Record Numbers Registered for Home Renovation Seminar
GREATER VANCOUVER - The event was geared to homeowners considering renovations. To help homeowners make informed decisions, the GVHBA Renovation Council – in partnership with BC Hydro, Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation and FortisBC –guided homeowners through the various stages of the renovation process, including design and planning, legal and contracts, selecting a renovator, municipal permits and inspections, and living through a renovation. Presenters included prominent Metro Vancouver renovators, a construction lawyer, a senior municipal building official, and a technical expert sharing the latest in green renovations. The seminar moderator was GVHBA past chairman Todd Senft, an award-winning home-renovation professional.
The exhibition area featured more than 40 RenoMark renovators and suppliers of home-improvement products and services. About $7.8 billion is expected to be spent on home renovation and improvement in B.C. this year, of which $4.4 billion will be spent in Metro Vancouver alone. Seminar attendees learned about RenoMark, an industry-led national program designed to provide greater confidence to homeowners when hiring renovation contractors. To be accepted into the program, contractors are obliged to abide by a 10-condition code of conduct.