Links

Below are some links that can take you to more information about elements that are sometimes found in homes.

Vermiculite Insulation (Zonolite) ~ Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/media/advisories-avis/_2004/2004_14-eng.php

Polybutylene Plumbing in Homes http://www.polybutylene.com/poly.html

Federal Pacific Panels http://www.inspect-ny.com/fpe/fpe.html
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A great general resource is the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/

Home Maintenance and Emergency Preparation tips:

Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp
BC Gas
BC Hydro
BC Safety Authority
Earthquake Preparedness
Provincial Emergency Program

Professional Trade Associations

Roofing Contractor’s Association of BC
HVCI – Heating, Ventilating & Cooling Industry Association of BC
Vancouver Home Builder’s Association
WET-BC (Wood Energy Technicians of British Columbia)
The Concrete Network
Canadian Wood Council
BC Building Envelope Council

Consumer/Inspector Information

BC Building Info
BC Interior Health – On Site Sewage Regulations
BC On Site Sewage Association
Better Business Bureau Lower Mainland
Better Business Bureau of Vancouver Island
Canadians for Properly Built Homes
Canada Real Estate Directory
Canadians For Properly Built Homes
Canadian Standards Association
Canadian Standards Association – Recall News
Canadian Standards Association – Product Recall Search
Construction Solutions Conference
Consumers Report.Org – Product Recalls
EnerGuide
Homeowner Protection Office
Home Builder Magazine
Omega Fire Sprinkler
Polybutylene (PB) Plumbing
Province of BC – Sewage System Regulations