Our own shop transformation! This commercial renovation’s function was hatched by the simple need for our Production team to have more space. The form & design, however, were inspired by our desire to showcase exterior finish trends while bringing a clean, modern presence to the Lakefield streetscape.
• We knew we wanted to salvage some major components from the original shop. The roof was still in fantastic shape and we decided instead of sending it to a salvage yard, we wanted to repurpose
• The stucco on the columns was a product that our team had always admired but never had the chance to work with (thus advising clients on it was difficult as we had no experience with it ourselves.) Now we can not only show them the product during initial design phase but we also have our own experience with it to draw from
• Another new (to us) product featured on the building is Dizal, a high end aluminum product. Again, it’s a newer, top of the line product we were curious about that we wanted to experiment with to better serve clients going forward
• The building also features James Hardie precuts, which are a staple of many of our projects. To mix up the standard installation technique, we installed a panellized effect which is a more modern approach. We also incorporated the classic shake to show off to clients, which is a reliably popular choice
• The interior shop is now an open concept, multipurpose space with high ceilings and increased storage area
• To maximize efficiency, we chose radiant heating in the slab, which is a hybrid of the BASF wall system
• The ceilings are insulated with R60.
• We chose triple glazed windows and all LED lighting for the entire building.
• Overall, the design and selections have allowed an efficient building with low operating costs.
The final product is a highly efficient and eye-catching presence as visitors enter the village of Lakefield. We are excited to see the building evolve through the coming years as we continue to use the space to showcase new, exciting products.