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Backyard suites, also known as secondary suites, garden suites, laneway houses, carriage houses, or garage suites, are additional residences located behind, or beside, the primary residence. These compact homes provide many benefits, not just to their owners, but to those who inhabit them, and the community as a whole.

At FLR Developments we believe greatly in the value these eco-chic units bring to our communities. We are utilizing our expertise, professional network and full-service processes, to allow you to have your own extra income suite more quickly, and more affordably, than ever before.


Here are a few of the key reasons that homeowners have a tough time committing to secondary suites:

  • Budgetary restrictions
  • Complicated building process 
  • Timelines and permits

At FLR Developments we use the same Design-Build process as our custom homes to solve all of these problems and create a beautiful suite that you will love. Here's how it works.

Our Suites Are Affordable

Our highly detailed planning, design, forecasting, and quoting allows us to provide you an accurate budget before, and during all stages of construction. This way you will have a clear idea of what your perfect garden suite will cost you. FLR Developments also provides financing options for our clients, so this is something we can assist you with.

Our Process is Simple

Being a design-build developer means we take care of everything for you from permits, zoning, and planning, to architectural renderings, construction, and financing. We ensure you have one point of contact from start to end, and we take care of everything in between. Our in-house technology ensures you are in the loop on all stages of your project, so you can stay on top of the progress at the click of a button.

We Exceed Timelines

Our highly-innovative approach to design and construction dramatically reduces the time to completion, so you can have your carriage home faster than ever.

FLR makes having a beautiful, income-producing secondary unit achievable for everyone.

Providing a Premier Building Process

Working with FLR means you are partnering with a team of experts in their field, with a track record of delivering projects on time and on budget. Our proven planning process will guarantee that you have the right team on your side from concept to completion.

Building For a Better Future

Through our industry-leading sustainable practices, our custom homes and commercial developments can produce more energy than they use, are made from recycled cars, and are bringing the custom buildings into the 21st century. At FLR Developments we pride ourselves on offering these eco-friendly construction techniques long before they are mandated. Reducing your environmental footprint has never looked so good. Welcome to eco-chic custom home building for the future.

Learn more about our eco-friendly building options by filling out our contact form below or contact us directly at (403) 980-2205.


Whether it's to house your parents, or your adult kids, to create rental income for yourself, or for future investment purposes, FLR Development’s secondary suites are a flexible form of housing that are also esthetically pleasing.

Gone are the days of eyesores that caused the neighbours to complain. Our custom-built units are created for you with your current residence in mind, so they can be designed to complement your home’s exteriors. Working closely with our team of designers we will ensure that your carriage home is a beautiful work of art. 

Building Your Backyard Suite. What To Expect

Building a custom secondary suite not only benefits you, but also has many social, environmental, and economic benefits. Much like our multi-unit developments, building a backyard suit is an affordable and effective way to have a positive effect on your community. 

These beautiful garden suites:

  • Allow us to ‘build in’ rather than continue to spread out. This feature alone has a large positive impact on sustainable living.
  • Provide flexible, and affordable, living options for their owners, or the people they rent them to.
  • Create more compact, and beautiful communities that support taking public transit, carpooling, biking, and walking.
  • Can be a source of additional income for their owners.

Let FLR Developments' full-service team create the perfect laneway house that will benefit you and your community.


With decades of projects under our belts, we pride ourselves on the long last relationships we have with our clients. We stand behind our work so you can enjoy your custom home, or commercial project, for years to come. Here’s what some of our clients have to say about working with the FLR team.

Full Service & Fully Partnered

Whether you require a new custom home, a commercial development, a custom design remodel, or an expansion of your existing space you can trust we will guide you through the entire process, from design to construction, from concept to completion, ensuring a seamless building experience. Through decades of experience, our team will turn your vision into your new reality.

Learn more about our commercial & residential services below or contact us directly at (403) 980-2205.


Your family is unique and so are its needs. Our custom-built backyard suites can help you meet changing family dynamics simply and effectively.

Downsize and Age in Place

You can easily downsize and age in your community while renting the main space out.

Multigenerational Living

All ages of families can live near each other, while still having privacy and independence.

Young Adults

Providing an affordable space for the young adults, or post-secondary students, in your family is easily done with a backyard suite.

A Better Building Experience

We make sure that every aspect of your project is completed with care. We stand by our outstanding workmanship and the unique homes we craft. We take the time to guide you through the entire process, from design to construction, ensuring a comprehensive development experience from the first appointment through to handing over your keys.

  • Initial Consultation
  • Planning and Design
  • Detailed Project Quote
  • Construction & Project Completion

The beginning of your potential project is as, if not more, important as every other step thereafter. By getting to know you, we are able to apply a personal touch to our designs to produce a living space that truly reflects your tastes and supports your needs. In these initial meetings we take into account any unique requirements you may have and we go through our full-service process in detail to ensure we are a great fit for each other.

Next you will work collaboratively alongside our professional team of designers, architects and engineers who will review the design concept and cost against your specifications and budget. From here we will help shape your vision and work to incorporate your design and lifestyle requirements into your project.

Our team will review the feasibility of your project, including design plans, project budget, and permit/code considerations before moving forward. We pride ourselves on accurate estimates. We will provide you with a detailed quote, so you know exactly what to expect in each phase of development before we ever break ground.

The extensive planning done during the initial phases will ensure that your project runs seamlessly, on budget, and within your required timeframe. Through our warranty programs, and top notch customer service we become your lifelong building partners. Creating a stress-free building experience is our specialty.

Backyard Suites: Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely. We can build a backyard suite above your existing garage, extend outwards, or remodel the existing space. Whatever you decide we can bring your vision to life.

Yes. FLR Developments takes you through the process from start to finish through all phases of zoning, permits, financing, and land acquisition.

This varies based on the size and complexity of your secondary suite, but we completed projects in as little as 30 days. On budget, and on time is our specialty.



Whether you want a beautiful custom home or a multi-unit complex for your investment portfolio, our team of highly experienced building professionals can help you achieve your goals. From initial conversations to design meetings and the build itself, we pride ourselves on being there for our clients right through to handing you the keys and beyond. Headquartered in Calgary, AB we are proud to serve Calgary, Kelowna, and the Columbia-Shuswap Region.


Whether you want a custom luxury home, a stunning lake view spot, or the perfect commercial spot for your new venture, our team makes the process as straightforward, cost-effective, and simple as possible. From planning and design to permits and a third party warranty, we will expertly manage every stage of the process. We take the challenge out of new builds, so you can focus on what’s truly important: achieving your dream.

Want to know more about one of our developments and how we can get your project completed on time and on a budget? Contact us at  (403) 980-2205  or fill in our online form.

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