At JDL Homes we strive to use innovative building materials that will give you a better performing home. Structural insulated panels (SIPs) is another way that we separate ourselves from other builders in the Vancouver market. Watch our video above as Jeff Langford explains a bit more about them from our W11th jobsite where the first few panels are being stood up in this new build.
Jessica Colaluca from Design Seed has done it yet again! As we look for design inspiration, nothing is as inspiring as nature itself! This colour palette features dark shades representing the mysterious deep sea to the crashing currents forming seafoam coloured waves on its surface.
If you're thinking of renovating this would make a perfect choice for any room in your home!
Nudura ICF installation at our Kitsilano jobsite
What are Nudura Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs)?
Effectively Nudura ICFs are a stay-in-place concrete form that consists of two expanded polystyrene panels (EPS), spaced apart in the desired wall thickness. Polypropylene webs (or ties) are spaced 6" or 8" on centre to withstand the concrete pressure and to allow the attachment of wall finishes (damp proof membrane or rainscreen on the outside, and drywall on the inside).
Why does JDL Homes use Nudura ICFs?
-Increased Efficiency: The Nudura ICF panels comes in 8ft lengths x 18" high so we can put up more walls in less time. They are also designed to be collapsible so they take up less space when they're transported or stored on our jobsites. Another great feature we love about these ICFs is that they're reversible, non-handed, and is available in both angled and radiused profiles. During assembly, they click into place which prevents form uplifts resulting in plumb walls!
-Sound proofing: The thick multi-layer nature of the forms help increase sound proofing.
-Superior R-Values: The City of Vancouver requires a rating of R-22 for all basement and above grade walls. You can achieve R-24 with Nudura ICFs, which is 10% more compared to traditional assemblies. As a result, it can help with energy savings in heating, cooling, and ventilation, creating a more superior performing home.
-Increased Interior Square Footage: Using ICFs in basements eliminates the need to build frost walls. We can directly drywall over the ICF panels giving you more interior floor space.
-Cost: Nudura ICFs is 30% less expensive than conventional forms, savings that we pass onto you!
-Less Waste & Saves Trees: Unlike other conventional ICFs on the market, you can cut these panels to the desired lengths and use the remaining portion for another area, decreasing overall waste!
We at JDL Homes believe in combining traditional values with innovative building technologies like Nudura ICFs panels to build you a quality home with integrity. We're always looking for ways to improve and to be more efficient without compromising the overall quality and end result of your home.
Contact us today to discuss how we can help you with your next project and for more information on ICFs please visit Vancouver ICF.
24 hours to get to this point with Fastfoot, Nudura ICF and Helix micro rebar.
Greater Vancouver Home Builder's Association (GVHBA) Home Reno Show Seminar - To Renovate or Build New?
JDL Homes Vancouver had the pleasure of presenting the "To Renovate or Build New?" seminar at the Greater Vancouver Home Builder's Association (GVHBA) Home Reno Show this past weekend. Here's our slideshow presentation in case you missed it!
We'll be exhibiting at the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association (GVHBA) Spring Home Reno Show!
The GVHBA's Spring Home Reno Show has one focus -- providing consumers with professional home renovation information. The one-day only event will feature booths of renovation contractors and renovation-related products and services, seminars to provide homeowners with important information in all areas of renovations, and opportunities to participate in Ask a Pro -- free one-on-one consultations with renovation professionals.
We will also be presenting a seminar on "To Renovate or Build New" at 2pm.
The event is free to attend and pre-registration for seminars is encouraged.
Make sure you bring your renovation questions and speak to Doug or Jeff Langford about your next project!
For more information and to pre-register for seminars, click here.
Your new company
We are an award winning design-build residential company that prides ourselves on crafting and revealing homes beyond all expectations.
Your new role
Our journeyman carpenters must be experienced in forming, framing, hand cutting roofs, stairs, and suspended concrete. Finishing carpentry is an asset. Knowledge and experience with ICFs and SIPS panels are an asset but not required.
What you’ll need to succeed
We need a professional proven self-starter with a minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience. You should enjoy working to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment. You must be organized, detailed oriented, and a team player with a good sense of humor who enjoys their work. You must have your own hand tools and transportation.
What you’ll get in return
This is an opportunity to join a forward thinking employer where teamwork is a key philosophy and exceeding client expectations is a must. You will be well compensated with a competitive base wage, extended health and dental benefits, and profit-sharing.
What you need to do now
If you’re interested in this role please apply right away by forwarding us an up-to-date copy of your resume to Anne at email@example.com, call us at 604.568.9983, or submit your resume via our website here.
Job Type: Full-time
Required language: English
Required license or certification: Valid Driver's Licence
As a multi-functional space, the kitchen is often the setting for innovative design ideas. What people choose to do with their kitchens may come as a surprise and a delight. Here are a few ideas to consider.
1. Entertaining: If you are someone who enjoys cooking and entertaining you may want to consider including an island in your kitchen design. It is an excellent area for friends and family to gather, it also gives you more storage, counter space, and potential seating areas. Working with an interior designer will ensure the best use of space and flow of traffic, while meeting building code requirements. You may also want to consider purchasing larger professional grade appliances and have your designer select plumbing fixtures that pair with the overall look of your home to accommodate the frequent dinner parties you'll be hosting!
2. Bring the outdoors in: If the budget allows, installing folding doors or a moving glass wall system off of your kitchen is a great way to maximize your living space and increase natural light. It showcases stunning views and will make a bold statement in any home.
3. Work Spaces: The kitchen is a great place to have a built-in desk. It creates a perfect landing area for a busy family's planning needs where the home phone and laptop can be located with a charging station. It can also serve as a central location for mail or the kids to do homework while dinner is prepared.
4. Pet Stations: Dedicating a space in the kitchen for your pet is a great way to maximize the use of your space and to keep clutter at bay. The island is a perfect area to house the family pet's food and water bowl. In some instances a pet's bed can also be incorporated into the design.
5. Beverage/Coffee Bar: They can be situated under a flight of stairs to utilize the typically wasted space. Including a bar sink and mini fridge, will surely meet all your entertaining needs!
JDL Homes Vancouver is an award winning boutique design build firm, we'd love to discuss how we can help you achieve your dream kitchen. From renovations, restorations, or new builds, we'd love to help! Contact us today for more information or click here for an additional helpful article. We'd love to hear from you!
Building or renovating your dream home is one of the most exciting things you'll ever do, but all that excitement comes with a lot of responsibility. Hiring the best general contractor for you and your project is an extremely important decision. That choice will determine the quality of craftsmanship and will minimize emotional stress and unexpected costs. Bringing in the right contractor early in the design process is one of the most important components in staying on budget and on schedule during construction.
Here are a few simple steps to help you hire the right contractor for your project.
With proper planning and research, you will find the perfect contractor for your project. Invest the time and remember that spending a few extra dollars in the beginning could save you thousands of dollars in the end, giving you peace of mind. Contact us today, we'd love to discuss how we can help you with your next project!
We are in love with Benjamin Moore's 2017 colour of the year Shadow 2117-30.
Get inspired & view the remaining Benjamin Moore colour palettes, here.
Tell us which ones are your favorites!
JDL Homes would like to wish you and your family a Happy Lunar New Year! We hope that the 2017 year of the rooster brings you lots of good fortune & prosperity! GONG XI FA CAI!
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