Pre-Approved Home Design Catalogue Underway
The government wants to speed up building houses in Canada, and they are taking inspiration from a plan after World War II. They are going to make a catalogue of pre-approved home designs to help builders. Back then, the government had simple plans to build houses quickly, and now they want to bring that idea into the 21st century.
Housing Minister Sean Fraser announced that next month, they’ll start talking to people about this plan.
They are focusing mainly on making a book of pre-approved house designs for different types of houses, like small apartments for students and houses for seniors, to meet the demand. Their only aim is to make it easier for these designs to get approval from the government faster, so builders can start quicker with ease. At the same time, they also want to encourage more big factories to make homes.
Fraser thinks this could save up to a year in building time for projects. The government plans to have this design book ready next year, and they’ll also update the rules for building houses across the country.
This idea comes from a report by housing expert Mike Moffatt. He thinks this plan can make building houses faster and more efficient. It’s like a the most modern version of what worked earlier after World War II. The government is already making progress on some of Moffatt’s suggestions.
To simplify, this plan is mainly about making it too easier and quicker to build houses in Canada. The plan emphasizes on taking lessons from the past and trying to implement those lessons again to make things better today.