New micro homes are all the rage in dense, urban environments. That’s why JELD‐WEN Windows and Doors partnered with Vancouver‐based Smallworks on an affordable, environmentally friendly one‐bedroom home that uses the footprint of a garage. The idea for the home was conceived af ter an EcoDensity planning initiative was passed in Vancouver to provide green and affordable living solutions to British Columbian residents.
Smallworks has developed three Laneway home models that fit on the majority of residential lots. JELD‐WEN became involved in the project when Smallworks was looking for a window and door manufacturer that offered green products with custom design options.
“Smallworks is the first company in Canada to start building these types of homes,” says Sante Cigana, Canadian Vice President of JELD‐WEN Windows and Doors. “We’re really excited to be partnering with them. Laneway homes fit perfectly with our mission of lean and sustainable production and products.”
The Laneway House was showcased at LiveCity Yaletown as part of the 2010 Olympic Games and is moving to a permanent display at Cedar Cottage Community Garden for the remainder of the year. All of the windows and doors supplied to the show home come from the JELD‐WEN Custom Wood collection.
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