Phase Two Plans (Mar. 2003)Phase Two began in March 2003 with the total demolition of the interior. The only interior feature not demolished is the presence of the wood joists. They are needed to stabilize the brick structure until new steel joists can replace them. This phase will take care of the structural issues in the house that are necessary prior to putting up the walls and undergoing a general renovation. This phase will get the house in a state known as "ready to renovate". [The picture on the right shows the roof after renovation.]
We had to wait to obtain permits for the interior work. The demolition permit was issued in October 2002. After Engineering review, demolition was completed during March 2003. Upon demolition, our Engineer needed to redo the joist plan. We needed to install steel joists and to run them East-West, the long way.
Rather than selecting a general contractor, we hired a consultant that we have known for more than a decade. Our consultant is helping us select and oversee sub-contractors and their work. We will retain greater control over the materials, design elements, and the pricing by going this route.
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