Wednesday, 31 May 2017

April Showers bring May... Houses?

Hello All,

Look...I got our May update published IN MAY! *pat myself on the back*


Our Prinyers Cove project is moving along, we have had some owner additions and changes that have delayed some of our installations, but all is good here and as long as our homeowner's are happy with their home at the end of the process...then we are happy too!


If you have been following us on social media (namely Instagram) @hickoryhomes you will already have seen our project on Waupoos Island.  The logistics of building/renovating on the island have been a challange...between weather and boat delay's, we are a bit behind our ideal schedule on this one (although we will be pulling up our boots and getting this project done ON TIME!).
It has been pretty fun though...look ...we're on a boat!




Friday, 5 May 2017

April Updates

I know....April Updates posted in May...I'm trying people... but we are so busy!

Today is a rain day, and so was yesterday...and so is tomorrow...*insert eye roll*
Well, I think it's safe to say that this year will not be a level 3 drought, here is what the beach looks like as of last weekend....
I know!! WHAT BEACH....

On the building front here is what he had going on April:

Farm Stand/Landscape Store/I'm not sure in Wellington...stay tuned to social media for what exactly this space is going to become... its going to be great, whatever it ends up being ;)

We got it all closed in and ready for siding and interior work.  We used Havelock Metal again for this project...and apparently we used Rona Trenton for the house wrap... ;P




We finished up that modern project in Carrying Place with the GREAT ceiling.....
I will have updated/pretty interior/exterior photos in the next few weeks but until then here is a little sneak peek of some details right before we completed.





We got our project in Prinyers Cove all closed in...and then it started to rain, and rain, and rain.... at this rate, we should have built them an Ark instead of a house.....





Another project using Havelock Metal....they should be sponsoring this post..... *ahem...wink, wink*

See you in a few weeks for our May updates (hopefully posted in May).

Thursday, 9 March 2017

March Updates

Spring is in our sights here in Prince Edward County! Our current projects in Carrying Place and Prinyers' Cove are well underway, we were lucky this year to have a pretty mild winter (knock on wood!!).
Nothing to exciting (picture wise) to update on those projects... except that our clients in Carrying Place have opted for a design with some pretty spectacular glulam beam details...check them out:


Eek...is anyone else as excited as I am to see those beams with the finished ceilings!!??


If you follow us on Instagram you will have already seen the video of this demo a few weeks ago....

Out with the old.....


Soon to be a stunning new beachfront home...stay tuned!!

We also have a commercial project on the go in the Wellington area, a new landscape/veggie stand/organic seed company or something....I'm sure I've got that all wrong....I'll be correcting myself later!  There has been a bit of progress since this photo was taken, but here is the footprint:



We've got a few more projects starting in the next few weeks, so check us out next month!


Monday, 6 February 2017

February Fun

Things are miving along nicely at our current job sites.  The weather hasn't delayed us too terribly (at least not compared to previous years!!).
In Prinyers Cove we have some walls up and expect to have trusses installed by early next week....as long as the weather continues to co-operate.







Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Happy 2017!

We've are off to a busy start in 2017.  We have 2 projects well underway and are looking to start the third as soon as we get permits!

The two projects we have in progress couldn't be at more opposite ends of PEC!  A lot of people are surprised to find out that we only build in The County...and a lot of people forget, or don't realize, how large The County is!  The drive from our project in Carrying Place to our project in Prinyers Cove is 1 hour and 5 minutes.  That's according to Google....if Kyle is driving it will take less time ;)  I'm joking...Kyle is a very responsible driver!

The projects are very similar, in that, the customers have decided to do a lot of their own sourcing for finishes.  Conversely, they are very different in their building style, one is modern and one is a more traditional bungalow! Both customers have taken a very active role in the selection process, sometimes this can leave me (Christine) twiddling my thumbs a bit...but in this case it has left me freed up to work on our third upcoming project of the year...and I cannot wait to show you the plans and details! (but not yet ;P).

Here are some framing progress pics of our Carrying Place project:


Monday, 7 November 2016

Renovations Galore!

Typically we don't do renovations, we like to stick to what we are good at; new custom homes, but somehow we couldn't say no to these two large scale renos!

The Beacon (vacation rental property) is located above the Duke of Wellington restaurant in Wellington.  It was a largely unused and unfinished space when we got ahold of it, we had free rein to do whatever we wanted (right down to the fixtures and furniture!) Gotta love that!

Check out the before:



Eek......
But it looks great now!







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The second Renovation is a huge undertaking (and a logistical nightmare), which of course is why we said yes...we love a challange!

It's the renovation of the Summer Camp on Waupoos Island!  This project is going to take a few seasons to complete, but we will try and give you a few updates along the way.

Here are some before photos of the beautiful grounds!








Saturday, 23 July 2016

Welbanks Semi Update

We are ecstatic,  and also sorry,  to inform you that all of our semi-detached homes in the Welbanks subdivision are now sold.  We are currently finishing the last unit for a great local couple and their daughter.  I think they are really going to enjoy the Welbanks community.

Here are a couple pictures of Lot 61 and 63, the last 2 units we completed (because I have really been slacking with finish pictures...sorry about that!)

Lot 61:




Lot 63: