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Spiral Concrete Construction

We started building a public washroom facility for the city of Nelson. The project was initially proposed to the city of Nelson by the Cascadia Green Building Council. Local architects and engineers volunteered their design expertise to come up with…

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Castlegar Remodel

Our winter project this year was a complete remodel and addition to a 50’s style bungalow in Castlegar, BC. The clients needed much more storage space, a new main bathroom, a new kitchen and a new bathroom and bedroom in…

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Accessibility Ramp Post and Beam Construction

We recently had the opportunity to build a covered wheel chair access ramp for the Kootenay Kids Society, a local non profit organization providing essential services and programming for both parents and children. Fairbank Architects of Nelson, BC designed the…

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Exterior Finishing

Our last project of the summer and fall was an entire exterior finishing job on a custom timber frame home. We used beveled cedar siding, cedar trim and fascia, and pine soffits stained with Landark original finish.  We also installed…

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Kitchen Installation

It has been a busy summer for us. I did install one more kitchen in a timber frame home, that turned out nice. The cabinets were vertical grain fir finish to complement the timber structure. We used Paperstone for the…

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Slocan Cottage Final Details

The house in Slocan is now complete. The final inspection was over one month ago. We are working on a few custom millwork pieces for an entertainment centre at the moment. The landscaping will be done over the next year…

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Finishing

We are at the final stages of finishing work. I am waiting on a few panels for the final kitchen installation, but you can see what it looks like. We used Paperstone counter tops. I got it from the Building…

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Siding and Rainscreen

Siding installation is well under way. We are fortunate here in the West Kootenays to have access to some excellent cedar bevelled siding. I got this siding from Perry Ridge Panelling, which is about 15 minutes away from the site.…

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Drywall Installation

The drywall has been completed, all walls are primed and ceilings are painted. Once the framing inspection was done by the local building inspector, we went directly into drywall because all of the insulation is within the Structural Insulated Panels.…

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Blower Door Test

We performed the initial pre drywall blower door test last Friday. The blower door test is a big part of the energuide rating system, which in turn is a requirement under Built Green Canada. What’s a blower door test? The…

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Window Installation

Windows were installed last week. We purchased the casement 7100 series windows form Starline Windows. We got their Smartglass for their energy efficiency and durability. They have double low emissivity coatings, and argon filled spaces between both panes of glass,…

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Timber Frame Porch and Metal Roofing Installations

The timber frame porch was added to the house. The Timber Frame Company out of Winlaw, BC did the timber framing. Sockeye enterprises provided the locally milled lumber. Hybrid timber frame construction works well with the SIP panels.  Another reason…

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Structural Insulated Panel Installation

All of the floor framing is now complete thanks to the hard work of the Ellenwood Homes crew. Dominic’s contribution was also appreciated as we were preparing the 8 x 12 exposed timbers that hold up the second floor. The…

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Foundation and Framing Well Under Way For the Slocan Cottage

Foundation and Framing: Ellenwood Homes, a West Kootenay Design / Build company specialized in Built Green, High performance homes is pleased to announce that the The Insulated Concrete Forms were placed and ready for concrete in about 3 days. Not…

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Slocan House – High Efficiency SIP Home

Excavation has now started on the new house construction in Slocan, BC. The plans and the budget have been finalized. Several options were studied in order to get the most energy efficient house as possible, with the budget that has…

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