Last Call For Secondary Residences in the ALR

We’ve written a few times of the impending ALR deadlines relating to secondary residences.  As we understand it, as of December 31, 2020 the maximum size of a new secondary residence will drop from around 2200 down to about 1000 sf. If you are considering building a custom or semi-custom A277 or Z240 residence up…
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Built Prefab in the News, More on the ALR

Built Prefab in the NewsWe’ve been getting some press and it has been nice to talk about what we’re doing.If you’re interested, take a look at the recent BC Business article focusing Built Prefab and our proprietary Build and Price tool, available to the public on our website.  Additionally, here’s a little write up on…
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Covid 19 and Design, New Model and Modifying Floorplans

THE IMPLICATIONS OF COVID 19 ON NEW HOME DESIGN As the coronavirus spread and lockdown life became the new normal we have all ended up spending a lot more time at home. It’s as if we live our entire lives in rooms where we once spent just a couple of waking hours. While this huge…
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Build and Price, Meet the Team, More about the ALR

Why the Built Prefab Build and Price Tool is the Ultimate Place to Start Designing Your New Home There’s a saying that goes: “When the going gets tough, the tough go online shopping.” This pithy statement has become more and more relevant in the last few months as Covid 19 has left us scrolling the…
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Back in the ALR (You don’t know how lucky you are)

Almost one year ago today the Government of British Columbia enacted substantial changes to the Agricultural Land Reserve legislation relating to the construction of dwellings on ALR designated property, by basically eliminating the ability to have secondary dwellings on ALR property.  It sounds like, it’s all going to change, again. Through a policy intentions release…
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Flat and Low Slope Roofs – Common Misconceptions Explained

This is a blog demystifying some of the common misconceptions about flat and low slope roofs!

Tech In Homebuilding

There’s been a lot of news as of late with respect to large companies and investors putting money into the development of technology for homebuilding. Our experience with tech in homebuilding is that it can serve many purposes and if part of a conscious plan can add great value to your home. This is true…
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City of Kelowna RU7 Lots

A short discussion about building homes on RU7 Zoned Properties in Kelowna, British Columbia.

The 2-5-10 New Home Warranty

Maybe you’ve heard of it, and maybe you haven’t but every home in BC is required by law to be covered by a warranty that’s been called the 2-5-10 warranty, even prefab modular homes. How does it work? Well really there are three elements to it that work like this: 1. The Starting Point The…
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Types of Green Programs for Prefab Modular Homes

More about the types of Green programs available for Prefab Modular Homes.