Consumer Resources

If you are building a new home or renovating, review the following links:

Hiring a contractor

– Before hiring a contractor, watch our video on YouTube. It’s only a few minutes long and may help you avoid challenges with your new home or renovation.

– This is VRBA’s TV ad appearing on CTV. Only 30 seconds and says it all! 

– Be diligent and get references and competitive quotes from VRBA’s qualified contractors using our Expression of Interest Form. VRBA members are the leaders in sustainable West Coast design and construction. 

– Find out about green building and the Built Green Canada program. 

Financing/Insurance

Click here for the latest financing info from CMHC. 

– See how much you can afford using this easy mortgage affordability calculator by CMHC.

Building

– If you are having a home built, here is the residential construction performance guide.

– Looking at a property? Here is BC Assessment’s online comparison tool.

Renovations

– Considering a renovation? Before you start, read this brochure on asbestos in homes. This is important information to protect your family and any workers. Our advice is to hire a professional contractor. 

Costs

– Get a general idea of costs per sq ft at bdconsultants.com.

Rebates

– Rebates for Energy Efficiency Upgrades – Check out the list of grants here.

Contact Us

Location

1 – 3690 Carey Rd.
Victoria BC
V8Z 4C2

Contact

250-383-5044