packages do not come with drawings. However, they can be made available. Please call us or visit us for details.
Yes, the Olympic Building Centre has Installed Garage Packages available. In fact, we supply many of the garage building businesses in Winnipeg with their materials. Why, because they know where the best place to get quality material you can depend on.
If your home is being built in Manitoba or Eastern Saskatchewan we can make these arrangements.
All stock plans are created using imperial measurements. Metric plans are available upon request. Plans using metric measurements can be created at $65.00 per hour, at a minimum of 1 hour.
No, we are drafting technicians.
All stock plans can be produced and sent to you within 48 hours. Plans which require modifications do take longer to produce and is entirely dependent on the extent of the modifications.
Yes. Our drafting services are charged out at $65.00 per hour, at a minimum of 1 hour.
Square footage calculation is based on outside perimeter dimensions of the main floor and second floor if applicable.
Modifications can be extensive but may be charged at custom plan rates.
We require a minimum of 2 weeks to product custom plans.
Depending on the size of the house, we like to use 3/16″ scale. All plan pages are noted with the scale.
The short answer is yes. In order to comply with building codes, not all plans may look exactly like what you found and may have to be altered.
Yes. The more information you provide, the better.
If your home is being built in Manitoba we can make these arrangements.
Yes you can, however a minimum charge of $65.00 per hour will apply, in addition to your initial drafting charge.
No, however, we can recommend some great builders who choose Olympic Building Centre as their preferred supplier. We will only recommend builders we know are committed to ensuring you… Build with Confidence.
Yes, we deliver to all areas of Manitoba and NW Ontario. Call us for your material and delivery needs.
It depends on your design. We have a number of pre-configured plans available that can be further customized to your liking.
To be absolutely safe you should check with your local municipality. In Winnipeg, if your shed is greater than 108 sq. ft. you will need to take out a permit.