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Jan 29, 2012 - House Build    No Comments

Days 110 – 114

This is the week the house gets warm…..and dusty.  The first area to have the blown insulation put in was the attic space.  It looked like tiny bits of newspaper and carpet under felt all mixed together. This has been blown into the attic space to a depth of about 3 foot.

The next area to be attacked was the walls – and boy did they look like they had been attacked.  We walked in to a scene out of Ghostbusters, with bubbling foamy stuff all over the walls.  It took 3 days to have the walls done.  All windows, doors and anything you dont want covered in foam has to be covered up.  Once this has been done they begin spraying the mixture into the walls.  It is 2 chemicals that are sprayed and when they meet they form this yellow foam.  Once dried they then go round with a saw to make the insulation flush with the joists.

On Friday the gyp rock (plasterboard) arrived.  For the upper floors it was craned in through the upstairs window.

The window that was left for the gyprock to come in through has now been put in the right way, sealed and the siding on the outside put on.  The siding on the front of the house has also been finished and we have the base for the deck on the back of the house.

In the gallery for this post you will see a picture that has a red arrow on it.  This was taken from Brule Point, across the water from us.  We drove round to see if we could spot the house – and – we could.


Jan 22, 2012 - House Build    No Comments

Days 103 – 107

Week 3 2012 and things are still moving along at a good pace.  We didn’t go up to the site for a couple of days and when we did venture up there we noticed that there was a yellow – cream strip down the corner of the house by the garage.  I got all excited and said that they must be starting to put the siding up on the house.  We walked around the back only to discover that nearly the whole back side of the house had siding on it 🙂 It looked fab.  The colour was brilliant.  Our original choice of colour had been discontinued so we had to choose again – and I am glad that we did as this is a much better colour.  Really sunny and happy.

Inside the house the first fix plumbing was nearly completed.  Our electrician was running the wiring through for all of the sockets.  You can see it in some of the pictures.  The inspection is due next week so all of the main wiring has to be completed by that point.

Out the back of the house quite a few piles of sand had appeared.  We asked what they were for and were told that it is the bed for the septic tank.  At the moment the ground is too soft for the machinery to go out and dig the hole – they need a few hard frosts to make the ground a bit firmer before they dig.  So the sand is there ready for when that happens.

By end of Friday the siding was starting to go on the front of the house and the blue was quickly disappearing.  I cant say that I will miss the blue colour very much 🙂