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Celebrating Excellence: Our Keystone Award-Winning Home

We are thrilled to announce that Ellenwood Homes has been honored with a prestigious CHBA Keystone Award for best single-family detached home in the $750,000 – $1,000,000 category. This recognition is a testament to our commitment to excellence, innovation, and…

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Heating and Cooling for High Performance Homes

We are always looking for innovative products for our homes and renovations. We recently installed a heating and cooling system for this highly energy efficient home that is truly innovative and efficient. The MINOTAIR PENTACARE-V12 is a combination Heat Recovery…

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Energy Retrofits Part 2

Energy assessments:  The first step in all retrofit projects is the energy assessment from a certified energy advisor. The basic idea behind an energy assessment is to calculate the energy use intensity of the home, under conditions resembling a 50…

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Energy Retrofits Part 1

Over the past 2 years, I have taken on an extensive energy retrofit  and renovation project on our home in Nelson BC.  The house dates back to 1955. It was built with 2×4 walls, insulated to about R8, and approximately…

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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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