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I have a parcel of land in Ottawa that I want to build a house on How and where do I get started - Parkers Legacy

I have a parcel of land in Ottawa that I want to build a house on How and where do I get started

1.Contact the Zoning Department of the municipality or county where the lot is located; ask them for the maximum buildable area, setbacks, and maximum floor area ratio; this will give you a rough idea of where and how large the house can be on the lot.The zoning department can explain these items in detail.2.

Figure out your budget for design and construction.3.Interview architects, find one that listens, has good chemistry with you, and is able to design in a way that suits you.Make sure to sign a detailed contract with clear terms, and to convey the budget to the architect.4.

At each phase of the project, have a GC or two give basic bids so that the project cost is within your budget.5.Choose a GC that you have good chemistry with and has proven capability with similar construction.Sign a detailed contract with clear terms.6.