Monthly Archives: June 2012

Framing

Charlie writes out a purchase list of lumber needs, we place the order, Charlie marks out an area for the delivery and we cross our fingers that an 18 wheeler can make it across the creek, get to the site … Continue reading

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Moving along….

The soil gets compacted to the satisfaction of the soil engineer and gravel is added. The insulation board is put down and Richard Turlington, from Tom Wills Solar Consultants, comes in to lay out the radiant floor piping.  Following that … Continue reading

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Meanwhile…

other stuff is happening… Working with Charlie Hurlbert, the man who will be building the rest of the house, besides being my major advisor on almost everything to do with construction, we manage to discover a great front door for … Continue reading

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Lights! Camera! Action!

Lots and lots of pictures…. Steve ( Redmon Masonry Inc.) sights for the footings…   Wouldn’t you know that I’d get a flat on the first day of construction?  But I was rescued by Steve’s helper.  My spare was good … Continue reading

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The Plans

I have been playing with house plans since forever it seems.  Somewhere in a box I still have plans for a house I designed and considered building on an acre of land I once owned in Chapel Hill.  It was … Continue reading

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Building Permit

Then the big event – getting a building permit.  Steps along the way included the previously mentioned well and septic permits.  Other steps were finalizing commitments with subcontractors getting an Owner’s Statement Form notarized that I was doing my own … Continue reading

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Site Plan

Before the actual building permit came the permits for the well and septic systems.  Each of these required a site plan indicating the exact location of the proposed house, property lines, any other buildings that may be on the pro[perty, … Continue reading

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