At the New Haven Building Company, we offer a wide range of property renovations and can help when it comes to changes in a properties structure.


Structural Alterations
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Structural alterations refer to any changes made to the underlying structure of a property, such as adding or removing walls, modifying the foundation, or making changes to the roof or exterior.

These types of changes can have a significant impact on the safety and integrity of a building, and as such, they typically require special permits and approvals from local authorities.

If you’re planning on making structural alterations to your property, it’s important to understand the process and requirements involved. This webpage will provide an overview of what you need to know to get started, including information on permits, inspections, and working with a licensed contractor.

Whether you’re looking to add a room, remodel your kitchen, or make other changes to your home, we hope that this information will help make the process as smooth and successful as possible.


The first thing people will have to do when considering making structural changes to their property is to research and understand the local building codes and regulations.

This typically involves checking with the local building department to find out what permits and approvals are required for the specific type of alteration they are planning.

It’s important to understand the requirements in advance, as failure to obtain the necessary permits can result in fines or even having to undo the work that has been done. Additionally, it’s also important to work with a licensed contractor that has experience in making structural alterations.



  1. Permit application: A local building company will be familiar with the local building codes and regulations and can assist with the permit application process. They will be able to ensure that all necessary documents and plans are submitted to the local building department, and that the application is complete and meets all the requirements.

  2. Inspections: Local building codes will typically require inspections at various stages of the construction process to ensure that the work is being done to code and that the structure is safe. A local building company will be able to schedule these inspections and make sure that the work passes inspection.

  3. Compliance: A local building company will have the knowledge and experience to ensure that the structural alterations being made are compliant with local codes and regulations. This includes understanding what materials are allowed, how the new structure will be supported, and what fire safety measures need to be put in place.

  4. Cost and time estimates: An experienced local building company will be able to give accurate cost and time estimates for the structural alterations, which will help in budgeting and planning the project.

In summary, we can be an invaluable resource when it comes to planning, permits, inspections, and making sure that the structural alterations are compliant with local codes and regulations.

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