Richmond Laneway Houses

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Your Guide To Richmond Laneway Houses

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Richmond laneway houses are becoming more and more popular as property owners look for new ways of diversifying their space. In many neighbourhoods, zoning for a detached laneway home is permitted where rear lane access is provided.

How Can I Use A Laneway Home?

Richmond laneway houses can provide additional housing on a single lot. The building may not be used for bed and breakfasts, boarding and lodging, minor community care facilities, or home businesses. Laneway houses cannot be subdivided from the lot on which they are located.

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How Do I Know If A Laneway House Is Right For Me?

There are many reasons to build a laneway home. For large families looking to stay close together, a laneway house is a great way to keep multi-generational families on the same property. Richmond laneway houses can also be great investments for an additional stream of income, such as rental units.

How Large Can I Make A Richmond Laneway House?

Your laneway house must have a minimum floor area of 33.0 square metres and must not exceed 60.0 square metres. The maximum lot coverage is 45% for buildings, with up to 70% of a lot allowed to be occupied by buildings, structures, and non-porous surfaces. At least 20% of the lot area should be restricted to landscaping with live plant material.


How Many Laneway Houses Per Lot?

Richmond's zoning guidelines allow one principal dwelling and one laneway house on an individual lot.


Is My Property Eligible For A Laneway House?

Laneway homes are allowed in Richmond in conjunction with single detached housing where there is vehicle access to a rear lane. These homes can be attached or detached in the RCH zone, and must be detached in the RCH1 zone. There's a maximum density of one principal dwelling unit and one laneway house per lot.

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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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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.

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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.

Richmond Laneway Home Builders

Drawing on our vast experience and positive standing in Metro Vancouver, PHW Homes is eager to extend our laneway home building services to Richmond. Trust, transparency and integrity are at the core of our family run business, enabling us to deliver projects that align with your unique vision.

The Design- Build Process

At the forefront of our laneway home building is clear communication and understanding. We’re dedicated to keeping you updated throughout our entire design-build methodology, which includes:
  • 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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