January 3, 2023

BC Housing Design Guidelines & Construction Standards

Publish Date
BC Housing

The BC Housing Design and Construction Standards provide standards and technical guidelines for designing and constructing new buildings, conversions and renovation projects funded and financed by BC Housing. The BC Housing Design and Construction Standards are intended to provide safe and secure housing that responds to the needs of the residents and fosters a sense of community. The standards also help guide the design projects to be cost-effective, spatially efficient, easy to maintain and to pursue sustainable design and construction practices that balance environmental, among others.

Overall, the BC Office of Housing and Construction Standards website offers information on building standards and best ‘green’ practices in BC.


  • community planning
  • land use planning