Construction Zone

Yesterday…

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Today!

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Last week, while the deck was still in place, the double window on the top floor was replaced to allow room for a hipped roof over the soon-to-be built porch.

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Notice, too, the board nailed across the doors that will open onto the new addition.

Unfortunately, I left yesterday morning just as the crew was arriving and didn’t return home until after dark, so I missed the excitement of seeing the deck removed.  The construction time is estimated at 10 weeks, but some of the materials were not ordered until we (finally) had the building permit in hand, so there could be a delay.

But, oh, sweet progress!  Next up…bulldozer removal of the 1952 patio!

 

 

35 thoughts on “Construction Zone

  1. Joanna @edinburghgardendiary

    Good luck with the construction! I bet you can’t wait till it’s done and dusted. We are about to have new works done on our place too (like you, we’re just waiting for the warrant) so I empathise with your excitement.

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    1. Marian St.Clair Post author

      Joanna–Hard to believe we started the ball rolling 6 months ago and are just breaking ground. It’s great to get started! Good luck with your project too.

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    1. Marian St.Clair Post author

      Julie–A sunporch on top and an open patio/garden room on bottom. We initally planned on a screened porch under the sunporch, but in the end, thought we would try it as an open room first. Screening can be added later if we change our minds.

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  2. johnvic8

    A time of anticipation in your household. Having voted from among your choices, I feel I have an investment (at least mental) in the outcome. Looking forward to the finished addition.

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  3. The Chatsworth Lady

    You can really appreciate the structure of the house without the deck; and, depending on how properties are taxed where you live, its removal may save you a bit of money your next tax bill! A deck that size would typically make a difference of a several hundred dollars per year hereabouts.

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  4. mattb325

    The anticipation is always so exciting at the start of renovations! It will look great when done – I’ll keep my fingers crossed for nice weather for you the next few weeks

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    1. Marian St.Clair Post author

      Matt–Thanks for your vote of confidence…I think the design is perfect for the house. We are having a dry spring, so fingers crossed for nightime showers.

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  5. fernwoodnursery

    Very, very nice! isn’t it great to develop a new space? Will look forward to seeing it when it’s finished ! But also, love seeing the renovation in progress. Lovely how the view looks out onto the wooded landscape!

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    1. Marian St.Clair Post author

      Denise–I knew my husband was going to purchase this house the minute we saw the view. You wouldn’t believe what a hard time we had finding one we could agree on.

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    1. Marian St.Clair Post author

      Pauline–I’ve been worried about the noise, since I work from home, but so far it’s been okay. I image when the new construction starts, it won’t be so easy.

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    1. Marian St.Clair Post author

      Chloris–Yes, very excited. It has been a long time coming, as my husband says we are too old to borrow money. It seems I have been scraping together nickels and dimes since the day we moved in.

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