Building Guides and Standards

Use our building guides and standards to ensure that your next construction or renovation project in the Town of New Tecumseth is safe and up to Ontario Building Code standards. This allows you to avoid any costly penalties or delays.

Accessory buildings

Building a new accessory building on your property? Check the height, location and size restrictions from our Accessory Building Guide.

Deck standards

If you're building a deck in your backyard or on your property, follow our Deck Permit Guidelines. If you're adding wooden guards to your deck, then make sure you follow the Wooden Guard Building Code Standards

Climatic Data

If you're wondering what location to use for any climatic data calculations, we use Alliston in the Design Data for Selected Locations in Ontario chart for all of New Tecumseth.

Wood heating

Check out our Guide to Residential Wood Heating to make sure that you're properly installing a wood stove or chimney. Here you will find the information you need for permits and to make sure your wood heating system is safe. It also has helpful tips on how to use and maintain it effectively.

Sample plans

View our sample plans to help you with your next project: