Tag Archives: Northwest Coast

Aboriginal Learning & Cultural Centre at Royal Roads University in Victoria

The Aboriginal Learning & Cultural Centre, at Royal Roads University, designed by McFarland Marceau Architects and built by Kinetic Construction, is situated at a tranquil spot on the edge of Esquimalt Lagoon, with delightful views in every direction. The design … Continue reading

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Just A Couple Of Great Vids On AFM Safecoat!

Here’s a couple of great videos! First up, we have Jay Watts, from AFM Safecoat, discussing how to use AFM Safeseal correctly and some of the dos and don’ts. Jay gives a fantastic clarification of this product. Click here to … Continue reading

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Damp weather is no excuse – get staining!

Has the Soggy Spring of 2011 got you putting off staining your deck, siding or fence, waiting for a string of sunny days that may never come? Well, get off the couch. BRODA® PRO-TEK-TOR™ water-based natural oil finish does not … Continue reading

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VIU Deep Bay Shellfish Centre

John Hemsworth of McFarland Marceau Architects Ltd contacted me in October of 2009 to inquire about a coating for huge glulam beams on a project he was working on. This project turned out to be the Vancouver Island University’s Centre … Continue reading

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CBR Products Gets A Facelift.

Recently at CBR Products, our Vancouver facility has gone under the knife, well actually, under the paint brush. I think it was a communal decision throughout the staff that the building needed something special, it needed some colour, it needed … Continue reading

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Thompson Rivers University TRU Build Pit-House

This video is a time lapse sequence of a log structure created for a building at Thompson Rivers University. The build employed a creative use of “Glue-Lam” timbers and specially prepared, beetle killed pine. The design was to evoke the … Continue reading

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Build Your Dream Home

Many of us dream of owning a cabin on a remote island accessible only by boat, nestled in pristine wilderness and far from the madding crowd. While this kind of inaccessibility ensures peace and quiet, it also raises challenges when … Continue reading

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Northwest Coast Bentwood Boxes: A unique artform!

The Bentwood Box is a unique part of the Northwest coast culture and our very own Maurice Ouimet specializes in bringing this technique to fruition. He first began this art by teaching himself the techniques of Bentwood box making more than … Continue reading

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Green Building Materials & Sustainable Renovation

Here’s a great article written by CBR’s good friend Alastair Moore, LEED AP. My North Vancouver residence (originally designed by Fred Hollingsworth in the late 1940’s) is an example of the transformation of a classic west coast architecturally designed house … Continue reading

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Bear Mountain architects wild about Broda.

CBR was proud to be specified as a coating provider for the prestigious Bear Mountain project on Vancouver Island, through Merrick Architecture The Corporate Offices of Bear Mountain is a signature building, with spectacular timber construction. “CBR Products came recommended … Continue reading

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