2,500 square foot house remodel

architecture

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.’

decks, houses, restoration

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

Current Projects

We are currently working on a number of new projects. One of the main ones is a passive house in the heart of Berkeley. The house is being fitted with a rain water recovery and storage system as well as a grey water system. It will also feature an HRV (Heat Recovery System) as well as passive house-style sealing of the outer building fabric. The interior framing has been strengthened and modified to suit current earthquake safety standards.

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The slab was also insulated using foam glass insulation and fitted with a radiant heat system.

Another project we have just started is the renovation of this church located in the heart of Berkeley. We are restoring the exterior facade on all four sides of this historic building.

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The flat roof and flashing on all promontories has been redone