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Homes Built For Entertaining

‘Tis the season! When we think about holiday entertaining, it’s a lot more than about decorating our homes for the holidays. Entertaining this time of year can be stressful. Trying to accommodate your space for all your friends and family can feel tight or clunky. We know some clients who plan for this in their […]


November 28, 2022
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Brentwell Updates Residential

Custom Home Vs. Spec Home

Would you know the difference? Both these home types can pop into neighbourhoods, and from external perception, it is hard to determine the difference between the two. A broad way to sum it up is how involved the homeowners are in the project. We’ll speak to the specific differences in this blog.  Firstly, what is […]


October 24, 2022
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Brentwell Updates 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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Brentwell Updates 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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Brentwell Updates 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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Brentwell Updates Residential

Curb Appeal: Custom Home Exterior Trends

Enhanced Home Exteriors Your home’s exterior can be just as important as its interior. It’s often the first part of your custom home which brings you that sense of pride and satisfaction. Being a construction company specializing in custom homes gives us exposure to all the trends people are talking about! With summer coming in […]


June 27, 2022
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Brentwell Updates Residential

Choosing The Right Lot For Your Custom Home

Don’t Forget About Your Foundations For Your Custom Home Building your very own custom home can be an exciting endeavour, designing the kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms in the best layout for you. In all the excitement about the home design itself, many forget the importance of the lot for which the home will be built. […]


May 18, 2022
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5 Myths About Building A Custom Home

Common Misconceptions Building a custom home from the ground up is a dream many Canadians have. But those dreams can feel crushed under the pressure of the budget and feeling like you can attain the wealth required to build and not knowing when the home will be finished. What if we told you that these […]


April 21, 2022
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Brentwell Updates Commercial

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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A Glance at 2022 Custom Home Trends 

Living Environments that are Functional and Adaptable! As custom home builders, we know that building your dream home needs to marry practicality with sustainable solutions for changing lifestyles. This is why we are glad to be able to share some of the year’s custom home trends. These trends are capturing the essence of functional living […]


March 8, 2022

Commercial

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Brentwell Updates 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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Brentwell Updates 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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Brentwell Updates Commercial

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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Brentwell Updates Commercial

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
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How To Find The Right Commercial Construction Contractor For Your Business

Every business is unique in its own way. As an exercise for the reader, think about how many businesses and companies you interact with weekly. The number may astound you. We live, work and play in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. We also have the pleasure of interacting with many stellar businesses offering a seemingly unlimited […]


April 26, 2021
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Brentwell Updates Commercial

How To Plan A Seamless Commercial Construction Project

The Okanagan is a fantastic place to live and do business. We’re fortunate to have enough variety in lifestyle, with the various cities offering different commercial opportunities. In Vernon, where we conduct most of our business, there’s a growing need for commercial space due to consumer demand.  At the time of this writing, the Vernon […]


February 16, 2021

High Performing / Net- Zero

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Brentwell Updates 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 Residential

Homes Built For Entertaining

‘Tis the season! When we think about holiday entertaining, it’s a lot more than about decorating our homes for the holidays. Entertaining this time of year can be stressful. Trying to accommodate your space for all your friends and family can feel tight or clunky. We know some clients who plan for this in their […]


November 28, 2022
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Brentwell Updates Residential

Custom Home Vs. Spec Home

Would you know the difference? Both these home types can pop into neighbourhoods, and from external perception, it is hard to determine the difference between the two. A broad way to sum it up is how involved the homeowners are in the project. We’ll speak to the specific differences in this blog.  Firstly, what is […]


October 24, 2022
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Brentwell Updates 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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Brentwell Updates 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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Brentwell Updates Residential

Curb Appeal: Custom Home Exterior Trends

Enhanced Home Exteriors Your home’s exterior can be just as important as its interior. It’s often the first part of your custom home which brings you that sense of pride and satisfaction. Being a construction company specializing in custom homes gives us exposure to all the trends people are talking about! With summer coming in […]


June 27, 2022
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Brentwell Updates Residential

Choosing The Right Lot For Your Custom Home

Don’t Forget About Your Foundations For Your Custom Home Building your very own custom home can be an exciting endeavour, designing the kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms in the best layout for you. In all the excitement about the home design itself, many forget the importance of the lot for which the home will be built. […]


May 18, 2022
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Brentwell Updates Residential

5 Myths About Building A Custom Home

Common Misconceptions Building a custom home from the ground up is a dream many Canadians have. But those dreams can feel crushed under the pressure of the budget and feeling like you can attain the wealth required to build and not knowing when the home will be finished. What if we told you that these […]


April 21, 2022
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Brentwell Updates Residential

A Glance at 2022 Custom Home Trends 

Living Environments that are Functional and Adaptable! As custom home builders, we know that building your dream home needs to marry practicality with sustainable solutions for changing lifestyles. This is why we are glad to be able to share some of the year’s custom home trends. These trends are capturing the essence of functional living […]


March 8, 2022
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Brentwell Updates Residential

The Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

What is Spray Foam insulation? Spray foam insulation is a leading alternative to the traditional blankets of fibreglass wool or loose fill. This type of foam is a product created by combining isocyanate and polyol resin, which when mixed with each other expands 30-60 times its liquid volume after being sprayed in place. The foam […]


January 31, 2022
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The Endless Possibilities of Building in the Okanagan

Why Build in the Okanagan? New home construction in Vernon and the surrounding area is no doubt growing. With picturesque landscapes and ideal climates for enjoying the seasons all year long, this doesn’t come as a surprise. The Okanagan is the perfect place for young families to get started and older generations looking for a […]


December 17, 2021