Sunday, February 8, 2009

Moving Right Along

Since Christmas, work has been going full tilt on the rough plumbing and electrical. Gas lines have also been run, so now we're waiting for the utility companies to connect us.

We've also had the stucco contractor applying the building paper, flashings and rainscreen strapping. Once drywall is installed, the stucco can proceed. The cedar siding will proceed as soon as we've had a chance to review bids.

Here are a few pictures showing the exterior progress. The first is viewed from the back lane.




West Elevation looking towards 23rd Street. The entry to the rear unit is visible to the left.

The East elevation looking towards 23rd Street.


The North elevation.

South elevation viewed from 23rd Street.
South elevation viewing the front court area in front of the suite.


Penthouse at roof deck looking North.

Interior shot of the rear unit Living Room, showing the fireplace.


I think that once the stucco and cedar are up, it'll really look good. Hopefully, we'll have the exterior work done by the middle of March. It will depend on when the utilities get hooked up and we can start drying out the interior. Once the wood reaches a moisture content of less than 19%, vapour barrier and drywall can go up. Once the drywall is up, stucco can proceed.

4 comments:

Larry said...

Hi Cam,

The progress on the house looks good. Have you had any rain or snow to slow down the work?

We just returned from 4 nights out in the desert celebrating the Chinese New Year. It rained there leaving snow in the mountains. The rain changed into a snow flurry as we returned through the mountains. San Diego received lots of rain. It is finally drying out today.

The orchids are growing flower spikes and the Saturn peach and pomegranate trees have new leaf buds.

Cheers,
Larry in San Diego

Jim said...

Hi Cam

It's really taking shape. You did a great job on the design.

You must be pretty excited - we sure were when we built our house.

Jim (& Rod)

eric said...

seems like things are coming along nicely. Cant wait to see the stucco and siding.

larry said...

cameron, i'm the other larry!ha! looks like things are moving along great!!! the house looks fantastic!