As the the house evolves and the individual spaces are better understood, opportunities to fine tune the design intent of the building are seen. The every day knowledge and practical skills of the trades involved plays an integral role now in the smooth running of the project.
Today on site;
The details of the windows are discussed, final decisions and measurements made, and the windows are ordered.
The framers are busy making slight adjustments to the floor joists to allow better placement of hot air (heating) delivery system.
Framers pulling nails to move the floor joists then discussing and calling the engineers to confirm that both the structural and mechanical necessities are met.
In the basement while Chris (the plumber) runs between floors to continue his mission to deliver water to the people, a new window was being added to the master bedroom concrete wall….
Tristan is a specialist in cutting concrete. He has very special saws…diamond tipped to cut through both the concrete and the steel reinforcing within. A large circular saw for the major cuts, and a ‘chainsaw’ for the finer corners.
Like many things today (including the traffic), smooth is not the order….a blockage in both saws water (cooling) delivery means manual cooling is required by hose….Friendly hands on site allows the job to be completed and progress goes on.
This is strenuous work, tough and dirty work. The result was achieved, and Tristan along with his saws and our camera needed a very good clean after this. Wet Concrete dust is not good for moving parts of any kind.