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Laneway Housing in Nelson

We are in the middle of building our first Laneway home in Nelson. There are several names such as garden home, or carriage home, but basically, it’s a second home on a lot with an existing house, usually limited to…

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Fortis BC Incentives

Incentives FortisBC’s New Home Program—BUILT GREEN® builders labelling under BUILT GREEN® whose projects meet the New Home Standard and are natural gas heated homes and electrically heated homes in the FortisBC electric service territory, will be eligible for FortisBC incentives.For…

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Thinking of a Green Renovation

Here are some tips and insights from the Canadian Home Builders’ Association for Green Renovating. http://www.renomark.ca/Assets/GreaterTorontoArea/Images/Homeowners%20Guide%20to%20Green%20Renovation.pdf

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Some of the Greenest Homes in the World

Marc recently became certified to build Net Zero Energy Homes through CHBA. Here are some residential net zero energy building examples from living-future.org. This is what is possible when homeowners and designers look at how to reduce energy demands of buildings. Read the…

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WHY BUILD BUILT GREEN

BUILT GREEN® builders and renovators are trained in energy efficient building practices, water saving techniques, construction waste management, and other environmental practices. It is mandatory for all active BUILT GREEN® builder and renovator members to take the training programs offered…

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Floor plan and digital rendering for a modern style cabin with loft

Ready Made House Design / Floor Plans

We have spent the last few years developing a variety of house designs and floor plans including modern cabins, two storey duplexes in both a modern and classic style, full size family homes, and larger cottage style homes. All of…

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50’s Bungalow Renovation Transformation

This was a recent, and fairly extensive kitchen and upper floor bungalow renovation for a client in Nelson BC. We removed walls, lofted the ceiling, and created light and flow throughout.This client`s original kitchen and back entry felt dark and…

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Celebrating Women in Business

Lara was awarded with Influential Women in Business Award from Kooteny Business Magazine July 2014.  Please read full interview here: http://kootenaybiz.com/womeninbusiness/article/lara_ellenwood  

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National Post article on High River Alberta Camp

Here is an article and some images of the temporary housing we are working on presently. http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/08/08/high-river-families-forced-to-move-into-makeshift-trailer-towns-as-they-try-to-rebuild-mold-ridden-homes/

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