Do you want to win tickets to the GVHBA Parade of Homes? Our team is incredibly excited to be participating in this annual tour celebrating its 25th year. This year we have partnered with the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association and Western Living Magazine for an exciting offer. Be sure to head on over to this link to learn how you can win free tickets to the parade and a 2 hour complimentary consultation with My House Design/Build Team!
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.
Read more to learn about the whole home.
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.
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!
Read More for the event details.
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 Year! The 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.
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.
Read more to view the finalists.
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.
BC Place Stadium
Wednesday February 21st 4 - 9 pm
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.
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!
Read More to view our 2018 Georgie Awards Finalists.
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.