Welcome... Follow along as we renovate our 9th home in 12 years

Thursday, August 26, 2010

08/26/10 First lap of the marathon completed...ahhhhh

All the demolition is done & we have layed out the position of all the new walls. Although this is so exciting it's time for a bit of a breather while we decided on what to do with the roof truss system. We're unable to start framing until we know for sure if we are going ahead with a new scissor truss roof.

We caught a snag! We were convinced that we had a 5-12 roof system however after removing all the ceiling & insuation, we discovered that it was really a 4-12 roof. Without getting into too many details this means that we may not be able to get our scissor trusses. Truss manufactures can make us a scissor truss roof for a 5-12 roof but NOT a 4-12 roof. We are waiting to hear back from our truss installer to see what other options we have. Providing that we do not exceed the City of Calgary's building restriction of creating a new roof that exceeds their maximum height...we will not need to apply for a development permit which could hold us up for months in approvals. Approvals can take 6-8 weeks or 6 months depending on the complexity of the build.

Here are images of the reno as it stands now...


Front foyer looking from DR


My new garage man-door


Future powder room!


View of powder room, mud room & door to garage

My new office (den)


View of laundry area, Willow's ensuite bathroom, hall & powder/mudroom (front to back)


Willow's ensuite bathroom space


Willow's bedroom


My ever so huge master bedroom ensuite


My new master bedroom positioned to enjoy the backyard view


DR Space


Future kitchen space


LR space where FP will be positioned on the back wall & window to left will be enlarged


Position of new stairwell just beyong front foyer


Garage exterior


Front exterior awaiting rock & cedar siding...unless I change my mind ; )


Front door awaiting a wow door & possibly transom window (depending on the roof)

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