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Good time to get contractor for outdoor work

Thinking of redoing my deck in composite. figured id ask if someone knows someone in the west GTA (Miss) area that is reputable and able to work in the current situation.
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Getting materials is the biggest challenge right now
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dreaderus wrote: Thinking of redoing my deck in composite. figured id ask if someone knows someone in the west GTA (Miss) area that is reputable and able to work in the current situation.
No one reputable will work without a permit, and no permit rights now. Also currently against the law to build a deck.
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If by redoing you mean skin the deck that's fine with no permit-nothing structural. Railings are a grey area, on a new build railings are checked with framing inspection....no one pulls a permit when replacing deck boards and updating railings but they should.
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How about replacing crossbeam of deck, need permit?
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Jerico wrote: No one reputable will work without a permit, and no permit rights now. Also currently against the law to build a deck.
Why is it against the law to build a deck currently? You're saying that if me and my dad built a deck that's not attached to my house, and is freestanding, at less than 2 ft high, we'd be breaking the law?
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NRFDRFDR wrote: Why is it against the law to build a deck currently? You're saying that if me and my dad built a deck that's not attached to my house, and is freestanding, at less than 2 ft high, we'd be breaking the law?
Depends, you guys Yahoo & sons contracting working in someone else's yard?
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Zamboni wrote: Depends, you guys Yahoo & sons contracting working in someone else's yard?
I said 'my' house...
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boyohboy wrote: How about replacing crossbeam of deck, need permit?
Yes.

You need a permit to demolish or repair existing structures.
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NRFDRFDR wrote: Why is it against the law to build a deck currently? You're saying that if me and my dad built a deck that's not attached to my house, and is freestanding, at less than 2 ft high, we'd be breaking the law?
Just social law. Unless you live with your Dad. Unless you don’t care if a Home Depot employee has Covid19 and touches your decking then your Dad touches that and gets sick. Fathers Day is coming up, be sure to let him know your imaginary deck project (or fake internet points) are more Important to you than his life.

Plus it’s a huge PITA to get materials right now. Most DIYers make an average of 6 trips to a store in the process of building a deck.
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NRFDRFDR wrote: I said 'my' house...
Nah....you said not attached to my house....most decks aren't.
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Zamboni wrote: Nah....you said not attached to my house....most decks aren't.
With a near zero error rate it’s 100% of decks are not attached to your house.

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