SEASON 2 | Podcast Partners
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Season two explores whole-home renovations, aging in place, adaptability solutions, new high-performance and passive homes, duplex designs, small housing solutions, redesigned award-winning character homes, plus so much more! Co-hosts Mike and Jennifer-Lee ask the questions, so you get the answers to help build or renovate the home right for you.

Just Enough Podcast

JUST ENOUGH

How much is enough? Jake Fry, Founder of Smallworks and Co-founder of Small Housing BC, and Richard Bell of Bell Alliance LLP, and Director of Small Housing BC know how to reconfigure a single-family home to find a variety of affordable housing solutions for families of all configurations. Listen in as co-hosts Mike and Jennifer-Lee hear about creative ideas for single-family home ownership in Metro Vancouver.

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COUNT ME IN

With a Count Me In attitude, the possibilities are endless when building a home to live your life to the maximum. Todd Best of Best Builders talks to co-hosts Mike and Jennifer-Lee about the process of adapting homes for specific physical needs and aging in place, noting there is no better place than home. The key is planning and working with experienced professionals.

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GOOD BONES

Humble post-war bungalows, Vancouver specials, aging arts and crafts homes. Ready to teardown? Not so fast says Alex Dumitru of Level One Construction, who prefers to breathe new life into a home built with character and good bones. Listen in as Alex and Cara Hansen from Triple Dot Design share their inspiring Vancouver Special renovation story as featured in Western Living Magazine.

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PREFAB-ULOUS!

Extending the life of a traditional prefab Pan-Abode 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 as they explore whole-home renovations using state-of-the-art building science.

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PASSIVE PASSION

Passionate about everything Passive House, Nick Bray, of Nick Bray Architecture, shares his unlikely journey with Mike and Jennifer-Lee 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.

 

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SEEING DOUBLE

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.

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HOME CENTS

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 make your property work for you and maximize one of the greatest investments in your lifetime, your home.

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SEASON 1 | Podcast Partners
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More than just an inspiration board, season one tackles home building and renovations head on. Mike and Jenn talk with the pros who share industry tips and information on all the things you should think about and plan for, before you start your home building or renovation project, to get the best results.

SAW THE LIGHT

Shedding light on HAVAN, CEO Ron Rapp shares his personal insight on how you can find the resources to build your home right, the first time! You’ll also meet our co-hosts Mike and Jenn!

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Building Blocks Podcast

Building Blocks

Like shoring up blocks for a solid foundation, HAVAN Chair, and President of Shakespeare Homes & Renovations Mark Cooper, walks us through finding the right builder for your home building project.

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Nailing It Down Podcast

Nailing it Down

Budget. It’s not a scary word if you know how to nail it down the details with your builder in advance. Matt Senf of Sasen Homes offers planning strategies to help you manage your home building budget.

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Nuts & Bolts Podcast

Nuts & Bolts

Pre-design planning. With so many experts available, Joshua Young of Maestro Development unravels the mystery of who you need on your dream team, in particular, the expertise required to build a high-performance home.

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Measure Twice Cut Once JDL Homes

THE HIGH LIFE

What’s a high-performance home, and why does it matter to you? Doug Langford of JDL Homes looks behind the walls, enlightening listeners to the lifestyle benefits, costs and energy savings.

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Ami McKay Measure Twice Cut Once

FRAMED!

Interior Design choices impact all facets of homebuilding. Ami McKay, Principal Designer at Pure Design, frames her home design journey with wisdom, insight and finding the golden thread. Love the space you live in! Listen now!

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SCREW IT!

Building plans. Construction estimates. Material Selection. Trade quotes. Sarah Gallop, Founder of Sarah Gallop Design Inc breaks down the importance of the pre-construction planning stage, so you don’t get screwed down the line!

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ON THE LEVEL

Graeme Huguet, owner of My House Design/Build Team keeps the conversation real when discussing the construction phase. Realistic timelines, building permits, inspections, anticipating interruptions – a discussion, on the level.

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WHAT’S THE DRILL?

Kathy Yuen, owner of Phase One Design drills into the importance of keeping the communication channels open for the success of your home building project. Hint, it takes more than coffee and donuts!

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