Passive House

What is a Passive House Exactly?

What is a Passive House Exactly? Passive House is a high-performance based building standard that was developed in Europe. It focuses on reducing or eliminating the need for an active heating or cooling system to maintain a comfortable interior climate. This is achieved through an efficient design that utilizes passive… Read More

A Guide For Home Building In A Remote Location

A Guide To Home Building In A Remote Location: There are many things you consider when deciding to build your dream home, cottage, or auxiliary dwelling unit in a remote location. Building in a remote location can be more challenging than a traditional home build on a city lot with… Read More

Top 5 Home Building Trends Of This Year

  Are you planning to build your dream home? Here are our Top 5 Home Building Trends and practices that we have seen working with our clients this year.  Whether you are building a new home or just doing renovations, these building trends can provide you with some inspiration for… Read More

Creating Curb Appeal For Your New Home

When considering how the exterior of your future home will look, most people immediately think that colour choice is the most important thing to consider. While colour is absolutely crucial for giving your home the feel you want, there are a multitude of other factors to consider such as styles… Read More

5 Misconceptions About Prefabricated Homes

5 Misconceptions About Prefabricated Homes

  Similar to how prefabricated trusses became the expected standard throughout the industry over the last 50 years, the same transition is slowly happening with prefabricated homes. Customers are recognizing the many advantages to building custom, panelized prefab homes in comparison to traditional stick-frame methods. Despite this, there are still… Read More

Our 60 Year History of Innovation

Our 60 Year History of Innovation

This month, on May 19th, 2019, Pacific Homes and Pacific Truss celebrated our 60th anniversary as a company. We are proud to have provided our customers with exceptional service while focusing on innovation in multiple industries throughout our history. I have decided to dive into our history to see how… Read More

Mitigating flood risk

Mitigating Flood Risk in Design

    Just before midnight, I was awoken by lights shining up from my neighbour’s yard. Record rainfall was landing on the already saturated ground, streams carrying runoff were crossing my neighbour’s yard and running through their basement suite. Water was coming in through the window wells and over foundation… Read More