Cowichan Valley Bike To Work Week Champs!

Cowichan Valley, BC  Thousands of people across B.C. traveled to and from work on two wheels earlier this month. Our team of veteran riders Elijah Fraser, Jim Allair and Drayson Akhurst, headed up our dynamic team at Pacific Homes. We had a total of thirteen riders who all contributed to… Read More

A Guide To Choosing Your Floor Framing System

Floor Framing Systems You’ve reworked your floor plan, adjusted the orientation and window placement to take advantage of views and southern exposure, and tweaked roof lines to match the home you have envisioned for months and years. But how much thought have you given to your floor framing system? Unlike… Read More

Can you build a custom prefab green home at very little additional cost?

Innovation: In the building industry, we’ve all heard words like Lean, Net Zero, and Passive, but what does that mean when it comes to integrating these into our homes efficiently and cost effectively? Lean houses are exactly that, lean! While preserving value and quality, lean homes are stripped of unnecessary… Read More

Cowichan Valley MLA Candidates Visit Pacific Homes

Cowichan Valley MLA Candidates Visit Pacific Homes Days before the British Columbia Provincial General Election, Pacific Homes hosted local Cowichan Valley candidates at our Cobble Hill office and production facility. General Manager, Lorne Winship, led the tour and took questions from Sonia Furstenau (BC Green Party), Steve Housser (BC Liberal),… Read More

Supplier Becomes Builder

After 19 years of living in Duncan, in our Pacific Home package (the Timbercrest), our family embarked on building a new home in Mill Bay. The first shovel went into the ground in late May of 2016 and we managed to move in just 4 days prior to Christmas. The… Read More

History of our 1952 Chev Delivery Truck

History of the 1952 Pacific Builders Chev Delivery Truck This truck was the first delivery truck when Pacific Builders Supplies started in 1959.  It was originally used in logging by Andy Simard and then bought by the business as part of Andy’s equity in the fledgling building supply business.  Andy… Read More

Garden Suites & Auxiliary Dwelling Units gaining popularity.

Garden Suites & Auxiliary Dwelling Units gaining popularity. At one time, multi-generational living was the norm rather than the exception in family homesteads. The emerging popularity of ‘garden suites’ or auxiliary dwelling units is initiating a return to this type of living arrangement all over North America, and on the… Read More

East Kootenay Haven Takes Home Two Georgie Awards!

East Kootenay Haven wins two 2017 Georgie Awards Congrats to our good friends at LWE Builders and the rest of the Pacific Homes Team for the excellent work on the East Kootenay Haven project. Our design team, which included Larry Schwazer (Truss Designer), John Veuger (Wall Designer) & Elijah Fraser… Read More