Chilcotin Modular Cabin: A Remote Build with Significant Barriers to Construction
For years I’ve been wanting to push the boundaries of what we build, build something different, build something really remote, build something really cool.
Pushing the boundaries of design, location and material choices I’ve had a particular interest in RUST. Rusty Weathered Corten Steel siding that is.
Inspired by a recent article I saw on Inhabitat.com about a pair of Weathered steel and reclaimed wood-clad cabins on a Navajo reservation I made a post on our Facebook page “Please Lord, help me find a client that wants Corten Steel on their building!” I put it out there into the universe to see what we could find.
Just 4 days later I received an email from one of our recent clients who had referred one of her friends to us. It was the perfect project; an incredibly remote property in the heart of the Chilcotin Valley. The family had owned the 5 acre property for over 30 years but it has three major barriers to construction the last of which turned the families existing cabin into a pile of smoking ashes. Read more ›
Wanting a quiet place to work from home our client hired us to build this beautiful Modular 10×12 North Vancouver Backyard Editing Studio.
The biggest challenge for us was the location. The client wanted the building in the far south-west corner of the property nearly 112 feet from the from front curb.
Time to bring out the big guns. In this case, it was a 200 Ton Liebherr Mobile crane from RMK Cranes. With a reach of over 200 feet, this crane made easy work of the lift and once rigged up it was in the backyard in minutes.
When you take into consideration the cost to truck crews and materials across town day after day to the job site Modular Construction is definitely the way to go. It’s far more affordable for ourselves and our clients to build our building offsite in our North Vancouver Factory.
Once complete we truck the building to the site and crane it into place or deliver it with our special delivery trailer. Our Lifestyle Outbuildings are also CSA-A277 Factory Building Certified which takes care of all the typical Building Inspections but does it in our factory rather than onsite.
And one of the best things about modular construction…. you don’t have construction crews traipsing through your yard day after day for a couple of weeks.