Canadian Home Builders Association of Northern BC

Renovate Your Home

PROTECT YOURSELF!

Taken from: http://chba.ca/renovating/planning-renovation.aspx

Dealing with a professional renovator is your greatest protection against an incompetent or unfinished job. A written contract spells out the arrangements between you and your renovator and describes your renovation in detail. Professional renovators also carry workers' compensation, liability insurance and any licenses required by your province.

Planning Your Renovation

Taken from: http://chba.ca/renovating/planning-renovation.aspx

Great renovations begin with a vision and clear plans. Here's the place to get started on yours. Use the downloadable worksheets to develop your own list of changes, goals and priorities for your renovation.

The Renovation Roadmap

Taken from: http://chba.ca/renovation-roadmap.aspx

Renovating your home is an exciting process. This site will help you make the right choices and develop a clear map to reach your renovation goals.

When you renovate your home, the most important decisions need to be made before the work begins. With today's housing technology, you can increase the comfort of your home significantly by making it healthier and more energy efficient. This means better living for you and also helps to protect our environment by reducing greenhouse gasses and other pollutants.

Each section of this site provides information and tools you will need to map out your renovation plan. This includes how to set your goals, how to make your home healthier and more energy efficient, and how to find the right professional contractor.

Information located throughout the site links you to specific products from the Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA), Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).

Hiring a Contractor

Taken from: http://chba.ca/renovating/hiring-contractor.aspx

Hiring an experienced and knowledgeable renovator is key to a successful renovation project. You are placing what may be the largest asset you own - your home - in someone else's hands, along with your dreams. You are also inviting someone into your life for days, weeks, sometimes even longer. So you need to find a renovator you can trust and work with.