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A new building wrap can make a significant difference in your home’s energy usage, your comfort, and your health. Why is that the case? And when is the best time to upgrade your building wrap? Today, we are tackling the important topic of building wrap to help you plan your next set of renovations. The importance of building wrap Building wrap can seem like...

One of the most important things to do when you are buying a property is check that the home matches the plans on file with the City. This is vital because, if the plans do not match, there are likely renovations to the house that have been conducted without a permit, meaning once you purchase the property, you are at risk of being hit...

As Building Codes are available to the public, many people believe that they do not need professional guidance regarding renovations, and attempt to do it themselves. Individuals with some knowledge of Building Codes may also believe they have enough information to handle Vancouver renovations on their own. However, not working with a Vancouver Home Designer can land you a Stop Work Order. This article...

You have probably seen the infamous “Vancouver Special” homes around the City. Popular in the 1970s to 1980s, these houses were built on a budget, mainly on the East Side of the City core. The upsides? They are easy to renovate: they almost always have Truss Roofs which means fewer Load Bearing Walls, making them easier to gut and modernize. They usually are very easily...

Our team has been working on an addition to a detached home in Surrey. In all, the project involves adding a 2,500 sq. ft. two-storey addition to an existing detached rancher-style home that measured 2,200 sq. ft., plus adding a secondary suite (on the second level) and a two-car garage and workshop to the property. The project is still in the construction stage – the...