On this project we were subcontracted to complete the framing, formwork, and exterior finishing for the complete overhaul of this 100 year old Kitsilano heritage home.

The beginning. Demo under way.

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Basement structural upgrades.
Basement structural upgrades.

The whole house was opened up. To make this happen, we had to install a lot of steel starting from the basement and working our way up.

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Basement view.

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All of the existing joists had to be 'sistered' with larger joists.

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View from the main floor of the steel beams we installed from underneath.

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View from the main floor looking to the front. The whole main floor was reconfigured.

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First level of the addition. More steel beams were needed to support the upper floor.

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Looking to the front of the house. Lots of planning and shoring was needed to ensure the structural upgrades went smoothly.

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Second floor walls of the addition.

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Upper floor framing.

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We had to fit a large ridge beam into the existing roof which extended to the rear of the addition.

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Hand-framed roof progress.

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A look a the rear of the house nearing completion.

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The finishing needed to match the original look of the house to maintain it's heritage look.

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New front with one less column and new concrete stairs.

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