Friday, December 30, 2016

Roofing wrap up!
We signed the documents saying the work's complete
with a few more details to complete in the next couple weeks
December 29th

Light shining through windows that have been installed.


With the inspector, construction designer, both my project managers and the builders present we walked through the house and went over those items that still need to be completed before we make the final payment to the building company for their work on the roof. They've built the three parts of the house thus far. 
First was the foundation, the walls went up next and then the roof.
Next will be the plumbing when spring comes and the ground thaws out.

On the right, the kitchen area, the central post was just added today. The question as to why it didn't go up over a month and a half ago is still unclear, as it is a required structural support for this 7 meter spanning beam. 
Grateful at this point it's up. Each post needs more base work support to solidify them.
In the coming week or two I will work with our metal worker to design these iron forms that will fit around the base screws embedded in each column's foundation, see example in the picture below.

 The therapy garden

These are the start for the grape arbor that will be placed in the therapy garden.
The grapevines will sit in the center of each of these square columns.
A floral design and leaf will be added to each swirl & painted a flat black to complete them.
Look for future pictures of these come spring time.

The day electricity was hooked up to the plot at Stephen's home.
December 28th

Lights on!

Windows up top went in the day before.

This is the fencing design for the border of the property.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A little bit more each day!
The windows in the high roof area of the house arrived today. December 20th
Men from the window company will install them on Thursday.
Completion of our metal roofing supply on Thursday as well, all this pending clear weather.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

December 17th
A few more perspectives on the finished roof.

Friday, December 16, 2016

December 16

Would ya look at that!
It's taken quite a while to get to this point, 
metal roofing on the house, but it looks pretty good I must say.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Just a few more pictures
December 13

windows sealed for winter

over the main entry way, the finishing work begins

Monday, December 5, 2016

as of December 4th

Metal roofing is being place, well, one piece and one set of windows has plastic covering it.
It's a start! The cold of winter has already set in, 
so the guys are working 6 days a week to get the work done.