The Move to Leith Ontario

Winter of 2012 - the planned buildings

House                                    Work Shop

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Spring of 2013 and a few things have changed, the zoning of the lot has a height restriction on the "accessory" building which is an issue, so the house and shop are now combined into one building.

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May - the new driveway goes in and the lot is cleared

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There is a bit of a delay waiting on septic bed test results and building permits, in July the major work resumed with the footing preparation and footings poured.

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The forms went up in two days and foundation was poured in one day - with a lot of machinery and manpower

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The forms came off the next day, because of the high water table in the area, plus in floor heating, construction is slab on grade (above actually)

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Backfilling is complete, ready for in floor drains and piping, then the insulation, wire mesh and heating coils before pouring the concrete

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The heating grid of PEX tubing is installed and the concrete poured

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The PEX is connected to zone manifolds

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August 30th Floors are finished and 2nd driveway built - after winning a battle with the County over their 1 entrance per residential lot regulation

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Time for some wall construction!!

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Then some Typar house wrap to seal it up, and the electrical service is connected.

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Finally - the roof trusses arrive and installation begins

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Half of the work shop roof has scissor trusses for hoist clearance - 17'6"

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The roof sheathing begins - then some shingles

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The floor joists arrived for the second floor - we installed them in the rain

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Oct 10th the trusses for the 2nd floor arrive, some of the main beams are unloaded directly onto the 2nd floor

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It's nice to finally have part of it closed in

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Aside from work on the house it was also time for the sewage septic bed - from the excavation to the finished system in 3 days, with 3 inspections

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Back to the house, the windows are in and the ceiling strapped in the storage area, and it a maze of wood on the 2nd floor, but it's coming together 

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Stepping back, it's actually starting to look like a house ....with a big garage

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The outside is moving along more quickly now - plus we have some doors and windows!

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Time to start moving some stuff in....before the snow flies

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Some roof top photos - November 14th

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The last week of November, winter is not officially here but the snow has arrived. Fortunately everything is all closed in with only the front and back doors left to be installed, plus one window on the second floor which will be installed after the drywall is delivered through the opening

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Meanwhile work continues on the inside connecting the boiler and controls to the in floor heating system

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and installation of the foam insulation has started

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The insulation was finished the 2nd week in January and the heat is on, most of the exterior was finished by the end of January - the snow is getting deep!

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The work shop is finished inside except for trim work, the garage is being used by the contractor for the finishing work, everything is stuffed in the storage bay

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April 13th - finally the snow is disappearing

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Move in date was July 17th 2014

Click here to see the finished house


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