The Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association (GVHBA) announced their new members last week and Duradek is very proud to now officially be a part of this excellent building industry organization. The GVHBA is an extremely valuable resource for both industry professionals and consumers looking for advice on buying, building or renovating a home.
The joining of Duradek with this association was a perfect fit for both Duradek and the GVHBA as both organizations place a high value on quality products and professional installation, reviewing and re-examining best practices for adapting to changes within the industry, and giving back to their community with charitable programs. In addition, both Duradek and GVHBA are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, so they have in effect grown up together in Vancouver’s building industry and seen a lot of changes in how things are done since 1974!
With today’s vast number of available building products (and uncharted number of opinions and information on both products and professionals) from a myriad of sources, professional industry associations like the GVHBA are an invaluable tool for information you can trust. With a screening process for membership and a published code of ethics for member conduct in their profession, when you are looking for a building industry professional or product you can trust, you can feel confident that those who are members of respected professional organizations like the GVHBA are some of the best in their field.
It is not simply becoming GVHBA members that sets building industry professionals apart in their professions; the information and opportunities available to members helps them to maintain a knowledge on current building codes, best practices in real-world applications and an chance to showcase their best work to their peers and potential customers.
For consumers, the GVHBA and Duradek are both regular exhibitors at the BC Home and Garden Show in February and the Vancouver Home and Design show in October with both shows taking place at BC Place Stadium.
Another great GVHBA initiative for consumers is the Parade of Renovated Homes. Parade of Renovated Homes provides home owners with almost limitless renovation inspiration. With 22 homes participating, there is an incredible range of interior design trends and materials, advanced construction techniques, energy-saving features and so much more to see in just one day. The event takes place on June 8th, 2014 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and you can get more details on the GVHBA events calendar.
For building industry professionals, the GVHBA hosts a range of networking and education events, industry awards and opportunity to participate in committees that help shape the future on the industry. And of course, a number of purely fun events like their annual Fall Golf Classic or their excellent 70s themed 40th Anniversary celebration!
So whether you are a building professional looking for the perfect product to solve your deck or roof deck challenges, or you are investigating options for your own home renovation or building plans, consider Duradek for your deck waterproofing and railing needs.