Comparing Apples to Apples or Apples to Oranges?

When shopping for any product or service, whether it’s something as small as a trinket or as large as a house, consumers will always investigate and compare!  It’s natural and we encourage our potential clients to do so when making their new home purchase. It would be easy to compare… Read More

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