Burnaby Residence

Project Location

Burnaby, BC



Case Study: Burnaby Residence

British Columbia has spectacular views of the Canadaian Cascades and the inlets that surround it and Burnaby, a city just east of Vancouver, undulates over hills that reach 1,200 feet high. One of its residences, planted on top of one of these hills, offers big views of the Vancouver skyline and the majestic coastal ranges. For the homeowners, the Fedukes, making those views an integral part of their residence was important. So much so, they chose to blur the lines between outdoor and indoor living.

Unique Edge-to-Edge Glass Design

They accomplished this with a NanaWall system, which separates their dining and kitchen areas from the backyard. “We wanted the ability to open the interior to the outdoors and to create a large entertaining area,” Jason Feduke explains. “The NanaWall SL82 gave us this, as well as unobstructed, panoramic views of Vancouver.” This effect is enhanced because the layered glass overlaps the slim aluminum profile, achieving a nearly edge-to-edge glass opening. From the outside, it stylistically appears to look just like the glass on a high end skyscraper.

“When the wall is closed, the SL82 has no frames and all the glass panels are extremely attractive—it looks like seamless glass from the exterior."

All Weather Performance and Ease of Operation

Outside this innovative house is a million-dollar view. Consequently, the Fedukes didn’t want to compromise the integrity of their design or pick an operable wall that was not sufficiently weather resistant. “We went with a NanaWall system because we understood it to be the best of its kind on the market,” Feduke comments. “The wall is extremely easy to operate and performs very well in this climate. Overall, we are highly impressed by the NanaWall system, as it helped us achieve all our design goals.”

The NanaWall SL82 is also easy to operate because of its carefully engineered rollers with sealed ball bearing carriers and height adjustments. The Fedukes are secure because of its multi-point locking that operates with the turn of a handle, and the concealed and adjustable hinges that defend against expansion and contraction.

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