Peter Brown – Part 6 Design and Build a Workshop

Peter Brown Designs – Design/Build Contractor Peter Q Brown takes you behind the scenes for a look at what really goes on inside his current residential remodeling and new construction projects. Brick laying will be the focus here in Part 6 of the new workshop series.

For this new workshop we are matching an architectural wainscoting detail that exists on the main house.

Peter Brown – Part 5 Design and Build of a Workshop

Part5 of Peter Brown’s Design and Build a Workshop series

Design/Build Contractor Peter Q Brown takes you behind the scenes for a look at what really goes on inside his current residential remodeling and new construction projects

Before the siding was installed, it needed to be pre finished. This video takes you into the pre finishing shop of local Gallatin valley painting company DP Coatings. In this facility a roller flood coating machine is used to efficiently coat the siding with a high quality latex paint specially formulated for this process.

Once this material is ready it is delivered to the site, ready to be put up.

Peter Brown – Part 4 Design and Build a Workshop

This is part 4 of Peter’s Design and Build a Workshop Series

Design/Build Contractor Peter Q Brown describes the back patio roof construction and ledger detail as well as exterior finish carpentry issues with regard to siding and trim.

“The entire back patio roof assembly had been pre painted on site. The roof consists of 4×6 rafters with an exposed layer of painted T&G pine. The pine is covered with a layer of 5/8 inch OSB. Brown describes a ledger detail with no exposed hangers. The result is a very tidy roof attachment at the wall….

…This video shows the average homeowner some examples of common but problematic architectural details and the onsite carpentry that goes into skillfully executing this type of work”

Peter Brown – Part 3 Design and Build a Workshop

Design/Build Contractor Peter Brown describes framing the wall, floor, roof, and related structural details for a new workshop in Bozeman, MT.  Part 3 of his Design and Build a Workshop Series.

“Ordering essential materials well ahead of time is an important element of project organization and efficiency. As the design/build contractor, having drawn it, he knows it like the back of his hand. The resulting intimate familiarity with the project enables Brown to confidently pre order critical components such as floor and roof truss systems. This familiarity with the important project details enables aggressive scheduling. This is a key element to getting a building weather tight late in the season. The push will be to get the building dried in as early and efficiently as possible, without compromising quality…”

Building a New Workshop, Part 2

Designer and General Contractor Peter Brown of Bozeman, Montana details the execution of a new work shop construction project. This is part 2 of Peter’s Workshop series.

3D Design and Construction of a Workshop in Bozeman

Designer and General Contractor Peter Brown of Bozeman, Montana details the design and planning process for a new workshop. Three dimensional CAD modeling and glass house views are used to effectively identify and communicate design and engineering issues that affect the function of the building as a workshop and storage structure. As a General Contractor Peter Brown shares some project management tools for new construction that help coordinate scheduling of subcontractors, ordering materials, and improving general job site organization.