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In Part I of this series, we got a glimpse into the preparation for a home extension. The rear had to be demolished and cleared to make way for the new construction. The first thing to achieve is the establishment of solid foundations for the new building component, the concrete slab.
Once this is constructed, filled and dried, the timber framing can begin. The following image shows the dried concrete upon which the framing is fixed.
The framing basically sets out the structure of the building. Bracing is used to secure vertical beams and posts. Once erected and secured, the ceiling joists and roof rafters can be attached.
It doesn’t take long before the building really starts to take shape. Walls, ceilings and room sizes begin to define the extension structure as the architectural design is realised.
After the timber framing is completed, plumbers can begin piping, electricians can start wiring and insulation and wall materials can be added. We’ll have a look at more progress from Fairfield in the next update.