Shoring Up the Attic With Supports

Project: Victorian Restoration, Episode 4, Part 2



Bob gets an update on the progress taking place at the Victorian renovation project. Rough electrical work is underway, as is the home's data and video wiring, which will form the backbone for the advanced communications, security, and entertainment systems. Workers are framing a new addition, and are also at work on the second floor, where a Kohler tub and new Pella windows are being installed.
Part 1: First Floor Framing and Barn Renovation/Demolition
Part 2: Shoring Up the Attic With Supports
Bob is on the third floor, where it was determined that the roof was weak and needed restructuring. Once the collar ties were taken out, everything needed to be stiffened-up. Bob points to the rafters, where every original 2 x 6 has been sistered up with a 2 x 8.

To make sure the triangle of the room would not open up, the engineer doubled up on the joists underneath the plywood floor, making the triangle into a truss.

Other details are now in place, and the roughing is done for the skylights, which have not yet come in. guest bedroom has had a wall removed, opening the space to the stairway, and the window area is being readied to receive a set of French doors.
Part 3: Interior Framing and Bathtub Installation
Part 4: Installing French Doors
Located just five miles from downtown Boston, Bob's scouts discovered a Victorian-era house in a neighborhood of family homes on tree-lined streets that was past due for a full-scale renovation.

The home's new owners, a work-at-home family, have set goals to modernize the home's floor plan, update the building's mechanical and electrical systems, and add home office and work spaces for two busy professionals.

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