18 episodes

Your biggest home building questions answered by the pros.

Measure Twice, Cut Once HAVAN

    • Education

Your biggest home building questions answered by the pros.

    Home Cents: Leverage your property investment

    Home Cents: Leverage your property investment

    Bobby Purba of By Design Construction and Alisa Aragon-Lloyd of Bridgestone Financing Pros understand the power of building your team when you are looking to buy real estate in Metro Vancouver to build or renovate. Listen in as Mike and Jennifer-Lee of Measure Twice, Cut Once learn about the importance of having good people on your team, to leverage your property and make it work for you to maximize one of the greatest investments in your lifetime, your home.

    Thank you to our podcast partners:
    FortisBC
    BC Hydro
    BC Housing
    Rami Films

    https://havan.ca/measuretwicecutonce/ 

    • 55 min
    Scope & Cost: Know the Real Cost of Home Renovation and Building

    Scope & Cost: Know the Real Cost of Home Renovation and Building

     How much is my house going to cost me is the most common question asked of builders. Shira of DOS Design Group and Damian of Newcombe Wood Concepts and Construction suggest working from the top down. Establish your budget, then talk to your designer and builder to help determine your project to define your cost per square foot.  Measure Twice, Cut Once co-hosts Jennifer-Lee and Mike tackle how to establish a cost per square foot.

    Thank you to our podcast partners:
    FortisBC
    BC Hydro
    BC Housing
    Rami Films

    https://havan.ca/measuretwicecutonce/ 

    • 32 min
    Condo Renos: Listen from the pros before you begin!

    Condo Renos: Listen from the pros before you begin!

    Jamie Banfield Design and Babak from Condoworks Design Renovations understand the power of good design when looking to renovate cookie-cutter condo floor plans. Knowing what to look for in a building will help you locate and renovate the home right for you. Join Jennifer-Lee and Mike on Measure Twice, Cut Once as they explore the possibilities of condo renovations. Condo living has never felt so good!

    Thank you to our podcast partners:
    FortisBC
    BC Hydro
    BC Housing
    Rami Films

    https://havan.ca/measuretwicecutonce/ 

    • 46 min
    Seeing Double: Duplex Homes and lifestyle benefits

    Seeing Double: Duplex Homes and lifestyle benefits

     Doubling down on a housing type not readily allowed in all Metro Vancouver municipalities has Kiff Mowat of Davenport Homes and his brother Cam seeing double. These brothers know first-hand how a duplex can provide an affordable approach to living in a ground-oriented home. Listen in as Jennifer-Lee and Mike from Measure Twice, Cut Once learn about the brothers’ journey from living in condos, to building a duplex with suites, to house four families. 

    Thank you to our podcast partners:
    FortisBC
    BC Hydro
    BC Housing
    Rami Films

    https://havan.ca/measuretwicecutonce/ 

    • 34 min
    Passive Passion: Lifestyle benefits of living in a passive home

    Passive Passion: Lifestyle benefits of living in a passive home

    Passionate about everything Passive House, Nick Bray, of Nick Bray Architecture, shares his unlikely journey with Mike and Jennifer-Lee on Measure Twice, Cut Once, about building a 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom high-performance house on a 25-foot-wide peat bog in Vancouver. Bonus! Lucila Diaz of Harmony Sense Interiors shares her expansive design solutions.

    Thank you to our podcast partners:
    FortisBC
    BC Hydro
    BC Housing
    Rami Films

    https://havan.ca/measuretwicecutonce/ 

    • 31 min
    Prefab-ulous! Panelized and factory built homes!

    Prefab-ulous! Panelized and factory built homes!

    Extending the life of a traditional prefab Pan-Abobe home with factory-built panelized wall systems, Steve Kemp of Kemp Construction believes you can add life to almost any home, noting the ones with quirky designs often yield the best results. Join Mike and Jennifer-Lee on Measure Twice, Cut Once as they explore whole-home renovations using state-of-the-art building science.

    Thank you to our podcast partners:
    FortisBC
    BC Hydro
    BC Housing
    Rami Films

    https://havan.ca/measuretwicecutonce/ 

    • 32 min