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By: Francesca MacKinnon | March 17, 2021

In Conversation with Elevation Architects

Curious about R-Suite laneway designers? R-Hauz works with different architects to bring you a variety of homes to suit your aesthetic. Each of our laneway suites is created with a property in mind. We sat down with Julia, co-founder of Elevation Architects, to chat about what inspires her, and how the Elevation Laneway Suite came to be. So let’s start with a bit of background about you Julia, and how you started Elevation Architects? Julia Bourque: My partner Maxine and I were neighbours back in 1992, when we shared two sides of a semi. Our children were within three months...

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By: R-Hauz Team | May 28, 2020

Laneway Home Basics: Emergency Access for Laneway Suites

Emergency access regulations are perhaps the least known of the criteria in the process of permit issuance for your new laneway suite. R-Hauz will do the legwork to sort this for you as part of the services included in the selection process of one of our laneway suites. We will provide you an assessment of your desired R-Hauz lane home sited on your lot. We do not charge a fee for this assessment – it is part of our conversation with you as you make this important choice. The situation: You are contemplating the purchase of a laneway suite for...

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By: Leith Moore | May 22, 2020

The Future Reimagined: A New Opportunity For Senior Living

A new reality is upon us, and with it comes a new outlook on the way we were living. Sheltering in place is a term that is now burned into our thoughts. For many families, this is particularly evident with respect to our parents. How best to care for their housing needs in the current and post COVID-19 world? Perhaps it can serve as a wake up call to build better for our most vulnerable. We need to fix a system that is clearly overburdened, for them and for our future selves. We would love to have our parents cared...

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By: Gillian Barker | April 9, 2020

Welcoming a New Hire as a Start-Up During COVID-19

We were wrapping up the second round of interviews for a new position at R-Hauz just as COVID-19 started to become a daily topic of conversation around the office. It is early March, and the interview candidate is being taken through the office and introduced to the small team here at R-Hauz. When she gets to my desk, I’m unsure what to do. As someone who was taught the importance of a handshake at business school, I can’t decide if it is still socially acceptable or if a friendly wave would be construed as unprofessional. I go for the handshake...

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