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 a smaller footprint. In our case, we did get a variance from the city to increase the size to 850 s.f. and the overall height to accommodate a second floor with a bedroom and bathroom. We used Structural Insulated panels in order to speed up the framing, and to get an airtight building envelope without having to increase the wall thickness. We put up the frame in one week, including the roof.