Category Archives: General

Raising a House in Vancouver

Building a brand new home while retaining heritage and character by raising a house in Vancouver can be a challenging but rewarding process. Here are a few of the top reasons homeowners and builders decide to raise a house instead of demolishing and building new.
1. Increased Density and Floor Space. The city of Vancouver has  …

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Averra on HTGV Massive Moves

Averra Developments on HGTV
Averra Developments big house move finally aired on HGTV’s show Massive Moves a couple weeks ago! The Vancouver heritage home was safely moved to its new home on Vancouver Island.
The HTGV show, Massive Moves shows the entire thing. Check out the Coastal Cruise episode.
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Making a Custom Teak Countertop

The use of teak in counter tops is becoming increasingly popular among designers and clients for its hardwood attributes, rich red/brown grains, and resistance to water and moisture.
Here is some of our advice and steps to helping you creating your own custom teak countertop.
Purchasing and Selecting Teak Raw Material
Most teak comes from sustainable  …

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So you want to renovate your Condo?

Renovating a condo can be a fulfilling and potentially rewarding experience. Often the floor plans and views in many Vancouver Condos are fantastic but the design and finishing required to mass produce the units creates an opportunity for the owner to add some personalization and improvement.
Recycled brick wall installations, floating vanities and faucets, and refinished concrete  …

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Save energy by using On-Demand Tankless Water Heaters

What is the most efficient source of hot water for your home?
Based on a recent study from the CMHC, comparing gas fired on-demand hot water heaters and conventional hot water holding tanks, the on demand water heaters proved to be the most cost effective using 46% less energy.
Although clearly the way to go for  …

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1915 Heritage Home move on Dunbar a Success; looking forward to the future.

The Dunbar character home that was featured in The Province, The Vancouver Sun, and on various Vancouver news broadcasts including the CBC has now been successfully moved from its original property and is waiting on a barge dock at the Southlands Musqeum Indian Reserve before crossing the Georgia Straight on its way to its new  …

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Moving a house in the Dunbar area of Vancouver to save it from Demolition

Our latest residential home build/development has had an
interesting start compared to the others. Typically new homes are designed and built to satisfy demand in the market and ultimately replace old homes that have little value left. These homes are demolished to make way for something that is better designed with energy efficiency in mind.

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Vancouver Street Life Filmed in 1907

We came across a Youtube video of early film footage of Vancouver in 1907 shot by Seattle filmmaker William Harbeck who tragically died on the Titanic as the voyages official film maker 5 years later. This video was recently found in an attic, restored and uploaded.
There were a couple of comments posted on the video  …

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