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    • Lakefront Modernization on Track

      September 15, 2019

      One of our autumn projects is an update of an existing waterfront home in Celista, on the Shuswap’s North Shore.

      As far as renovations go, it’s a major one. It began with demolition of much of the existing structure, which has made way for new framing, addition of an upper floor loft, installation of new HVAC, plumbing and electrical, and much more.

      Weather is always a concern at this time of the year. Our priority is have the entire revamped structure sealed and waterproofed prior to the arrival of anything resembling snow and cold. We recently gained a week on our schedule by adding staff to the project during the teardown phase. Framing is now underway, with expectation that roof trusses will be up and sheeted within two weeks with full crew support on site. Naturally, trusses and beams are ordered.

      Our structural engineer has been on site and approved the existing foundation’s ability to support new upper roof loads. He will return for framing inspections at the mechanical stage.

      Once the roof is on, our team will return to basement to add newly relocated stair footings in order to adjust the stair location, and we’ll also be changing the entry door access from the front to the side of the house.

      Beautiful Loewen metal clad windows with wood stain grade interiors are on order, along with 12-foot stacking lakeside patio doors that will open up the entire indoors to the decks in good weather.

      Appliances are confirmed and ordered, along with kitchen cabinetry. Exterior siding selections are confirmed--HardiePlank, shingles, decking, railings, and masonry (Pangea Ledgestone). Interior finishing selections for flooring, lighting, finishing trims, and fireplace masonry have also been completed.

      Site reports indicate that the neighbours have been excited to watch the progress, and also pleased that we delayed construction until the end of summer!