For a couple days now, we have been talking about building a home during the winter. Remember the photograph that shows the partially built home all covered with snow? The blog post generated a lot of interest, it clearly showed how conventional construction during the winter months can be problematic. Building a home in the plant in the controlled environment is much easier and without a doubt results in a much better home.
The other day the news told of a huge winter storm throughout the mid-west causing all kinds of headaches and hick-ups for millions of people. Well, that lovely storm is now meandering through New England and at our office here in Shelburne the snow flakes are especially large. And, just like today’s photograph much of the snow is sticking to the branches and limbs. Ok, so it is beautiful to look at the today’s photograph shows a “Site-Built” home during construction.
In the photograph you are looking at:
The other day we showed you how the foundation is being built for our next upcoming project. Remember, this is the Chittenden County home where the cellar hole needed blasting to remove enough Ledge Rock so the owners could have a full basement.
At the same time the explosives were blasting away the rock the home is under construction in the plant.
You can tell from today’s photograph it is a construction site with buckets of Spackling compound and tools.
For a couple days now, we have been talking about the various tradesmen that will be working to complete your new Modular Home. So far, we have mentioned carpenters, plumbers, and electricians. These various trades will all be working at your new home to do the finish work that typically takes a couple weeks and up to a month depending on the size and complexity of your home.
As of yesterday afternoon, the following things have been accomplished:
There’s the saying that “….a picture is worth a thousand words.”
Take a look at today’s photograph, it was taken by a good friend of mine over in New York State a couple years ago. Obviously, it is a building under construction on-site. Did we mention the snow and ice that have engulfed the building site?
Isn’t that a fantastic photograph? I so clearly points out why you wouldn’t want your new home built on-site. If you stick-build a home one board at a time onsite it is guaranteed it will be exposed to all kind of harsh weather.
When we think of bridges it almost always has a very positive image in our mind. Bridges get us from over here to over there or they close gaps between people and our understanding of others. What could possibly be wrong with a bridge?
Finally, your big day has arrived, and it is now time for have the Set Crew and The Crane work their magic as they hoist your new home on its permanent foundation whereupon it will be your new home. Today’s photograph shows our “Go-To” Crane guy Cole, a talented crane operator. We hire only experienced set crews and crane operators. We want your new home to be a source of happiness for years to come!
Yesterday we situated the house on the property took into account how and what it will face. Last thought…….., take your time with the process of staking out the location for the house. Once you have made your choice it is virtually impossible to change so, be careful and think!
Yesterday’s conversation ended with water, sewer, and power all on your building lot. That makes it a fully improved building lot. Today let’s finish the process so that actual construction can begin.
There are two big pieces yet to be finished: FIRST