We’re a little behind schedule on our first ever project west of the Shuswap—a custom two-story in a relatively remote location south of Chase. Unfortunately, our framing crew had prior obligations on another project, which resulted in delays—but we’re moving fast on it now and looking forward to getting back on schedule, which is entirely achievable given that our framing crew now has some extra manpower.
We’re happy to report that our foundation passed inspection with flying colours by the Thompson Nicola Regional District. Framing started earlier this week, with crawlspace walls completed, floor joists installed, and sub-floor sheeting glued and screwed. Exterior wall framing is now in progress, and our roof trusses will be arriving end of the coming week.
Our roofers are standing by, and assuming we can get them on the project as soon as roof sheeting has been installed, we should be in great shape to get locked up before any weather issues. Windows and exterior doors are in production and on schedule.
If there is anything negative to report, it’s the high cost of lumber. COVID-19 and USA trade issues have resulted in staggering 30 to 60 percent increase in prices in just the last few months.
On the property itself, the septic system and well have now been installed. Our clients are still working with a BC Hydro design team to determine viability of onsite hydro versus solar and generator power.
Our staff and sub-trades tell us that they’re really enjoying the outstanding weather and the gorgeous views and surroundings in Turtle Valley! Check out the photos below of our progress, including a worksite aerial photo taken with our new drone.