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Is a Laneway House right for you?

Laneway homes are a popular way to add additional living space or revenue at your property. That extra space can be used for adult children who are reluctant to leave the nest, aging parents, or caregivers; it can be an…

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Covid 19 Work Modifications

In order to ensure the safety of our clients, staff and subtrades, we have several protocols in place to minimize the risks of Covid 19. We are continuing to work, with modifications, on job sites that are not occupied by…

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Introducing our Hyundai Kona EV!

As part of our commitment to sustainability, we added an electric car to our fleet early this year. Now we can do zero emissions site visits!

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Best of Business Awards

Thank you to Kootenay Business Magazine readers for voting Ellenwood Homes Best of Business for the following categories: Building /Construction Contractor, Interior Decorator/Designer, Renovation Contractor, & Sustainable Green Builder

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Green Home and Energy Show

It’s that time of the year. Please join us at the Green Home and Energy Show next Wednesday October 2nd at the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson between 5pm and 8pm  

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The Cost of Construction

I often get asked what the cost per square foot will be for both new homes and renovations. In some cases, we have a pretty good idea based on past projects and our combined experience. However, the cost per square…

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BC Step Code

The Step Code is a new BC provincial standard that provides an incremental and consistent approach to achieve energy efficient construction. Ultimately the goal is to have all new buildings be net zero energy by 2032. They divided it into 5 steps,…

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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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