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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most commonly asked questions we receive:

What does a typical working drawing package consist of?

A set of drawings used to apply for a building permit would usually consist of:

  • Site plan
  • Layout floor plans
  • Elevations (all required)
  • Sections
  • General notes and details
  • Specifications

This set, for a 2-storey house with a second storey addition would consist of ~12 drawings.

What would the cost be for this set of drawings?

A 2-storey house with an addition, added storey, or major renovation would be approximately $4000.00.  However, costs will vary, depending on the complexity of the work.

Is design included in this price?

Initial consultation with four dedicated hours of design time is included. Design time includes any work that can be done under BCIN qualifications. It does not include engineering time, which is charged depending on the complexity of the work.

What is the background of TDS designers?

Designers at Taylor Design Services have a wide range of experience from years of whole house renovation, additions and commercial projects. This includes design, construction and finishing.

Do the designers of TDS have the BCIN?

Yes, we are qualified under the Ontario Building Code for:


Small Buildings,

Plumbing-All Buildings,

HVAC House,

Large Buildings,

Complex Buildings,


Fire Protection,

Building Services,

Detection, Lighting, & Power . 

Are the engineers of TDS registered with Professional Engineers of Ontario?

 Yes. All professional engineers are members of PEO, are insured and have a Certificate of Authorization which allows them to offer Professional Engineering services to the public.