Heritage home renovations in Vancouver are becoming increasingly complex due to the city’s heritage building codes and environmental standards. Most buildings built in the 1950s or earlier have to be completely gutted to meet the cities current environmental standards. As a result, all that remains of some heritage homes are the exterior facade.

Furthermore, any renovation plan must be approved with a permit from the city of Vancouver. This process can be long and challenging for the owners. A lot of time can be wasted obtaining a development permit if the owner is not prepared.

These are not the only challenges heritage homeowners have to face for a renovation project. The cost of required materials can be substantial too. And finding an experienced heritage renovation company is also difficult. Heritage renovations are often very complex and will require a renovation team with intimate knowledge of the requirements.

The Value of Renovating a Heritage Home

Heritage homes are often on valuable real estate, which means that the prices are already high compared to other housing in the city. Furthermore, the style of heritage homes is highly sought after. Add all these factors together, and you get a home bursting with potential for the right owner.

Working with an experienced team is the best way to maximize the value of a heritage home and minimize your stress. At Best Builders, we have a wealth of experience renovating heritage homes and buildings in Vancouver. We assist with the planning process, obtaining permits, and development stages. Contact us today to learn more.

Best Builders has been renovating older homes and building new ones for over 20 years. They are a multiple-award-winning builder that brings fine craftmanship to projects, turning dreams into reality. If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about your home project, please call us at (604) 943-2378 or email us at info@bestbuilders.ca

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