This 1920 English Cottage style home is getting an update J. A screen porch addition to help them enjoy their english gardens in the summer, an enlarged underground garage to house their cars in the winter, and an enlarged master bedroom. Please visit this current project work blog often to see the progress and transformation.

May 18, 2018

Exterior Elevation West View

Exterior Elevation North view

May 23, 2018

This is the old garage, made for much smaller cars…
It was in bad shape and not usable.

A fun find…  Concrete block was removed for 8 more inches of car space, since, you know, cars got bigger.

Our masons came in to fill in the concrete blocks.

And we also relocated the door from the garage into the house to a more usable, person friendly location.

May 30, 2018

The brick patio and wood deck is coming out to make way for the new screened porch.

Way cool drill!

All nice and clean and ready for next phase.

June 4, 2018

Demolition on the previous garage extension has begun.

CLM adjusts the grade for the new driveway…

…and excavates for new footings.

June 8, 2018

Dave is removing the existing exterior wall finish.
This will be an interior wall when our project is complete.

We provide temporary bracing for the walls, above.

New block walls for the garage and retaining wall are laid.

Temporary bracing goes in so the solid masonry wall can be removed.

June 14, 2018

The block work is finished and will cure for a few days.

CLM is back and walls are grouted solid.

The masonry wall is cut and removed.

This is how you make quick work of a solid concrete lintel.

June 20, 2018

Wire mesh reinforcing goes down first, and the concrete floor at the garage is poured.

The concrete is troweled and sloped toward the exterior drain and away from the entry door.

Goodbye old garage, hello new.

June 27, 2018

Inside, the old closet walls are removed.

Outside, walls are framed for the new closet.

The rafters are set on the hip roof…

…and the roof is sheathed. All in a day’s work.

July 5, 2018

The side yard is ready for the new screened porch. Sonotube footings were poured when the foundation contractor was here.

Now the framing crew is at work. Beams are set and braced.

Roof framing is about to begin.

July 12, 2018

Limestone caps are installed on the retaining walls of the garage.

Lead carpenter Dave built a protective cover for the stone.

His efforts are already paying off, as a scaffold pick is stretched across the walls.