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Garage renovated for family play traditional-patio

Garage renovated for family play

Play pavilion for family exercise and events. Indoor/outdoor Kids space for climbing monkey bars, ropes, swings, dance, party room, garden plays and movie nights. Photos by Subtle Light Photography

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February 5, 2014
mmahboobpatni wrote:
building exterior wall detail type? - building exterior wall type?
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Menter Architects LLC
Building is a wood frame structure 2x6 with bevelled cedar siding exterior and plywood panel siding interior with steel truss beams to support the climbing and swinging!
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August 31, 2012
jane wrote:
Could you tell me who makes the railings? Thanks.
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Menter Architects LLC
The railings were custom designed by us and fabricated by US Starcraft in Seattle, Thanks
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Thanks for the information.
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June 30, 2012
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Karen Tyrrell
what type of doors are these and where might I find them? I live in CA
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These are bifold doors, we make them in China and ship to CA, our new site is under construction but please check
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June 6, 2012
dporter1221 wrote:
Love the door!!! Can you tell me the company that make it? Thanks
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Joy De Guzman Williamson
We live in Northern California and the weather here gets really hot in the summer. Do bi-fold doors have poor insulation? And I would like to know the cost just for the doors and railings?
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@Joy De Guzman Williamson
To answer your question, it all depends on the frame construction, glazing, gasketing system, etc. We have a model of Bi-Folding Door that is thermally broken, which provides the system with superior weather performance. The thermal break technology used consists in separating the aluminum profile to reduce thermal conductivity. This is achieved by using a polyamide iso-bar, with glass fibers integrated to provide maximum strength. Here is a link to the system I was just referring to:

Hope this helps!
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August 28, 2014
mitchelly56 wrote:
How much does it cost, how do I order them
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What used to be a storage area filled with boxes and random things is now a space that reflects the current lifestyle of this family. "[My clients] can always convert the pavilion into an office, music room or an in-law apartment in the future, but for now, it meets the needs of their fun and active family." The best part of the renovation was when Menter's clients e-mailed her a picture of the kids in the pavilion with a sign that read, "Best room ever!"

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