Particularly for clients who have not been involved in a new home build or renovation before, deciding how to go about beginning the project can be confusing and stressful.
Once you have decided to go ahead the first step, even before investing in land or an existing house, may be to consult with the professionals who will ultimately guide you through the process. Continue reading “Planning Your New Construction or Major Renovation Project”
Love your current neighbourhood but you’ve outgrown your house? The kids have moved out and your space doesn’t function properly anymore? You’re planning to sell but your home doesn’t show as well as it could? All good reasons to consider a renovation!
Continue reading “The Art of Renovation”
There are so many new products and technologies available to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient, it’s difficult for the average consumer to know where to start. That’s where your experienced general contractor and hvac (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) professional can really help.
Continue reading “Heat Pumps, Geothermal, Heat Recovery Ventilators”
This is a subject many of our clients ask about. Although lack of rainfall has not been an issue yet this year, normally by now we’d be thinking about the municipal or well water we will need to satisfy the gardens that we West Coasters love.
Canada ranks 28th out of 29 countries for per capita water consumption*. I suspect that throughout the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island, people are more aware than the average Canadian about water conservation, but that doesn’t mean we use any less! The average British Columbian uses approximately 490 litres of water per day**. Continue reading “Rainwater Harvesting”
With the re-instatement and expansion of the very successful LiveSmart program, the BC government is encouraging homeowners to upgrade their existing low-efficiency heating systems, insulation and windows, to name just a few. The full range of incentives are listed on their website.
Continue reading “Energy Upgrade Rebates”