Installing Exterior Finishes:

Owen Sound Ledgerock is being laid using the random rubble method to achieve the look of a classic barn foundation.
Brick ties are installed on the pool wall to support the stone
The end portion of this wall has been designed to reflect the look of an aged barn foundation.

Black mesh is installed behind the copper to act as an air space and drainage layer.
The underside of the treehouse is nearly ready for alu-panel cladding to be installed
The deep seams on the copper cladding catch the snow: a unique design feature by Rockside.

A black composite panel has been used in place of parging over the exposed foundation
Copper cladding is nearly complete and is starting to have a weathered patina

Interior Works:

Curved master bathroom wall: the architect created radius templates and our crew had to cut custom plywood plates to hold the studs.
Resilient channel gets installed on the underside of roof trusses to provide a more even surface for drywall and reduce sound transmission.
Our crew scraped and notched the Douglas Fir timbers

The wire brush removes soft lumber between the grains, creating a rustic scraped texture.
Radiant tubing has been installed in preparation for the concrete basement slab. The radiant heat will be controlled by a thermostat and ensure the basement floors are comfortable during cold months.
Ranging in size from 3ft to 7ft diameter, the custom built skylights draw natural light to the interior.

This is just some of the wiring that will be required to automate this chalet.
A layer of agilia screed A is being installed over all the radiant tubes, this will help distribute the in floor heating evenly.
Edge protectors have been installed to protect these custom built douglas fir doors.

This green board is an acoustical insulation with sound dampening properties.  Combined with resilient channel there should be virtually no sound transmission between floors.
Ductwork has to be installed into the custom skylights to ensure they maintain a steady temperature on hot or cold days.
The manifold is responsible for distributing fluid in the radiant heating tubes.

Custom frames have been inserted in the ceiling to allow light tracks to be hidden in the finished ceiling.
Multiple layers of plywood were used to frame this bulkhead for a motorized privacy curtain in the master treehouse
Drywall boards have been taped, mud applied and sanded, with a coat of primer.  They are ready for painting!

Creating a Custom Pool Wing:

Craning the pool wing beams in place
A look from inside the pool wing. Bracing has been installed to ensure the posts stay level.
A dock and reflecting pond will be constructed off this end of the pool wing.

The top and bottom plates are made from mitred plywood forms and a router is used to ensure they are perfectly round.
The pool contractor uses high velocity concrete (shotcrete) as its easily workable and does not need to have formwork on both sides.
Custom vents were meticulously measured to ensure the layout will coordinate with the pool deck tile once installed.

These forms will be knocked out once the concrete cures so ductwork can be installed.  This will ensure the curtain wall at the pool wing is not susceptible to inconsistent temperatures.
Formwork in the mechanical chase under the pool deck.
Ed checks the finished height of the concrete after it has been smoothed out to ensure there are no high or low points so water drains properly from the pool.

Rubber vapour barrier was sprayed over the plywood ceiling to protect the structure from moisture and chlorine.
A steel track grid has been installed in preparation for framing the cedar ceiling.
The pool wing starting to take shape.  The temporary wall has been removed and sliding door systems installed.

Building in Gibraltar:

Clearing the driveway
Framing footings at the curved wall
Using the extended pump for the concrete

Dimple drainage membrane is installed below grade and lets any condensation or water against the foundation freely drain away without invading the basement.
Structure for the master bedroom 'treehouse'
Using the zoom boom to install windows on the second floor

Strapping has been fastened on the house wrap to minimize the damage from wind and rain until the exterior finishes can be installed.
Treehouse framed and weather tight on the structure previously photographed.
The treehouse coming together with exterior finishes

Overall Progress Shot:

Pool Wing Progress:

Gibraltar Meadows


Our team is currently working on this custom home featuring over 10,000 sq ft of living space. This project is being brought from dream to reality in collaboration with the home owners and designer.  

Currently, we are working with trades to prepare for interior finishes. Exterior stonework and copper cladding has recently been completed.

Next, we will be working on interior finishes for the pool wing, including an undulating cedar ceiling. The floor-to-ceiling curtain wall windows have been installed, and exterior details are now taking place. 

Check back often to follow the progress!


Designer: Rockside Campbell Design Inc.

Finish Selection and Decor: Marion Melbourne

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