We Are Featured in this Month’s Journal of Light Construction

We have been Featured in this month’s Journal of Light Construction for our tapered LVL roof system. The article outlines the use of Laminated Veneer Lumber to build a roof in order to create a TRUE flat roof where the roof perimeter is completely level.

On most flat roofs, the roof perimeter slopes to allow for roof slope for drainage. The LVL flat roof allows a level perimeter with the LVLs being cut down for drainage within the plane of the roof.

Another view of the cut down LVLs before sheathing

The stacked LVLs before cutting

The LVLs are laid along the top plate. The return slope for the gutter can be clearly seen.

Once laid out, they are conventionally sheathed.

Each LVL was individually calculated and drawn out, before cutting.

2,500 square foot house remodel

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house addition and remodel – we are framing the last room on the bottom right, the living room above the garage.

Blue Dog Construction and Renovation awarded Best Green Construction for 2016

Blue Dog Construction and Renovation was awarded “BEST GREEN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA 2016,” BY BUILD!

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Installing a new floor joist system on an existing house – getting ready to add a second story addition

Removal of the old roof

Removal of the old roof

Installing the new beam system

Installing the new beam system

Installing the new TJI floor joists

Installing the new TJI floor joists

Oakland Kitchen Remodel

A new high end kitchen and bath remodel we just finished in Oakland. Photos courtesy of Ilumus Photography. www.ilumus.com

Cabinetry and shelving is custom built.

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Custom Closet Doors from Reclaimed Wood

These are custom closet doors that we had made by Will Dyckmann who is one of our resident finish carpenters. they are made entirely from reclaimed wood and sealed with a polyurethane finish. Each door is 24″ wide by 80″ high.

closet doors, reclaimed lumber

Closet Doors made form reclaimed lumber

Update on House in Berkeley Hills.

These are the latest images from the house in Berkeley where we are carrying out a complete renovation. The shingles are finished and we are now building a deck  to replace the existing one we tore down, that was past its ‘sell by date.’

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The rough carpentry on the new deck.

Blue Dog volunteers for rebuilding together!

On Saturday, April 26th, several of my crew and myself volunteered as part of National Rebuilding Day and worked with Rebuilding Together to renovate a center which teaches art to disadvantaged kids in Oakland.

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Refurbished Cottage

This is a small 480 square foot single bedroom cottage. These are the before and after pictures:

This was the living room area

This was the living room area

velux, skylight, hardwood floors, hickory

We added a new solar-powered openable 48″ skylight form Velux, gas heater with hickory hardwood floors

 

This was the old kitchen

This was the old kitchen

Replaced with shaker maple hardwood cabinetry, honed granite countertops and a stainless steel zero-radius sink

Replaced with shaker maple hardwood cabinetry, honed granite counter-tops and a stainless steel zero-radius sink

House on Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Berkeley finalled

The remodeled house on MLK Jr. Way passed the final inspection with flying colors. It features state of the art mini-split heating and cooling systems as well as a number of energy saving equipment. The first shot shows what the house was taken down to before the rebuild began.

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House remodel showing the back deck and cedar siding

House remodel showing the back deck and cedar siding.House remodel showing the back deck and Nanawall bi-fold doors

House remodel showing the back deck and Nanawall bi-fold doors
House remodel showing the south facing redwood side-deck

House remodel showing the south facing redwood side-deck