Gathered Oaks SIP Renovation Alexandria MN

Location: Alexandria, MN

Project Information

Project Type: Renovations
Manufacturer: Enercept
Builder: Rodel Construction
Design Professional: Woodland Home Design
Year Built: 2017

Performance

High Performance: No
HERS/EUI Index Score:
ACH50 - Blower Test Results:
kBtu/sq.ft./year:
CO2 lbs./sq.ft./year:

Awards/Certifications: Building Excellence Awards

BEA: 2018 SIPA Building Excellence Awards First Place Winner Renovations Category

Gathered Oaks is a unique venue located in a serene setting where guests can dwell in congruence with nature. The venue hosts retreats, corporate outings, reunions, weddings/receptions and other special events.

Gathered Oaks is a unique venue located in a serene setting where guests can dwell in congruence with nature. The venue hosts retreats, corporate outings, reunions, weddings/receptions and other special events.

The main reason the owners (who have a similar sister property in Moorhead, MN) chose to use SIPs for this project because they had events scheduled for summer and they needed a fast track to the construction process. SIP construction on this property began in January.

SIPs made for an easy fit over the existing barn roof because the panels were pre-cut to fit the angles and barn design. They were able to enclose the timbers quickly, facilitating the ability to access and finish the interior faster. Enclosing the timbers quickly also protected them from the snow and rain of the season. The SIP construction will make the venue more comfortable, quieter and stronger.

The existing building was racked and about five years from falling down. It was a five-dimensional puzzle. Once squared, they reinforced the structure with timbers, and insulated the wall cavities with spray foam, and 10" SIP nail base was put on to the outer roof before building the timber frame addition.

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Enercept, Inc.
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Watertown, SD

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