Cowichan Valley, BC Thousands of people across B.C. traveled to and from work on two wheels earlier this month. Our team of veteran riders Elijah Fraser, Jim Allair and Drayson Akhurst, headed up our dynamic team at Pacific Homes. We had a total of thirteen riders who all contributed to… Read More
Floor Framing Systems You’ve reworked your floor plan, adjusted the orientation and window placement to take advantage of views and southern exposure, and tweaked roof lines to match the home you have envisioned for months and years. But how much thought have you given to your floor framing system? Unlike… Read More
Innovation: In the building industry, we’ve all heard words like Lean, Net Zero, and Passive, but what does that mean when it comes to integrating these into our homes efficiently and cost effectively? Lean houses are exactly that, lean! While preserving value and quality, lean homes are stripped of unnecessary… Read More
Cowichan Valley MLA Candidates Visit Pacific Homes Days before the British Columbia Provincial General Election, Pacific Homes hosted local Cowichan Valley candidates at our Cobble Hill office and production facility. General Manager, Lorne Winship, led the tour and took questions from Sonia Furstenau (BC Green Party), Steve Housser (BC Liberal),… Read More
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