Current Events

Ocean Front Village Project starts

Starting with the “A” wing as the rest of the concrete is prepared the BWQC has begun framing on this massive project in Courtenay. This project is going to be a big one with us framing just under 100,000 square feet of building. Not a bad place to spend the summer days framing along side the ocean.


Hospice Timbers are progressing

After sorting deliveries, cutting to length, drilling, slotting and staining the fabrication part is complete for most of the pieces of our roof. Now it’s time to assembly the components. We love that the assembly went just as smoothly as fabrication.

With the crossbeams installed we can cut and install the rafters and get the roof sheeting going to finish off the hospice project.


School Addition

Another new project starts and this one is a bucket list project for us at BWQC, I don’t think many carpenters don’t have building a school on their wish list.

This addition onto an existing building will house multiple classrooms, a multipurpose room and auditorium. There is a lot going on in this building featuring structural steel, glulam posts and beams, tall walls and a complicated floor system but we are always up for a challenge.


Ceilings on Galiano

We spent the weekend installing tongue and groove pine on the ceilings of our Galiano project. This project is really starting to take shape as we complete each step in the finishing process. We enjoy the start to finish jobs as it allows us to use a variety of skills and techniques at every stage of the projects


John Howard Society Project wraps up

New steel side roof, new flat roof with upgraded insulation, new roof drains, new soffit vents, new bathroom windows and trim, new trim around the patio entrance. We are so happy to have completed another great project for our friends at Nanaimo Region John Howard Society.

They are all such great people and do such amazing work; from the Barney Bentall Concert to our projects together we enjoy every interaction with this outstanding group of people!


Cowichan Hospice roof starts

Roof trusses arrived on Tuesday and Gorosh Cranes joined us on Wednesday to lift the remaining truss bundles onto the walls. We also had to crane in some of our beams as well. This roof features a flat roof section in the center to house mechanical units and a pitch roof around the exterior of the building. We’ve managed to have some good progress on the flat section this week despite the wet weather.


Cowichan Hospice Framing Begins

It feels like we have waited a lifetime in between forming the foundation and getting started on the framing but it felt good to get started on the exterior walls last week. We have had a solid first week on site.

This project features lots of engineering details, walls that are almost 14 feet high and a mixture of douglas fir and spf material.


Foothills project nears completion

This custom rancher with bonus room above the garage has been quite the project. Multiple roof pitches, a combination of hand frame roof and trusses, tall wall heights and a large back deck with pressure treated timbers has allowed us to use a variety of skills and techniques to get this project completed.


Galiano Project Siding Installed

With some good weather and a crew of us we finished the siding on our Galiano Island project. Cedar trim stained and hardi plank siding installed just before the winter weather starts to make working outside on the ocean a job that no one wants to do.


John Howard Society Renovation starts

Whenever we get a chance to work with our friends at the John Howard Society we cannot refuse. Such a great cause and group of people to team up with. Their recently new office space needed a roof update and we were more than happy to help out.

we removed the old cedar shingles, re-sheathed the side roof, re-covered the soffit vents and now we wait for some nice weather to replace the flat roof section and install metal panels on the sides

John Howard Society Renovation

Check out their website and see some of the great things they do:

http://www.johnhowardbc.ca/regions/nanaimo/welcome/