BC Building Science was retained by the Owners of Belle Arbour as the Building Envelope Consultant for a targeted building envelope renovation at their building. The Belle Arbour is a four-storey, wood-frame, residential apartment building constructed over a concrete parking garage, located at 245 St. David’s Ave., North Vancouver.
BCBS and the Strata developed an architectural design strategy to improve the function, durability, and appeal of the building exterior. Through a process of consultation and various other methods, an Architectural design scheme was developed and approved by the Strata. The renovation included the replacement of the existing stucco cladding with a new rainscreen stucco system, existing windows with new energy efficient vinyl framed windows, and the installation of new flashings and fascia at the targeted north and west sections of the building.