British Columbia is Canada’s 3rd largest province and home to the world’s most expensive hot dog. It’s filled with thousands of hiking trails, kilometers of coastline and families searching for the perfect space to call their own. For families in Northeastern British Columbia, choosing to build a home comes with a few considerations due to geographical and code restrictions. We’ve compiled the top 4 things you need to know about building a home in Northeastern British Columbia.
1. Build for the Climate
Northern BC can experience some of the most frigid temperatures in the country. It’s important to consider using top quality construction materials to ensure you, and your investment, are protected from the cold.
Jandel Homes has standard R60 Ceiling (Flat Ceiling), R40 Flooring and R22 Wall insulation in all of our homes. We’ve put this feature in place now, so you don’t have to spend thousands retrofitting your home at a later date. This extraordinary package keeps you warm throughout the harsh BC winter climate while keeping money in your pocket.
Note: We must upgrade our standard exterior wall insulation to R24 and once we get to Zone 7B (Fort Nelson). We also have to upgrade the windows to casement and add an HRV system to meet code.