Project Description:
A full exterior renovation gave a serious update to the curb appeal of this 1940s home. The colourful, modern facade doesn’t just look good, it brings a technical improvement to the home, improving energy efficiency through material upgrades.

Project Scope:

  • High efficiency windows
  • Moisture barrier system
  • Custom millwork
  • Hardiplank shingle siding
  • Stucco
  • Wood trims
  • Wood patio and stairs
  • Covered BBQ structure
  • Basalt stone stairs
  • Custom railings
  • Cold storage (water proofing) under stairs
  • Driveway with hardscape allowance
  • Perimeter drainage
  • Waterproofing the foundations
  • Electrical upgrades
  • Civil services

Location: Oak Bay

Before

 
The homeowners had worked with us before and came back to upgrade parts of the exterior, including leaking windows, a damp cold storage space beneath the stairs, and the external siding that was worn with signs of rot. Victoria’s damp climate means that these kinds of problems are typical wear and tear in older homes. Through conversations about the home and its potential, the scope of this project grew into a full exterior building envelope upgrade.

 

Design

 
A colourful, modern and technically efficient update unified the home’s exterior. High efficiency windows, improved perimeter drainage, new entrances including doors, insulated cold storage under the stairs, waterproofed foundations, upgraded electrical, civil services and cladding materials resulted in improvements to the home’s energy efficiency.

A new back porch and covered BBQ space were designed to maximise use of the backyard throughout the year. At the front entrance, the custom basalt staircase and railings offer a grand welcoming into the home. The driveway was designed to conform to Oaky Bay’s 25% hardscape allowance, achieved by leaving the central grass strip. The colours, chosen by the homeowners, really delineate the home’s features; the addition of the white belly band gives a new sense of scale to the home and separates the stucco and hardiplank shingle sidings.

 

After

 
The improved curb appeal and the technical upgrades will see a return on investment for the owners who have fielded inquiries from passers by, wanting to know more about the custom stairs and railings. The unified look showcases how high quality materials, textures and a colourful palette can really make a standout home.

In Our Client's Words

A Job Well Done!

“From start to finish working with Flintstones was an excellent experience. From the beginning, we were impressed with the way Mike and his team approached understanding our goals for the replacement of our driveway and updating the stone facade of our home. They listened to what we wanted and helped us work through all the possibilities to create a project that fit both our aesthetic goals and the budget.

Throughout the project the team did a great job of communicating what to expect with each phase of construction, anticipating many of our questions before we could ask and promptly responding to any questions that came up along the way. The crew was fantastic, professional and polite, keeping the project moving with no wasted time and leaving the space clean and tidy at the end of every day.

Finally the attention to detail and workmanship shows in the final results. We are so happy with the quality of work and the integrity of the construction. We’ve been through a few renovations with a few different companies in the past and the work done by Flintstones is the best we’ve seen. It’s been our pleasure to recommend Flintstones to several of our friends.”

Tracy, Elliot