Our latest property entry project with large stone columns and a fresh paving stone driveway.
Built upon large concrete footings, these cinder block cores house the many electrical wires in conduit for sensors, motors, and lights. We always fill them to create a solid concrete structure reinforced with rebar tied deep into the concrete footing.
Large dark granite caps will help create a strong sturdy look while matching the custom stone inserts that our client has had made custom for this project.
The exciting part is yet to come, with the gate and motor being mounted by the end of the week and our beautiful sandstone facing to be installed shortly after.
This wood burning fireplace is the focal point of a stable turned into a caretakers suite for a very unique property in Saanich.
Featuring granite found on site for the hearth infill, a hardy island granite facing, and a beautiful live edge mantle, this fireplace was built to match the feel of existing stonework on the property.
Ben did a fantastic job finishing this fireplace to warm this freshly completed suite before the winter!
The beginning of the end of this upper terrace. It is coming together quite nicely!
This little entryway is yet to be grouted, and was designed to ease the transition between sun-room and patio area. It is anchored by two reclaimed brick planters that I built to match the existing brick on the exterior sun-room foundation.
Now comes the really fun part! Bluestone layout!!
And the details of the bench seating are really starting to give a glimpse of the finished product as well:
Even though there’s still a couple weeks left to go, the end is in sight, and believe me and my client Chris, the view is nice!
This has been a special few months for me, as I have been working on a very large project on a spectacular ocean front property in Metchosin. It doesn’t get any better than working on a site such as this, and for a truly great client.
The scope of this project is to completely overhaul the ocean side of this home. As you will see in a before picture in the slideshow below, we are in the process of turning a grassy slope and lawn area into a completely deer free usable outdoor living space. It will include a massive retaining wall in our signature ‘tight fit’ style, as well as a patio area with bench seating upon which the final views will be incredible.
A glimpse of some of the detail of the wall surface:
A slideshow of progress so far:
A latest progress shot of the “great wall of Metchosin”, this wall will be both a barrier to create a deer free zone above, as well as retention for additional usable real estate above including a well manicured bocce playing area.
Once this great wall is complete, the patio area will begin. It will be built to highlight this perfect spot to enjoy the hummingbirds, bald eagles, seals, otters, and breathtaking views.