My house project is now 21 weeks old. During this time, I have had over a dozen different trades on the site, some for a few days, some for a few weeks, others…
“We found a Canadian manufacturer who combined everything we wanted: individual, man-made stone slices, realistic colours, and very good pricing.”
John Bleasby outlines how he and his lead carpenter did an extensive walk-through of the framed house prior to drywalling, to plan out wood back up plates behind the gypsum
“What kind of light fixture goes on the bathroom wall by the mirror?” My electrician and I were doing the all-important walk-through on his first day on the site, marking locations for light…
“I had three basic choices: traditional fibreglass bats plus vapour barrier, blown-in insulation, and spray foam.”
You’ve heard the old joke about buying materials: “Price, Quality and Service – pick ANY TWO!” Rookie homebuilder John Bleasby, in this blog, argues that all THREE ought to be available from the right supplier.
Support beams are coming under particular scrutiny by inspectors in the Greater Vancouver Area, says Mark Cooper of Shakespeare Homes and Renovations, North Vancouver
“I’ve taken quite a bit of ribbing over our decision to build a house with a flat roof… But the technology is proven.”
Here is one of the latest “Sharpie Marker” construction videos that Steve is becoming (sort of) famous for. It’s all part of his new Cabin Building series.
Fourteen weeks into his family’s new home build, John Bleasby has passed through about five inspections. They’ve actually ben “pleasant experiences” for the veteran, retired commercial pilot and rookie GC.