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House number on a new build in Richmond Hill

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House number on a new build in Richmond Hill

Hi,

Are home builders required to provide (mount or otherwise) house numbers for a new build low rise in Richmond Hill?

My builder has not provided a house number but at least one of the other builders in my area has. It is not in my contract and I can't find it in building code (maybe because it's cosmetic?). Not sure if its part of municipal code.

It seems that it could be really tacky for everyone to put up random types of house numbers. I'll have to sort something out soon because I don't know how much longer I can go with telling people that I am at Block ___ Lot ___ !

Thanks!
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House number should be their for occupancy inspection, I guess the inspector missed it.
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builder would provide the house number. If you speak to the site super, then he can advise you
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The upside if this becomes an issue is that you can put up house numbers yourself in minimal time - they're cheap to buy and easy to install (usually just drill according to a template, caulk the holes, then push the numbers in).
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On our house, there was a smallish number on the Block ___ Lot ___ sign.
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They will eventually put one up. Have you already got occupancy and moved in?
Has the city (Richmond Hill) officially taken over the street yet?
Go speak to the site super @ the construction office.


For now, just write your street number on a big piece of cardboard and place it in the window. That's what I did.
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Maybe they haven't get it yet. You should have a temporary plate with your Lot # and street name and house #.
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They will put it on.
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The city hasn't taken over the street yet. I have contacted the builder and they indicated that they weren't planning on putting it on.
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poorwingman wrote: The city hasn't taken over the street yet. I have contacted the builder and they indicated that they weren't planning on putting it on.
Cheap builder. So they don't want to attach your civic address?

Which builder is this?
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They don't want to attach the civic address.

I called the city and they said that it is not required for an occupancy permit, the home owner is responsible for it and could be fined if it isn't done because it is necessary for emergency services.

Prefer not to name the builder.

Any tips on how to install a house number?
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poorwingman wrote: Any tips on how to install a house number?
So many ways you can do it, so many surfaces, so many types of house numbers...impossible to answer that question without knowing more details. I know someone who had a custom LED light box made with glass-etched numbers that look like they glow in the dark. That one would be installed like any other lamp.
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poorwingman wrote: It seems that it could be really tacky for everyone to put up random types of house numbers.
I guess new subdivisions aren't uniform enough for your taste?
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Toukolou wrote: I guess new subdivisions aren't uniform enough for your taste?
Yeah, I'm not sure what's tacky about it either.

OP, have you been to more established neighbourhoods? Everyone's number is different.
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There’s arguments both ways for it.

I’m not in a 50’ wide house.

I’m in a townhouse so we are all about 20’ away from each other and I think in some cases the front steps/doors are side by side. I think when it’s more dense or when it’s side by side, there’s an argument for uniformity. In condos, the board doesn’t let people put up their own unit numbers either.

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