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Log home construction

Interim changes to the National Building Code of Canada 2010 (NBC) that were published in December 2012 included incorporation of energy efficiency requirements for housing and small buildings. Some of the new requirements affect the construction of log homes. To help Code users understand these changes, the following questions...

By: bob | Posted: December 22, 2015
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Home Measurement & Floor Plan Services & the MLS

March 23, 2011 Home measurement and floor-plan companies are spreading like wildfire across the country. They are the way of the future in the real estate business and the MLS. The ads are enticing and explain how agents will make more money by including these services as a regular...

By: bob | Posted: December 22, 2015
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EnerGuide rated new homes

An EnerGuide rating shows a standard measure of your home’s energy performance. It shows you (and future buyers) exactly how energy efficient your home is. The rating is calculated based on standard operation assumptions so that you can compare the energy performance of one house against another. The home’s...

By: bob | Posted: December 22, 2015
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Safe Harbour

The district of Ucluelet, B.C. may be hard to pronounce for some people, but it’s easy on the eyes for everyone who visits this outer west coast Vancouver Island community. When Doug and Mary McCulloch, of Kamloops, in central B.C., wanted to build a log home “away from the...

By: bob | Posted: December 15, 2015