Advice for construction projects

Determine whether your project can be implemented and apply for the required permits. Review project-related instructions.

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Building a detached house

What is the process for building a single-family house? What kinds of building permits do I need?   What are some of things that I should consider? Find all of your answers here.

Renovations and alteration work

This section contains instructions for renovation and alteration on a building or dwelling, including wet rooms, fireplaces, balconies, terraces, windows, doors, facades and technical equipment. It also has information on common housing construction projects in housing cooperatives such as the installation of lifts, pipe renovation and attic construction.

Garden construction

This section contains tips for the construction of structures and landscaping in your garden. Learn about what is required to build a conservatory or glassed-in veranda, outdoor sauna, shed, a shelter for your waste containers or other such structures. Fences, paving stones and plants are also covered, as are parking spaces, swimming pools and hot tubs.

Tree felling

When can you fell tress without a permit from the city and when do you need a neighbour’s consent for felling a tree?

Demolition of a buildings

When do you need a permit for demolishing a building and when is just a notice of demolition enough?

Geothermal heating

What kinds of different permits are required to for the construction of geothermal wells?  What are the stages of the process?


Earthworks and water processing

This section has instructions for excavation and blasting, landscaping, storm water management in plots, treatment of household wastewater in sparsely populated areas, and construction in groundwater areas.