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New Building Bylaws in Vancouver

If you are planning to build a house in Vancouver this year, get your permits in place before June 30 because the City of Vancouver Building Bylaw has been extended to July 1. It was supposed to come into effect in March, but lobbying by the home builders and building product manufacturers forced the city to extend the deadline.

"The Bylaw will add from $7,000 to $10,000 to every new house," estimates Bob DeWitt, executive vice-president of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association.

The Bylaw bans doorknobs, requires electrical car plug-ins and ushers in some of the toughest energy requirements in Canada.

Alexandra Axsen
Owner/Managing Broker
Lake Okanagan Realty
Tel: 250.870.2792
Fax: 778.484.5252
506 Doyle Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6V8