The doors and windows have all been installed! The front doors are reminiscent of closet doors, but with lots of light. The lofts are way more spacious than I had really been expecting. There’s going to be plenty of room for stuff up here!
Visited the site this morning to meet with the builder and the fireplace installer. They’re both pleased to be putting in a wood burning stove instead of the big, ostentatious propane thing. The plumber’s been out and installed one of the bathtubs; we reckon he’ll be back to do the other one soon. Meanwhile, the… Continue reading Watertight
Construction on the ADU is at the point where we’re about ready for a plumber to show up and start putting in the pipes that are going to live in the walls. Sinks and laundry are easy - you just put your taps at a place and then when it’s time to install a fixture… Continue reading More Progress
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