Hire a licensed contractor

Home building

Building a new home? Thinking about renovations?

Whether you are building a new home or doing renovations that involve gas or electricity, don’t try to do it all yourself. Gas and electrical projects done without properly trained and certified experts can create safety hazards that may put your family and your investment at risk. If you are upgrading your home, make sure that your investment includes safety insurance! Have the work completed by a contractor that has been licensed by BC Safety Authority.

What kind of work requires a licensed contractor?

  • Any electrical wiring wok including installation of hot tubs, gas fireplaces, water heaters, furnaces, ranges or cooktops, gas barbeque piping.

The benefits of a licensed contractor

  • They know all the legal requirements pertaining to regulated gas and electrical work and have the training and expertise required to do the job safely
  • They will obtain the required permit(s) on your behalf and make sure the work meets all code requirements
  • They will manage the inspection process and repair all deficiencies
  • When the time comes to sell your house, buyers, realtors and lenders may require proof that all regulated gas, boiler, and electrical work was done with permits to help ensure the house is safe for future occupants.

Find a licensed contractor in your area:

  • Use our web search tool: www.safetyauthority.ca/contact/find-contractor
  • Call BCSA at 1.866.566.7233.
  • Note: The above services provide contact information for licensed contractors only; we do not provide recommendations, nor does a licence guarantee the quality of the work. Always ask your contractor for references and permit numbers.
  • Concerned about work you've had done? Report an Incident or Hazard to BCSA (Note: BCSA does not regulate permits and inspections for all gas and electrical work in the province. In some cases this is the responsibility of the City).