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Thinking of a Green Renovation

Here are some tips and insights from the Canadian Home Builders’ Association for Green Renovating. http://www.renomark.ca/Assets/GreaterTorontoArea/Images/Homeowners%20Guide%20to%20Green%20Renovation.pdf

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Some of the Greenest Homes in the World

Marc recently became certified to build Net Zero Energy Homes through CHBA. Here are some residential net zero energy building examples from living-future.org. This is what is possible when homeowners and designers look at how to reduce energy demands of buildings. Read the…

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WHY BUILD BUILT GREEN

BUILT GREEN® builders and renovators are trained in energy efficient building practices, water saving techniques, construction waste management, and other environmental practices. It is mandatory for all active BUILT GREEN® builder and renovator members to take the training programs offered…

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Floor plan and digital rendering for a modern style cabin with loft

Ready Made House Design / Floor Plans

We have spent the last few years developing a variety of house designs and floor plans including modern cabins, two storey duplexes in both a modern and classic style, full size family homes, and larger cottage style homes. All of…

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50’s Bungalow Renovation Transformation

This was a recent, and fairly extensive kitchen and upper floor bungalow renovation for a client in Nelson BC. We removed walls, lofted the ceiling, and created light and flow throughout.This client`s original kitchen and back entry felt dark and…

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Celebrating Women in Business

Lara was awarded with Influential Women in Business Award from Kooteny Business Magazine July 2014.  Please read full interview here: http://kootenaybiz.com/womeninbusiness/article/lara_ellenwood  

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National Post article on High River Alberta Camp

Here is an article and some images of the temporary housing we are working on presently. http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/08/08/high-river-families-forced-to-move-into-makeshift-trailer-towns-as-they-try-to-rebuild-mold-ridden-homes/

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Ellenwood Homes helping High River Alberta Residents

After the flooding in Alberta Ellenwood Homes went to work with Sockeye Enterprises building a temporary neighborhood housing  1250 residents who can not go back to their home in High River Alberta.  Currently we are finishing the dining rooms, recreational…

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Addition and Exterior Insulation System

Once we framed this kitchen and dining room addition and installed windows we focused on building an exterior insulated wall system.  This includes airtight building paper, 1&1/2″ rigid foam insulation and capillary break under the siding.  this system allows for…

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Meziadin Camp Construction

We just returned from building snow roofs for a camp at Meziadin Junction for BC Hydro where they are putting up power lines.

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New Shop for Sockeye Enterprises

We have been working on a shop for Sockeye Enterprises in Slocan for their sawmill operations.  The design of the 1920 sq ft workspace will include heated concrete flooring and a mezzanine for storing lumber.  We will post images upon…

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Nelson Star Article

Here is a recent article about our Rosemont Park project from the Nelson Star. http://www.nelsonstar.com/news/176638201.html  

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Clay Brick Production and Installation.

In the last image you can see that the final look of the infill technique compared to the brick wall is quite different.  The face of the brick wall will be roughed up with tool before applying the natural plaster…

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