Teaming up with Cradock Builders           

 In Plumbing

Kevin Cradock invited us to join the team in their expansive remodel of an 11,455 square foot seaside home with nine bedrooms and ten bathrooms. This home is referred to as the #KCBCove because of its beautiful location at the end of a private road in Hammett’s Cove Estate, a waterfront enclave. The property has over 4 acres of land with 500 plus feet of water frontage on Sippican Harbor and a manicured lawn made for relaxing and watching the waves roll in.


The Cove project will break down into three phases. The first phase began in January with a walk-through of the property. Renovations are extensive, but the bones and millwork in this home are stunning. Working on a home built in 1900 comes with its challenges, but there are incredible details you won’t see in a typical remodel – 8 fireplaces, antique wallpaper, and wood that goes on for days.

Since the property is located close to the harbor, it is designated as a flood zone. To avert any issues, the team will install the boilers on the third floor. After the third floor and attic demolition was complete, and insulation was added, the Lavallee team was ready to start the mechanical room and installation of the boilers. Our team installed two wall-hung Triangle tube boilers and a Triangle Tube model Smart 120 indirect water heater. With a third-floor installation of the boilers and water heater, measures to reduce the risk of water damage were important. We installed a Watercop leak detection system that will signal the shut-off valve and automatic shut-off valve. We used Grundfos Alpha circulator pumps and installed a Caleffi hydraulic separator. There are eight working zones and an additional zone for future expansion.

Phase two of the project began in September. This phase will be yearlong, and the team will tackle the first floor, ocean side exterior, and part of the second floor. Framing is progressing, and plumbing rough is well underway.

The Lavallee HVAC team is ready to step into the project. They divided the components into three systems. The first and second floors will each have three Bosch air handlers, condensers, and Honeywell thermostats, divided into the south wing, north wing, and central wing. The third floor will have one Bosch air handler, condenser, and Honeywell thermostat installed. The team will also furnish and install all ductwork and refrigeration and hydronic piping from the new air handlers to the new condensers and boilers.

The Cove’s timeline is longer than most of the projects we have worked on, but it is fantastic seeing the progress. We are happy to be working on such an incredible project with the innovative team at Cradock Builders. Stay tuned for progress updates.

More Pictures from the #KCBCove

Lavallee Systems Sets Up Temp Heat for the Site


Exhaust and Intake Lines for the Boiler

The Cove’s Waterfront View