Can Kootenay factory-built homes help B.C.’s housing crisis?

By Tyler Harper
Creston Valley Advance
June 10, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada West

“We have a lack of trades and the cost of housing has gotten out of control for every Canadian,” says Ryan Dore, who works as a consultant in Castlegar with Eagle Homes, which builds and sells custom modular housing. “So we need more efficient, better ways to build. For a traditional stick-built home, construction is entirely on-site, involves multiple companies, and can be delayed by changing costs, supply chain issues, the availability of tradespeople and even weather. Eagle Homes, by contrast, builds its units to near completion in a factory before delivering to the owner’s land where the finishing touches are made. The company’s staff build the homes using its own supply stock. …Last month, the provincial government announced a $6.7-million investment into the construction of a new Kalesnikoff Timber facility based out of Castlegar that will create modular buildings using mass timber as well as 100 new jobs. 

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