Adanac Street Laneway House
"I Selected Lanecraft Lane and Coach Houses over Vancouver's largest Coach House developers for several reasons:
1. Personal attention devoted to my needs and my design wants instead of pushing ahead with a pre-approved design. Worked patiently and diligently with me to ensure all needs and wants were seamlessly and beautifully incorporated into their custom design.
2. The personal touch always allowed me to have direct contact with Lanecraft and not have to work through any intermediaries.
3. Budget was maintained and respected throughout. Any upgrades were thoroughly discussed and noted, and therefore, did not have any financial surprises.
4. Lanecraft works with mid-range materials throughout the project and not just lowest cost or bait and switch of some contractors.
5. Incorporated most of our design whims and worked directly with City Administration to ensure our design principles were justly fought for and subsequently obtained.
6. Key eye towards design creativity helped overcome various design challenges.
7. Attentively worked with all contractors to make sure any work that was not up to our standard was promptly addressed.
It is very important to work with people who you enjoy spending time with, especially in large projects as building homes. The folks at Lanecraft are not only a great developers but great people who will always be welcome into my home. I have no hesitation in recommending Lanecraft and team as they overexceeded in the delivery of our very cozy Coach House."
East 47th Laneway House
"Lanecraft recently completed our Laneway House in Vancouver.
Thomas spent a great deal of time with us in the design phase to ensure we would get the house we wanted. He was accommodating when we had a change of mind on major portions of the design. Once plans were finalized he knew his way around the politics of City Hall when it came to obtaining building permits.
I have to admit that I was doubtful when he showed us the plan to complete construction in 5 months. But true to his word the project was completed on time and on budget. Now seeing the finished product I am extremely satisfied. Thomas has a desire to deliver a quality product and it shows in everything from the door knobs to the kitchen counter."
"Thomas provided architectural design and consulting services for a large high end renovation I did for an older home. He designed an open floor plan (kitchen, dining, living) for our home. Thomas nailed it! We had no problem accommodating 30 people for dinner. Everyone loved chatting and dining around the kitchen island and the large dining table. Thomas' custom fireplace surround beautifully anchored the room even when filled with people. It never felt crowded and we were able to avoid the pinch points. His advice proved invaluable.
Thomas was also a big help on the exterior of the house. Our original design was too busy, Thomas simplified the finish materials and in a great west coast theme, to the point that every person who now visits always comments on how great our place looks as you drive up to it! Thomas is highly creative and takes his work very seriously and I would not hesitate to use Lanecraft for any future work."