Burnaby Laneway Homes

Laneway homes have finally arrived in Burnaby. After years of proposal development and citizen input these versatile backyard dwellings were introduced to the City of Burnaby in the fall of 2023 as part of an initiative to expand housing options. 

Laneway homes are smaller, secondary residences built in the backyard of a main house along the lane. These private, ground-oriented homes are a great option for multigenerational living or generating passive income as a rental unit. 

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    Building Laneway Homes for 16 Years

    Smallworks has built 400 laneway homes across the Lower Mainland and we are excited to finally bring our expertise to Burnaby

    What our clients have to say

    How it Works

    From conception to completion, we handle all of the details, big and small

    • Preconstruction

      On-site consultation, site survey, align on objectives, floor plan design. 5 Months

    • Permits and ID

      Application of municipal permits, interior design completed, pricing and budget prepared. 6 Months

    • Budget Meeting

      Finalize costing and achieve consensus on the final budget. Think of this meeting as the checkout. We can still decide whats included and whats not. 2 Weeks

    • Construction

      Construction of home commences. 8 Months

    • Completed Home

      Finishing touches are completed, quality is ensured, and warranty kicks in. Total 20 Months

    It’s all in the details

    Our aim is to elevate the concept of modern living with intuitive design and premium finishes that seamlessly blend form and function.

    Each element of our homes is thoughtfully curated, reflecting the unparalleled craftsmanship and keen eye for detail.


    Our core vision for interior design is an honest approach to materiality (if it looks like wood, it’s wood), simplicity, and understated elegance.


    We work with you to make a home that honours the character of your family and the neighbourhood – either by blending in or standing out.

    We place emphasis on functionality, which is why all of our appliances have been hand selected based off of valuable client feedback.


    The lighting of a home is important in the world safety and security, efficiency for tasks in the kitchen or office, and intimacy in social gatherings.


    Millwork is the soul of your home, which is why we make capturing your lifestyle a priority through a variety of standard and custom options.

    Millwork & Detailing

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