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Category: Renovating

Try VRBA Expression of Interest

Thinking of building a new home or renovating? Try our online Expression of Interest making it easy to get quotes from VRBA’s professional contractors.   Visit vrba.ca/hire-a-vrba-member and fill out the form which is forwarded to members. There is no cost or...

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Reno Tax Credit Needed for Seismic Safety

Last week, was the annual Great BC Shakeout Day teaching residents to Drop, Cover and Hold On! These annual reminders are important, especially for school children that must become accustomed to living in an earthquake zone, despite the appearance of little seismic...

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Reno Tax Credit Needed for Seismic Safety

Recently there has been significant seismic activity along BC’s west coast. Three earthquakes registering between 4.5 and 5.6 magnitude were detected, in addition to a 6.2 earthquake the day before. A series of large earthquakes in Southern California also resulted in...

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Beware Asbestos in Home Renovations

Considering a renovation? Before you start, visit http://www.vrba.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/asbestos_hazards_homeowners.pdf and read the online brochure on asbestos often found in older homes. This is important information to protect your family and workers. Our...

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Reno Tax Credit Needed in BC

The BC govt generates billions of dollars from the Property Transfer Tax and should launch a renovation tax credit addressing a wide range of housing issues. Reno tax credits can assist with seismic improvements to thousands of older homes in our region. Experts say...

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