With new home construction, it’s always an important milestone when you get to lockup stage. The house is protected from the elements, secure, and ready to move into the rough-in stage.
That’s certainly the case with one of our current projects, a beautiful rancher in the Shuswap Lake Estates golf course area. We actually had the roof shingled the last week before Christmas. Last week, our windows and doors arrived onsite, which we were able to install. We love these PlyGem two-tone windows, with black vinyl on the outside and white on the inside – up to this point, it’s been difficult to source two-tone windows, but Ply Gem (formerly Gienow) has really stepped up with these.
An interesting note about this home is that the clients live in Europe and haven’t seen any of our work to date. In fact, they won’t see their new home until it’s complete. The time change between BC and Europe makes it difficult to speak on the phone, but over the years, we’ve spent a great deal of time creating systems and communication methods to ensure a smooth and efficient building process for clients who are out-of-country. Greatly helping with this build is a Vernon-based design firm hired by the clients, which has done a great job getting us all our information and sourcing the home’s finishes.
With lockup complete, we’re moving into mechanical rough-ins this week, starting with plumbing, and followed by HVAC and electrical. We love how this beautiful home is shaping up – and how our crews have pushed through the winter conditions to get here!