Category: Home Design

The British Columbia Step Code and its Impact on Construction

The British Columbia Step Code and its Impact on Construction What is the BC Building Code? Construction in British Columbia is governed by the BC Building Code. Among other things, the BC Building Code contains a number of requirements with respect to energy performance in new construction. What is the Step Code? In April 2019,…
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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…
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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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