Burnaby Laneway Homes
Laneway home 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.
The City of Burnaby is now accepting applications for laneway homes
Get in touch to see what you can build in your backyard
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
From conception to completion, we handle all of the details, big and small
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
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 of home commences. 8 Months
Finishing touches are completed, quality is ensured, and warranty kicks in. Total 20 Months
Stress-free, streamlined process
We handle all of the details big and small, creating livable flexible spaces adapted to your unique needs and lifestyle.
Fixed rate pricing starting at $389,000
We work with you to provide a detailed, fixed price plan so you don’t have to worry about surprise costs.
We had a great experience with Smallworks! They custom built our laneway home, and walked us through every step of the process – every team member helped make the process enjoyable and straightforward from design to permitting to building. We love the attention to detail in the design of our new house. Would highly recommend the Smallworks team to anyone looking to build a small space.Alice, Homeowner
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 couldn’t be more pleased with the final outcome. Along every step of the way, we felt valued and respected. We were very involved in our project, from design to completion, and during each phase of the project we felt that we were working towards our common goal of building out dream small home.— Graham
Smallworks is a highly ethical company with incredible people skills and a wonderful team at multiple levels.— Carolyn
We would not hesitate to recommend Smallworks to anyone considering building a laneway home and will certainly be telling our friends and family about the exceptional product and service we received.— Nat & Roshni