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Passive House

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 heating and cooling techniques and an… 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


Energy Efficient Tips For An Off-Grid Prefab Home Package

Designing An Energy Efficient Off-Grid Prefab Building Package: I am always excited to hear from the clients who are looking at being or need to be off-grid. There is so much to think about and plan for on their new build, and Pacific Homes can help them in some of… 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


5 Cost-Effective & Comfortable Prefab Cabin Designs

These cabin home plans are defined by size, simplicity and a connection to nature. They range from many shapes and sizes and are designed to offer everything you need for weekend stays to luxurious layouts that offer all the amenities and comforts of home. What they all have in common… Read More