Who we are
Flatrock Inc. is a complete design and construction firm specialising in laneway housing, laneway apartments and rental housing with an eye towards pragmatic design, energy efficiency and quality construction as core values.
We make it easy for you to understand the new Toronto Laneway Initiative that both council members Mary Margaret McMahon and Deputy Major Ana Bailao put forward over a year ago. We understand, having been involved in this process for some time, what the City expects now and during the transition phase when the legislation is understood more fully.
We are already working with many homeowners who are starting to lay the design groundwork for these new homes.
We can provide full design and construction services – working with you from the first sketches to the final finishes. We can navigate the zoning and permitting process for you, and can provide a fixed price construction contract with clearly defined materials, methods and costs.
Our design team is made up of ARIDO designers, APEO engineers as well as OAA Architects, technicians and technologists.
Why work with us?
We are truly a single source company experienced in designing and building your home / rental property, (particularly the new laneway housing / rental suite initiative), as well as completing your renovation.
Our experience includes building rental and housing units to AODA standards, (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act), to LEED standards, ( Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), and are a registered GreenON contractor with the Province of Ontario. We also carry WSIB, General and Errors and Omissions Insurance.
All our team members, from interior designers, carpenters and project managers, re well versed in design / construction of residential buildings.
Because we are an integrated team you can be confident that the construction process will actually reflect the intent of your decisions that were made at the design stage. Our integrated team is able to work through changes quickly without any conflicts that you may experience when working with a separate design team and construction team.
About Laneway Suites
From the beginning, we’ve been directly involved in discussions with the City of Toronto’s Building and Planning departments, City managers and building inspectors to understand, in detail, what will be required when applying to the City. We understand, more than any other design / construction firm here the City, what will be required when applying for permits and during construction and how to go about doing this in the most efficient manner.
Laneway housing will increase density in our City’s core while preserving neighbourhood character and scale. By allowing secondary suites to be located on laneways, privacy from the main house is improved, and it allows the secondary suite more access to light, air, and views. It can provide an additional revenue stream, making your investment work for you, or allow for additional family members to live in proximity to you.
They will allow for additional access to established neighbourhoods while respecting their unique character, increase income and viability of home ownership, present opportunities for co-habitation and multi-generational living and improve safety.
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“Flatrock Construction is doing a great job for us. We’ve hired them to start working with the City of Toronto so that we can build a new laneway apartment. They are also currently working for us completing a new basement / first floor renovation…the…
I hired Flatrock to build a laneway rental suite for my mum and dad. I have them building it using the old garage that was just sitting there. It was a big job that was done terrifically, on time and on budget. I am very pleased with the outcome as w…
Steven and Lori Harris
We hired Flatrock knowing they came highly recommended by our Architect. They have been working very closely in order to come up with what became a fantastic new interior renovation. We trusted Robert and his team to delivery and they certainly did! …
I want to tell you how much I enjoyed working with Flatrock during construction of the Biovail headquarters project. Both field and staff accomplished the work in a professional and thorough manner and on schedule. The project was completed with a mi…
Carolyn V. Sharecroft
The Flatrock team that was assigned to our project were extremely professional throughout the Work and assured that the owner expectations were met and often exceeded.”