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  Date: 2009   Client: Mike & Marita Residence   Architect & Engineer: SEL Engineering
  Project Description: Construct new front entrance awning that would Better suit the house.
  Location: Burnaby - Greater Vancouver B.C.
Note: The Previous Entrance Awning was Not built within the Municipal Zoning Bylaws and did Not meet the minimum front yard set back (FYS) requirements of 30ft. An application to Appeal for a 'Relaxation' of the Building Code was researched & prepared by Michael Ravenscroft and then presented at a Board of Variance Hearing by Due West Carpentry & Renovations Ltd and the home owner. This was a Successful endeavour which allowed the new construction to take place with only a 22ft FYS requirement.
Before & After Pictures Below
Points of Interest : The board of variance didn't allow the awning to exceed 15ft in height so we brought the sides down as far as we could (within building code) without covering the window to try and match the exisiting house roof pitch.

The details: The client wanted to retain the window over the entrance door and maintain as much light into the foyer as possible. A few different wood column designs were offered so the customer could taylor the final appearance to their liking. The new awning provides much more natural light and airyness to the front entrance aswell as a great staging point from coming or going into the elements.

  • Some design elements & suggestions: By Due West (1) Open frame roofing instead of soffits. (2) Stone/Wood column 'width to height & diameter ratio's' balanced to structure width and height. (3) Double lap fascia boards for a streak of refinement to this larger timber framed stucture. (4) Masonary Column capping stone implemenation. (5) Low voltage landscaping spot lights modified and installed to column tops on the inside, shining up at open frame roofing. (6) Paving stone layout, and coverage. (Perfected by Client and Due West masonary trade)

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