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HPO Online Services Scheduled for Maintenance - December 17

The HPO wishes to advise that some online services will be unavailable between 5:00pm to midnight on Wednesday, December 17 for routine maintenance. The HPO website will be available.

However, the following services will not be available during this time: the New Homes Registry, the Public Registry of Licensed Residential Builders and Building Envelope Renovators, New Licence and Owner Builder Authorization applications, and the Licensed Builder Portal.

Thank you for your patience while the maintenance is underway.


2014 Licensed Residential Builder Survey - Now Online

There's still time to be part of our annual province-wide survey of Licensed Residential Builders for 2014. Join the over 700 builders who have already responded. You can complete the online survey from the convenience of your computer, tablet or smart phone. Check your email inbox for an invitation from HPO and Sentis Research. This invitation will have your unique link to participate in the survey.  

We want your feedback and have extended our deadline. Take a few minutes to share your opinions with us by December 23.  

Maintenance Matters #14

Check out our newest Maintenance Matters bulletin – Avoiding Exhaust Duct Problems. This informative bulletin explains the importance of a well-maintained system and helps homeowners identify and solve common issues with ducting around the home.

Building Smart Webinars

Check out the HPO’s series of free, recorded webinars. Presented in partnership with industry partners, these presentations feature timely and relevant topics to British Columbia's home building industry. Learn more.

Building BC - Summer 2014

Read the latest edition of our Building BC e-newsletter. Check out an updated version of the Residential Construction Performance Guide, details on the International Conference on Housing & Home Warranty, Building Smart #20 information, and more.

Residential Construction Performance Guide

Check out the revised and expanded edition of this free online guide for homeowners and builders. It explains how new homes should perform and which defects are covered under home warranty insurance in B.C. Learn more.

Managing Environmental Risks During a Renovation Project

The HPO’s latest Builder Insight Bulletin examines the main sources of hazardous substances in a renovation project and outlines steps you can take to protect your employees and homeowners from exposure. Visit Builder Insight.

Building Envelope Thermal Bridging Guide

This guide is intended to help British Columbia’s building industry address the impact of thermal bridging to reduce energy use. Learn more.

New Energy Efficiency Guides

Three new illustrated guides are available now. There is a specific guide for each climate zone in BC to assist residential builders and industry stakeholders understand and comply with new energy efficiency requirements that come into effect on December 19, 2014.  Learn more.

Best Practices for Window and Door Replacement in Wood-Frame Buildings

View our video about this best practice guide for window and door replacement in wood-frame buildings. Learn more or order online


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