Every day, I've been walking Pepper the Wonder Dog up to the house site to see the progress. In just more than a week, the progress has been phenomenal, and I think that is largely the result of Stratford picking good subcontractors. This morning, the carpenters were hard at work, as was the HVAC crew from Erco, putting in the duct work for the heat pump and the floor vents. Last night, as I was catching up on a few minutes of the Olympics, the drywall finisher was coming down from the house, seeing his way down our half-mile driveway with his headlights.
Stratford worked closely with me on our audio/video area, building in shelves and running all the wires through the wall behind, which also is where the fireplace vent passes. Later today, Mike Tinsley, our Stratford designer will swing by to drill access ports for the component connectors, preparing for Town Craft to shore up the wall framing to support the weight of a large flat-screen TV and a fully articulating mounting bracket. Here are a few pix from the past couple of days.
|Rapid on south face of house with balcony and porch|
|DirecTV runs wiring for dish installation Saturday|
|Garage framed, rafters nailed up|
|Installing primed Hardie siding|
|Kitchen shrouded for drywall finishing|