Giving an old farmhouse some new life


February 27th, 2010

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Historic restoration

 

The owners of this farmhouse came to us with a desire to repair some of the failing exterior elements of the home as well as improve upon some. With no insulation in the roof structure and nearly 200 year old post and beam construction still intact, SIPS proved to be a perfect application (check out our “building with SIPS” page under services to learn more). Once the SIPS were installed we replaced the roof trim. With a desire to maintain as much originality as possible in the home we used the same bead profile on the trim that appeared to be original to the home.The second floor space was a bit dark too, so we installed a couple of velux skylights to allow in some additional natural light. Also we brought in a local mason to assist in refurbishing the chimney that vented all the fireplaces in the home.

 

In any restoration or remodeling projects that are historic it proves to be a delicate balance between introducing some much enjoyed modern advances to the structure and maintaining its historic integrity. Our customers were thrilled with the results of the restoration to their old home.

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Moving the Home


January 24th, 2010

more movin          Last Lag
These videos show just some of the footage taken during the move.The “last lag” video was recorded just minutes after the home rolled over a creek that was roughly 50 ft. from bank to bank and 25′ deep. The house mover Baxter Cook used tree length firewood and dirt to build the temporary bridge.Also they used 1/2 ” steel mats to help give the hydraulically driven dollies traction. The “more movin” video records the home leaving the location it has been sitting since it was built in 1906. We remodeled the 3rd floor of the home first.Our client wanted to vault the ceilings and brighten the spaces so after installing over 5,000 board feet of engineered timbers in the roof system we installed 26 velux skylights. The temporary access( shown in the video) was erected so not to disturb the already finished first and second floors. We truly had a blast doing this part of the project!

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