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    • Lakeview Log Gem

      April 29, 2019

      One of several projects we’re bringing to completion this spring is a contemporary log dwelling, being constructed in Cedar Heights with magnificent views of the Shuswap Lake.

      Construction of this three story home is slightly behind schedule due to cold weather and challenges experienced by the homeowners, who are from the Lower Mainland, in terms of choosing products and finishing touches. This can be a very difficult process for many clients, particularly with larger homes being built for retirement...perfection is always the goal, and that requires planning and hard work! We’re happy to say that we’ve all been making progress and we’re now moving forward at a comfortable pace with the finishing process.

      A home of this type requires structural framing engineering reviews. We’re pleased but not surprised to report that we’ve completed and passed these reviews with flying colours.

      Currently, custom wood windows have been installed, along with temporary exterior construction doors. Electrical rough-in is well underway, and wood burning and gas fireplaces have been installed. The metal standing seam roof is complete, including a rear turret copper roofing upgrade. Sunroom glass panels are on order, while structural panel supports are in place as well as custom fir beams. A two-ply torch-on subdeck with flashing has been installed, and we’re now waiting for road ban removal in order to pour and finish the stamped concrete deck.

      This home features an incredibly efficient geothermal heating and cooling system. The vertical drilling is now complete and the interior system installed.

      All interior bathroom walls have been prepped with slip plates for future cabinetry installs (cabinets install over slip plates which allow for log settlement over time). Plumbers have been scheduled and fixtures ordered, including jetted tubs. A three-story dumb waiter has also been installed.

      We also just completed the interior and exterior log sandblasting, and staining is now underway.

      This has been a gratifying project to lead—one that’s really allowed us to grow our expertise into some new areas. We’re grateful to the clients for allowing us to build their retirement dream home.