Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Building Ready for Metal Roof

The felt and purlins were completed on Tuesday.
Wednesday the guys loaded the container and framed in the porch roofs. The container had the windows and doors, metal roofing, Hardiplank siding and toilets. We now have all material to complete the structures except the pipe to connect the units to the cistern, soon come.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Final Panel Install - Roof Complete

Alfredo and Jabuddha carry up the penultimate panel, Jason applies adhesive to the panel edges and Lennonx moves it into place. The installation of the Eco-Panels is complete. We had high hopes of seeing this day two weeks ago but Hurricane Earl and other complications kept us from succeeding. Still we're on track for our Thanksgiving completion. Next up, applying the roofing felt and purlins so the roofing crew can get started.

Friday, September 10, 2010

September 9

Segundo checks the entry ramp, getting ready to build the short run of steps. We use the Trex composite decking on all boardwalks and steps.

The rafters are in place.

Notice the growth on this turpentine tree. We keep all vegetation as close to the work area as possible and prune only when absolutely necessary. This cut was needed to have room to build the main staircase to this pod. It is growing back rapidly.

Here also.

Sept 3 and 6

Ramp and steps between the buildings will provide access
to the upper floor of B building and lower floor of A.

The interior wall supports the center
ridge beam.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Completing the upper floor wall panels today

A change in plans as we move the entrance from the southwest side to the east side. We decided it was too busy between the buildings to provide access to all four units on three level with only 18 feet of space between the buildings to work with. The result would detract from a peaceful, full view approach and entrance to each unit. By moving the top floor unit entrance to the northeast side it will have a private entry and entrance deck just off the road so it will be the most accessible of the units in this section. Jason and Alfredo are cutting the entry door out of the Eco-Panel. We'll frame in the original door panel opening on the other side.

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September 2, 2010

We're back to work on walls, boardwalks and entry decks

August 26 A building images

The floor panels were installed on Thursday 8/26. Hurricane Earl was threatening for early the next week so we decided to hold off on the wall panels since we can't be sure we'll have the roof on to support them before the storm arrived.