Q. I am planning for a
Deck, what should I do before I contact AVR?
A. AVR will assist you by fine tuning your final deck
design but prior to contacting us we have found it valuable for
the home owner to 'create' their basic plan or concept first.
After doing this, take your basic plan to the local Building
Warehouse retailer to have you plans 'brought to life' by their
Deck design software. The good news is that you are not
obligated to have them do the work for you (that's what we do)
but they can provide you with 'estimated' material costs for the
project and we are likely to go to them for the materials
Q. Do I require a 'permit' for either a Deck or Fence?
A. The basic answer is 'maybe'. The City does have some
requirements to install these products.
Please review the following web links:
After you have drawn up your plans, contact the City for
clarification or to obtain your permits. AVR does not procure
permits for the homeowner and are not liable if the homeowner
does not get the City's approval.
Q. Will AVR move household items before wall painting
A. Yes we can, however we are not responsible for damage
to pictures/paintings/artwork that is removed by us, therefore
we ask that the homeowner do this in advance. Additionally, in
order for us to access most areas, we require 3-4 feet clearance
from the wall so the homeowner should clear this area. AVR will
do this for the homeowner but there may be an additional labour
cost associated with this and it will be discussed with you
prior to starting the work.
Q. Do you remove old flooring and move furniture?
A. Yes. If we are installing new flooring we will remove
old flooring and we will move furniture to allow us to install
the new flooring. As stated above, we will discuss with you any
additional costs involved to do this for you. As always, you can
save us time and you money if the area is prepared prior to our
Q. Should I get additional quotes for my project?
A. Of course you can and 'should' prior to calling us. In
fact, if you provide us with 2 or more quotes from our
competition* we will review their quotes with you and if valid
offer you 15% off** the lowest price quotation.
(*AVR reserves the right
to determine if they are a qualifying company) (** for same
material/labour/scope for the project quoted)
Q. Will you get the materials needed for the project or
is that my responsibility?
A. Well that is a bit of both. You can shop for and buy
your own materials need to complete the job (i.e. – paint,
ceramic, wood, etc.) but you are ultimately responsible for the
quality and quantity of the products you purchase. If you have
purchased too much then you must return the extra on your own or
if you have not purchased enough you are responsible to get the
extra material to allow AVR to complete the job. We have found
that it is sometimes in your best interest to 'select' materials
on your own then let us know 'what' and 'where' you saw the
product(s) and we will procure on your behalf what is necessary
to complete your project.