Prefabricated vs. Stick Frame

The question often is, “Is pre-fabricated or panelized construction time saving and cost effective in comparison to stick frame construction?”  Forintek, a division of FP Innovations says, “YES!”  They’ve constructed two identical projects, side by side.  One built using panelized and the other built using stick frame.  Their goal was… Read More

Wood In Living Environment Reduces Stress

Stress, unfortunately, is a part of our lives and any information we can get to help us reduce that stress is valuable.  I recently discovered an article by FPInnovations (Canada’s Wood Products Research Institute) regarding the effects of wood on our stress levels and how incorporating wood into our living spaces… Read More

What is a Passive Home?

A Passive Home, or Passivhaus in German, is a home built to such exacting standards of energy conservation that it requires little to no conventional heating or cooling system. The term Passivhaus refers to a rigorous voluntary low energy standard for all types of buildings. Unlike other ‘green’ or low… Read More

We’re building in the rain

Building a home in the winter is a great idea… with Pacific Homes! In Canada we tend to think in terms of a distinct ‘building season.’ Whether it’s the incredibly cold temperatures in the East or the rain out West, most Canadians write off the winter and plan to build… Read More

Why Is This House Pink?

Pacific Homes is reminded yet again why we’re proud to be Vancouver Island’s exclusive PinkWood supplier, helping to create healthier and safer homes for our community. On September 14th, PinkWood Ltd. celebrated the completion of their first fire resistant “ALL PINK” house in Calgary, AB. The floor joists, roof trusses and all… Read More

Small Footprint No Sacrifices

Pacific Homes’ innovative Bluwood/PinkWood home has been featured in this issue of Cottage magazine!  Cottage magazine offers stories, information and tips about building green, energy efficiency, recreation and cottage living.  Check out the article by clicking on the pdf download below! For more information about Cottage magazine click here.

Come see us in Slave Lake, AB.

Pacific Homes is setting up a booth at the New Home Builder Fair at Northern Lakes College in Slave Lake, AB. Come say hello and learn how we can help you with your project. Saturday, August 27th, 2011 (9:00am to 3:00pm)

Manufactured vs. Modular Homes

There are many misconceptions surrounding homes that are partially or completely assembled or built BEFORE they reach site. Factory built, modular, prefabricated, trailer, kit and package homes are all common terms that get thrown in together. In general ‘manufactured’ is an umbrella term for any home built in a manufacturing… Read More