Step-by-Step: interior walls and the things that go in them

The last couple of weeks on the build site has seen a lot of work, but not much that is “photo worthy”. The main show-stopper is our metal roof, which is now complete.

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You’ll notice there is also a chimney. The fireplace folks came while the roof was going up to install the top portion of the chimney (the part that sticks through the roof). The actual woodstove will not go in until much later.

Inside view of the chimney section

inside view of the chimney section

Fireplace vent through to the outside wall.

Fireplace vent through to the outside wall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the roof complete and the concrete floor fully cured, the framers arrived to put up the interior walls.

Interior walls going up. This is the wall to the family room, with a pass-through window to the kitchen.

Interior walls going up. This is the wall to the family room, with a pass-through window to the kitchen.

Next came the electricians, ventilation crew (bathroom fans, clothes dryer vent, range hood, and HRV system), and plumbers. It was a beehive of activity, and I was up at the site a LOT. This is the stage of many small decisions: I wanted to double-check on the location of the outlets, light switches, cable outlets, HDMI/ethernet cables, lighting, etc. although they provided lots of great input and ideas. My favourite thing is the separate electrical panel that will hook up to our generator. If we lose power (which does happen from time to time), we will still have a working fridge, running water (well pump), and a few electrical outlets to charge the essentials. My husband’s favourite thing is the two NEMA 14-50 outlets that will charge a future electric car or run some heavy equipment in the workshop. With everything wired in, the place is really starting to look like a house rather than just a structure.

The showers can't fit through the doors, so they had to be installed as the walls were being framed up.

The all-in-one showers can’t fit through the doors, so they had to be installed as the walls were being framed up.

The bathtub arrived with the showers, although it won't be installed until later.

The bathtub arrived with the showers, although it won’t be installed until later.

All the peoples!

All the people!

Wires and pipes and electrical boxes, oh my!

Wires and pipes and electrical boxes, oh my!

When they were all done, it was time to bring in the concrete finishing crew, who need the place to themselves for a few days. I’ll write more on that topic in my next post.

Polishing the concrete floors.

Polishing the concrete floors.

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