This project is different from the one in Pitt Meadows in one primary aspect; it's a condominium. All floors, ceiling and structural walls are concrete, and internal walls are steel stud. This type of construction has an impact re-framing, electrical and many other aspects of construction that don't come up with timber framed homes.
I'll be using "Al the Contractor" to handle the demolition, framing and drywall phases of the project, so he's got these issues well in hand. We're on the ground floor, so bringing in supplies and removing rubbish is simple. There's even a large patio area to stage items which will be used if the sun ever decides to return.
I'm meeting with Al tomorrow to go over the PEX, as well as some other details to do with framing. I will do my best to cover off some of the more interesting details of this phase in the weeks to come. We'll be doing some interesting modifications to a hood fan to accommodate the tall client (strangely, the same thing happened at the Pitt Meadow project), and working with some new track lighting, necessary because of the concrete ceilings.
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