Georgian Grandeur – A New Build In Surrey

New Build In Surrey

Historical elements mimicking the look of old estate homes was the major driving force behind the design of Georgian Grandeur, a new build in Surrey.  With its symmetrical styling, brick façade and square shape, this home resembles a stately manor from yesteryear.  But inside it has all the modern conveniences of today.

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2018 Ovation Awards Gala

2018 Ovation Awards Gala
On Saturday April 28th our team attended the 2018 Ovation Awards Gala. At this annual event the Greater Vancouver Home Builder's Association announced the winners for the Lower Mainlands premier housing awards.

For the first time, the gala was held at Parq Vancouver, the new luxury hotel and casino beside BC Place. The event was first class and the design of the hotel added an ambiance that can't be matched. Our team was incredibly honoured to be finalists in seven categories, including Residential Renovator of the Year. We're already looking forward to next year's gala!

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Read more to view our finalists.

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2018 National Award Winners

2018 National Award Winners
We are incredibly excited to announce that we are 2018 National Award Winners! These awards are are held by the Canadian Home Builder's Association, and exemplify housing excellence across the country. On Friday March 23rd our team attended the annual gala, this year held in Victoria, BC. We are honoured to have been nominated alongside such talented companies.
Congratulations to all of the other winners! We hope to see you next year!
Read more to see our award winning project, Urban Farmhouse.

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2018 Georgie Award Winners!

Georgie Award Winners
We are thrilled to announce that we are 2018 Georgie Award Winners! On Saturday March 10th our entire team attended the annual gala. It was an incredible evening made even better by two of our finalist Homeowners who joined us. Most of all we are humbled to be named BC's Residential Renovator of the Year for the fourth year in a row.
Congratulations to all of other winners! We look forward to seeing you next year!
Read more to view our Georgie Award winning projects.

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2018 Spring Home Reno Show!

Spring Home Reno Show
You're invited to the Spring Home Reno Show!

This Saturday March 17th our team will be at VanDusen Botanical Garden to meet you! This is a one day only home show put on by the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association. Show us photos of your upcoming project and ask us your questions - we want to hear them! And before you leave be sure to attend Graeme's 1pm seminar on How to Hire & Work with the Pros. We look forward to seeing you there!

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2018 Ovation Awards Finalists

My House Ovation Finalists
On Thursday March 1st our team attended the Ovation Awards Finalists Reception. At this annual event the Greater Vancouver Home Builder's Association announces the finalists for the Lower Mainlands premier housing awards: The Ovation Awards.

We are very excited to announce that three of our projects have become Finalists! In addition to this, we are thrilled to be a Finalist in the Grand Ovation category: Residential Renovator of the YearThe winner's will be announced at the Awards Gala on Saturday, April 28th 2018.

Stay tuned for the results!

Read more to see the finalists.

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2018 National Awards Finalists

national awards finalists

We are very excited to announce that two of our projects have become Finalists for the 2018 National Awards for Housing Excellence. Winner's will be announced at the Awards Gala on Friday, March 23rd 2018.  Stay tuned for the results!

In addition to this, we are thrilled to be a Finalist in the Renovator's Grand Georgies category: Customer Satisfaction. These results will be announced at the Georgie Awards gala on Saturday March 10th.

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2018 BC Home + Garden Show

bc home and garden show
Next week we will be at the BC Home and Garden Show and we can't wait to see you!

The BC Home + Garden Show is an annual event that showcases builders, renovators, designers, and material suppliers and manufacturers. It is a one stop shop for any homeowner looking to do build new, renovate, or gather information. In addition to installations and features there is the opportunity to hear from the home and garden world's experts.

My House's own, Graeme Huguet, will be speaking on The Design Build Process For Renovations & New Homes. You can catch him Thursday February 22nd at 4pm on the main stage.

We are located at booth #1422. If you happen to make it to the show we hope you come say hello!

To learn more about the show, visit their website.

To buy tickets, click here.

Event Details:
Wednesday February 21st - Sunday February 25th

BC Place Stadium
777 Pacific Blvd. Vancouver, BC

Wednesday February 21st      4 - 9 pm
Thursday February 22nd       12 - 9 pm
Friday February 23rd             12 - 9 pm
Saturday February 24th   10 am - 9 pm
Sunday February 25th     10 am - 6 pm

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Is Your Home Energy Efficient?

Built Green Seminar

Many of our clients come to us to help them improve the aesthetics and or function of their home – the spaces that they can see and use.  Things like comfort and energy efficiency are a lower priority, if a priority at all.  It’s not until we ask questions about the comfort of their home that energy efficiency becomes part of the discussion.

Do you have some rooms that are freezing in the winter, and sweltering in the summer?  What could be causing that?  Often, it can be attributed to a few factors – old leaky windows which allow for heat gain and loss, under insulated walls, or a poorly designed mechanical system.  When we assess a house as a whole, it creates the opportunity to improve your home in ways that do not affect the visuals, but can cause a marked improvement in the comfort of your home.

Read more to learn about how your home is given it's energy efficiency rating.

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2018 Georgie Award Finalists

2018 Georgie Award Finalists

We are very excited to announce these seven brilliant projects have become Finalists for the 2018 Georgie Awards. Winner's will be announced at the Awards Gala on Saturday, March 10th 2018.  Stay tuned for the results!

In addition to this, we are thrilled to be a Finalist in the Grand Georgies categories: Residential Renovator of the Year and Residential Builder of the Year!

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Winterization Bulletin

Winterization Bulletin

Please read this important winterization bulletin to ensure your home is prepared for winter.

Do You have automatic sprinklers?
It’s time for an annual irrigation system “blow out”. Fall winterization is recommended to ensure that your system does not freeze over the winter. Winterization involves more than just turning the water off, it is also recommended that water be forced out of your sprinkler pipes with an industrial compressor.

If you don’t already have an annual maintenance program set up, give us a call so that we can help you get set up.

Do you have a frost-free hose bib?
Frost-free bibs still require the removal of your hose in the winter ! Not removing hoses from hose bibs can trap water that will cause the fixture to freeze.

The tricky question of humidity levels…
Last winter was colder than normal for our area, as a result we had many calls regarding shrinking trims, cracking drywall and separating wood floor boards. The culprit is HUMIDITY.

Cold temperatures mean turning up the heat. Wood likes consistent humidity and temperatures. Wide fluctuations will cause trims and floors to shrink and expand, causing cracks and gaps.

Humidity in your home this time of year should be between 30% – 40%. A qualified HVAC technician can test the humidity levels in your home and determine if you would benefit from the installation of humidifier/dehumidifier.

In the meantime… if you go on holidays do not turn the heat down to save as it can end up costing in the long run.

Questions or assistance:
clientservices@myhousedesignbuild.com

Vancouver Fall Home Show 2017

Vancouver Fall Home Show 2017

Next week we will be at the Vancouver Fall Home Show and we can’t wait to see you!

The Vancouver Fall Home Show is an annual event that showcases builders, renovators, designers, and material suppliers and manufacturers. It is a one stop shop for any homeowner looking to build new, renovate, or gather information. With many knowledgeable and well known speakers there is something for everyone.

Be sure to stop by the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association’s booth, #307, to take a virtual tour of our newest project Modern Blend.

We are located at booths #335 & #126. If you happen to make it to the show we hope you come say hello!

To buy tickets, click here.
To visit the show’s website, click here.