Construction & Renovation of Westridge Residence Vancouver

The Westridge residence involved the construction of a new addition, an entrance way, and connection to the existing house. The addition uses a hybrid timber frame design with 4×8 joists and 8×12 timber beams. Some of the beautiful Douglas fir beams were left exposed to give the home and the front porch some real “wow” factor. Modern looking, low-maintenance fibre cement siding was used to complete the look. The remaining exterior of the front of the residence & garage was also re-sided and had new windows installed to match the new addition. The interior of the new addition features a new, large family room, guest bathroom and, an entrance way with a high cathedral ceiling. All rooms in the addition have Nu Heat radiant heating installed below the floor tiles to allow for a comfortable, natural heat.

Addition: Living Space

This photo shows the largest room in the addition that was meant to be used as both a family room and a guest bedroom. It features a beautiful vaulted timber frame ceiling, and two large south facing windows to catch as much sun as possible.
12X24 inch porcelain tile with sandstone look flooring was chosen to compliment the Whistler style veneer stacked stone that was installed to highlight the wood burning fireplace and chimney. The entrance to the bathroom is also visible in this photo on the right hand side.

Addition: Entrance & Bathroom

This photo shows the high cathedral ceiling of the new main entrance of the home. It also provides a full view of the Whistler stacked stone style veneer chimney.
This 3 piece bathroom features a dual flush toilet with a modern style hanging vanity and a frameless, glass shower. The Whistler style stacked stone chimney continues into the bathroom to provide a sense of flow throughout the addition.

Addition: During Construction

This photo shows the construction of the wood forms as well as the installation of the rebar. The form for the porch posts is also visible. You can also see where the existing exterior brick was removed so the Whistler style veneer stacked stone could be installed over the chimney chase.
This photo shows the framing of the family room section of the addition. You can also see the freshly poured concrete.
This photo shows the newly framed family room, front porch and entry way sections of the addition. This photo also shows our exclusive use of plywood instead of the cheaper OSB for all of our exterior sheathing as in our opinion it is the only quality way to build.
The installation of the fibre cement soffit and the timber frame beams is visible. The rain screen strips that give the wall a second level of protection from the weather are also visible.
In this photo you can see the brand new windows installed, the finished fir roof rafter exposed, and the beautiful 1X6 tongue and groove soffit.
This photo shows one of our staff members installing some finishing touches on the soffits and fascias. Custom painted, graphite color, vinyl windows help complete the West Coast look of this home.

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