CUSTOM HOMES

Plans and permits

G&B GROUP is a full-service design consulting firm providing excellent service and ability in all facets of engineering.

Permits are part and parcel of construction. Whether you are renovating or building new, your builder will need to obtain the correct HOA approvals and city building permits.

Permitting is the regulatory method for cities to monitor construction standards to maintain the quality and safety of the local housing stock. Some of the expenses of performing this work are through the fees paid for permits.

When Do You Need a Building Permit?
Your custom builder will need to apply for HOA approval and a city building permit during your home’s pre-construction phase. Some projects do not require a permit, but they tend to fall under repairs and minor improvements. The rules for the types of projects that don’t need a permit are different from community to community. Sometimes a project that requires a permit in one area doesn’t need one elsewhere.
Typically, you can replace most pieces of your house without a permit, but anything you add that changes the structure (ie. adding a built-in porch), is a large-scale renovation (ie. remodeling many spaces within the home) or is a newly built structure (ie. a custom home) requires permits from the city or other agency with jurisdiction over construction in the area.

AT G&B Group LLC. we offer a variety of services for your residential and commercial projects.

Types of Projects that Require a Permit
Your custom home requires several different types of permits. Each system built into your home, along with the frame, has an additional permit. In Texas, you may need permits for electrical systems, mechanical permits, and plumbing permits. Depending on the city, you may also be required to obtain permits for concrete to build public sidewalks and right-of-ways, sign permits, and development permits.

Just remember, you need the permits before construction begins, otherwise you may owe penalties and fines, plus you will experience project delays. Fear not, your custom builder should know what is required and where to get it.

Some our projects includes:

Civil Architecture Structure MEP
Site plan. Floor plan. Soil Report. Mechanical Plan
Utility Detail. Exterior elevation. Foundation plan. Mechanical Schedule
Site Detail. Interior elevation Foundation detail. Mechanical Detail
Storm drainage. General notes. Wall Section. Electrical Plan
SWMP. ADA. Structural frame/Roof. Lightning Plan
Structure general notes. Construction Detail. SWMD. Plumbing Plan.
Plumbing Riser.
Riser Diagram.
Plumbing Detail .