A Heat-N-Glo gas fireplace unit is being installed in this episode, one of several throughout the house. Bob tours the showroom to see the different models available and understand how they work, then meets the crew from The Ironhouse in Hyannis, MA, back on site to help set up a unit in the project house.
Around back, Eastern White Cedar sidewall shingles are ready to be installed. Keith Ball from Maibec is on site to talk with Bob about the correct installation technique. Finally, Bob takes a trip to Canada to see how they're milled.
This project focuses on the construction of a Colonial-style home built with both history and the future in mind. While the 4-bedroom, 4-bath home will have a traditional exterior and interior detailing, the plan will suit the needs of a modern family, including easy-maintenance fireplaces, a great room, master suite, sun room, 3-car garage, and a large walk-out basement with plenty of room for recreation and indoor/outdoor living.
ALL EPISODES IN MODERN COLONIAL