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B.C. building code changes will add $5,000 to $10,000 to cost of constructing a new home, GVHBA head says

B.C.'s residential building code has been updated, with important new rules about HVAC/R systems, insulation, and the performance of windows and doors.


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November 26, 2014 by Steve Payne

Are the new energy-efficiency regulations in the revised B.C. Building Code going to help or hurt renovators in the province?

Let us know what you think of the changes, if you have thought about them at all.

According to this article posted on the website of Vancouver radio station News 1130, the head of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Associatino (GVHBA), Bob de Wit, says that the code changes could add anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000 to the COST (yikes) of a new home build in his region, depending which jurisdiction the contractor is building in, and how the code gets interpreted there.

Wow, that’s a lot of money.

 


Steve Payne

Steve Payne

Steve Payne is the editor of Canadian Contractor magazine
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1 Comment » for B.C. building code changes will add $5,000 to $10,000 to cost of constructing a new home, GVHBA head says
  1. Marcel Gelinas says:

    The building inspector apply their own code depending on their interpretation because in the code there is nothing precise it is all opened to the inspector to play with . It is very hard for a builder to fix a cost on something because one inspector want something and another inspector in the same office want something different.Also they change their way to apply the code for each builder

    Marcel Gelinas