Categories
Business Interior Projects Uncategorized

Preparing For The Kitchen Renovation

I found some great tips on how to physically prepare for a kitchen renovation in the following article. http://interiorswithelegance.ca/2014/02/living-kitchen-renovation/ Here are a couple more tips: 1) Hire a contractor that has a reputation for keeping jobs on schedule and is not operating with higher volume than he can manage well. 2) Renovate your kitchen in […]

Categories
Business Exterior Projects Uncategorized

Feature Builder – Kolbert Building

In the industry as with all industries it is fun to collaborate and watch other builders create successful businesses. I am fortunate to be connected to some great builders across North America and Dan Kolbert is no exception. Many of us have watched each others businesses evolve and grow. It is my pleasure to recommend […]

Categories
Glossary of Construction Terminology Uncategorized

Glossary – Tread

What is a tread? The tread is the horizontal part of the stair – the part you step on. Want more information and help understanding construction terms? Ask me questions and I will add terms to my glossary as requested. Here is my new glossary page: https://barnabasthebuilder.wordpress.com/glossary/ Unfortunately it is in the construction stage but […]

Categories
Exterior Projects Uncategorized

Deck Supports In Place

As with all things properly built – a good foundation and support is critical. Progress is happening mostly underground on the deck project but this week coming up begins the woodworking and deck building. Here are some shots of the guys working to finalize supports. They had a bit of side work come up when […]

Categories
Glossary of Construction Terminology Uncategorized

Glossary – Riser

What is a riser? A riser is the vertical part of the step. Think the part that raises the step up, the front of the step, that supports the part that you step on – which is the tread. Want more information and help understanding construction terms? Ask me questions and I will add terms […]

Categories
Business Glossary of Construction Terminology Uncategorized

Glossary – Stringer

What is a stringer? A stringer is a board running from one floor to another in which staircase treads and risers are jointed. The stringer on the outside is called the outer string. The string up against the house is called the wall string. Want more information and help understanding construction terms? Ask me questions […]

Categories
Barnabas The Artist Custom Wood/Cabinets Interior Projects Uncategorized

Custom Wood – Table, Benches & Bed

What does the builder do when he is not building? I have made this joke before in context to Barnabas and here I am again. In Barnabas’s downtime while transitioning to Kelowna he has found his groove in custom woodworking/making furniture pieces for his family. The table was made with no nails and no screws […]

Categories
Glossary of Construction Terminology Uncategorized

Glossary Page Coming Soon

I was brainstorming with a friend about the Barnabas blog and discussing how to give back to the customer. We had recently presented to her a Scope of Work and used the term “flashing”. She advised me that she had no idea what that was and then got into a conversation about construction terminology and […]