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The Anatomy of a Building Project: How long does it take to build a new home or remodel an existing one?

It is refreshing when a client approaches us about helping them with a project and they’ve done their homework and understand what is involved to get a project from concept/idea stage to constructed/moving-in stage. It’s refreshing, but unfortunately, not very common.

I would like to shed some light on the process here with the hope it will help those that are about to embark on a construction project and perhaps don’t have prior experience, or have been told something that is inaccurate by their hairstylist, or brother’s girlfriend’s brother who happened to build their deck at the summer cabin back in...

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Outdoor Living

An amenity that can be enjoyed year-round, outdoor living spaces are a perfect addition to a Whistler home. We had the pleasure of renovating this remarkable home in Whistler, BC. The owners wanted an outdoor living area with elements of stone and wood that was spacious, welcoming and represented the BC mountains. 

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Plywood vs OSB (Oriented Strand Board)

 

The following photo succinctly communicates the reason we use plywood wherever we have the option to.

The reality is, OSB needs special consideration when being used in an exterior sheathing application compared to good ole' plywood. And this consideration is too often overlooked in many building designs.

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20 Years and Counting!

We are grateful to be celebrating 20 years of business success – We started out in 1996 as a developer of single family lots with custom home for resale.

Taking a very "hands on" approach with an attention to detail while building that first home has defined the business and our continuing operations.

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The Passive House Way

Passive House is the world's leading standard in energy efficient construction. The Passive House Standard ensures the best quality, comfort and energy efficiency. Passive Houses require very little energy to sustain comfortable temperatures in every season. (Even in Whistler's notably harsh Winters)

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Fun Ways to Customize Your Home

Check out how our clients personalized their homes

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Modern Whistler Home Renovation

Take a look at one of our most recent renovations and see how a home can truly transform.

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Eleven Design Trends of 2016 to Inspire Your Next Renovation

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Observer Classics — Seniors’ Housing

The number of seniors (aged 65 and over) is growing much faster than the number of non-seniors, and the population is expected to more than double by 2036.

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How To Save with a Home Energy Evaluation

For a limited time, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is making it easier for builders to help homeowners to reduce monthly utility costs and improve building performance with a new Residential Energy Assessment Rebate Program.

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