Draft On Site Design Studio Blog

Why The BC Energy Step Code Is Important

In April 2017, the provincial government adopted the BC Energy Step Code. While the Step Code has been embraced by many Cities, Builders, Designers and Homeowners, there are some people who have asked why it was created in the first place. Here at Draft On Site, we...

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The 7 Steps to Building a Custom Home

Building a custom home is exciting! At the same time, the process can feel intimidating, especially if you have not been through it before. In our experience, there are seven important steps to building a custom home with your Vancouver Home Designer… and an...

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BC Energy Step Code Requirements By City

The BC Energy Step Code has now been in place for over a year. However, we find many clients are still confused about how the Step Code works and what level is in place for them, mostly because each City implements its own rules about how the Step Code applies to...

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HAVAN

Earlier this year, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association (also known as the GVHBA) became the Homebuilders Association Vancouver (or HAVAN). As a proud member of the organization, Draft On Site is looking forward to a number of partnerships with HAVAN...

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12 Eco-Friendly Materials for your Custom Home Design

In recent years, we have seen a shift in Custom Home Design, with many of our clients wanting to make their homes more eco-friendly. One of the best ways to do this is through the materials used to build a new home. Look for materials that minimize your environmental...

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9 Tips for Renovating a Character Home in Vancouver

Buying a character home can be exciting. Renovating a character home in Vancouver, however, can feel overwhelming. It does not have to, though. With a few simple tips, the process can be quite smooth. That is why, today, we are going through nine tips to assist you...

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