Skip to content

PODCAST: TQ Construction: High-performance Home Reno Update

TODAY IN BC and HAVAN’s podcast ‘Measure Twice, Cut Once’

You will find “Measure Twice, Cut Once” podcasts on iTunes, Spotify and Google podcasts.

In This Episode: Henri Belisle of TQ Construction and homeowner Dr Janet Simons are back to review the now-completed heritage renovation project. With the goal of achieving a high-performance energy efficiency home, Henri and Janet share lessons learned including design build challenges, scope creep, and even some pesky woodpeckers too.

‘We built it the way we thought would be the best structurally, because that’s what our instinct led us to do. But then going through it, we realized that if we had basically built the stair slightly off the wall, and properly sealed it there, we wouldn’t have lost as much air in the building through that one point.’ Henri Belisle, TQ Construction

‘There’s always trade offs. Understanding what we are willing to trade off is important. There’s always going to be a judgment, is the builder going to talk to the client about this or are they going to make a call on the homeowner’s behalf because you can’t be calling 18 times a day for every decision. So, I think there’s some calibration always that goes on there regarding communication.’ Dr Janet Simons, Homeowner.

Thanks to sponsors: FortisBC, BC Housing, Trail Appliances, Rami Films, jPod productions and AI Technology& Design.

Breaking News You Need To Know

Sign up for free account today and start receiving our exclusive newsletters.

Sign Up with google Sign Up with facebook

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Reset your password

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

A link has been emailed to you - check your inbox.

Don't have an account? Click here to sign up

Peter McCully

About the Author: Peter McCully

Peter has been a broadcaster and publisher on both of Canada’s coasts and has owned a small newspaper and run an advertising agency along the way.
Read more