Welcome to BCM Homes
A quality Edmonton condo builder since 1999, BCM Homes is a family-run business specializing in multi-family residential projects.
Over the last 10 years, BCM has constructed more than 555 units across Alberta, BC and Saskatchewan. We are proud to have won multiple awards for our design and innovative building practices. At BCM, we focus on revitalizing mature neighborhoods and bringing a sense of community to our tenants. In addition to building luxury condos, we strive to make Edmonton condo living more affordable for the people of our great city.
Through our partnership with Fortis LGS, we are moving towards more sustainable construction for Edmonton condos by incorporating new technologies that are proven to be environmentally friendly, durable, and affordable.
Recent Edmonton Condominium Trends
The real estate industry in Edmonton had a great month in July 2013. The number of sales hit 499 units in this month, which is a steady rise from 477 last month, and a major spike from 412 in July 2012.
One of the most likely reasons for this is that Edmonton is experiencing a major growth in employment. With our unemployment levels being quite low, we’re experiencing a steady increase in migrant labourers. This, coupled with low vacancy rates in Edmonton, is excellent news for anyone looking to rent out their condominium.
BCM Homes has a number of properties available in some of Edmonton’s most desirable neighborhoods. A quick drive down Whyte Avenue shows the progress being made on Fuzion, a project that is ideal for singles and families alike, as well as those looking to rent their properties. For those looking for a more downtown urban feel, Live Maxx and Zen are two buildings that immerse you in the action. Station Pointe is our family-friendly development, in the heart of the Fort Road redevelopment project.
For more information on BCM Homes and our developments, we invite you to fill out the form on our contact page. We would love to hear from you!
5 Reasons to Choose Light Gauge Steel and Concrete Construction
At BCM we are proud proponents of light-gauge steel (LGS) and concrete construction. It is classified as a green product and we truly believe that it is the most durable and sustainable option.
Below, we explore the benefits of LGS and concrete.
Less Prone to Water Damage
Another advantage of steel over wood is that steel is not porous. This means that water cannot penetrate it and cause damage. Because wood is porous, it is more susceptible to water damage, mold and damage that occurs in freeze/melt cycles.
While flexible, steel maintains its shape over time. Because the structure will not warp or twist, the homeowner will not have to deal with nail popping, drywall cracks, door/window jamming, or sagging roof lines. This eliminates costly repair work in the future.
Kinder to the Environment
Wood construction requires the clearing of mature forests. While trees will eventually grow back, it takes hundreds of years for them to do so. Steel construction aims to reduce this hit on the environment. To build a 2000 sq. ft. home, one acre of mature trees is required. Comparatively, to create a home of the same size using steel construction, we would use 5-6 recycled cars. Additionally, the amount of waste produced is drastically reduced in steel construction, because we are creating the beams using computer-aided, automatic production.
Uniformity of Building Material:
Wood is a naturally-occurring material. Therefore, it is susceptible to naturally-occurring flaws. It is hard to find wood beams that do not contain ridges, knots or cross-grains. These flaws can have a severe effect on the structural integrity of the material. Because steel is formed with the purpose of building in mind, we eliminate any issues that we would have with structural integrity.
Insect-Proof, Corrosion/Rust Resistant and Non-Combustible
A major advantage to steel and concrete construction over wood construction is that steel is termite-proof. Termites and ants are not only bothersome, but can cause severe (and costly) damage to the structure over time. Additionally, the steel is rust/corrosion resistant and non-combustible.