We recently had a great experience with enviroshakes on the roof of our Trout Lake project. The product is attractive, made from recycled materials, works with standard roofing tools, and has an impressive warranty. As standard shakes each one is individually nailed which takes more time than traditional asphalt which results in higher install cost. …Read More
This time-lapse video is pretty cool.
A construction crew in the south-central Chinese city of Changsha erected a 15-story hotel in just six days. The foundation was already in place and a crew of off-site factory workers had already built the sections but, as the video attests, the complete structure was erected in just …Read More
There have been over 100 new laneway houses built in Vancouver since the July 2009 bylaw amendment. One of the city’s EcoDensity charter initiatives, construction of additional rental housing is now allowed in RS-1 and R-5 zones. To qualify, landowners must have a lot that is at least 33 feet wide that either borders a …Read More
Heat Recovery Ventilator Heat Recovery Ventilators commonly referred to as HRV systems/units are used when you want to introduce large amount of outside air in to occupied environment to increase actual level of indoor air quality. The air in many homes is 2 to 5 times more polluted then the worst outdoor air. The HRV …Read More
We recently started a new home and laneway project for a client in the Trout Lake area of Vancouver. The land surrounding the lake is essentially a peat bog with the water table 3 feet below grade. Houses un-anchored to the rock solid glacial till 28-38 feet below grade will shift, crack, and deform over …Read More