2016 Hobby Shop Building of the Year - 1st Place

Building Use, Importance, and Newsworthiness: This building is an exquisite and unique example of a hobby shop. Although it has the possibility to be a residence, the Walkers have built the property for storing prized possessions and hosting social gatherings. The owner also enjoys refurbishing antiques, so a craft room was included in the plan. This project includes a surround-sound movie theater for watching football with friends.

Unique Features: The owner has incorporated refurbished antiques throughout the property such as double church doors from their family church and pocket doors throughout. An antique hutch was built into their kitchen area while antique fireplace columns were incorporated into the stone fireplace. Different types of wood were installed on the ceilings, walls and floors as well as stained and heated concrete floors on the main level. The Walkers also installed solar panels on the roof.

Post-frame Advantage: The ease and quickness of a post frame building allows a shop and man cave to be incorporated together. The speed of our building process helped get subcontractors on location much faster than stud frame construction with materials that will last longer.

Insulation: Blow in attic R-38 12’ thick, walls 2’ closed cell spray foam, R-14

Foundation or structural components: Embedded

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Cladding: Central States 29 gauge Panel-Loc Plus with Fluropon paint

Roofing: Central States 29 gauge Panel-Loc Plus with Fluropon paint

Windows: Quaker Manchester series vinyl double hung

Doors: Therma Tru Classic-Craft Canvas fiberglass

Fasteners: Atlas hex head screws

Unique products: Royal Designer window casing for doors and windows.

Unique accessories (cupolas, stalls and other): MWI cupulas with windows. 1 4×4 and 2 3×3, cupulas are lighted with LED bulbs on photo cell sensors.

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