Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Day 27: Yep...Still Framing
Well this is officially the 7th Day of Framing. Most Ryan homes take about 3 days, the estimate for this one was 5 days and it looks like it will take 8. If anyone is interested how long it takes to frame a Highgrove, well there you have it...8 Days.
Lots of little things done around the house. Sealing, blocking, taping, fixing broken 2x4's etc. It would be hard to see progress if you weren't looking really close. I figured the large transformations would slow down after the whirlwind framing that went on last week.
I spoke with Guardian today, they are currently scheduled for Thursday, May 23rd versus Monday, May 20th. I would actually rather have them come in after the electricians. We have more flexibility in cable outlets than electrical outlets due to code requirements.
Here are some Pictures of what happened today.
Roof Materials Arrived and were stacked on roof (and garage).
Door going from Laundry to Garage was installed.
They were just starting on the Roof Returns when I came by after work. I doubt they finished before I left. They were struggling with their ladders on the front of the house and after they slammed one of my upstairs bedroom windows for the 3rd time (and luckily it didn't break) I decided to leave before I had to bust out the only Spanish I know...my vocabulary consists of all the bad words and anything you can order at Taco Bell... and I wasn't going to be ordering a Meximelt, if that's what your thinking.
Niche at top of stairs.
These are the final steel columns that go into the house. Two more in the basement and one at the entry to the formal living.
Roof on Fireplace box. I'm not sure what to think of this thing. It's very Hansel and Gretel. This was the alternative to bricking all the way up and losing that amazing window in our family room. The original developer determines the architectural details for our development and we weren't allowed to just do a shed style roof. We'll see what this looks like when it is bricked and has shingles on it.
Still nothing going on in the basement. They probably have a 1/2 to 3/4 of a day down there. Assuming they were almost done with the returns in the front of the house, then they should be done shortly after lunch tomorrow. The HVAC folks are supposed to start tomorrow too, so hopefully the framers won't be in the way.