As a family-run business with over 40 years of combined experience in quality custom homes and laneway homes, we’re able to provide you with the flexibility, transparency, and experience required to make your dream home a success.
PHW Homes is a family-operated business, with over 40 years of combined experience in designing and building quality custom houses and laneway homes. We are dedicated to providing our clients with an expert professional service, built on a strong foundation of trust, comfort and collaboration, allowing you to feel a part of the family from start to finish.
From designing and constructing beautiful homes that exceed our client’s dreams, to effectively navigating strenuous building regulations in urban municipalities, we’ve proven our expertise in the laneway home building market time and time again. You can trust us to guide you through the building process, providing open transparency and family values every step of the way.
PHW Homes has been building quality custom homes and laneway houses for a long time, and we pride ourselves on openly passing on our acquired knowledge to our clients. Through frequent consultations, videos and blogs, we offer our clients the most up to date information and news within the home building market.
We know first-hand the difficulties associated with designing, building and finishing a custom home from scratch, which is why we continually push the envelope of quality, efficiency and communication throughout the home building process. It’s this dedication to our craft that allows our clients to trust us with their vision for a new home, educating and inviting them to collaborate throughout the design-build process.
Your home is a reflection of your life. At PHW Homes, our goal is to provide you with a modern custom home, designed and constructed specifically to your preferences. From square footage to the final interior and exterior details, our custom design team will walk you through the entire process to ensure you have your custom home exactly how you dreamed it.
Laneway houses are quickly becoming a sought-after addition to properties in Vancouver for their functionality and contribution to an increased property value. With our extensive knowledge and experience, we offer clients elegant laneway homes, constructed through a trusted design-build process, resulting in a home fit for guests, family members or as an additional stream of income.
PHW Homes is a family-operated business based in Vancouver, BC, with over 40 years of combined experience in designing and building quality custom houses and laneway homes. We are dedicated to providing our clients with an expert professional service, built on a strong foundation of trust, comfort and collaboration, allowing you to feel a part of the family from start to finish.
"Kenny and Paul have done an amazing job on the construction of our dream home. They walked us through the process and took the time to really make sure we were comfortable before we signed our contract. They were not pushy and took the time to educate us about the process and it has turned out amazing! The two of them are on site all the time and will work with you to ensure that the work...
“Before finding PHW Homes, we had talked to ten other builders. After talking about 30 minutes to Paul and Kenny, we immediately knew they were the right fit for our job. We were extremely impressed by their quality of work as well as how easy they were to work with. If anything needed to be adjusted or changed, they immediately had it done for us without question. If you’re looking for a...
“PHW Homes represents a high level of professionalism within the work being done as well as on a personal level. They exceeded our expectations on all levels! Very happy with the work they did for our project. We highly recommend PHW Homes for anyone who wants great work done, affordably! Thanks Guys!”
This stunning craftsman home, with interiors designed by Rydel Design spares no attention to detail, from custom finishings to an awe-inspiring floor plan.
Built for hosting frequent visitors and housing a growing family, this open concept craftsman home spares no detail in its family-forward, Scandinavian design.
This West Coast Modern laneway home, designed to be roomy, luxurious and inviting, goes above and beyond the expectations of a laneway home with a modern floor plan and spacious comforts.
Built for a young, growing family, this stunning craftsman laneway house was carefully designed to utilize every nook for beautiful features and functionality.
“That was a great experience having my house built up by PHW homes. Actually, I feel quite lucky to meet these guys before I hired somebody else. They are professional and trustable. Most important for me, they never say “no”! Whatever and whenever your idea popped out, even after the final plan had been set, they would do everything they can to satisfy you. Great job!”
At PHW Homes, we are passionate about providing an education to our clients on the process of building a home. This detailed and transparent process assures that homeowners make informed decisions when partnering with a builder and that their home is constructed with no surprises.
Consultation, Design & Approval
Beginning with our commitment-free consultation, we discuss your needs and aspirations for a custom home. Working with interior designers early on, we ensure the full scope of the plans match your unique style and vision, down to every decorative detail.
Demolition, Grading and Foundation
Once the project plans are approved and permits are in order, we begin to revitalize the lot. This process involves tearing down any existing structures and grading the land in preparation for laying a new foundation. Once complete, we begin the process of framing, forming, and pouring a concrete foundation.
Now that a footprint has been created for your home, the next step is connecting or reconnecting the property to sewer, drainage, gas and hydro infrastructure.
Framing & Roofing
The timber arrives and your house begins to take shape, as the framing and roofing structure begins construction. The dream of your custom home is coming to reality.
Once the framing is complete, we allow you to walk through the house with us, detailing exactly where you’d like power outlets, cable, internet lines and plumbing. A perk of building a custom home is having everything exactly where you’d like it.
Siding & Exterior Detailing
At this point, it’s time to finalize the exterior facade. We begin installing whichever siding, wood detailing, and stone features you’ve decided on. Throughout this process, insulation and drywall are installed and the interior of your home begins to take shape.
Fixtures and appliances begin to arrive, as bathrooms, bedrooms and the kitchen start to take shape. Lighting is installed and paint covers the drywall, perfectly as you envisioned from the start of the project.
As the finishing touches are applied to the house, we begin to harmonize the home with the natural environment. Whether you desire a bountiful garden of flowers, or a minimal greenspace that accommodates those with seasonal allergies, we assure your landscaping complements the statement of your new home.
Taking you through the home, we assure you’re pleased with every detail and satisfied with our quality product. Once approved, we acquire the occupancy permit, cleanse the energy of the home with our team’s Reiki Healer and invite you to move into your dream home.
Our Guarantee to You
Through the details of this procedure, we hope you’ll have an appreciation and understanding of the custom home building process. From start to finish, we strive to include you in every stage to assure your home is just as you imagined.
Check out our video series from Co-Owner and Managing Director Kenny Wong, as he walks you through the processes, stages, and our best tips to consider when embarking on your home building journey.