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Measure Twice, Cut Once

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Your biggest home building questions answered by the pros.
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Bobby Purba of By Design Construction and Alisa Aragon-Lloyd of Bridgestone Financing Pros understand the power of building your team when you are looking to buy real estate in Metro Vancouver to build or renovate. Listen in as Mike and Jennifer-Lee of Measure Twice, Cut Once learn about the importance of having good people on your team, to leverage your property and make it work for you to maximize one of the greatest investments in your lifetime, your home. Thank you to our podcast partners:FortisBCBC HydroBC HousingRami Filmshttps://havan.ca/measuretwicecutonce/ 
 How much is my house going to cost me is the most common question asked of builders. Shira of DOS Design Group and Damian of Newcombe Wood Concepts and Construction suggest working from the top down. Establish your budget, then talk to your designer and builder to help determine your project to define your cost per square foot.  Measure Twice, Cut Once co-hosts Jennifer-Lee and Mike tackle how to establish a cost per square foot. Thank you to our podcast partners:FortisBCBC HydroBC HousingRami Filmshttps://havan.ca/measuretwicecutonce/ 
Jamie Banfield Design and Babak from Condoworks Design Renovations understand the power of good design when looking to renovate cookie-cutter condo floor plans. Knowing what to look for in a building will help you locate and renovate the home right for you. Join Jennifer-Lee and Mike on Measure Twice, Cut Once as they explore the possibilities of condo renovations. Condo living has never felt so good!Thank you to our podcast partners:FortisBCBC HydroBC HousingRami Filmshttps://havan.ca/measuretwicecutonce/ 
 Doubling down on a housing type not readily allowed in all Metro Vancouver municipalities has Kiff Mowat of Davenport Homes and his brother Cam seeing double. These brothers know first-hand how a duplex can provide an affordable approach to living in a ground-oriented home. Listen in as Jennifer-Lee and Mike from Measure Twice, Cut Once learn about the brothers’ journey from living in condos, to building a duplex with suites, to house four families.  Thank you to our podcast partners:FortisBCBC HydroBC HousingRami Filmshttps://havan.ca/measuretwicecutonce/ 
Passionate about everything Passive House, Nick Bray, of Nick Bray Architecture, shares his unlikely journey with Mike and Jennifer-Lee on Measure Twice, Cut Once, about building a 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom high-performance house on a 25-foot-wide peat bog in Vancouver. Bonus! Lucila Diaz of Harmony Sense Interiors shares her expansive design solutions. Thank you to our podcast partners:FortisBCBC HydroBC HousingRami Filmshttps://havan.ca/measuretwicecutonce/ 
Extending the life of a traditional prefab Pan-Abobe home with factory-built panelized wall systems, Steve Kemp of Kemp Construction believes you can add life to almost any home, noting the ones with quirky designs often yield the best results. Join Mike and Jennifer-Lee on Measure Twice, Cut Once as they explore whole-home renovations using state-of-the-art building science.Thank you to our podcast partners:FortisBCBC HydroBC HousingRami Filmshttps://havan.ca/measuretwicecutonce/ 
Humble post-war bungalows, Vancouver specials, aging arts and crafts homes. Ready to teardown? Not so fast says Alex Dumitru of Level One Construction, who prefers to breathe new life into a home built with character and good bones. Listen in as Alex and Cara Hansen from Triple Dot Design share their inspiring Vancouver Special renovation story, on Measure Twice, Cut Once, as featured in Western Living Magazine.Thank you to our podcast partners:FortisBCBC HydroBC HousingRami Filmshttps://havan.ca/measuretwicecutonce/ 
With a Count-Me-In attitude, the possibilities are endless when building a home to live your life to the maximum. Todd Best of Best Builders talks to co-hosts Mike and Jennifer-Lee about the process of adapting homes for specific physical needs and aging in place, noting there is no better place than home. The key is planning and working with experienced professionals. Thank you to our podcast partners:FortisBCBC HydroBC HousingRami Filmshttps://havan.ca/measuretwicecutonce/ 
 How much is enough? Jake Fry, Founder of Smallworks and Co-founder of Small Housing BC, and Richard Bell of Bell Alliance LLP, and Director of Small Housing BC know how to reconfigure a single-family home to find a variety of affordable housing solutions for families of all configurations. Listen in as co-hosts Mike and Jennifer-Lee hear about creative ideas for single-family home ownership in Metro Vancouver. Thank you to our podcast partners:FortisBCBC HydroBC HousingRami Filmshttps://havan.ca/measuretwicecutonce/ 
Kathy Yuen, owner of Phase One Design drills into the importance of keeping the communication channels open for the success of your home building project. Hint, it takes more than coffee and donuts!
Graeme Huguet, owner of My House Design/Build Team keeps the conversation real when discussing the construction phase. Realistic timelines, building permits, inspections, anticipating interruptions – a discussion, on the level.
Building plans. Construction estimates. Material Selection. Trade quotes. Sarah Gallop, founder of Sarah Gallop Design Inc walks you through the pre-construction planning stage, so you don’t get screwed down the line!
Interior Design choices impact all facets of homebuilding. More than just surface material, Ami McKay, President and Principal Designer at Pure Design, frames her home design journey with wisdom, insight and finding that golden thread.
What’s a high-performance home, and why does it matter to you? Doug Langford of JDL Homes looks behind the walls, enlightening listeners to the lifestyle benefits, costs, and energy savings.
Pre-design planning. With so many experts available, Joshua Young of Maestro Development unravels the mystery of who you need on your team, noting their expertise to build a high-performance home.https://havan.ca/nuts-and-bolts-podcast/ Thank You to our Podcast PartnersCheck out FortisBC for their latest rebatesBC Hydro offer Power Smart solutions, including rebates and more!Powered by Rami FilmsContest Alert!Listen, like and share for your chance to win a gas BBQ compliments of our Podcast Partner FortisBC.
Budget. It’s not a scary word if you know how to nail down the details with your builder in advance. Matt Senf of Sasen Homes offers planning strategies to help you manage your home building budget. Thank you to our podcast partners:FortisBCBC Hydrohavan.ca/measuretwicecutonce
Like shoring up blocks in a solid foundation, HAVAN’s Chair Mark Cooper, President of Shakespeare Homes & Renovations, walks us through finding the right builder for your home building project.Thank you to our podcast partners: FortisBCBC Hydrohttps://havan.ca/measuretwicecutonce/ 
Shedding light on HAVAN, CEO Ron Rapp shares his personal insight on how you can find the resources to build your home right, the first time! You’ll also meet our co-hosts Mike and Jenn!www.havan.ca/measuretwicecutonce 
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