Cottage renovation, energy conservation, sustainable siding


Another cottage renovation in Muskoka.

We removed the existing vinyl siding and original windows from the building, along with some existing rigid insulation. We stripped everything back to either existing sheathing and/or studs (some elevations did not have any sheathing). We repaired and/or replaced any sections of exposed batt insulation, structural framing and/or sheathing which were compromised, and installed structural strap ties for added shear wall strength.

We wrapped the building in a high performance membrane and added triple pane high performance windows and insulated with sheep wool insulation. Two heat recovery ventilators were installed. We used wood fibre board on the exterior and used horizontal wood siding on the lower portion, and shou sugi ban charred cedar wood siding on the upper portion.

Decking and railings to be completed by owner.

Read more about this project in the Globe and Mail.

For more images of this project (by Riley Snelling) see here. 

Architect: Stone’s Throw Design

Open concept ground floor kitchen and living room. wood floor, wood cabinets, steel appliances, lime plaster walls.
house with black and light blue wood siding
house with glass doors first and second floor wood siding