Why 24 Sussex needs a major home renovation

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was sworn in as the new leader of our country. Like many people between jobs, he and his family must move into a new home to be near his job. However, 24 Sussex Drive, the home of Canadian prime ministers, is not inhabitable. It’s in desperate need of a general contractor for these reasons!

The condition 24 Sussex Drive is in

According to The National Capital Commission, an organization that oversees official residences in Ottawa, there are a number of structural and infrastructure deficiencies that date back to a previously published report in 2008.

Deficiencies include the following:

  • Windows and caulking are cracked;
  • Tracks and windows are loose;
  • A/C units previously installed in the windows need replacing;
  • Electrical work done 50 years ago can’t meet the demands for today’s power;
  • Reduced mobility for persons in wheelchairs;
  • Plumbing systems need upgrading;
  • Parts of the kitchen and basement laundry are not functional.

Talk about a laundry list of problems! Nothing a general contractor can’t fix, right?

Expected cost

According to Canadian Contractor, this home renovation could end up costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Being that this is an official residence, it could even cost millions.

According to the 2008 report, it was estimated that electrical, plumbing and window repairs could cost $10 million. Who knows what today’s estimate will reveal.

Plus, it could take anywhere from 12 to 15 months to complete the renovation! And that’s if there are no unexpected complications.

Here’s a tour of the residence:

What condition is your home in?

Are you living in an old home that needs major renovation? Don’t let your family suffer (or put them in danger). Instead, speak with a qualified general contractor with extensive knowledge in the industry. They’ll get your home in tiptop shape!

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