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Call (604) 764-2935 for a FREE estimate and get started on your own Backyard Shed, Studio or Home Renovation from Backyard Works today.

STUDIO FEATURES All Backyard Studios from Backyard Works are built with a robust Standard Features Package – more than enough for most customers.

The Standard Features Package includes everything you need to start working or creating in your backyard all year round. Our Studios and Offices include an electrical package and come with fully insulated walls, ceiling and floor. If your studio requires a building permit we can provide complete permit procurement services*.

For more information, check out our Studios page and call us at (604) 764-2935 for your FREE Backyard Works Custom Studio Estimate and site visit.

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Backyard Studio Features Package

Foundation and Floor
1. Concrete pads placed on top of ¾” crushed rock tamped down approximately 8- 12” deep into the ground
2. 3/8” pressure treated plywood attached to the bottom of the floor framing
3. 2”x6” (2×8 on 10’ wide studios) kiln dried spruce floor joists 16” on center with metal joist hangers
4. Pressure treated perimeter rim joists
5. 5/8” tongue & grove plywood sub floor

Wall & Roof Framing:
6. 2”x4” studs on walls 16” on center with one bottom plates & two top plates with double 2”x6” headers over the door and window
7. 2”x6” rafters 16” on center
8. ½” plywood sheathing over rafters
9. 24” wide over hang on the front, 6” on the back and sides
10. 26 gauge Corrugated Galvanized Metal Roof with metal drip edge flashing, Asphalt Shingles are also available
11. Ice & Water rubberized membrane over the roof sheathing
12. Smart Panel Barn Board panels
13. Tyvek building paper

Exterior Trim:
14. 1” x 8” pre-primed fascia board on the front overhang soffit and 1” x 6”
fascia trim on the side and back soffits.
15. 1” x 8” pre-primed fascia Eave trim
16. 1” x 4” pre-primed fascia trim on the corners, door and window.
17. Pre-Primed Insulated Metal Outswing Door with a 1/2 glass lite 36” x
79” with a locking doorknob
18. 3’x3’ Vinyl Sliding window

Insulation & Ventilation:
19. Continuous Soffit Vents on front and back soffits
20. 1 ½” Air Space between roof sheathing and ceiling insulation
21. 5 ½” R20 Fiberglass Floor Insulation (7 ½” R28 in studios 10’ wide)
22. 5 ½” R20 Ceiling Insulation
23. 3 ½” R14 Wall Insulation
24. Vapour Barrier and taped on ceiling, walls and floor

Interior Finishing:
25. 3/8” Smooth Pine Panels on the ceiling and walls with matching trim
that covers the seams, corners and all joints
26. 1” x 3” pre-primed trim on the door, window and baseboard
27. ½ ” x 5” Laminate wood flooring with foam underlayment

28. 2x Glass Dome ceiling lights with a dimmer switch
29. 6 Electrical outlets
30. Exterior light with inside switch
31. Baseboard Heater with the a programmable thermostat
32. Electrical Sub-Panel

Studio Upgrade Options

Windows: Premium Vinyl Windows in Sliding, Single Hung and Casement styles are available in most any size you would like.
Doors: Pre-Hung Doors in steel or fibre glass are available in sizes starting at 30” wide up to 42” wide and Double Doors from 60” wide up to 84”. The doors can be ordered with full glass or half glass.
Siding: We offer pre-painted Hardi-Plank cement-board siding, Beveled Cedar Siding or Shingle Cedar Siding, Tongue and Grove Cedar or pre-primed pine and Vinyl Siding.
Roofing: Cedar Shingles are available and different styles of Metal and Asphalt roofing materials.
Interior Walls: Drywall can be installed on interior walls. (Additional foundation support maybe required.)

*Please note: All Premium Upgrade Options and permit procurement services are billed in addition to Standard Backyard Works fees.

Check out the Turner Studio, built with our Standard Features Package or view the fully customized Kallio Studio with Premium Options: clear cedar siding, fibreglass patio doors, additional electrical and plumbing for a contained half bathroom.
Get Faster Construction and More Energy Efficiency with a Structural Insulating Panel (SIP) System for Your Backyard Works Studio Building

  • Structural Insulating Panel (SIP) System from Backyard Works

    The Structural Insulating Panel (SIP) System from Backyard Works is a “sandwich” of performance-rated oriented strand board (OSB) structurally laminated to a continuous core of expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation. 

The SIP System is an industry leading ready-to-assemble (RTA) system, which reduces construction time and improves efficiency. Blueprints for your home are loaded into computerized factory equipment where SIPs are manufactured to our specifications, then delivered to your location as a ready-to-assemble building system.

 The energy efficiency of buildings built with the SIP System out-performs buildings constructed using wood-framed wall and roof systems in three main areas:
    1. SIP System wall and roof assemblies from Backyard Works contain less dimensional lumber. In wood-framed construction a thermal bridging is created between the exterior of the building and the finished interior when insulation is interrupted by wood studs which also leave more than 20% of the wall area uninsulated. SIPs wall and roof assemblies provide higher R-values than typical wood-framed construction alternates as there are significantly fewer thermal bridges.
    2. Higher R-value keeps conditioned air in. The R-value of a wall or roof is a measure of its ability to keep heat from flowing through it. Higher R-value for walls and roof means less heat loss and less energy needed for heating and cooling.
    3. The closed cavity wall and roof design prevents air movement. In wood-framed construction, wall and roof R-value is decreased by insulation gaps around wood framing and by settling of insulation. These defects increase air leakage through the construction. This not only increases energy use, but can lead to condensation on the surfaces of wood components within assemblies. The continuous core of EPS insulation in a SIP System from Backyard Works, vastly reduces air leakage and heat loss, while also allowing better control of indoor air quality.

  • Superior Energy Efficiency

    Heating and cooling account for the largest part of a family’s energy use. The SIP System from Backyard Works provides airtight wall and roof assemblies with higher effective thermal resistance than other construction methods. These properties allow the SIP System to work in concert with other energy-efficient building components like windows, doors, and HVAC systems to reduce heat loss from 40 to 60 percent over wood-framed construction.

  • Improved Air Quality

    The same high-performing building envelope that keeps conditioned air in, also keeps pollutants out. Because air cannot move through the SIPs, interior air is free of irritants such as pollen, as well as mold spores that might result from damp conditions inside a wood-framed wall. As a first line of defence, SIPs from Backyard Works enhance your home’s HVAC mechanical system, helping it work more efficiently. And, the expanded polystyrene foam at the core of SIPs is free of HCFCs and HFCs, chemicals released into the air by some other types of insulation.

  • Strength, Security, Versatility

    The SIP System from Backyard Works allows design for high wind and snow loads with less structural lumber than wood-framed construction. More design flexibility is possible to address architectural features like vaulted areas and open floor plans.

  • Building Code Compliance

    The SIP System from Backyard Works has been evaluated to ensure building code requirements for residential and commercial applications. Test results and evaluations confirm compliance with code requirements for structural design, heat transfer, air leakage and condensation control.

  • Ready-to-Assemble Panels

    The SIP System ready-to-assemble (RTA) package from Backyard Works allows assembly to start as soon as the SIPs are delivered, instead of spending time customizing them at the job site. RTA packages arrive with panels cut to design specifications, openings pre-cut and finished with window and door bucks, wire chases precut in the panels and, where possible, panel-to-panel connections inserted, all of which saves valuable time and reduces job site waste. Your Backyard Works structure will be fully enclosed and secure in less time than with wood-framed construction.