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 Parkview Place as the Building Envelope Consultant for a targeted building envelope renovation at their buildings. Parkview Place is located at 240 West 16th Street, North Vancouver. It is comprised of three multi-storey townhouse buildings, which contain sixteen townhouse units. The buildings are wood-frame construction with reinforced concrete footings and slab on-grade.
BCBS and the Strata developed an architectural design strategy to upgrade and replace all the buildings’ original windows and doors, including the existing main entry swing doors and doors to the garage. The new windows are reinforced PVC frame windows with energy efficient, Low E glazing, and included upgraded hardware, insect screens, trims, and new flashings.