GVHBA offers you many different types of resources to help make your renovation a stress-free success. Below are some tips, tricks, and resources:

11 Step Guide to Budgeting for your Renovation

Budgeting for a home renovation can be a challenging process with many variable costs to consider including materials, labour and the condition of the existing building to name a few. To help you plan and stay within your next renovation budget, you also need to manage expectations, set priorities, and choose the right contractor. This…

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My House Design/Build/Team

When in search for a reliable contractor, look no further than award-winning renovator & builder My House Design/Build/Team. Serving Vancouver, North Shore, and Surrey, this custom home builder has plenty of renovation tips to share with you.

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Sprucehill Contracting

Searching for a reliable contractor? Look to award-winning renovator Sprucehill Contracting for quality and assurance. Based in North Vancouver, Sprucehill Contracting has an impressive track-record for custom home building

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Get It in Writing

A home renovation is both a financial and emotional investment. We have heard hundreds of renovations stories, most of the tales end with happy homeowners, but that is not always the case. A renovation can go sideways when homeowners try to save money by cutting corners – by agreeing to a cash deal. Without a…

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INVESTING IN RENOVATIONS PAYS OFF IN MORE THAN DOLLARS

Compared to conventional financial investments that rise and fall with regular frequency, housing has proven to be a relatively stable and sound investment that keeps up with inflation in most years and outpaces it in others. Although few of us purchase a home strictly for its investment value, in practical terms it represents an asset…

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TRENDS IN HOME RENOVATION

Renovation trends reflect the changing needs of Canadian homeowners whether it’s creating room for aging parents, a home work space or simply a more enjoyable living environment. At the same time, quality and long-term value are paramount. Members of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association Renovation Council keep in close tough with the marketplace. You…

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BUILDING PERMIT – RENOVATION GREEN LIGHT

The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) believes If you are like most renovating homeowners, obtaining a building permit is probably unknown territory. When you hire a professional renovator, he will obtain the proper permits.  Here are some of the ins and outs of building permits. Why do I need a building permit? Your home…

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SELECTING A RENOVATOR

The first step in hiring a professional renovator is to collect names of companies that seem well suited for your project. Then you can follow these procedures with each of the companies. Prepare A List Of Points And Questions In Advance Make sure you cover the same ground with every company; otherwise you can’t really…

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