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Cost to Build a Home in Vancouver Rises

Posted by setton on January 13, 2015
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Cost to build a home in Vancouver has just gotten more expensive.

BC Building Code recently been changed

What’s changed and why is it now more costly to build a home in Vancouver

  • Major change – requirement for more insulation installed in the exterior walls
  • a 2 x 6 inch stud wall used to be adequate
  • now a double wall of 2 x 4’s is required
  • either that or you will need to install exterior rigid insulation w/ 2×6 wall – more costly.
  • Why is the city requiring this now? – Blame the environment. 🙂
  • joking – although capital cost is higher, your future energy heating costs will be lower.
    Refer to Part 9 of the BC Building Code – look for the highlighted grey areas to learn more about the changes.

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