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This article was written on 05 Jun 2012, and is filed under A-Frame - Construction.

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Upstairs – Demolition and Construction

What’s known as a demolition is really an excavation. It’s a time when you find how well things were built, how good or bad past renovations have been done, if there is insulation and where, and if there is any rot or dead critters in your walls. Lucky for us, we found little rot and no dead critters.

What we have learned is how the addition was built and the reason for sloping floors. The answer came when we found that the upstairs addition was built on an exterior deck that was never built to support the amount of weight it currently holds. Additionally, supporting beams were nailed to the A-Frame support beams of the house.

There was little to salvage. The upstairs walls southern facing walls are being rebuilt with fully supported wall beams.

A-Frame beam support

Supporting Beams that have been nailed to the A-Frame support of the house.

The new supporting beams are built and the southern walls are being built

The new supporting beams are built along with the southern walls.

All the ceiling beams are replaced and fully supported over the flat extension of our roof. The floor is now much more stable and solid.

Construction of new ceiling beams and walls

Construction of new ceiling beams and walls

New supporting ceiling beams have been added to support the new ceiling. Also, a new ledge to the main room is being built - the old one was removed as it was too low and not to code.

New supporting ceiling beams have been added to support the new ceiling. Also, a new ledge to the main room is being built – the old one was removed as it was too low and not to code.

By merging the bedroom and the loft area, the bedroom is looking good.

By merging the bedroom and the loft area, the bedroom is much larger and more open.

The open beam/tongue and groove ceiling is being built to replicating the open beams downstairs.

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New open beam/tongue and groove ceilings

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