Dec 15, 2011

Dec 13, 2011

PROJECTS | New Custom Build Started

As our other Custom Build commences the finishing stages of construction, we have started a new build just north of the city in Thornhill.  The old house has come down and we've got the very deep hole dug for the foundations and have progressed to ground floor framing.  We hope by Christmas to have the shell of the house up and standing.  Check back frequently for progress on this latest project.

Dec 12, 2011

PROJECTS | Floors, Stairs and Shakes

Our custom build in Midtown Toronto is really taking shape now.  Slotted for completion early next year, with floors, stair details and the exterior trim now in place, we're finally seeing some of the great architectural lines enhanced.

We specified 5" rift and quartered white oak site finished floors that have turned out beautifully.   The clients were looking for a light and neutral floor so we opted to forego any stain and simply applied urethane.

The stairs are also white oak.  These open riser stairs help to filter light down from the third floor skylights and are a fantastic architectural backdrop to the open dining room.  We have foregone standard railings and have created channels in the stair stringer and extended curbs along the catwalk to later house sleek glass guardrails.

On the exterior, we're nearly complete with the installation of the natural cedar shakes with crisp and contrasting James Hardie Trim. 

Dec 5, 2011

YBILD Launch Party a HUGE success

Last week the crew at Eurodale attended launch party for YBILD, short for Young Builders, the new committee at BILD Association of under 40's.  The evening was a HUGE success and a sold out crowd networked and partied at Pravda Vodka Bar, discussing trends, the future of the building industry and issues affecting our businesses.  We would like to thank everyone on the committee at YBILD, BILD, and the sponsors of the event including the Toronto Star for a great evening and we are looking forward to future events and seminars.

Representing the Young Builder segment well is Eurodale’s own (Left to Right) - Sarah Baltare (design manager), Jim Cunningham (production manager), Brendan Charters (development manager) and Alberto Anabalon (operations manager)

The sold out venue Pravda was packed with 300 of the industry’s brightest young talent (on a Tuesday night!)

BILD Chairmen Paul Golini addresses the crowd. Though just over 40, he was able to obtain a fake ID to get in the door!

YBILD Committee members Caterina Facciolo (Bratty & Partners, LLP) and Brendan Charters (Eurodale Developments) discuss issues relating to the Young industry leaders. Sebastian Mizzi (Signature Developments), Chair of the Young Builders Committee presides over the talk…

Pravda provided the colourful urban backdrop for a perfect launch to the future of the exciting educational and issue focused events that YBILD will be rolling out over the coming year.

Nov 7, 2011

YBILD Launch | The Young BILDer's of the GTA

A new committee will be helping to shape the future of the BILD Association, Young BILDer's - or YBILD - is a committee of  under-40 members who seek to enhance their participation in the Association by providing not only networking opportunities, but also educational seminars and mentoring partnerships.  Eurodale Developments, being a company of team members who are under 40, is very much involved in this initiative as it represents the future of the building industry here in Toronto.  Brendan Charters of Eurodale sits on the committee alongside other young industry leaders.

As BILD Chair Paul Golini states "I wanted to reach out to this group to make sure their voices and ideas are expressed, without fear or intimidation from their older, more established colleagues. This Committee is a vehicle to bring together younger members of the industry across the membership to focus on issues important to young BILD leaders. Its purpose is to better engage them in all aspects of Association activity, and to promote the benefits of being involved."

YBILD will be launched at an opening night event on November 29th, 2011 at Pravda Vodka Bar in Toronto.  If you are a member of BILD, under 40, and have a desire to shape the future, you must be at this event.  Space is limited is register today by clicking the poster below or HERE.

Nov 2, 2011

CUSTOM BUILD | Masonry & Drywall

Another week has passed and a bit more progress on the site.  Masonry work is now done and we're gearing up for the exterior siding, cedar and aluminum trim to be installed.

Drywall is also complete and we're in the process of taping.  The interesting lines of the Richard Librach's interior layouts can now really be seen,

including the polite trade who apologized to the taper for the damage done...

And can you believe this is the view from the Guest Bathroom Toilet?

Oct 27, 2011

Something to believe in

Last month the building industry lost a friend, mentor and leader.  Stephen Dupuis, President of the BILD Association, passed away unexpectedly, leaving a huge impact on our community.  Last week, Brendan's article "Giving us something to believe in" was published in the Toronto Star, expressing the impact Stephen had on his career and on Eurodale Developments.  If you missed it, you can read it here.


Oct 25, 2011

PROJECTS | Masonry for the Custom Build

We have been waiting for masonry to go up for weeks [as well as all the neighbours!] and finally it's here. 

When you are posed with a rectangular box, material selection and application make all the difference in setting your home apart from the rest of the neighbourhood.  The client, architect and Eurodale Developments searched for weeks for the right brick and stone combination - narrowing in finally on a 2" rough face varigated Indiana limestone coupled with a max size brown varigated brick from Hanson.  The combination in our opinion is quite spectacular and we can't wait to reveal the finished product.