The BC Housing-Licensing & Consumer Services – Home Owner Builders Exam for Owners wanting to build their new home within British Columbia. I would like to make everyone aware that the HPO (Homeowners Protection Office) had a name change recently and this department can now be found under BC Housing… Read More
We love getting pictures from our customers! Here are some of our favorites from 2016!
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
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
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
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
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-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