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Giving Back to Our Community

We’re so fortunate to be able to live and work in this beautiful province and we love our city and we’re proud of the associations we belong to, the company we keep and the relationships we’ve fostered. It’s really important to us to support causes we believe in and where we can, we make every…

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Does Your Renovation Require a Permit?

You do not need a building or trade permit for: 1) Replacing fixtures, cabinets and flooring.2) Painting the interior of your home or business.3) Carrying out non-structural maintenance or minor repairs to the exterior of your home or business. You do need a building and trade permit for: 1) Moving interior walls and partitions.2) Moving…

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It Takes a Village to Permit a Project

All successful projects start with creating a plan and a budget. We work daily with clients on all sizes of projects ranging from small projects like front entry door replacements for homes and businesses right through to complete commercial building overhauls. Depending on the scale of your project, a renovation or restoration can be complicated….

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Controlling the risk of COVID-19 Exposure in Construction

Worksafe BC has published guidelines for Construction employers and at Formwest we take this work seriously. We thought we would summarize the key points to help you understand what we are doing to help eradicate COVID. Listen to the guidance provided provincial health officers and BCCDC. Maintain at least 2m of distance whenever possible by…