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Joshua Built | Basement Remodelers & Custom Finishing | London, Ontario

Joshua Fazakas

Joshua Built - Basement Finishing & General Contracting

At Joshua Built, we specialize in basement finishing and home remodeling but did you know we also offer general contracting services for Additional Residencial Units? Year After Year Homeowners are looking for more ways to save and this could be a perfect solution for you! 

What is an Additional Residential Unit? And why you should want to add one to your property in London Ontario.


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While cost is important, prioritize value and quality when choosing a contractor. A higher upfront cost may be worth it if it ensures a well-executed and long-lasting basement remodel.

Josh is very easy to communicate with and extremely hard working! He pays very close attention to detail and doesn’t stop until you are 100% satisfied with his work. I would highly recommend him for any job!

Joshua Built | Basement Remodelers & Custom Finishing | London, Ontario

Amy OD via Google Review

Joshua Built | Basement Remodelers & Custom Finishing | London, Ontario

Absolutely thrilled with Joshua Built's basement renovation! I was looking for a modern, functional space, and they nailed it. From the sleek design to the attention to detail, they understood exactly what I wanted. Josh's expertise and dedication turned my basement into a beautiful and homey space. I couldn't be happier with the result!

Joshua Built | Basement Remodelers & Custom Finishing | London, Ontario

Alex Bogdan via Google Review

Joshua Built | Basement Remodelers & Custom Finishing | London, Ontario

London is encouraging this form of residential development to improve housing diversity, affordability and sustainable land use.   

 An Additional Residential Unit (ARU) is a legal unit that can be added to your current property in London Ontario. If your property meets the current criteria you should consider adding one to your home for supplemental income! 

With rent and the real-estate market in London Ontario being at record highs, it has been something more and more Londoners are considering.

Not a reader? Contact us today and Joshua is more than happy to set up a free consultation to determine if your home is suitable for an ARU. 

Why ARU's with Joshua Built in London

1. Increasing Housing Diversity and Affordability:

  London is actively encouraging the development of ARUs to improve housing diversity, affordability, and sustainable land use. By adding an ARU to your property, you not only expand housing options but also contribute to the city’s vision for a vibrant and inclusive community. Not to mention its a great city to own rental property in! Between the high demand for housing, our city's growing work force and new students searching for housing - this is an excellent choice for anyone looking to invest in real estate. 

2. Increase the Value of Your Home and Supplement Your Income:

  ARUs offer additional income and increased value to your home. They are a versatile solution for maximizing the use of your property. Whether you convert an existing basement, garage, or build a detached unit, you’re adding valuable living space without compromising on privacy or functionality. By choosing Joshua Built as your ARU Contractor, you can trust our expertise in maximizing space and value while adhering to local regulations. 

3. Streamlined Permitting Process:

  London has streamlined the permitting process for ARUs, making it easier for property owners to navigate the regulatory landscape. From proposed Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw amendments to pre-approved building permits for modular ARUs, the city is committed to supporting ARU development. At Joshua Built you’re number one Basement remodeler in London Ontario, we understand the importance of a smooth permitting process and will guide you every step of the way.

4. Expertise in ARU Construction:

  With four main types of ARUs — interior/basement conversion, converted garage, detached, and addition to an existing building — choosing the right contractor is crucial. Joshua Built brings years of experience and expertise in ARU construction, ensuring that your project is completed to the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship.

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5. Compliance with Regulations:

  Building an ARU requires compliance with various zoning regulations and building codes. From zoning restrictions on location and structure type to Ontario Building Code requirements, navigating these regulations can be daunting. With Joshua Built by your side, you can rest assured that your ARU project will meet all regulatory requirements and guidelines.

6. Seamless Project Management:

  Building an ARU involves coordinating various aspects, from design and permitting to construction and inspections. With Joshua Built as your Basement Remodeler in London Ontario, you’ll benefit from seamless project management and clear communication throughout the process. Our team will handle all aspects of your ARU project, ensuring a stress-free experience from start to finish.

Unlock Your Property’s Potential with Joshua Built

Ready to unlock the full potential of your property with an Additional Residential Unit?

  Trust in Joshua Built to bring your vision to life with expertise, professionalism, and dedication. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward transforming your property into a valuable asset for the future.

Disclaimer: All rights, images and up-to-date information pertaining to ARUs belong to the City of London. For up-to-date information, please visit their website:

Joshua Built | Basement Remodelers & Custom Finishing | London, Ontario

About The General Contractor Joshua Fazakas

Joshua Built - Basement Finishing & General Contracting

Joshua has over a decade in the construction industry spending some of it in the commercial industry as an estimator and project manager.


With these crucial skills in his back pocket he founded Joshua Built in London Ontario when he recognized the massive demand for quality contracting services in the residential industry.  He values Co-operation, Collaboration, Communication, and Quality in every project he touches.


He makes sure to leave every customer with the feeling of having been on the same team aiming to achieve the same goal - Leaving you with an awesome new space that your dingey basement used to be! 

He's built a reputation over the years that builds long lasting relationships with customers, employees, and sub trades. With this winning strategy he can confidently stand behind each and every job we've worked on.

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