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Environmental Considerations When Building A Custom Home

Important Considerations Being a custom home builder is an exciting and rewarding experience, but it also comes with some challenges. An important factor to consider when choosing a lot for your dream home is the geotechnical condition of the site. Different geographic areas have different soil types, groundwater levels, seismic hazards, and other factors that […]


January 30, 2024
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Brentwell Updates Residential

2023 Projects In Review & Trends For 2024

As we look forward to the new year, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the remarkable projects that we’ve undertaken in 2023. From custom execute homes to multifamily residential projects, our team has been lucky to work on projects in the heart of the Okanagan and Revelstoke. Join us as we reminisce on our […]


December 20, 2023
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Brentwell Updates Residential

 Transform Your Home for the Holidays

It’s that time of year again, a marathon of cooking and entertaining until New Year’s. Are you ready? It’s the time of year when your home and kitchen get a real workout. Preparing dinners for more people than usual, baking pies, frosting sugar cookies, and entertaining friends and family puts your home to the test. […]


November 30, 2023
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Brentwell Updates Residential

Leaning Into Mountain Living: Designing Your Ideal Mountain Retreat

Planning for your dream home If you’ve always had the dream of escaping to the mountains to build your forever home, or your perfect winter holiday getaway, there’s never a bad time to start planning. Likely, you already have an idea of what kind of retreat you picture yourself in – whether it’s sitting in […]


August 24, 2023
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Brentwell Updates Residential

Why Work With A Custom Home Builder?

Filling In The Unknowns Taking the initial leap to start on such a huge investment with a new custom home builder can seem like a huge risk. Custom homes are more than just an investment in your future, but they’re an expression of your lifestyle and personality. It can be challenging to open up to […]


July 25, 2023
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Brentwell Updates Commercial Residential

Colour Design Schemes For Your Custom Build

Where To Start? For many of our clients, weighing out paint colours can be one of the most difficult decisions. After going through the process of designing a home from a blank canvas, coming down to the final details of choosing a colour scheme for the interior of a home can seem consuming. From everything […]


June 22, 2023
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Brentwell Updates Commercial Residential

Building Community Through Multi-Family Housing

What Is A Multi-Family Development? Simply put, multi-family developments are houses or multi-unit complexes that share a variety of units within the same building or complex. These complexes could take the form of walk-up apartments, duplexes or fourplexes, or even courtyard apartments or rowhouses. Although each of the units are privately owned, they often share […]


May 26, 2023
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Brentwell Updates Residential

Tiny Homes: Are They Worth The Hype?

Living Big in a Tiny Home Tiny homes are a big buzzword right now, but how tiny are they really? And are they worth the commitment to downsizing?  Tiny homes have been a growing fad over the past few years because of rising home costs, and have coincided with the rise of minimalist trends due […]


April 25, 2023
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Brentwell Updates Residential

Custom Home Additional Dwelling Units

Additional Dwelling Units (ADUs) Spring in the Okanagan is finally in our foresight! Over the past few months of winter you’ve likely been scheming up your next big yard or housing project. Perhaps you know exactly what you want, but aren’t sure exactly where to start. You might be unsure about the necessary permit needs, […]


March 30, 2023
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Brentwell Updates Residential

Ideal Custom Home Styles

Choosing A Style? When thinking about your dream home, I’m sure immediate images of certain styles of “traditional” homes come to mind. If you grew up in the Irish countryside, maybe a Tudor-style farmhouse perked in the rolling hills comes to mind. Or if you grew up on the outskirts of a major city like […]


February 28, 2023

Commercial

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Brentwell Updates Commercial Residential

Environmental Considerations When Building A Custom Home

Important Considerations Being a custom home builder is an exciting and rewarding experience, but it also comes with some challenges. An important factor to consider when choosing a lot for your dream home is the geotechnical condition of the site. Different geographic areas have different soil types, groundwater levels, seismic hazards, and other factors that […]


January 30, 2024
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Commercial

Building Offices for the Future

Introduction The workplace has forever changed since pre-covid days. Working remotely for extended periods of time has changed our relationship to work and enhanced the need to create a work-life balance. For many large companies it’s made them reconsider how their office or storefront spaces operate as a whole, with more people inclined to choose […]


October 31, 2023
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Brentwell Updates Commercial Residential

Colour Design Schemes For Your Custom Build

Where To Start? For many of our clients, weighing out paint colours can be one of the most difficult decisions. After going through the process of designing a home from a blank canvas, coming down to the final details of choosing a colour scheme for the interior of a home can seem consuming. From everything […]


June 22, 2023
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Brentwell Updates Commercial Residential

Building Community Through Multi-Family Housing

What Is A Multi-Family Development? Simply put, multi-family developments are houses or multi-unit complexes that share a variety of units within the same building or complex. These complexes could take the form of walk-up apartments, duplexes or fourplexes, or even courtyard apartments or rowhouses. Although each of the units are privately owned, they often share […]


May 26, 2023
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Commercial Buildings Built to Withstand Canadian Climates

North, Strong, and Built with Climate in Mind When it comes to commercial building in Canada, there are several important considerations to keep in mind. The country’s diverse climate can pose challenges for commercial builders and commercial development companies. In the Okanagan we are familiar with working around intense summer heat and of course the […]


January 27, 2023
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Commercial

7 Types of Commercial Construction

Spaces Where People and Businesses Thrive Commercial construction is a multi-faceted industry and each project always has unique needs and purposes. As commercial builders in Vernon, we understand the nuances of each project, and how safety is the main concern in both the build and operation of the finished product. There are a number of […]


September 19, 2022
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Commercial Residential

Canadian Built: Quality Custom Homes & Commercial Developments

There’s no place like home! With Canada Day having come and gone this July, we wanted to continue celebrating being a Canadian construction company that is fortunate to work with other Canadian partners. Together we provide truly quality custom homes and commercial products that our communities can be proud of.  When you choose Canadian for […]


July 20, 2022
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5 Questions To Ask When Hiring A Commercial Construction Company

Determining the best possible commercial construction company can feel like a daunting task, many companies offer their services in this industry but not all may be the right fit for you. We recommend you consider the following 5 questions to ask when hiring a commercial construction company. What Background Does The Company Have? Commercial development […]


March 29, 2022
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Design Trends for Commercial Builds

Commercial Spaces for the Future There’s no doubt that building designs have required commercial builders to stay innovative with changing policies, trends and technology. At Brentwell we are dedicated to researching and staying on top of the latest and greatest trends that contribute to a space where people and businesses can thriv This article will […]


November 16, 2021
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5 Reasons to Start Planning your Commercial Construction Project Today

The new “normal” looks different this year – in fact, things have been looking different for quite a while now. However, now that businesses are shifting to meet the demands of guidelines, it’s safe to say that a new way of how businesses function is upon us. Even in the beginning, businesses had to adapt […]


August 30, 2021

High Performing / Net- Zero

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High Performing / Net- Zero Residential

Homes of the Future: High-Performance Structures

What is a High-Performance home? High-performance homes are those that use less energy than those built to the minimum code. There are a number of performance labels that define the standards by which these homes are built. Some of these labels are LEED, ENERGY STAR, and NetZero and NetZero Ready Homes. The underlying theme with […]


August 22, 2022
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High Performing / Net- Zero Residential

What is a High Performance Home?

The construction industry is undergoing a significant shift. With more and more evidence of human-caused climate change, the public appetite for green technology is at an all-time high. The average community member is seeing their utility bills continue to rise with no end in sight. The time is ripe for exploration into greener technologies, both […]


July 23, 2021

Residential

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Brentwell Updates Commercial Residential

Environmental Considerations When Building A Custom Home

Important Considerations Being a custom home builder is an exciting and rewarding experience, but it also comes with some challenges. An important factor to consider when choosing a lot for your dream home is the geotechnical condition of the site. Different geographic areas have different soil types, groundwater levels, seismic hazards, and other factors that […]


January 30, 2024
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Brentwell Updates Residential

2023 Projects In Review & Trends For 2024

As we look forward to the new year, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the remarkable projects that we’ve undertaken in 2023. From custom execute homes to multifamily residential projects, our team has been lucky to work on projects in the heart of the Okanagan and Revelstoke. Join us as we reminisce on our […]


December 20, 2023
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Brentwell Updates Residential

 Transform Your Home for the Holidays

It’s that time of year again, a marathon of cooking and entertaining until New Year’s. Are you ready? It’s the time of year when your home and kitchen get a real workout. Preparing dinners for more people than usual, baking pies, frosting sugar cookies, and entertaining friends and family puts your home to the test. […]


November 30, 2023
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Brentwell Updates Residential

Leaning Into Mountain Living: Designing Your Ideal Mountain Retreat

Planning for your dream home If you’ve always had the dream of escaping to the mountains to build your forever home, or your perfect winter holiday getaway, there’s never a bad time to start planning. Likely, you already have an idea of what kind of retreat you picture yourself in – whether it’s sitting in […]


August 24, 2023
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Brentwell Updates Residential

Why Work With A Custom Home Builder?

Filling In The Unknowns Taking the initial leap to start on such a huge investment with a new custom home builder can seem like a huge risk. Custom homes are more than just an investment in your future, but they’re an expression of your lifestyle and personality. It can be challenging to open up to […]


July 25, 2023
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Brentwell Updates Commercial Residential

Colour Design Schemes For Your Custom Build

Where To Start? For many of our clients, weighing out paint colours can be one of the most difficult decisions. After going through the process of designing a home from a blank canvas, coming down to the final details of choosing a colour scheme for the interior of a home can seem consuming. From everything […]


June 22, 2023
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Brentwell Updates Commercial Residential

Building Community Through Multi-Family Housing

What Is A Multi-Family Development? Simply put, multi-family developments are houses or multi-unit complexes that share a variety of units within the same building or complex. These complexes could take the form of walk-up apartments, duplexes or fourplexes, or even courtyard apartments or rowhouses. Although each of the units are privately owned, they often share […]


May 26, 2023
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Brentwell Updates Residential

Tiny Homes: Are They Worth The Hype?

Living Big in a Tiny Home Tiny homes are a big buzzword right now, but how tiny are they really? And are they worth the commitment to downsizing?  Tiny homes have been a growing fad over the past few years because of rising home costs, and have coincided with the rise of minimalist trends due […]


April 25, 2023
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Brentwell Updates Residential

Custom Home Additional Dwelling Units

Additional Dwelling Units (ADUs) Spring in the Okanagan is finally in our foresight! Over the past few months of winter you’ve likely been scheming up your next big yard or housing project. Perhaps you know exactly what you want, but aren’t sure exactly where to start. You might be unsure about the necessary permit needs, […]


March 30, 2023
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Brentwell Updates Residential

Ideal Custom Home Styles

Choosing A Style? When thinking about your dream home, I’m sure immediate images of certain styles of “traditional” homes come to mind. If you grew up in the Irish countryside, maybe a Tudor-style farmhouse perked in the rolling hills comes to mind. Or if you grew up on the outskirts of a major city like […]


February 28, 2023