ARCHITALCAN Design, Inc.

Basement Renovation
3250 BLOOR ST WEST EAST TOWER 6th FL TORONTO ON
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May191 in Toronto
May191 in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Plans and Permits for Interior Rennovation and Plumbing

Rocco and his team was amazing.

He responded quickly to my HomeStars request, and was on site the very next day taking measurements. He created submitted the designs and engineer drawings to the city of Toronto on my behalf.

He even took time out of his vacation to ensure I received the permits to start renovations. Thanks again!

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Thanks!

Cameron T  from Toronto
Cameron T from Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Interior Alterations Building Permit

We needed a building permit for the interior alterations to our house but didn't have any contacts in the industry. Instead we relied on Homestars for leads where we found Architalcan with lots of positive reviews. We requested a quote from Rocco who was on vacation out of country but still found the time to respond with a competitive price and have the house measured up before he returned! We got some good advise on site about how to deal with existing conditions and these were accurately reflected in the permit drawings. The turnaround to getting permits in hand was only a few weeks and the contractor trades are telling us they can accurately quote from the drawings.

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Thanks Cameron!

pen in Toronto, Ontario Canada M5R2E2
pen in Toronto, Ontario Canada M5R2E2
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Garage renovation

We retained Rocco to resolve a city compliance order on our garage. He professionally assessed the situation, and developed a design with minimal cost, and submitted to the city. As often the case with old, legally non-compliant houses downtown, the city rejected the building permit application. Rocco very resourcefully communicated and patiently negotiated with the permit office, and in short time was able to get the permit approved, which had seemed rather hopeless from the wording on the initial rejection. Rocco then connected us to a work crew to implement the permit, and persuaded the inspector to come on site to give a heads up on the renovations before the dry wall finishing came on, so we would save any unexpected and costly later surprise. We were very satisfied with the work, professionalism, and dedication for this project, which far exceeded our expectation from a designer.

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Thank you Tina!

N. C.
N. C.
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Permit for structural work

Rocco has been a pleasure to work with: knowledgeable, passionate and very responsive. I have been very impressed with his level of service excellence. Many thanks, Rocco!

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My pleasure!

vvvoloshin
vvvoloshin
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

House addition architectural design

Hi, The scope was to design and submit for permits a second floor addition to the existing house and I'm the owner of that house.
The task for Architalcan was to design the addition, "connect it to the house" and submit for permits.
Both speed and quality were just impressive: actual clean time that was spent on drawings was literally
invisible comparing to city processing time lines and site inspections. During the design the owner's layout proposal
was rejected with reasons and another (have to admit - a better one) was introduced and became final. As a result permits were received
(btw, we had to go through Committee of Adjustments and won the case with solid confidence) and we are in a construction phase right now. Builder found most of design ideas to be absolutely reasonable, logical and optimized for construction. I would recommend this company for an architectural phase,
just have clear vision of your targets and the rest will be executed/completed by real and experienced professional. Feel free to contact for details.

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Thank you Seva!

John from Toronto
John from Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

renovation

Working with Rocco was a great experience. He designed our renovation to suit our needs and came up with a great design. Rocco was really responsive to our questions and always got back to us quickly. He is knowledgeable and professional; it was really reassuring to work with him through the process. He helped us with the permits and the process went smoothly. We would recommend Rocco to anyone looking for an architect!

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Thanks JOHN!

JG Berson in Toronto
JG Berson in Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Carport Construction Drawings

We found Rocco searching Home Stars. I designed (3D CAD) a large carport with some "fancy" features. When Rocco reviewed my design he accepted it pretty much as I designed it, producing some high quality and detailed construction plans.
But he also advised that it violated 2 building codes, lot line proximity and lot coverage, however in a minor way.
As a result it would need Committee of Adjustment approval and he guided us through the application, which was summarily approved without contest.
He was always available when I needed him, as busy as he is.
I have no hesitation recommending him or using his expertise again.

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Thank you! I am glad it all went well:)

Lazarus Kiriakidis in Mississauga
Lazarus Kiriakidis in Mississauga
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Second Storey Addition Design Drawings / Permits

It was a pleasure to work with Rocco. Right from the start, he informed and guided us through the process of getting the required building permits for our addition. His drawings are very detailed, and concise. It was very reassuring to have a pro like him in our corner. Two thumbs up!

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More about ARCHITALCAN Design, Inc.

Welcome to Architalcan Design Inc. profile.
We are in central Etobicoke (Bloor/Royal York)
WEBSITE: www.architalcandesign.com
EMAIL: rocco@architalcandesign.com
CELL:647.654-6898
OFFICE:416.546-5434

Italian background, with Engineering and Surveyor background (Geometra) 1994, over 20 years of construction experience, Toscany Villa Restorations, Historical Monuments Restoration in Rome, Industrial renovation in Milano, done Structural and Demolition work in Toronto and achieved Architectural Technology Diploma 2006.
Architalcan Design Inc. offers Building Consultation - Drawings for Residential-Commercial-Industrial - Building Permit Service.

You can also visit us on: www.architalcandesign.com

Registered with the Ministry of Housing and Affairs
BCIN # 25897-41741 (HOUSE, SMALL BUILDING, LARGE BUILDING & HVAC)

ON-SITE BUILDING CONSULTATION FEE OF $250 MAY APPLY & CREDITED BACK ONCE THE DESIGN IS GRANTED OR CONTINUED

Need a Building permit? A-Z service
Residential-Commercial & Industrial drawings, bcin stamp and drawings review

We are 100% focused and committed to designing and services. This is our true core competancy. We are not a marketing company. We produce architecture & Structural drawings with BCIN stamp.

We're Fast, Reliable and Punctual, all the time.

NOTE: BUILDING PERMITS FEES OR RELATED APPLICATIONS FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN OUR SERVICES

We deal mostly with Residential and Commercial projects. We can do drawings and submission in less than one week where the Building permit is Guaranteed within 5 days or less from submission!

"Building permit Guarantee is based on compliance with municipality zoning bylaws"

WE SERVE TORONTO AREA ONLY

CATEGORIES
Basement Renovation, Architects, and Structural Engineering
PRODUCTS
Architectural-Structural & HVAC design and Building Consultation Building permit services
SERVICES
DRAWINGS FOR RESIDENTIAL-COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL: House design, Commercial mixed use design, House addition design, Remove a load bearing wall drawings, Extention design, Second floor addition design, Rear addition plans, Garage design, Underpinning drawings, Basement apartment-secondary unit design, HVAC design and heat loss calculations, Structural design, Committee of Adjustment hearing, Building permit services for all the above.
STYLES
Italian job
SPECIALITIES
Structural
WEBSITE
http://www.architalcandesign.com
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1994
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
3
RETURN POLICY
N/A
PAYMENT METHOD
cash, cheque, e-transfer
LICENSES
TORONTO METRO LIC. T85-4184351
MEMBERSHIPS
O.A.C.E.T.T.
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
GEOMETRA (ITALY) & DIP. ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY (GBC-TORONTO)
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
PROJECT MINIMUM
$2,500
PROJECT RATE
CALL US
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
LIFE TIME
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