Monday, May 26, 2008

Under roof. Rough-ins started.

The roof is on, and now everything inside can finally dry out. We also had the concrete porch poured, along with a small patio outside of the basement, and a small pad for the future heat pump and the footings for the future deck.

The sun room has been installed and the siding has started to go up. This weekend I stained the outside of the sun room to match our siding and touched up the charcoal colored trim. I'm glad I'm not afraid of heights, because the peak of this roof is waaaay up there.

View of the trees from the sun room which is where our air tub will sit.

All of the rough plumbing is complete and passed inspection. The in-wall portion of the radiant floor heat is complete, and the AC ducting is underway. It's nice to see progress, but it makes me sad to see all the cuts and holes in the meticulous framing job. I'll get over it.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Framing almost done

Most of the framing is complete and we have passed our shear wall inspection. All that is left to do for framing is a couple interior walls, another small roof structure over the porch area, and the deck on the back of the house. There are a few things that need to get done by other trades before we can finish up all of the framing, so meanwhile our framers will start on the siding and window installation.

Front of house:

Back of house:
View from great room:

This weekend we will be busy trying to finish painting hundreds of exterior trim pieces:
And staining thousands of cedar shakes:

While we've been fairly busy with this project all along, things are going to get particularly hectic starting next week. The plumber starts on Monday. The HVAC installer starts on Tuesday. And the roofer starts on Wednesday. The fire sprinkler installer, radiant heat installer, concrete porch installer, and the mason also start in the next few weeks.