After a previous engineering firm recommended significant and costly renewal strategies, BC Building Science was engaged to provide a second opinion. Following our assessment, a practical and more cost-effective approach was identified. The resulting Building Envelope Renovation addressed persistent and ongoing problems with the building exterior, while also providing a significant improvement to the building in terms of durability and aesthetic appeal.
Work completed at this 35-year-old, 24-unit, 3-storey wood-frame apartment building included:
- Replacement of original wood siding with new rainscreen siding assemblies;
- Selective replacement of high exposure stucco wall surfaces with new rainscreen stucco;
- Retention of the existing stucco at sheltered walls including new paint finish;
- Restoration and retention of the existing brick veneer cladding;
- Complete renovation of the balconies and patios;
- Complete replacement and upgrade of all windows and doors;
- Localized replacement and architectural enhancement of front entry pathway; and
- Other typical or localized repair and maintenance work.
The final project cost was $930K, inclusive of all costs.