Sunday, June 17, 2012


A product called Grace Ice & Water Shield (black material) has been applied over the entire roof.  Normally, it's applied just before roofing and only the first 3 or 6 feet but, we decided to cover the whole roof for rain protection since we'll have a bit of a lag before the roofing goes on. 

Over the next couple of weeks, we're getting organized for the plumber and electrician:  tweaking the layout of our upstairs, laying out the bathroom fixtures (bathtubs, toilets and vanities), lighting, switches and outlets.  In the meantime, is there anything in particular you would like to hear about or see photos of?  Post a comment!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Day 11 of Framing - We have a roof!

The trusses were put into place and then the roof was 'sheeted' (i.e. covered in plywood).

Below is the gable end detail that we wanted and our framer skillfully created.  We love him.

Some interior shots.  All of the interior walls were finished before the roof trusses went in.  (We haven't told the framer yet, but we've already changed the location of some walls.)

The living room.

Yep, it's a wee bit wet in there - roof waterproofing is happening on Monday! 

Kitchen & dining area.

Dining area again.  (View of the old house.)


Upstairs kids' bedroom.

Another view of one of the kid's bedrooms.

Top of stairs.  There's a great big window with a view to the north which should let some great daylight flood into the stairwell.

Master bedroom.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Day 7 of Framing

Monday afternoon, the roof trusses arrived.

After installing the floor and building the end walls (and rebuilding a few times to get the detail correct), the framers lifted them into place Tuesday morning.


Second end wall in position.

Next, they built the back wall and then the chimney.

Below are photos taken from all around the house.

We're taking this rainbow as a sign of good luck.  (Instead of a reminder of our 'pot of gold'!)