East Side New Home, roof

East Side New Home, roof

In spite of the very wet, cold weather we have made good progress on our East side Northfield new home. Last Friday we had a crane on site to lift the roof trusses into place. This home is what traditionally is called a story and a half house. It has a second level, but the second level is narrower than the main level and the roof sl...

Garage Finishing

Garage Finishing

We are finishing a double garage for a client. The work involves installing insulation and drywall on the walls and ceiling. The difficulty of working in an existing garage is they are usually filled with stuff! Our solution here is to insulate and finish the drywall on one half of the garage after the owner moved everything over to ...

East Side New Home

East Side New Home

Workers have been busy on the new home we are constructing on the East side of Northfield. With the recent good weather we have been working on the siding. The house wrap and windows were installed a couple of weeks ago. With that task completed we are now working on siding. This house is using fiber-cement lap siding on the main bod...

East Side New Home

East Side New Home

We have made great progress over the past few weeks at our new home on the East side of Northfield. The vast majority of the siding work has been completed now, with just some trim work to go. We used lap fiber-cement siding for the main body of the home, with shingle style fiber-cement on the gable ends. The corner boards, frieze bo...

Rural Remodeling

Rural Remodeling

We are just finishing up on our rural remodeling and siding project. Our work involved coordinating the installation of a new PVC roof membrane on the flat roof areas. We included new tapered insulation to give positive flow for water. With the recent rains it was tested well and performed admirably. During the work we discovered sev...

New East Side Home

New East Side Home

Work is moving along well on our East side new home project. The exterior siding on the house is pretty much completed. This house has some very nice details on it to blend it into the existing neighborhood. The covered front porch has a column that reflects work from an earlier age. The main body of the house is clad with horizontal...

Window Replacements

Window Replacements

We are starting a window replacement job for a Northfield client on an older home. The home has traditional six lites over one lite windows. The client wanted to retain the same configuration for the new windows. We selected replacement windows for the project. They offer a simulated six lite pattern that includes exterior and inter...

Stairway to lake

Stairway to lake

One of my lake cottage neighbors asked if I could help them out by building new stairs down to the lake. I finished up the work this weekend. Our cottages are about 40-45 steps above the lake. Often the older cottages have really rickety stairs. This neighbor had some wood sections, some log sections, some stone sections, some dirt s...

Garage

Garage

Our carpenters are busy framing the new garage we are constructing for a West side client. This garage is 24'x32' so there is room for a workspace at the back. It also has 9' high frame walls which provides good space for shelving.  It replaces a much smaller wood frame garage on the site.

Workshop

Workshop

We have started a workshop building for a client. The building is detached from the home, but the owners want it to have a similar look to the house. We have installed the foundation, and utilities to the building. Like many workshops today, we are using in-floor heating for the building. This provides a nice, draft free heat source ...