Sunday, May 31, 2020

Toronto Open Concept House

Many of our customers are looking to increase the size of a current wall opening to accomplish more of an 'open-concept' feel to their house like on the HGTV design shows. 

On this recent completed project you can see a 3 photo collage showing the before picture of the wall just opened up.   The second picture shows the opening widen with our installation of a LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) beam.   You can also see the original HVAC ducts on the right side of the 1st photo have now been reworked tightly to the wall to increase the width of the opening.  The final picture shows the completed job with drywall.

Toronto Open Concept House
Toronto Open Concept House

Let us know if you have any questions about your open concept requirements.

Framing Challenges

Often we need to frame out projects that require us to figure out the best way to tie into the original structure and any subsequent framing renovations completed over the years as well.   As you can see in this picture we are renovating in a 100 year old home, yet we will make the end result beautiful, solid and safe without the homeowner knowing all the complexities that lie behind the finished walls! 

Toronto Framing

Double Brick Original Build

We are lucky enough to get to work with some older vintage classic homes through out Toronto, and here is one that goes way way back... I am talking to 1926, so almost 100 years old for some of the original home.   As you can see on the right side of this project, you can clearly make out the original double brick wall construction.   Amazing

Original Double Brick Wall Construction

Covid Construction

In this new era that includes a global pandemic like Covid19, the world of construction has also changed and even more attention than ever before is being put in place to ensure a safe work environment for our team and our trades.  Here are a couple of examples of our project/safety boards.