Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Back Wall is Finished

The back brick wall has slowly been emerging over the last two weeks. Above you can see where the window will go. The lintels are brought in to hold the brick up above the door and window. From the interior of the house it looks like it is going to be a nice space. Above the doors and window is built a red layer of "soldiers" (as they stand up right). These match the original look in the windows above. The interior is beginning to not feel so open. This is as high as the back wall will go before the roof is added. These are the steels that have been brought in. There are four steels that will be bolted together to create a frame. The frame will be placed in the side walls, in the floor (you can see the trench being jackhammered out above) and across the ceiling to hold up the back wall of the house. The steel will allow the middle white post you see above to be removed. Another back view of the finished wall from inside. And from the upstairs window.

6 comments:

Shelley said...

wow, it's really coming together! So awesome!
Also..is that your little black cat?

michal (W.I.T.W.I.M.) said...

The black cat is the next door neighbour's. They tell us the 80 year old man we bought the house from would feed it and let it in the house all the time. It always comes around looking for Bill.

Ann Tk said...

Wow and amazing. I'm looking forward to seeing it for myself.

:D

michal (W.I.T.W.I.M.) said...

I am hoping it will be enclosed by the time you are here!

Anonymous said...

Hi Michal, Hey they must be getting the skylights in soon, or at least the support system for the roof. Any pics on their way?
George

michal said...

I've posted another one for you, Dad. Things seem to have slowed down a bit for some unknown reason.