Posts Tagged ‘roof’

Complex cabinetry coming together in a Rockridge Cottage

Roof framing in Temescal speeding along in advance of the forecasted rain


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Ceramic Studio in Oakland

Small Inspector

Little tree in the corner

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The first three shots here are showing the site work for a new little ceramic studio. We are saving that little citrus tree and the foundation will angle around it. This will create an interesting interior space with a cozy sitting area on one end and a wider studio area at the other.  The lot slopes down to the right and we are adding a retaining wall along the property line to level the lot. The concrete walls will be board-formed and hopefully look very nice.

Formwork for retaining walls IMG_0954

This is John McBride, hard at work. Oscar and Jose behind working on the excavation for the footing.

McBride Construction at Work

Here you see a new 3/16″ thick steel awning recently installed. Gonzalvo is installing the lag screws. There will be another similar awning over the doors above. I tried to talk the owner into painting them bright blue or fireball orange to match their front door, but she chose a more conservative and very classy grey brown. Kind of like wrought iron.

This is a different job. They have just installed that 3/16" Steel Awning. Very Heavy. (Thanks for the photo Steve Coleman)

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I was doing research in the neighborhood of a new second floor addition project (looking at details on similar houses) and I encountered this gem. It reminded me of an earlier post Dormer Extravaganza in Berkeley. 

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Contractor Eric Angress arrives in his red electric chevy

The shadows of Architect and Contractor studying the unfortunate roof design on a house in Oakland

New roof and wall framing almost done

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan,  Photo courtesy of Ralph Deeds

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My friend Carl Milsum just installed this simple and sturdy new aluminum entry roof to protect visitors at his front door.  It might look better without the diamond plate, but I think he got a special deal on this material.

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