Archive for September, 2008

Deconstruction Continues …

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Taking the Duro-Last membrane off the roof and then removing the insulation was one thing … actually deconstructing the roof board-by-board was another.

This, we keep telling ourselves, is the hardest part of the project.

Deconstructing the Roof

Deconstructing the roof of the existing house.

Deconstruction and Update on Eichler Homes

Monday, September 29th, 2008

The boards started coming off the roof today.

Now that the insulation from the roof was off, the 2x tongue and groove Redwood decking started coming off. Of course, that exposed the 4x Douglas Fir beams.

Staging Area in Front Yard

Staging Area in Front Yard

The kitchen started to ‘open up’ a bit as the roof decking came off, board-by-board.

Kitchen and Dining Areas Open Up

Kitchen and Dining Areas Open Up.

Jerry Ditto acknowledged our project on his website again today.

Attending West Coast Green in San Jose

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Steve Jackel of Jackel Enterprises was kind and provided us with complimentary tickets to West Coast Green in San Jose.

The show was excellent – lots of relevant exhibits and we made excellent contacts. Seeing, touching and discussing the new, innovative products all in one place was a huge timesaver for us.

We hope that everyone that we spoke with will follow up and contact us to provide the additional information that we are looking for to evaluate how their products and services can become part of our project.

The Naked Roof

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

The Duro-Last membrane has been removed, as well as all the insulation. We’re standing on the ‘naked roof’!

Very cool.

 

Nik on the roof over the garage.  This gable will be return in the same location.

Nik on the roof over the garage. This gable will be return in the same location.

South West corner of roof.  The Durolast membrane has been removed, exposing the original 2x6 Redwood T&G decking.

South West corner of roof. The Durolast membrane has been removed, exposing the original 2x6 Redwood T&G decking.

Original Items from 1969 Eichler

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

We would like to pass our original items from our 1969 Eichler to anyone that is interested in maintaining the original look and feel of their Eichler home.

Accordingly, we placed an advertisement in the Eichler Network website.

We offered our windows, doors and light fixtures to the other 15 homeowners on our street.

Deconstruction Permit from the City of Monte Sereno

Monday, September 15th, 2008

In order to move forward, we separated the ‘deconstruction’ from the building permit.

We applied for a permit to deconstruct the roof and center of the house, in order to continue with our project while the ordinance regarding projections into setbacks (for our window well in the front of the house) is being developed.

The permit was issued today and we can now move forward.

Yes, another milestone in our saga.