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There is nothing worse than being left in the dark on your project! With many teams walking in and out of your house, you must have relevant and timely information. Your Thorstein Project Manager ensures you remain confident in your renovation decision by providing a complete project plan with timely execution updates. Our priority is to make sure you feel comfortable and at ease throughout the entire process, and you never feel like you are in the dark.

Garden Suites

Garden Suites

Garden suites are single or two-storey structures built in the back yards of single-detached homes, semi-detached homes and row houses and must have their kitchen, bathroom and living space. They are also known as garage suites, carriage houses, backyard suites or laneway homes. The Edmonton Zoning Bylaw defines a garden suite as: An accessory building contains a dwelling, which is located separate from the principal use, is Single Detached Housing, Semi-detached Housing, or Multi-unit Housing in the form of row housing.

Income Suites

Income Suites

A legal basement suite is a separate dwelling area in the basement of a house that conforms to all city and provincial legislative requirements. However, the term “basement suite” isn’t a technical term used in some cities’ bylaws (e.g. City of Edmonton). Instead, the term you may encounter is “secondary suite.”

In-Law Suites

In-Law Suites

Any suite built without the proper permits or built in an area of the city where secondary suites aren’t permitted is considered an illegal suit. In addition, some suites fall into the non-conforming category — this means they were built legally at the time but didn’t conform to the current regulations. To be considered legal, a secondary suite must be built in compliance with all the rules and with the right permits. In addition, if things have changed since the original construction, the suite still needs to meet all current regulations.

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