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January 2017be-award-logo
GNB Builders has been announced as a finalist for the 2017 Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards. The awards ceremony is on January 26, 2017 at the Delta Ocean Pointe in Victoria.



December 2016

gales-8-kitchenConstruction of the Gales Unit #8 is now complete! GNB Builders is the exclusive builder to the Gales Development. In 2016 GNB Builders was awarded with a gold VIBE Award for Best Single Family Production Home for this development. Unit #8 is Built Green certified with a Platinum rating – the highest available through this program, and has an Energuide rating of 84. This three story ocean view level entry main floor would make a great retirement home. Unique to this specific unit, there is a unfinished bonus space on the lowest floor with a separate overhead door access – a great space for a hobby enthusiast.

For more information on The Gales Development, contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko.
Toll-free: 1-866-315-0545
Office: 250-245-0545



September 2016


GNB Builders has completed another project. Jenny’s House is an ocean front 3200 square foot home with open concept kitchen/dining/great room, a main floor master suite, an upstairs loft area with two guest rooms with a unique jack-and-jill bathroom, and large walk out basement designed for entertaining. The exterior of the home has a modern west coast feel, featuring beautiful cedar timber details, natural stained cedar shake siding, K2 stone accents and James Hardie Siding.





August 2016

Jingle Abode

We started another custom built Green home in Nanaimo.concrete pour This 5000 sq. ft home was design by  Greg Bianchini, owner of GNB Builders and will feature a master bedroom and 4 additional bedrooms, an exercise room, rec room and much more ! We will be posting additional picture of the progress.






BC Hydro Power Smart feature

GNB Builders was feature in the “Buildings We Love” section of the BC Hydro newsletter, in an article titled “Chemainus home delivers on long list of must-haves”. This custom built Green home built in 2015 by GNB Builders was highlighted due to numerous unique characteristics such as Energy Star for new homes standard, EnerGuide rating of 85, Built Green Platinum rating, rainwater reservoir, “endless pool” and HEPA air filtration system.

The article can be read here




June 2016

The Gales – Unit #8 – 626 Farrell RoadGales 8 - Ladysmith Showhome

GNB Builders has started another unit at the Gales Development! This 2783 square foot unit features level entry walk in main floor with a lower floor, and bonus basement floor! There is an additional unfinished 672 square foot basement floor features a side entry overhead garage door and can be used as a secondary garage space or a hobby space!  Framing is well underway! Visit the showroom (unit #10) for more details
or contact Keith Mazarenko at info@thegales.ca




February 2015

Lot 13, Steele Place, Ladysmith BC lot 13

Make this view yours for only

With unobstructed ocean views, this property borders green space providing tranquil personal space for outdoor living. Build your customized home to your personal needs!

Contact heidi@gnbbuilders.ca for more information.




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Another custom home by GNB Builders in Chemainus.  This French Provincial home has surpassed lock up and the drywallers have begun. We are looking forward to all of the design elements coming together.





September 2014
This country farm house inspired custom built home is another terrific example of GNB Builder’s versatility. Check out all of the charming and unique features of this home on our Facebook Page – The Farm Photo Gallery.




September 2014
 GNB Builders has completed the Gales New Show Home – Unit #9. Take a look at some photos of the finished unit, located in South Ladysmith. For more information regarding the development and all it has to offer, visit The Gales Website. To see the progress from start to finish, visit our Facebook Page, The Gales Photo Album.


December 2013
Creekside - Lock UpProgress at our Nanoose Creekside Custom Home is progressing, with lock up completed this month. This custom home’s design started with a tutor influence, changing to a transitional design as our clients spent more time in determining their own tastes and preferences.  Greg Bianchini, owner of GNB Builders redesigned the rooflines to provide a more modern flare. Window design was key in accomplishing this new look. Project completion is set Spring 2014 – to watch the transformation of this project, visit our Facebook Page for updates.


August 2013
GNB Builders has completed another custom home. This Westcoast Modern inspired build located in Nanoose Bay is about 4000 square feet, features a large master ensuite with walk in closet, ensuite bath with large two person walk in shower, yoga room and exercise room. The other corner of the house features a guest wing, with two bedrooms, bathroom and kitchenette. Slanted Roof lines and transom windows and open floor plan add to this space. This home rated awarded Built Green Platinum status by Built Green Canada. View the completed photos in our photo gallery.


Custom Nanoose Log HouseMay 2013
GNB Builders has completed an extensive renovation and addition to an oceanfront log two story home in Nanoose Bay. Check out the completed photos in our photo gallery. GNB Builders transformed this home from an older log home into a New custom home. Hydronic Infloor heat was installed by breaking out the existing concrete slab and installing tubes and re-pouring concrete, new drywall (70 %), new insulation, rebuilding a portion of the home, adding a new room onto the kitchen as well as expanding the master bedroom (and the list goes on and on). The home was registered in Natural Resource Canada’s Energy Retrofit program and its Energy Efficiency increased by 13 providing the clients with money back from the many rebates available. The clients were very happy with the results (link to testimonials). To see more photos, check out the photo album on Facebook, which shows the befores and the entire construction progress.


February 2013
GNB Builders attends the International Builders Show each year to keep informed of new products and technologies. The show is so big that in three days there is no way to see and learn about it all. This years’ show was held in Las Vegas in January and after an eventful trip getting there, fog, airport change, security screening, baggage delays we (Greg and Heidi Bianchini and Kelsey Ann Smith) managed to enjoy the show.  Read more about the Best of IBS (International Builders Show) in Take5’s feature article: http://issuu.com/take5publications/docs/take_5_mag_-_march_2013crop/21


September 2012
The Canadian Home Builders Association CHBAphoto4of Vancouver Island has announced the winners for the 2012 CARE Awards (Construction Achievements and Renovations of Excellence), with GNB Builders being awarded 1 Gold Care Award and 5 Silver Care Awards. The Gold Award was awarded for Best Custom Millwork under 2500 sq ft. The Silver Care Awards were awarded for Built Green Builder of the Year (small volume), Best Bathroom over 175 sq ft, Best Kitchen 250-400 sq ft, Best Single Family Detached Custom Home over 3,500 sq. ft., Best Single Family Detached Custom Home 2,500 – 3,500 sq. ft. http://www.careawards.com/


Septemer 2012
GNB Builders Inc was awarded BC’s Built Green BuilderBuilt Green and/or R2000 Builder of the year during the 3rd Annual Built Green & R2000 Awards. The application process for this award was thorough focusing on all the Built Green homes built from September 1, 2010 – March 31, 2012 and GNB Builders commitment to educating and promoting the process of Built Green to consumers, employees and suppliers. Owner, Greg Bianchini has been a certified Built Green Builder since 2008 with all homes built since being certified Platinum or Gold Built Green. Bianchini is honoured and motivated more than ever to continue building better homes and providing clients with choices to improve their homes’ performance and their overall comfort. GNB Builders is expanding into rainwater collection as water management is becoming increasing crucial in many island areas. Building green does not mean more money it means making better choices.  http://www.bchomesmag.com/green-builder-of-the-year/


December 2010
GNB Builders has completed another BuiltGreen home. To see a flash presentation of this home, visit http://www.albertodominguez.org/images/GNB_Builders_Lytton.html. See our photo gallery for interior photos.


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Platinum certified

GNB Builders is proud to have achieved Built Green Platinum on the last custom home built.  GNB Builder’s clients were very progressive in their homes design and buildinghome. This home is prepped to go off the grid.


Energuide rating is 84 with 160 Built Green Points -Platinum

  • Estimated annual cost for heating, hot water, lighting, appliances $1200
  • Estimated annual energy required for heating & hot water is 27.3 Million Btu, compared to R2000 energy target for this house of 42.4 Million Btu

Key Features of this Platinum Built Green Home

  • Passive Solar Design – facing true south
  • Milgard Fiberglass windows – highly efficient
  • Increased insulation, R22 in walls (instead of R20) and R48 in the ceiling (instead of R40)
  • Thermo insulated mass floor with Rigid insulation – R 7.5
  • Geothermal radiant in-floor heating and cooling – Water to water geoExchange Heat Pump
  • Electronic air cleaner with Electronically Commutated Motor
  • 50 year Metal roof
  • Rain water collection system with a 1600 Litre water cistern
  • Smart framing practices with engineered products
  • Recycled products throughout home
  • Reclaimed wood floors and mantle
  • No VOC Benjamin Moore paint
  • Cement shake board for low maintenance and longevity
  • Light fixtures all using LED or CFLs
  • Dual low flush toilets
  • Prepped for Solar


More pictures in the photo gallery »

Geothermal Pond Loop Installation:

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Radiant in floor heat, insulated slab on grade

Rain water collection cistern to be connected to the home’s gutters

 Radiant in floor heat geothermal slab on grade 

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