Burnaby Laneway Houses

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Your Guide To Burnaby Laneway Houses

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Burnaby neighbourhoods will soon be expanding with new types of housing, including laneway houses and semi-detached suites thanks to the city’s new Housing Choices program. This effort to address the “missing middle” is a bold step forward, and PHW Homes can’t wait to provide new and expert building solutions for Burnaby residents.

What Is A Laneway Home?

Laneway houses are small houses situated on a residential lot, typically adjacent to a back alley or laneway. Commonly used by family members, or as an additional rental property, laneway houses have become popular additions in Metro Vancouver and now Burnaby.

Sideview of beautiful grey and white Lane way house with two round windows.

When Can Laneway Houses Be Built?

The current timeline suggests that residents may apply for a permit to build a laneway home on their property in fall 2023. This process to permit laneway home construction in Burnaby is underway.

What Permits Are Required?

Specific permits for the construction of a laneway house, soon to be outlined, will be required. Any existing building permits must be submitted for revision and approval to include laneway houses in current builds.


How Many Laneway Houses Per Lot?

One laneway home can be constructed per lot which already includes a single family home, and must provide direct connection to a lane or local street. Laneway houses are not currently permitted adjacent to a duplex.


How Big Can A Laneway House Be?

The size of a laneway house is based on the size of the property. It may be up to 20% of the area, up to a maximum of 140 m2 (1,507 square feet). The laneway home may be up to two storeys, its maximum height determined by your residential district’s zoning laws.

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Slocan Houses & Laneway Homes

Nestled on Slocan Street, these homes are ideally positioned near educational institutions, community centers, parks and local amenities, the location offers a perfect balance of convenience and peaceful living.

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West 14th Laneway Homes

Nestled in the serene neighborhood of West Point Grey, Vancouver, the West 14th laneway project by PHW Homes stands as a testament to the seamless integration of charm and functionality.

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Fremlin Street Laneway Home

Nestled within a beautifully-kept backyard, this stunning laneway home evokes the best qualities of condo living, while offering the space of a two-bedroom townhouse.

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Penticton Avenue Laneway Home

Space is everything in this elegantly modern laneway home. At 900 sqft, this spacious abode features a welcoming open-concept floor plan across two levels, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a den and full kitchen.

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39th Avenue Laneway Home

Built for a young, growing family, this stunning craftsman laneway house was carefully designed to utilize every nook for beautiful features and functionality.

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2nd Avenue Laneway Home

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.

Burnaby Laneway Home Builders

With extensive building experience and positive reputation throughout Metro Vancouver, PHW Homes is excited to bring our laneway home building expertise to Burnaby. Our core values of trust, integrity and transparency guide our every project and allow us to provide our clients with laneway house projects that exceed their vision.

The Design- Build Process

Education and transparency are the heart of our laneway home building process, which is why we keep our clients informed along every step of our intuitive design-build process, including:

  • Consultation, design and approval
  • Demolition, grading and foundation
  • Utilities
  • Framing and roofing
  • Interior rough-ins
  • Siding and exterior detailing
  • Interior detailing
  • Landscaping, and
  • Final inspection

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Interested in building a laneway house on your Burnaby property? Reach out to us today and be the first to know when construction is permitted. We’ll handle the rest.

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