Good afternoon everyone!! As of today most of our framing is complete, the roof is on, and the windows are installed. Apparently, the framers build a standard version of the model home chosen, then they go in and make customizations. So, we are waiting on a couple of customizations including the gym in the basement & the Butler’s Pantry in the dining room. We are also waiting on the installation of our front door, but our basement & patio doors are all in.
The HVAC contractor was in this past week and put in the HVAC lines throughout the house. We did encounter one issue: there’s no vent in the gym, but we believe this is because the framers did not complete the gym framing so it appears as though that area is just an extension of the non heated area in the basement. We’ve already contacted our construction manager about the issue. He has been good about these things so far.
During our last weekly call, we were told that plumbing would start the same day as HVAC finishes up and go into mid next week. Electrical will start as the plumbing rough-in work is completed and last for 3-4 days.
We scheduled our Pre-drywall walk through with the builder for Tuesday, November 21st. We have arranged for our independent inspector to do his walk through on the 21st as well after we have met with the builder. Our independent inspector wanted to do his inspection prior to insulation so he could see all electrical connections and other connections that could be covered. Every inspector differs when it comes to when they want to do their inspection, so make sure you consult with yours if you decide to hire one. We are very excited to be moving towards drywall installation so we can visualize the sizes of all of our rooms.
This week we have a couple meetings. One with Frank from AudioBuys to confirm our Control4 selections and the locations of our televisions, touch screens, and outlets, and then with the on-site manager to determine where we would like blocking for our televisions & other areas agreed upon when we signed the contract.
We are seeing changes every week, and are growing more and more excited to move out of this cramped up place we are in now to our dream home 🙂 Until the next time!
Rod and Maggie