After months of delays obtaining demolition and building permits from the CSRD, we're finally underway with this teardown/new build in St. Ives. As you can see from the photo below, we're taking advantage of the weather to get our footings poured this week, and once that's complete, we'll be racing against the thermometer with the foundation and framing.
Unfortunately, it's a not a race we're likely to win, despite the fact that we've bulked up our foundation and framing crew with extra personnel. You can only hold off the typical Shuswap winter weather for so long, and that means we'll no doubt be shovelling snow from the job site in the near future. Needless to say, it will be vital to get a roof on this project as soon as possible. But even keeping the snow off doesn't prevent cold weather from interfering with the building process -- for example, it's likely that our foundation and slabs will require insulation and even heat to cure properly.
Of course, we're used to facing challenges with most of our jobs, so we're confident we'll have our clients in their beautiful new West Coast lakefront home in time to enjoy some summer in 2021. Stay tuned for more updates.