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Performance Building Systems

Our goal is simple.

All new homes in Canada will be built to passive, net-zero standards.

There are no excuses anymore.

We design and build super-efficient, high-performance buildings, purposely crafted to offer an exceptional quality of life, sustainability, longevity, and value.

Keep the outside, out. If it’s -40 in a blizzard and your neighbours are all in the dark. Or if it’s +40 and the sky is filled with smoke from wildfires. Your building will be perfectly self-contained, have clean air, stable power, and the exact climate control you want, with no furnace, and no air conditioner.

Whether it’s your first 1,200 sq ft two-bedroom rancher, a tiny house, a showcase holiday home on the lake, a new winery, a vertical farm, or a 100,000 sq ft cannabis production facility, we’ll get it done.

Performance building systems. This is what we do.

Image of a passive house showing all of its advantages

Super-Insulation

Keep the outside, out.

Airtight

You control how air enters and exits the structure, not the weather or the wind.

Fenestration

High-performance windows and doors that meet the passive standard.

No Thermal Bridging

Eliminate energy loss through structural elements.

Energy Recovery Ventilation

Super-efficient climate systems for heating, cooling, and moisture control.

Detail by Design

Every design choice has a proof. Is it airtight? Either it is, or it isn't. To certify, it must be proven - every decision from concept to finish must be accounted for.

Did you know?

In a passive house build, every single screw and nail is included in the energy model. A passive house designer can tell you how every joint and board and millimetre of membrane affects the energy performance of the envelope.

Did you know?

A certified passive house exceeds BC Step Code 5. Ten years ahead of when they say it should be possible.

  • Super-Insulation keep the outside, out.

  • Airtight you control how air enters and exits the structure, not the weather or the wind.

  • Fenestration high-performance windows and doors, that meet the passive standard.

  • No Thermal Bridging eliminate energy loss through structural elements.

  • Energy Recovery Ventilation super-efficient climate systems for heating, cooling, and moisture control.

  • Detail by Design every design choice has a proof. Is it airtight? Either it is, or it isn't. To certify, it must be proven - every decision from concept to finish must be accounted for.

  • Did you know? In a passive house build, every single screw and nail is included in the energy model. A passive house designer can tell you how every joint and board and millimetre of membrane affects the energy performance of the envelope.

  • Did you know? A certified passive house exceeds BC Step Code 5. Ten years ahead of when they say it should be possible.

HOW IT WORKS

01 BRING YOUR DREAM

Tell us your story! Show us what you want to build, and more importantly, tell us why. Show us the life you want to live in your new home - bring out all the pictures, and plans, and wish lists you've got so far! Let's start to see where this journey is going to take us.

02 Define Scope Together

This is where we focus on the details. Let's define what really matters to you, and your build. What are the must have's and the nice to's? And what are the considerations - budget, environment / sustainability, process, resale value? It all starts with what you want, and then we plan how to get it done - down to the cost and energy loss of every screw and nail in the structure.

03 GET MATCHED & CHOOSE BUILDER

Now we know what you want so let's make it happen. We match your budget, design, plan, and site requirements to the designers and builders that are perfectly suited to your project. We'll provide you with the options we think are best, along with our recommendations and experience working with them. We strongly encourage you to get quotes from conventional builders and compare.

04 START BUILDING

And finally - the sound of hammers! You choose the designers, builders, contractors, and service providers that you decide are perfect for you, and we'll be right here, every step of the way, to help wherever we can. We are all a team, working together to build that dream we talked about on day one.

Photo of Ben Beveridge, director of Taigh

Taigh is a team. We design and build super-efficient, high-performance buildings, purposely crafted to offer an exceptional quality of life, sustainability, longevity, affordability, and value.

But it's not really about the building. It's about you. And how you live in it. We want you to leave this experience comfortable, at ease, and incredibly happy with the space you get to live, work, and play in.

I can't wait to see what we can build, together.

Ben

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