Pacific SmartWall®, cost-saving and healthy

Our Pacific SmartWall® technologies far out performs conventional framing, that is, according to third party testing done by BCIT. Our innovative Pacific SmartWall® design reduces the thermal bridging effect of the studs; testing showed that the stud R-value in a Pacific SmartWall® is improved by 112.3%. Additionally, laboratory air leakage… Read More

“Yeah, but stick framing is cheaper.” …or is it!

If I had a dollar for every time I heard, “Yeah, but the other contractor is telling us stick framing is cheaper and they can do exactly the same thing that Pacific Homes does,” I would be long retired and living in the Bahamas. I have heard this same thing… Read More

Smithers Celebrity Golf Tournament

While visiting my home-town last weekend, I had the privilege of attending the Smithers Celebrity Golf Tournament playing with some of hockey’s legends like Bobby Orr, Dan Hamhuis, the Hanson Brothers from the movie Slap Shot and many more. Pacific Homes was happy to donate a carpenter’s belt signed by Mike Holmes that contributed to… Read More

Changes for future Homeowner Builders

Many of you will be aware of the latest building code changes that were adopted for BC in December 2014. There were many significant changes that affected the cost of building a new home and if you are planning to be a Homeowner Builder, you will want to spend some… Read More

5 Cost-Effective & Comfortable Cabin Designs

Cabin home plans, as defined by size, simplicity and a connection to nature, range from pared-down options designed to offer everything you need for weekend stays to luxurious layouts designed to offer all the amenities and comforts of home. What they all have in common is great experiences, wonderful memories… Read More

20 of some of the World’s Weirdest Houses

 1. The Mushroom House – Perinton, New York A contemporary residence built between 1970 and 1972 with a whimsically odd appearance that resembles mushrooms. The interior rooms in this pod home are decorated in mosaic tiling and the structure’s design patterned after a stem of Queen Anne’s lace. 2. Upside Down… Read More

Bike to Work Week

Pacific Homes & Truss were happy to participate in the Bike to Work Week again this year. We had 10 staff riders, logging 31 trips, over 500 km and we finished first in the Cowichan Valley business category. Way to go Pacific riders, looking forward to next year already!        

House Design: 5 Cost-Saving steps when starting your new

1. Single story vs. Two storey house design Considerable cost savings can be achieved  on your house design by going to a 2 storey house if it works with your lot or land and you don’t mind walking upstairs to the second level! Why might you ask? One is, assuming same square… Read More