Sometimes it makes more sense to completely tear down a house and build a new one, instead of spending massively on renovations. In Vancouver, demolishing a house typically costs $4 to $15 per square foot, which should amount to $30,000 for a 2,000-square foot home. But real-life situations have shown us that the actual amount […]
Building a new home means designing, constructing, and, hold on!, complying with regulatory requirements such as zoning and construction inspections. Good construction means legal construction: fully permitted and approved. Let’s outline the steps needed to build a new custom home in Vancouver. Step 1. Check your building zone. You likely already have an area of
Building a house in Vancouver typically takes a total of a year or two, from designing to moving in. Note, however, that many factors affect the timeline of home-building. Besides the actual construction process, you have to consider the pre-construction permits, the style and specifications of your home, and the potential delays along the way.
While constructing a custom home can be exciting and fulfilling, it can also be daunting, especially if you’re not adequately prepared for the task. The process of building a custom house is filled with potential mistakes, causing annoyance, hold-ups, and additional expenses. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of frequent errors that
It’s possible for BC residents to build their own house through do-it-yourself methods, however, most first time home builders find the experience disastrous. Have you ever put together furniture yourself? Maybe that sofa which took four hours to build instead of one. Now, imagine putting together all the parts needed to build a home. Experienced
When designing a custom home, you can really let your creativity loose and make a stylish space that keeps on stylin’. However, it might get a little tough if you aren’t updated about the latest trends and challenges currently faced by homeowners in BC. 2023 has shaped up to be a great year for home
Floor space ratio (FSR) tells you how much total floor space your house is allowed to have under city bylaws. Here’s a primer on what FSR means, how to calculate it, and what and how FSR applies to your home. If you need help complying with Vancouver home building regulations, please don’t hesitate to contact
A Vancouver city survey shows that the majority of laneway houses in Vancouver cost between $100,000 and $300,000 to build. Laneway houses have become popular as an income-generating rental or an additional dwelling for the homeowner’s family. Let’s take a closer look at what it takes to build a laneway home in Vancouver. Are Laneway