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 McKenzie House as the Building Envelope Consultant for a targeted building envelope renovation at their building. McKenzie House is a three-storey wood frame residential building constructed over a below grade parking garage. It contains 56 residential units, and is located at 2033 Triumph Street, 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 all windows and sliding doors accessing the balconies as well as two exit doors, installation of new rainscreen metal cladding at targeted areas, installation of new balcony assemblies at 4 units, installation of new brick walls at targeted areas on front elevation, and replacement of targeted original brick walls with new rainscreen metal cladding.