Wasa Lake Area & Local Building Supplier

The experience of working in the Wasa lake area has been memorable. As Barnabas wraps up phase two of a renovation for our Calgary clients he asked me to share some information on the area and the people living in it.

Wasa Lake is in the East Kootenay area about one hour North of Cranbrook. The properties in this very small town are largely Alberta owned recreational properties AND the locals here are phenomenal. These folks are friendly, accommodating and outdoorsy. From a business perspective the experience of working with local suppliers and other local trades people has been positive and the small town feel unforgettable.

Above is a map and flyer created by Steve that owns Wasa Building Supplies – just off the highway next to the gas station and local store. Stop in and say “hello from Barnabas”. You can find him here http://www.yellowpages.ca/bus/British-Columbia/Wasa/Wasa-Hardware-Building-Centre/7443812.html. He has a great selection of construction materials especially for a smaller store servicing a smaller area. He also carries general household supplies, gardening supplies and even books.

Here are some photos of the area – an amazing wilderness with a many lovely lakes and nature to explore. Make this a future destination for your family and not only for the summer fun but also for a Fall and Winter retreat.

Camping info and more information here http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/wasa_lk/

Kimberly is only half an hour away for all of the ski bums http://www.skikimberley.com/

In Kelowna – Barnabas The Builder is interested in your renovations, additions, decks, fences and custom wood related projects.

Call today 778 581 0617 and book your consultation for work to start end of October. Barnabas will be wrapped up all out-of-town work and ready to serve the Okanagan.

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Wasa Guest House – Exterior Finished

The guest house exterior is sided and matches the main house exterior siding from the 2013 renovation of the main house. Check the album for the here:

https://barnabasthebuilder.wordpress.com/photos/wasa-lake-cabin-renovation-and-addition/

Barnabas is already moved inside and finishing is also in progress – check out all of the progress photos!

In Kelowna – Barnabas The Builder is interested in your renovations, additions, decks, fences and custom wood related projects.

Call today 778 581 0617 and book your consultation for work to start end of October. Barnabas will be wrapped up all out-of-town work and ready to serve the Okanagan.

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Endorsement Kelowna Custom Work

Because we are putting in the effort to re-establish in Kelowna after many years servicing the Calgary market, I contacted a client from over 15 years ago to ask if we could add her as a local reference.

She kept it pretty simple and put it this way “Yes you may put me in your references. He did two exterior screen doors – we still have them and people still ask where we got them”. Barnabas builds to last and warrantee his work.

I had to do some digging and found this photo and another of a chair that Barnabas gifted them at a later date. The difference between the door and one you might find at a hardware store is the lasting factor.

Cyndy Door

Custom Wood Projects

In Kelowna – Barnabas The Builder is interested in your renovations, additions, decks, fences and custom wood related projects.

Call today 778 581 0617 and book your consultation for work to start end of October. Barnabas will be wrapped up all out-of-town work and ready to serve the Okanagan.

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TimberCab, a prefab timber framed cabin | FabCab

Barnabas is a huge fan of eco and small building. The small size leaves a lot of room for custom touches and fine finishing.

Small House Bliss

This timber framed cabin has modern lines and an energy-efficient shell. There is 1 bedroom in 550 sq ft. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

This timber frame cabin with modern lines sits overlooking Lake Pend Oreille in Idaho. It is a TimberCab 550, the smallest in the line of the prefabricated homes by FabCab. FabCab produces a kit of precut parts that are shipped to the building site to be assembled by a licensed contractor of the owner’s choosing, in this case Selle Valley Construction. The kit’s structural insulated wall panels and Douglas fir timber frame are precision cut in the factory, greatly reducing on-site waste.

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Wasa Guest House/Garage Suite

In the Fall 2013 Barnabas renovated and put an addition on our clients recreational property at Wasa Lake. One year later Barnabas is back gutting the suite in the back attached to the garage.

The project took on a life of its own when structural issues were uncovered but bit by bit the suite and walls of the garage are being rebuilt properly. Here is some of the unfortunate discoveries during deconstruction – no insulation in floor, wood membranes “butt” up to ground with no drainage resulting in structural issues.

Barnabas is well on his way to putting it back together with proper insulation and vapour barrier in the floor and also new framing to the length of the garage wall.

After the Thanksgiving weekend Barnabas will be on to finishing and interior work.

In Kelowna – Barnabas The Builder is interested in your renovations, additions, decks, fences and custom wood related projects.

Call today 778 581 0617 and book your consultation for work to start end of October. Barnabas will be wrapped up all out-of-town work and ready to serve the Okanagan.

Barnabas The Builder

Renovations Kelowna – Booking Now

Barnabas is available for Kelowna projects soon and will be in town doing consultations from Friday October 10th to Monday October 13th. We are anticipating a wrap to Wasa Lake projects October 25 and our Regina new home finishing projects are not ready. So if you want a reliable quality contractor – let’s get it done!

Please check out the About Our Team page and be sure to browse through our endorsements while you are at it:

https://barnabasthebuilder.wordpress.com/about-our-team/

Barnabas has been a Journeyman Carpenter for over 12 years and has been working specifically in residential construction for over 18 years. He is meticulous and particular with exceptional woodworking and management skills.

We are licensed, insured and qualified with many references. Call to book your consultation 778 860 0617 or speak directly to Barnabas 403 860 0617.

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