East side systems

Our trade partners have been busy on our East side home seeing that the mechanical and electrical systems are installed. The owners met with the electricians on site last week to finalize the placement of all the lights and electrical receptacles. I find that is a very good way to make sure things are installed properly. It is po...

Garage Finished

We finished our work on the detached garage we constructed for a client recently. The garage is finished with fiber-cement siding and metal soffits and fascias for low maintenance. The overhead door jamb is constructed of Azek PVC trim as it is very durable in damp locations.

We added a shed roof at the rear of the garag...

Insulation at East Side Home

The insulation work at our East side home has been completed. This is a very important part of the home building process. There are several options for wall insulation, such as fiberglass batts, blown cellulose, blown fiberglass, foam, etc. Each particular insulation has its own advantages. For this home we selected blown fibergla...

Drywall Finished

We have just completed drywall finishing at the new home we are building on Northfield’s East side. With the very cold weather it was tough to keep enough air and heat circulating in the home, but we managed to do it. We are not operating the permanent furnace so the air distribution is not great and create cold ‘pockets’ i...

Fiber-cement siding

We are just about finished with the siding on our East side new home. This home incorporates fiber-cement siding and trims for the exterior surfaces. This product provides a very crisp, clean look that fits in well with this Craftsman style home in an existing neighborhood.

For most of the home we used a 6” exposure on ...

Geothermal System

  The geothermal heating system equipment is being connected at our East side new home project. This is the home that was featured in the recent article about geothermal heating systems. The main in-ground lines come into the home in the basement and terminate in a large collector valve. The lines are insulated to retain the...

Interior Trim

With the primer and first finish coats of paint applied, we are starting interior trim work at our East side new home project. The trim in this home is red oak. In keeping with the Craftsman style of the home, we have tried to keep the trim simple. We are using flat casings around the windows and doors. The head casings are sligh...

Cabinets at The Crossing

Yesterday our carpenters started setting cabinets in the first condominium we are completing at The Crossing in Northfield. Each of the units is slightly different and will have different interior finishes. For this unit we are using cherry cabinets with framed panel doors. We are installing a good sized crown molding at the top ...

East side cabinets

  We are working at installing cabinets in our East side new home project. The cabinets were custom made for the home using red oak to match the interior trim. A nice sized island is included in the kitchen. All the cabinets have rail and style doors that are inset into the face frames. This is a slightly more costly way to m...

Trims at The Crossing

Last week we just about finished all the cabinet installations in the three condominiums we are finishing at The Crossing in Northfield. All the cabinets are cherry, but each of the three units is slightly different. One of the units has plastic laminate countertops for the work areas in the kitchen and granite on the island. We ...