An energy-efficient lakefront home in Eagle Bay is on our front burner as we move into the summer construction season.
One of the reasons that the owners of this beautiful home selected Copper Island Fine Homes is that we’re the only Shuswap builder certified in all aspects of building green and energy efficiency. Their quest was to have a new home that would incorporate high efficiency windows, geothermal heating with steam humidification, heat recovery ventilation, solar panels, and other green features. We’ve been only too happy to make their dreams come true.
We’ve now completed wrapping the house wrap in preparation for exterior finishing, which will incorporate Lux steel siding and soffits. Use of this incredibly strong and durable cladding material required sheer wall engineering using plywood sheeting in order to stiffen up the exterior walls.
A decision has been made to modify the plans and expand the deck, and we’re in the process of pouring new deck post footings to facilitate this. Once the deck has been expanded, we’ll be installing a gorgeous outdoor fireplace.
We’ll also soon be pouring the garage slab, once it has been prepped for radiant heat and drywall is complete. The house has been insulated and boarded, and taping is now underway.
Watch for more updates soon. This home is scheduled for completion in early fall, so it’s all hands on deck!