This is now week 5 of our new home construction! You can see the finished house and our weekly progress here
Installing the steel beams
Last week we finished off the knee wall, and then had two ~30 foot steel beams delivered and installed. I wasn’t there, but I was told they were very heavy. We got the beams from Quintan Products in Winchester, Ontario.
Installing the floor joists
Dovetail Carpentry finished installing the floor joists by the end of the week. We decided to go with the webbed floor joists. This way we can run all the ductwork and plumbing through the joists and it won’t cut into the headroom in the basement. The webbed floor joists were slightly more expensive than the regular joists, but this was another area where we thought it would be wise to upgrade. The joists are from St. Lawrence Structures in Cornwall, ON.
Installing the subfloor of a new home construction
Then after the joists Dovetail Carpentry screwed on the plywood subfloor. They also finished installing the foundation wrap which needed to be done before the foundation inspection.
And the picture below shows where the front hall and mudroom will be. The corner on the right will be where the front hall closet will be, and the split entry stairs will be in the middle where the opening is.
We also had the roof trusses delivered last week for this new home construction, but we’re not quite ready for them yet. Up next will be framing the first floor, and backfilling around the basement.