Here’s a quick video of the floor sheathing.
Last week we mixed in a few crazy windy days with putting up trusses. Check out the quick video below.
As soon as the trusses were in place, we began to install the floor sheathing. This project is using the Warm Board system.
Aside from the very cool minty green color- because all floor sheathing should have cool colors, obviously- there are some other useful features.
These boards are 1.125″ thick, which makes for a very heavy to lift panel but stiff floor. That super cool mint color is a 22 gauge aluminum, which allows for heat conduction. Tile, hardwood, carpet-any floor covering, is compatible with it.
Another well thought out feature is the underside markings which help during MEP installation. The markings ensure the subs installing mechanical, electric and plumbing systems know exactly where not to drill.
Check back for more updates on the Warm Board experience!
Lets hear it for Bryan, who occasionally gets the Bobcat into some precarious places, and then back out again. He’s like a lion tamer-only it is a Bobcat (not the animal obviously) and he’s just a quiet construction guy weilding a tool bag instead of a whip. 3 cheers for Bryan!
As we showed you last week, sometimes we do what we have to do to get the work done. It isn’t always easy, especially when you are running a large piece of equipment and you have to be mindful of all the places you can’t go.
Sometimes on our job sites, we find ourselves coming up with clever solutions to tricky problems. For example, there are several large structural posts and heavy beams being placed throughout our Fort Collins project home, and we found ourselves getting crafty for an afternoon to get them in place. Getting the top beams into place for welding required the use of our truck and a custom made bobcat attachment (see bright yellow unicorn horn on the bobcat below). The attachment was made by one of our own, and has been used for several other jobs-it’s magical, just like a unicorn horn. As Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
And since it’s Aloha Friday, lets have one last look at the mythical Bobcaticorn…
It’s so magical.
This week we put down the bottom sill plate for our first floor and today we began marking out truss locations, and bringing trusses into the house to set in place. It is exciting to be starting the framing, as lots of people stop by to ask us what we are doing.
Ok, ok. the title of this post is a bit cheesy, but we wanted to share just a quick video of how much compacting we have done in certain areas to stabilize our front section. See previous post, titled: “Stability”: https://harringtonbuild.com/2018/04/03/stability/
Enjoy the video!
Once the walls were poured, we got right to work getting the floor ready to be poured.
Steps that had to be taken before concrete could be laid were: trench for in-slab plumbing, trench for drainage and radon mitigation, backfill, compact, install steel posts and beams, move in and level gravel, lay out foam, lay out plastic, install rebar mesh, install heat loops, and add chairs for mesh.
Have any thoughts or questions? Let us know in the comments!
On our Fort Collins project, the homes entryway landing is built up from the ground level. To add stability to the backfilled dirt, we have spent a great deal of time getting chummy with the compactor and we have also added concrete to the loose dirt. Check it out below!
Here is the space before being backfilled. The entire front section of the home is being built up.
Once backfilled and compacted, Eric began forming up the stairs and landing.
There’s more concrete to be poured at the front, but at the moment we have the stairs competed and a small portion of the upper landing.
We finished up at our Berthoud Project and although things have been quiet on the blog, we have been very busy! Here are some photos of the residence just before move in day. There were a few minor delays our clients had with some of the finishes they were doing independently of us, but we are really excited to share these photos and then get back there and take some “moved in” photos! Enjoy!
First Lets start with some of the Master Bathroom Features!
Walk in Shower. A great feature is the niche, which you can’t see in this photo, providing product storage out of sight keeping the attention on the details of the shower itself: a higher shower head and the mosaic glass liner that goes across the entire bathroom. Another interesting feature is the linear shower drain, located below the shower fixture.
The built-in niche, shown above, located along the wall with the door, providing a somewhat concealed space for shower products.
The homeowners tired out several tubs to find the right one, and settled on this beautiful teacup tub with a freestanding floor faucet. The window provides ample natural light, while also giving privacy to the shower and tub when in use. We built the window space to be lower to provide a place to set a candle and glass of wine while relaxing, haha!
The Master Bath Vanity, before the cabinets were finished (one of the delays our homeowners encountered) features a tall middle section where the outlets are housed, out of sight and convenient for storing the beauty products that require an outlet! On the back wall, you can just barely make out the the thermometer. The Bathroom floors heated, so no cold feet!!
The bathrooms upstairs also feature the wonderful heated floors!! Doesn’t it sound just wonderful to not have to walk into a bathroom barefoot and feel like you just stepped across the frozen tundra!?!
A view across the upstairs hall, with a little look at the custom handrail! There is a lot of natural light in the upstairs area.
The homeowners wanted to incorporate a little bit of the existing structures of their property (a horse barn) into their new home. It’s such a mindful idea and is featured in their powder room. The sink wall has the barn wood laid out horizontally. The family, together, selected the pieces of wood they would use and laid them out. The husband installed the wood with his son and his wife found a barn wood frame for their mirror. We love when the homeowners find a unique thing to add to their home!
The Laundry room features this beautiful full piece counter and an apron sink. Harrington Constructions own Eric worked so hard fabricating the beautiful counters throughout the home!!
One thing we did across the window wall, where the washer and dryer are also at, was add wainscoting to the wall. It wasn’t originally called out in the plan, but it really added to the space.
Looking out from the hall closet into the very tall open living room. The high ceiling in the entry/living room gives a lot of light and character to the space.
Looking into the office, the homeowners really loved incorporating sliding barn doors into a few of the spaces, this being one.
Finally, let’s look at the kitchen. This was definitely an important space for the homeowners and it turned into an incredibly beautiful and functional gathering space. Keep in mind, not all the details are finished in these photos- a teaser to come back and see the space with the doors and panels installed!
Some of the great features in this space are the island sink, the stove top with the curved glass rangehood and heated tile floor. The stacked oven and convection oven against the wall, the main sink with the triple window set up. Tall cabinets were a must for our homeowners, as was the large island.
Here’s a little close up look at the beautiful countertop.
The night light function on the rangehood is a great feature!
The pantry also features sliding barn doors, and base cabinets with a coffee bar!
Have any questions about what you have seen in any of the photos? Let us know in the comments! Thanks for taking the time to check out the features and we are looking forward to showing the moved in photos in the coming weeks!
One of the most prominent features of our current project in Fort Collins, is the first level concrete walls. These walls are 11ft tall and except for the front entrance planter (seen in this video) are smooth faced; the planter is board formed. The walls were formed with snap ties and have a very modern look. As we continue to strip away the forms on the walls we will share more videos and photos of this feature!
We also plan to host periodic open houses throughout this project, giving anyone interested an opportunity to come meet us, check out our project and ask questions. We will post the days of these events here and on our Instagram account.