You Too Can Design! To develop any sort of an infill design you first need to gather information 1) The location of your site, 2) the requirements you want, and 3) its look.  Site: your new infill should complement the site it is on and the area that surrounds it.  Requirements: have a list of your …

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Building Infill Revitalizes Communities

Newly built infill homes within an existing community breathes new life into these communities and provide several social and economic advantages. Infill helps make land use and existing services in these communities more efficient, with a variety of benefits. Infills place residents closer to their jobs and community services – less car commuting with close …

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Infill growing up, not out

Major cities have been strategically planning for several years to increase urban redevelopment and improve the‘balance’ and reduce the associated economic challenges of suburban sprawl. Urban Infill development can play anactive part in achieving municipalities goals. Simply put, infill development is the construction of new homes andbusinesses within existing urban areas. Urban infill construction increases …

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Green Infills Build Sustainability 

Infill’s can be Green…from basic to advanced enviro features like energy-efficient living, high-efficiency windows, improved insulation, zoned heating and ventilation, innovative floor plan layouts, using a vast array of material types and colours…just to name a few possibilities in going ‘green’.  Urban Sky Developments projects feature advanced designs that focus on family living and at-home …

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Infill is Good for Many, But Not for Everyone

For many that select an infill for their home they likely have in mind the real estate adage “location, location, location”. They fall in love with a family-friendly central urban neighbourhood with mature trees lining the boulevard, a school within walking distance, and a short commute to downtown jobs. They compare it to new homes …

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Urban Redevelopment and Residential Infill Lowers Carbon Impact At Lower Cost

It’s now everyone’s responsibility to take care of our environment. One such way is reducing our carbon emissions. Carbon emissions have a far-reaching impact on our environment by its drastic effects on climate change. Urban redevelopment and residential infill reduces the carbon impact of GreenHouse Gas (GHG) and helps to improve our environment. Read on …

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WHICH ONE ARE YOU

Infill Developments 101:  Separate Your Needs FROM Your Wants

Knowing and separating your ‘needs’ from your ‘wants’ is critical for designing and budgeting your new infill home. A simple technique of creating needs and wants into two lists will save you a lot of time and anxiety and keep you within your affordable budget. Although simple on the surface, this important step can be …

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Infill development brings invigorated life with a fresh look to a well-functioning neighborhood.

Edmonton’s infill association, IDEA (Infill Development Edmonton Association), is a proactive group that provides education and resources on infill development to the community and industry. Its stated mission- “To promote and advocate for high-quality infill development within Edmonton” creates a vision for Edmonton’s existing neighborhoods to flourish as communities with diverse housing and healthy lifestyle …

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Renovating an Older House Versus Building a New

Renovation of an older house versus demolition and building a new infill is a question often asked. Distinguishing between good older houses worthwhile upgrading through renovations versus building a new home has important considerations like scope, cost, time, and knowing what you need (versus what you want)…not to mention intangible considerations like energy efficiency, sustainability, …

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