What is an infill house?
Infill housing is creation of additional housing on an already approved neighbourhood without significantly altering its appearance or character. Infill houses can be built on an existing lot, by dividing an existing home into multiple units, or on a new residential lot through subdivision.
Why do we need infill houses?
What are different ways building an infill house?
Can I build an infill house in my lot?
It depends on the municipality where your lot is located. For example, in Nelson you can add a secondary suite within existing single family home in some residential zones. In Terrace, New West and North Vancouver, some residential zones allow adding a secondary suite. Similar examples can be found in Vancouver and Victoria as well.
How can I build an infill house?
The process almost always begins with retaining a general contractor. A good general contractor will guide you through the steps of feasibility study, design, development, permitting, and construction process of building in an infill house. If you are wondering whether your lot is eligible or an infill house or looking to kick-start the design or construction your infill home, we would love to help.