Part of the remodel we are doing in Nelson calls for a covered deck with a curved roof. Using a solid timber to create this beam would have required an enormous old growth tree and lots of cut off waste, so we used a different strategy to mitigate waste and achieve the complex curve.
After the corner trusses and the window bucks are positioned and braced, the rest of the walls are framed with a Larsen Truss every 2 feet on centre. A window buck is also shown lying flat on the subfloor, ready to be lifted into place on another wall.
Cedar is a great choice for outdoor applications such as siding, decking, saunas, gazebos, and furniture because it does not need to be pressure treated or coated with harmful chemicals to preserve the wood.
We coated these timber braces with a durable low VOC exterior wood finish, which we are also happy to be able to supply to our clients and other contractors.
The cedar soffit on this straw bale house has a one and a half inch vent running the length of the overhang to allow for the air flow through the roof structure. The vent has screen behind it to prevent entry of insects or small animals to the roof cavity.
Once the paint is done and the flooring is installed, the renovated rooms begin to look more like the vision of the homeowner. Attention to detail when cutting and laying the carpet makes a huge difference in making the room look professionally finished.
In a 1950s era home, the issue of creating sufficient headroom in a finished basement can be tricky. Framing closely around the furnace ducts helps maximize the height available, and including some angled framing will ensure that the drywall installation goes smoothly and the aesthetic of the room is pleasing to the eye.