Text description provided by the architects. The aim of this project was to redesign and reconstruct the envelope of a dated home in Halifax's West End. Over the decades this residence was the subject of a number of poorly executed renovations and as a result our team aimed to strip the layers of vinyl and wood cladding back to the original shiplap sheathing and rebuild the exterior of the home with the intention of creating a project that was sustainable in both design and construction practices. Using only the highest quality products, the envelope of this house was rebuilt with wood as the number one material choice. The main house volume was clad in Maibec's Rabbited Bevel siding with the EM Plus installation system and the front and rear accent volumes were clad in locally sourced rough sawn Hemlock. The final result is a strikingly contemporary residence with a sustainable material palette that will certainly stand the test of time.
Product Description. - VaproShield- Reveal Shield IT Integrated Tape – A UV stable, black mechanically attached, water resistive vapor permeable air barrier membrane with integrated tape. This product enabled us to achieve the open joint cladding with1x2 rough sawn hemlock on the front and rear volumes of this project.