Blue Dog Construction and Renovation was awarded “BEST GREEN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA 2016,” BY BUILD!
Installing a new floor joist system on an existing house – getting ready to add a second story addition
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.
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.’
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.
This is a small 480 square foot single bedroom cottage. These are the before and after pictures:
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.
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.
The flat roof and flashing on all promontories has been redone