Garden Suite Zoning in Edmonton

What do you know about suite zoning in Edmonton?

If you’re interested in building a custom home with a secondary suite, you must understand zoning laws in Edmonton.

You should also contact a custom home builder like Timber Haus to determine your options. We are very familiar with Edmonton’s zoning laws and the rules and regulations.  We will help ensure your property meets all zoning regulations.

Here’s everything you need to know about suite zoning in Edmonton.

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What You Need to Know About Suite Zoning in Edmonton

Suite zoning refers to secondary suites and garden suites. Secondary suites are separate dwellings in a single-detached or semi-detached home. Homeowners or builders create secondary suites in a basement or other space inside a house.

The secondary suite must be a legal dwelling. If you want to build a home with a secondary suite, you must understand what the city of Edmonton considers a secondary suite. It must have sleeping, cooking, bathroom facilities, and utilities. It must also have a separate entrance.

Apartments or lodging homes cannot have secondary suites. Your property’s zoning designation must allow secondary suites to build a secondary suite on your property. 

A garden suite is a secondary dwelling located in the rear of a dwelling. Like secondary suites, specific zoning regulations decide whether you can build one on your property. You must know the property your zone is in to determine if you are eligible to build a garden suite.

You can build a secondary and garden suite with a single-detached home. Duplex and semi-detached houses can have secondary studies but not garden suites (in most zoned areas).

What Do I Need to Know About Building a Secondary or Garden Suite?

If you’re considering a new home build and want to add a secondary/garden suite, you need to do your research. Building a suite in your basement, outside, or inside your home requires careful planning and preparation. It is crucial to let your home builder know about your plans to have a secondary or garden suite very early on in the process – in the planning stage.

Separate suites require separate entrances, utilities, soundproofing, and more. Building them can take longer than many homeowners expect. By working with the right contractor with experience in zoning laws and separate suites, you can rest assured that they will build your suite according to code without the risk of any fines.
Separate suites are a great way to create multi-generational living or to create a new source of income, but it’s crucial to deal with experienced contractors. They can ensure that your property is in the proper zoning designation. They can also provide you with all the proper documents and approval before the building begins.

There’s a lot to understand regarding suite zoning in Edmonton. If you’re considering building a new home in Edmonton, the experts at Timber Haus can help you understand everything there is to know.

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