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What To Know About the Building Boom on Vancouver Island
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What To Know About the Building Boom on Vancouver Island

Longtime residents and visitors alike recognize the benefits of living on Vancouver Island. With the mildest climate in Canada, countless...
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How to Plan a New Custom Home
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How to Plan a New Custom Home

Planning a new custom home is exciting on many levels. To begin with, it offers homeowners the chance to make...
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Building Green Homes
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Building Green Homes

Building your own home affords the opportunity to make use of sustainable design geared toward your own lifestyle preferences. One...
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2021 Building Trends
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2021 Building Trends

Nothing in the history of construction has affected the construction industry like the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. Disruptions in supply...
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Changes in BC Building Codes
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Changes in BC Building Codes

New construction in British Columbia is regulated by the BC Building Code (BCBC). What is the BCBC? A code that...
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Why use Cedar Siding over other Materials?
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Why use Cedar Siding over other Materials?

Determining the best type of siding to install can be a tricky decision for homeowners and builders. People must take...
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5 Ways to Add Touches of Cedar wood to your Home
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5 Ways to Add Touches of Cedar wood to your Home

Most builders agree that cedar wood is organically handsome with the inherently lovely scent of nature. This sustainably sourced softwood...
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How to Extend Deck Season
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How to Extend Deck Season

Canadians revere deck season since it tends to be short and sweet. Spring typically arrives late and Winter too early....
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How to Prevent Mold Growth on your Deck
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How to Prevent Mold Growth on your Deck

Storm season is upon us once again here on the West Coast. From spectacular waves breaking along the shores to...
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The Difference Between Cedar and Douglas Fir
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The Difference Between Cedar and Douglas Fir

Selecting the right type of wood to build with can be a challenge. Yet, with the right information and expertise...
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Everything you Need to Know About Soffits and Fascias
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Everything you Need to Know About Soffits and Fascias

Rooftops are a vital part of any structure and good maintenance is integral to prolonging the life of a home....
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All About Coastal Douglas Fir
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All About Coastal Douglas Fir

Our forest products company is fortunate to be able to manufacture coastal Douglas Fir products from sustainably sourced old growth...
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Short- and Long-Term Benefits of a Cedar Deck
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Short- and Long-Term Benefits of a Cedar Deck

Summer is here and outdoor living is slightly different this year. With our governments urging us to physical distance and...
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Customization is Key
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Customization is Key

Innovative home builders and designers are motivated to create a distinctive design that optimizes energy efficiency and style. Planning a...
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Elegant Accents
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Elegant Accents

Cedar trees are inherently beautiful and grow abundantly on BC’s West Coast. While undeniably a versatile softwood for modern building...
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From Coast to Coast
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From Coast to Coast

From Coast to Coast   Cedar trees grow lush and large on Vancouver Island, where visitors come from all over...
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Warm Up this Winter
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Warm Up this Winter

Scroll anywhere through social media and you’re likely to see cozy photos of log cabins nestled amidst stunning natural backdrops....
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Deck the Home
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Deck the Home

Most islanders take advantage of their outdoor space as much as possible year-round. Instead of viewing the deck as a...
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Cedar Versus Birch—Who Will Win?
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Cedar Versus Birch—Who Will Win?

Choosing between a softwood and a hardwood can be tough when you’re not aware of the properties of all the...
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WOOD / TIMBER / LUMBER AS A CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL
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WOOD / TIMBER / LUMBER AS A CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

Article Courtesy of Understand Building Construction Wood has been used as a building material for thousands of years, being second...
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