Category: Building Codes and Legislation

Kimberley Modular Home - Kitchen and Dining Room - Show Home Model

Modular Quality

There are some perceptions that factory-built homes are somehow built to a different quality than site-building. That’s true! Jandel’s modular homes are built stronger than their site-built counterparts.

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Building Codes and Legislation | August 25th, 2016

Alberta Energy Code Changes

The Alberta government has adopted the National Energy Code for Buildings and is implementing new energy efficiency requirements on all new homes built in the province, effective November 1, 2016. Homes built prior to November 1 are exempt from the legislation. What does this mean for you? If you are building a new custom order […]

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Building Codes and Legislation | February 28th, 2014

New Home Buyer Protection Act – Reminder

As of February 1, 2014, every new home that is built [and located] in the province of Alberta must be covered by the warranty standards set out in the New Home Buyer Protection Act. This legislation was enacted in December of 2012 and went live in February. Under the Act, a building permit cannot be […]

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Building Codes and Legislation | January 16th, 2014

Legislative Changes to Home Warranties for Albertans

The “New Home Buyer Protection Act” passed and it will require builders in Alberta to provide home warranty coverage for all new homes built in the province starting February 1, 2014. While Jandel Homes has always offered warranty coverage, not every builder has. Even though the Act will add a small surcharge onto the cost […]

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Building Codes and Legislation | February 2nd, 2012

Today’s Modular Home Building Codes

Today’s building codes for modular homes are nothing like the mobile homes of the past.  Back in the 1970s, a mobile home was built to a less stringent code than is used today.  The norm back then was 2’x4’ exterior walls. That gets chilly in a Canadian winter!  Today, that home wouldn’t be allowed to […]

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