Do you notice how the before and after images for this project look almost the same? That’s because sometimes the most appropriate repair strategy consists of targeted repairs that address the problems while still preserving the original design intent. As in targeted repairs that don’t look like repairs – so your building looks as good as it did when it was first built.
BC Building Science was retained by the Owners of Bristol Garden as the Building Envelope Consultant for a targeted building envelope renovation at their building. Bristol Garden is a multi-building, multi-storey residential townhouse project containing 37 units. The wood-framed structure is supported on a cast-in-place concrete perimeter footing and slab on grade. It is located at 7695 St. Albans Road in Richmond.
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 new waterproof membrane and wood deck boards installed at the roof decks, new waterproof membrane and perimeter curb flashing installed at the lower flat roofs, removal of the existing painted wood siding to accommodate the roofing work and installation of new painted wood siding, and repair of any decayed wood sheathing and framing upon removal of the existing membrane.