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Horizon has earned a reputation for collaboration, ingenuity, and turnkey service when attaining building permits and complying with building codes.
The thorniest question in any new commercial build or renovation project is “Am I allowed to do this?” Whether it’s rezoning a business or repairing a building envelope, we understand the pressure you face when trying to comply with municipal and provincial regulations. Our reputation for working collaboratively with Greater Victoria’s municipalities and building inspectors will get your permit approvals faster, at less cost.
The traditional approach to a commercial project is to start by hiring an engineering firm. Unfortunately, this can lead to costs that can quickly get out of control. Engineers, as well as other consultants, often want to limit their liability by replacing everything, which increases their compensation as a percentage of the total project cost. Our priority is to find creative, cost-effective ways to minimize your costs and liabilities while complying with building codes and municipal zoning and bylaws.
Unlike other contractors, we focus on a end-to-end permit and zoning strategy that matches your future goals. In our feasibility analysis, for example, we’ll factor in other business opportunities, including subleasing, that may impact your application. We’ll then coordinate the plan certifications, permit applications, and building inspections that follow. If a variance is required, we will negotiate with the municipal authorities on your behalf. This turnkey service not only streamlines permit approvals, but also makes it easier to do long term planning for your commercial property.