In an attic renovation, one of the most important challenges is accessibility. In this project in cambridge, we needed to get the lumber up into the existing attic space to sister the floor joists and roof rafters and start the rough framing of the interior.
Here’s what we did.
First, we roughed in the window opening in the front gable end. Then F.D. Sterritt Lumber used their Boom truck to boom all the full length lumber right into the work space. In order to do this, however, we needed to plan ahead of time to close the road for about 30 minutes and reserve the boom truck.
All the existing attic insulation and mechanicals have been removed. Rough framing has begun; all existing floor joists and roof rafters have been sistered. ¾” AdvangeTech plywood has been installed over the new floor joists and interior partitions start to shaping the new space.
An electrical walk-through defines the fixture, receptacles and switch locations
locations. Any desired changes can be made before any of the electrical work is performed. This controls the cost and schedule. All doorways (door swing) and cabinetry have been located in the space to allow the client to feel the layout of the space and understand the electrical layout with respect to layout.