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Stock Plans. When are they best used?

Stock Plans. When are they best used?

Stock home plans are a convenient and economical design option for homeowners and home builders. The simplicity of most stock plans can result in a lower build cost which is something both homeowners and contractors can appreciate. Another reason some clients favour...

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Jenish Home Plan of the Week – November 9nd-15th, 2019

Jenish Home Plan of the Week – November 9nd-15th, 2019

Plan 2-3-781   Gabled roofs seem to make a house feel homier, and this attractive three-bedroom, two-storey design is no exception. A future secondary suite on the ground floor will be ideal for an expanding family or those seeking a mortgage-helper or in-law...

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What is an Energy Model?

What is an Energy Model?

What is an Energy Model? Whole-Building Energy Model (BEM) is a virtual simulation completed by an energy modeler to confirm that a home meets or exceeds the net energy use requirements. An energy model uses components including mechanical equipment, construction...

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Jenish Home Plan of the Week – November 2nd-8th, 2019

Jenish Home Plan of the Week – November 2nd-8th, 2019

Plan 6-3-677   In this attractive one-and-a-half storey, three-bedroom home, the secondary bedrooms, along with a shared bathroom, occupy a partial second story, providing excellent separation between them and the main living areas on the main floor. The covered...

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BC Energy Step Code

BC Energy Step Code

How the BC Step Code Works: The BC Energy Step Code is a voluntary provincial standard introduced in December 2017 to streamline and increase the construction of energy efficient buildings. Local governments have been integrating the step code by introducing...

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Jenish Home Plan of the Week – October 19th-25th, 2019

Jenish Home Plan of the Week – October 19th-25th, 2019

Plan 2-3-776     The dramatic canopy that shades part of the front deck gives this two-story, three-bedroom home plenty of curb appeal. A covered entry on the ground floor leads to a spacious foyer. A coat closet is ahead, tucked in beside the L-shaped...

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Jenish Home Plan of the Week – August 10-16, 2019

Jenish Home Plan of the Week – August 10-16, 2019

Plan 2-3-775   The dining room, separated from the great room by its lower ceiling height, has an optional hutch, always welcome for serving and storage. The dining room has access to the sundeck at the back of the home, making outdoor meals a breeze in the...

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