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Carriage House?

Carriage House?

A Carriage house is a great idea for many different reasons depending on your needs and where you are on in this journey through life. Often Carriage houses are built on an existing property. They are then used for downsizing, rental income or a guest house. They can...

Crowning studs and its importance

Crowning studs and its importance

At BRC we always crow all material installed into the structures we build. Crowning studs is important becuase it makes for flatter finished walls. We always crown the studs out which looks like this. The Plumb line represents what a flat wall would look like and when...

Brace Walls and Design

Brace Walls and Design

Why brace walls need to be thought out and understood. Brace walls and designing them into the building, most people now are looking for an open concept and large windows. This makes for a challenge where the brace walls will end up and how to incorporate them into...

Do I need a permit?

Do I need to get a building permit? The answer to that question is probably yes. There are certain small projects that can be done to upgrade the appearance of your home that does not require a permit, but most major alterations will require you to obtain a permit...

Ranch Point Rustic Cedar Deck and Patio

Deck Builders This project started off with the concrete patio, the customer was super happy with how that turned out which gave us the privilege to be able to be their deck builder. The Rustic Cedar Deck was a great project that turned out better than expected. The...

Lorenzen Lane The Ocean View Home- Custom Home Build

Lantzville Custom Home Build, Lorenzen Lane the Ocean View Home. Interior We had done custom cabinets threw out the main house which were supplied and installed by Concept Kitchen and Design which we were very impressed with. The island had a really nice touch with...

Forrest drive-Whole house Renovation Nanaimo

Whole house Renovation Nanaimo Forrest Drive was a whole house renovation that was bought by BRC and brought back to life. All new floors,  drywall, paint, bathrooms, kitchen, finishing trim, windows, interior doors and cedar deck. This was a great project as there...

Stack Framing – A better way to get more energy efficient home

Energy efficient homes Stack Framing - A better way to get more energy efficient homes. A well thought out plan goes a long way. This was an interesting read for us at Buck Robertson Contracting. We are always trying to build our framing members (studs, floor joists...

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