K H Davis Engineering Consultants Ltd

Structural Engineering
1468 Danforth Ave Toronto ON M4J 1N4
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jim from North York
jim from North York
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

structural wall and main floor reno

we met with Mike for over an hour and reviewed many options which we may not have considered and also lined us up with a designer to review further options . this was all free as an introduction - don't see that very often!! thanks Mike.

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Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Drawings for Underpin, Interior Alterations, etc

We engaged Mike @ KH Davis earlier this year to do structural drawings for our upcoming underpin and interior alterations (removing walls to create an open concept). Mike really considered our needs in his designs and offered ways to maximize our space. Kevin also did a site visit and helped find solutions that were within our scope of work and budget. Although our reno has not begun yet, so far it's been a great experience and we would recommend them for this type of work. *And, amazingly, Mike was able to get our permits approved in 1 day!

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Wow, permit in 1 day...well, thanks for your kind words. We don't have any control over how fast permits get issued, but we certainly do lots of applications and I suppose the City of Toronto gets quite accustomed to our permit submissions which we try to make as clear and complete as possible - mike always does a great job. Best of luck with construction...

Irene in Brampton
Irene in Brampton
15 reviews Brampton, ON
10/10

Site visit for Basement Renovation

We have been gutting the basement walls to improve insulation and after removing existing drywall we discovered what seemed like potentially serious structural issues. I contacted KH Davis. Ken was extremely prompt in getting back. He was able to make an appointment with my husband very quickly. He did a very thorough inspection including a drawing to help us understand some of the structure. We were so relieved that the issues are either non issues or minor fixes. We feel a lot more confident about insulating and putting up new drywall knowing the structure us sound. As we are having replacement windows put in in a few weeks, it was so helpful to have the inspection done before that to give us time to make any repairs prior to the windows going in. Money well spent.

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Michael from Toronto
Michael from Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Basement Underpinning and walkout drawings and permits

We had a foundation crack at the front of our house that developed over this past winter. After consulting with a few contractors they all said to repair the leak the washroom and the utility room would need to be gutted to find the leak. Then we would need to dig it out from the outside or the inside and waterproof it. Our basement ceiling is 6ft high and the layout is awkward. After getting rough quotes from the contractors we decided to waterproof internally and transform the interior living space to meet our needs. When I asked for recommendations for this work 3 different contractors recommended KH Davis for our structural drawings and permits. Based on this feedback we decided to use KH Davis and we are very happy that we did. By getting the drawings and permits through our own engineer we would be able to ensure there were no corners cut. We would also be able to send it out to get a quote from whoever we wanted to get accurate apples to apples quotes to compare from all the contractors. Then we could choose the contractor based on reputation and price. We contacted KH Davis on the Friday and were called back on the Monday. Mike Shirzadfar and the team went through everything and I had my permits and drawings within 3 weeks. I have used these drawings to show underpinning contractors that we are serious about the work we want to complete and the contractors are all happy with the drawings, responsive to my inquiries and I am able to quickly eliminate 5 quotes that are 20-50K above a group of quotes all around the same price. This is money very well spent!. The comments we get back from contractors quoting on our underpinning and walkout are "how did you hear about Ken Davis?" "he is really good" "these are very thorough". I am very pleased with service and happy that I used KH Davis for my Engineering drawings and Permits.

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Kyle from Toronto
Kyle from Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Porch Renovation

We were referred to KH Davis for plans to our front porch extension. They were thorough and responsive in the design process and were proactive to get us our permits in a timely manner. Mike Shirzadfar and his team were great.

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claire coire in Toronto
claire coire in Toronto
10 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

structural engineering plans and permit for lowering of basement

my 100-year-old townhouse still has a crawl space for part of the basement. I was referred to KH Davis Engineering for the structural plans to lower crawl space and basement. Yu Ching Lai and Mike Shirzadfar provided me with an excellent service. They also helped in reassuring the neighbours that the project is safe. They have made the planning of this project easy - now I'm waiting for the actual renovation to start!

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Susan & Paul from Toronto
Susan & Paul from Toronto
4 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Underpinning & walkout inspections, and wall removal

We hired K H Davis for the following:
* Inspection of underpinning
* Specification of load bearing beams in the basement and on the main floor
* Specifications for a wall and walkout, and
* Installation of the beam on the main floor.
Ken and his team were professional, prompt, and answered all of our questions thoroughly. The workmanship was also top notch.
We would highly recommend K H Davis.

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Laurie from Toronto
Laurie from Toronto
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Building Permit Drawings

The team at K.H. Davis went above and beyond for my project. I am delighted by their genuine interest and support in my initiatives and would use them again in a heart-beat.

I worked with Mike from K.H. Davis to prepare drawings for my building permit submission. Unlike most permit submissions, my project was particularly difficult given the complexity of the property and zoning by-laws. I successfully obtained my permit thanks to Mike's commitment and dedication.

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Eva
Eva
9 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Underpinning

KHDavis was recommended to us by friends, based on their actual experience. We needed solid advice and guidance throughout a residential project that involved lowering basement and crawl space and underpinning party wall that was done by our new neighbour in a semi-detached situation of a1894 Victorian house. There were many serious issues during the lengthy project but Ken provided excellent and timely advice from the very beginning, did several inspections and mediated with neighbour's structural engineer and the city. His reports were professional and extremely helpful and he always answered all our questions. Everyone at KHDavis I spoke with was efficient and friendly. Mike was able to provide prompt and valuable guidance for the Committee of Adjustment hearing. We will be using this company next year for our own structurally complicated reno of the back of our house, and I can recommend KHDavis wholeheartedly for any structural and/or architectural residential project.

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Matt from Toronto
Matt from Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
5/10

Structural engineers to remove a wall

I needed to remove a wall between the kitchen and the living room. I got the name from this site based on the reviews I thought it will be good experience. It took few calls before I get an appointment, I left my phone and address few times and did not get a call back, I guess that should been a red flag at the time but I decided to continue. They visited my home at the schedule time the person was nice, and start taking measures, and want on the attic. He discussed few options, which I did not know before, he said he will add these options to the report and he will get the cost to do the work. I had to call for the report, it took longer than promised, and when I got the report, it had only one option, which is the one I knew already and is the one I told them I am planning to do, there was no other mention of any other options they discussed and no cost. I sent follow up emails to get the information but no reply. This was the most wasted $500+ I ever paid.
Mr. Davis contacts me through email and we discuss the issue. Still took longer than promised but they revised their report and send the other options we discussed. The report still did not have the cost of doing the work from their (contracting company, that they work with), which I discussed with Mr. Lai and Mr. Davis. Given that they try to contact me and fix the problem, I am changing my rating to 3.

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More about K H Davis Engineering Consultants Ltd

K H Davis Engineering Consultants Ltd are Toronto based Structural Engineers and Home Designers specializing in Houses - Watch for us on HGTV Income Property, Leave it to Bryan, Disaster DIY. We provide structural engineering services to homeowners, architects and builders. KH Davis Engineering Consultants Ltd prepares building permit plans for renovation and additions to all types of houses, removing bearing walls, basement lowering, fixing problems in older homes, expert witness testimony and advocacy for homeowners dealing with construction problems. Members of Professional Engineers of Ontario and BILD.
Structural Related Construction Services also offered through our sister company K H Davis Construction Ltd. If you need a structural engineer, please contact us today!

CATEGORIES
Structural Engineering, Architects, Renovation Advisors, and Design/Project Management
PRODUCTS
Design, Permit Plans, and Construction Services for: - Removing Load Bearing Walls - Basement Underpinning (lowering) Design - General Structural Engineering for all types of houses and small buildings - Structural Engineering for any type of building project - residential, commercial, industrial, institutional - but we generally don't do structural engineering for very large buildings and condominium projects - we specialize in small projects which involve some sort of structural changes to a building or a building addition. We design many new homes each year for architects and builders.
SERVICES
- Structural Engineering Design - Full Building Permit plans for Part 9 Buildings - Generally having 3 stories or less, and a total square footage of less than about 1800 sq. m. ( 18,000 square feet ) - Site Visits to consult on structural problems with houses - sloping floors, cracked walls, foundation settlement problems. - Advocacy for Homeowners who have run into problems with a construction project.
BRANDS
Joists, Beams, LVL
SPECIALITIES
Our Construction group specializes in the structural aspect of house construction - this includes removing load-bearing walls and installing wood and steel beams, shear frames, underpinning basements to provide for increased headroom, stabilizing houses which have settlement problems, re-structuring homes which were not correctly designed to ensure proper structural integrity, etc.
WEBSITE
https://www.khdavis.com
YEAR ESTABLISHED
19
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
8
PAYMENT METHOD
Visa, MC, Amex, Cheque, Cash
LICENSES
C. of A. from Professional Engineers of Ontario, Toronto Renovators License
MEMBERSHIPS
Professional Engineers of Ontario
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
B. App. Sc., P. Eng.
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
PROJECT MINIMUM
$560 Site Consultation Fee
PROJECT RATE
varies
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
1 year min.
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