Category Archives: Cool Stuff

Averra Wins Georgie Award

Averra Developments took home Gold for the best Condo Renovation under $200k at the 2011 Georgie Awards Gala held by the Canadian Home Builders Association of BC on March 5th. A large part of our success with the Brown residence should be credited to the designer, Keith Chalmers. Keith designed a custom millwork/cabinet layout that  …

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Vancouver Green Building Code Tip#1 – Home Energy Monitors

As part of the City of Vancouver’s recently adopted “Green Building Code” all new homes must have an energy use monitor installed to pass final inspection, but it is also a really neat gadget to help everyone in the house be more aware of their hydro consumption and easy to install too. A bit of  …

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Piledriving in Trout Lake, Vancouver

We recently started a new home and laneway project for a client in the Trout Lake area of Vancouver. The land surrounding the lake is essentially a peat bog with the water table 3 feet below grade. Houses un-anchored to the rock solid glacial till 28-38 feet below grade will shift, crack, and deform over  …

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Welcome to our Blog

We hope to cover a lot of interesting topics on our blog. Top level categories we are considering: Green Building, Construction, Red Tape, Renovation Ideas, Planning and Design, Vancouver Real Estate, and Home Building. Feel free to send us a note if you have any ideas or a question which could be answered well through  …

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