Cost Plus or Contract Building?

Cost Plus or Contract Building

 Cost Plus or Contract Building? When planning to build a new home and you’re choosing a licensed general contractor, the two main ways to proceed are by having a fixed contract with allowances for the products and labour or a cost plus contract where you are given the invoices to pay… Read More

9 Reasons to Build in the Winter

                Wait, what? Build in the winter? YES! You can build in the winter and in fact it may be more advantageous to build now vs. building in the busier spring/summer months. In Canada we tend to think in terms of a distinct… Read More

Name Change for the Homeowner Protection Office

          Via BC Housing We’ve changed our name to Licensing and Consumer Services Since joining BC Housing in April 2010, we maintained a separate identity to ensure a smooth transition. But we’ve fully integrated into BC Housing and retired the HPO name and logo. It’s a new… Read More

Dynamic, Rewarding, Fun!

    At Pacific Homes, we pride ourselves in creating a fun work environment.  We are firm believers that friendly competition amongst peers and challenging ourselves is important in helping us put our best foot forward. There is a pride within individuals that translates into buy-in from each team member, and… Read More

How Much Does It Cost Per Square Foot To Build A Home?

A new house will probably cost between $100 and $350 per square foot. Yes, that is a huge range and here’s why: In one form or another, this is one of the most frequent questions we hear. Unfortunately, it is also one of the few questions that we simply cannot… Read More

Understanding R-Values

Understanding R-Value and Effective R-Value

  Understanding R-Value & Effective R-Value… Understanding energy efficiency in your new home can be a daunting task. What is R-Value? What is Effective R-Value? And What R-Value means to you? Are all questions that we will discuss. What is R-Value? Simply put, R-Value is the resistance of heat transfer… Read More

40 Yrs Of Service at Pacific Homes & Truss

Over the years, we have been fortunate to attract great people and it has proved to be one of our most valuable assets. On October 6th, 2016  we took a break to recognize & celebrate Jeff Stewart on his 40 yr achievement with Pacific Homes & Truss. Innovation, family company culture,… Read More

10 Step Guide

10 Step Guide… Before You Build A Custom Home.

  10 Step Guide.. Before You Build A Custom Home.  We take many calls and emails from potential customers wanting to build a custom home. Some of our clients know exactly what they want while others may not know where to start. We have created a 10 step guide before… Read More