In Vancouver’s suburbs in British Columbia, one homebuilder is halfway to its goal of 1,000 mass timber homes. Vancouver-based homebuilder Adera Development is at the forefront of mass timber construction in B.C., recently surpassing the 500 mark on its commitment to deliver 1,000 mass timber homes in Metro Vancouver.
A project bringing one, two, and three-bedroom homes to market, is Adera’s second mass timber community in the area.They have already built one and two-bedroom within two six-storey buildings, which include over 12,000 square feet of shared resident amenities within walking distance of Surrey Central Transit Station. Both projects are designed to meet and international standard, which considers occupant health and wellness in every aspect of the design.
These developments are constructed using Adera’s SmartWood, proprietary cross-laminated timber (CLT) building material. While matching concrete and steel in strength and durability, the new homes sequester air components, rendering it better for the environment and reducing construction timelines, noise, and labour requirements. Adera’s mass timber manufacturing partners use wood from forests within the province, thus keeping the supply chain local and reducing carbon emissions with shorter travel times.
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