Congratulations to our very own John Doig! He is now a Certified Passive House Tradesperson! We are very pleased to have him join this network of professionals looking to build better, and more efficient homes for the City of Vancouver! For more information on Passive House please visit: https://www.passivehousecanada.com/about-passive-house/
Wishing everyone a happy & healthy 2019! We can't wait to get our new builds & renovation projects started! We are back in the office starting January 2nd, 2019!
From our family to yours, we hope everyone gets a chance to spend time with their loved ones and takes some much needed time to rest and recharge this holiday season!
May your holiday season be merry & bright.
We will be closed from Dec 24th-Jan 1st, we will re-open on Jan 2nd, 2018.
The JDL Homes family recently celebrated the holiday season with a private catered event. Children & significant others were welcome and a great time was had by all! We wanted to host an event to acknowledge the hard work everyone has put in this year and to celebrate our successes. Here are some photos from the memorable evening!
In celebration of the holiday season, we will be closed from Monday Dec 24th - Jan 1st. We will re-open on January 2nd.
We're proud to announce that this summer, JDL Homes / 1910 Construction Group celebrated 13 years in business! Thank you to all of our past and current clients for trusting us with their projects. Whether it's a new build or a major renovation we strive to deliver excellence and peace of mind.
We've been nominated for the Top Choice Awards and would like to invite you to vote for us as the 2019 Top Home Builder in Vancouver! Please vote for us and fill out the short questionnaire at:
Voting is open November 1st, 2018 to January 2nd, 2019. Thank you in advance for your continued support!
Are you planning on building a duplex in Vancouver? Here's a brief list of benefits and drawbacks to consider.
What is a Duplex?
A duplex is a single residential property with two dwellings under one roof and a dividing wall between the two living spaces. Each side of the wall is a completely separate home, with its own entrance, parking space, yard and amenities. Usually duplexes are on one title, meaning both halves must be sold together, however, there are times when a duplex can be subdivided into two separate titles and each home sold separately.
What Are the Benefits?
What Are the Drawbacks of Building a Duplex?
As you can see the benefits greatly outweigh the drawbacks for building a duplex in Vancouver.
If you're considering building a duplex, contact us today to discuss your project.
What is a laneway house?
A laneway house is a smaller, detached home located where the garage would normally go on a single-family lot which includes a parking accessory (either inside or out). Unlike coach or infill houses, you cannot stratify or subdivide to sell the laneway house separately; it rides with the property like a basement suite. Currently, the maximum permitted floor area for a laneway house depends on the size of the lot it’s built on, but not counting allowable exclusions, they may not exceed 83.6 square metres (900 square feet). Laneway homes typically end up being between 700 and 1,000 square feet if you include the exclusions.
Can I build a laneway house on my property in Vancouver?
You can build a laneway house on any lot 32 feet or wider in any RS single family zone in Vancouver. Having said that, there are certain requirements & restrictions, one of the primary ones is that you need at least 16’ distance from the main house to the laneway. If you are not sure if your home is in an eligible zone, call 3-1-1 or you can look up your zoning online, using VanMap an online tool created by the City of Vancouver.
What are the benefits to building a laneway house?
Some of the key benefits of why you should build a laneway house includes:
If you are interested in building a Vancouver laneway house, contact us to learn more about our design-build process. We would love to discuss how our team can help you with your project. You can also email, phone, or visit the City's Development and Building Services Centre to learn more about regulations and the approval process of building a laneway.
For a comprehensive guide to laneway houses, please click here.
For the most up to date laneway information from the City of Vancouver, please click here.
There are many options out in the market for siding materials today. In this blog post we take a look at the pros and cons of fiber cement siding and why we choose to use the popular brand James Hardie.
As you can see the benefits of James Hardie fiber cement siding greatly outweigh the cons. This is why JDL Homes uses this material on majority of our projects. For more information on this product please visit their website, here.
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