If you are not an Ontario, Canada resident, the B.C.I.N. or Building Code Identification Number will have no impact on your plan order but it means extra charges for all plans shipped to an Ontario address and/or for construction in the province of Ontario, Canada this BCIN bulletin will provide you with useful information.

Since January 1st 2006, The Ontario Provincial Government’s Bill 124 has been in effect. The result is that a Building Code Identification Number must appear on all drawings being submitted for a building permit.

We fully comply with the regulation and have a valid BCIN. This is a service that we had provided without charge in the past but due to the changes that came into effect on January 1st 2012 and the additional requirements that construction must now meet with regards to energy efficiency requirements, it has meant a substantial increase in the number of hours required to produce these documents.

As a result, we have no choice but to charge for the BCIN which now includes the Energy Efficiency Design Summary and the Schedule 1.

These charges are effective immediately and will be as follows:

– House plans with or without garage and / or appartment $250.

– Multi-unit plans $350.

-All other plans $100.

I have included an exerpt from our head technologist along with links to the government sites in order to provide you with additional details and I will be happy to respond to your comments.


The Building Code states that if an application for a building permit is made on or after Jan. 1  2012, the construction must meet the following energy efficiency requirements:Houses (Part 9 residential buildings intended for occupancy on a continuing basis during the winter months) must meet the performance level that is equal to a rating of 80 or more when evaluated in accordance with the EnerGuide Rating System (based on Hot 2000 V9.34c1,2)[1]or conform to Supplementary Standard SB-12, which is referenced in the Building Code. The alternative compliance paths set out in this Supplementary Standard were referenced in an amendment to the Building Code which came into force on Jan. 1, 2010.For more information you can visit the website of the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.  Click here: http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page9714.aspxWhat does it mean for you?
In order to conform to the new requirements of the Supplementary Standard SB-12, and obtain your building permit we will need to adapt your house plan according to the city of construction. This service will be mandatory for any clients building a Drummond House PlaninOntario. Due to the extent of the time involved in producing the required documentation, this service will be provided at an extra cost.