Lanefab is an integrated design/build company that crafts custom homes and infill mini-homes (or “laneway houses”) with design quality & energy efficiency as core values.
Our projects are all unique; they are built for a specific site and client, and are consistently rated among Canada’s most energy efficient*.
Our team can provide full design and construction services- working with you from the first sketches to the final finishes. We can navigate the zoning and permitting process for you, and can provide a fixed price construction contract with clearly defined materials, methods and costs.
The design team is led by LEED accredited designer Bryn Davidson, and a dedicated construction crew led by project manager Mat Turner.
Mat (L), Bryn (R)
About Laneway Houses
Laneway houses (which were first permitted under the city of Vancouver’s 2009 Eco-Density bylaw) are small scale fully independent homes which are typically built in the rear yard of an existing single family property.
As a form of densification, laneway houses allow new density to be inserted into existing walkable, and transit accessible, neighbourhoods while helping to preserve the community’s existing homes.
Lanefab is a leader in the field, having built:
- the city’s first laneway house (completed May 2010)
- the city’s first net-zero solar powered laneway house (completed Feb. 2012)
- the first Vancouver home with a ‘purple-pipe’ rainwater harvesting and reuse system.
To achieve this performance Lanefab has invested hundreds of hours into R&D while working closely with city planners and inspectors to craft new bylaws supporting energy efficiency and removing barriers to new green technologies.
The principals of Lanefab have also worked extensively in the community, supporting local community projects and speaking publicly about green buildings and their role in addressing global energy and climate challenges.
Lanefab’s next goal is to go beyond ‘net-zero’ impact, to craft projects that have a ‘net-positive’ impact on communities and the global environment.