Framed House

Framed House

Framed House

We obviously have an extremely fast framing crew – apparently, we were assigned the Amish framing crew (which means quickly and high quality).  This picture was almost exactly one week after the previous picture with just the foundation.  I know the majority of the walls were delivered already put together, but I think this was *fast*.

They’re still telling us that we can move in at the end of March – based on what I’ve seen, we might be moving earlier, but I don’t know anything about building houses.  My guess is that they’re working extremely quickly to get the houses under roof and with the siding on before the weather turns too bad, then progress will slow down a bit.  The day before and the day after this picture was taken, there was a dusting of snow on the ground (not for long).

There’s already one mistake on the house (a missing window on the right side), and I’ve reported it to the sales guy and production manager – in writing.  They knew about it, and they expect it’ll be fixed in the next two weeks – as soon as the window arrives.  That’ll be interesting to see how they just cut a hole in the framing and put a window in.  I wonder if they’ll try to put the siding on that side last.  There are a few other places I’d like to see windows (like the two front upstairs bedrooms), but they weren’t options, so those’ll have to wait until it really bothers me to do something about.

5 thoughts on “Framed House

  1. writing2reality

    Looking good indeed! If I were you, I’d go ahead and identify where else you’d like windows and get it taken care of sooner rather than later. Gets a lot more expensive once the house is further along.

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    1. Mom Post author

      I added as many windows as the builder would allow – it’s not a 100% custom house, so there are only so many options we’re allowed. I’m thrilled that we get to say where network/media drops are going to be – we’re getting one in every room with conduit to add more later. So, any additional windows will need to wait until I’m willing to pay someone to cut through the siding/walls and install them – which may never happen, but we’ll see. The master has as many windows as I want, and that’s the important one!

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    1. Mom Post author

      We’re going Friday to meet with the networking contractor, and I’m hoping the siding will be on (or at least partially on). We’ve had some pretty bitter cold weather the last few days, so I don’t know what progress they’ve made this week.

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