Our custom doors and windows for the ADU arrived this week. The really amazing (to me) thing was the front window/door frame, which goes across the whole front bit. The builder reckons he’ll have the ADU more or less weathertight within a couple of weeks, about the same time he brings in the electrician to… Continue reading Doors And Windows
So, we’ve got a skeleton that kind of looks like a dwelling. The mezzanine (it’s a 4’ high storage loft above the ground floor) isn’t there, and the roof isn’t quite installed yet, but when you walk around, it looks like a place where you might spend some time. The wings have a sub-roof. (The actual roof… Continue reading Four Walls and a Floor
There is a lot of steel in this ADU. There is a lot of steel in this project, what with all the retaining walls. We had the builder and the architect together at the site last week to review progress and they were both saying this is way more beefy than anything they’ve built up the… Continue reading Construction Continues
O. M. G. There are actual walls and other bits of structure going up at the ADU!
The ADU now has a subfloor covering the foundation. This probably means that the plumbing and electrical conduit running via what is now the crawlspace is done. The above picture is from the front of the ADU, looking north. Those piers in the foreground are footings for the deck that will eventually be here. Below… Continue reading In on the Ground Floor
One of the things that really irks me when people ask about the rebuild progress is the topic of fire inspections. In our old house, we had sprinklers. We had a fire hydrant right next to the driveway. We had 10k gallons of water in a tank on a hill above the house, so it… Continue reading Water works
The second, lower, retaining wall is in place, and the backfill has been compacted. Now there’s a nice level path between the walls — it should look quite nice with some potted plants, don’t you think? As well as the retaining wall, the guys have laid down the first layer of wood on the ADU… Continue reading Start Building
How’s the house? Here’s a picture of the main house location, taken a couple days ago: As you can plainly see, the foundation is nonexistent, and the garage has yet to materialize. The ground floor is failing to come along nicely, and the supports for the upper floor have not appeared. The elevator, stairs,… Continue reading How’s the House?
Today, I went up to the property to accept delivery of a new electric golf cart. We had one at the old house, and we used it to transport the bins up the hill to the street every week, as well as for carting stuff around between the outbuildings. It had a towing attachment, which… Continue reading Concrete Progress