Peter Hirschberg

Monday, March 26, 2007

Construction Update

Roof trusses going up. Beauty.

They also started framing the upstairs (which occupies the space inside the trusses).

The places where the garage bays are designed to go are supposed to have load-bearing headers above them to hold the trusses up, but the headers hadn't arrived by the time the crane got here to lift the trusses in place. The delivery person said they had delivered them, but it must not have been to our address as they weren't here. The carpenters decided to put up a temporary wall there instead so that they could process with the trusses. You can see them putting that up in the first photo. The headers actually showed up later in the day but ended up being the wrong ones.

When the proper headers finally do arrive, they will have to support the trusses while they remove the temporary wall and put in the headers where they belong. Whew.

The bay doors will be walled over for our purposes, but I wanted the underlying structure to be there for the garage bays so any future owners could always convert the building into a normal garage without any fuss. That should make selling the house easier if we ever get to that point.

I have to say that the building is MUCH bigger in person than it appears to be in these photos.


Luke said...


what is going in the second floor room?


Peter Hirschberg said...

We haven't decided yet. I would love to say that it will be all arcade games upstairs but in truth it will probably be more of a rec-room or something. At least until we overrun the bottom floor anyway, lol.