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September 1, 2017 2:24 pm

Maple Creek steel installation continues

If you’ve been following the progress on the cantilevered deck in Maple Creek, you know that one challenge has been to securely anchor the steel beams on the steep slope. Terry Bocian at Houseworks Construction has been using all of his ingenuity in order to insert the steel members into the existing wood framed structure without disturbing the interior finishes. A huge shout-out to Houseworks for figuring out this complicated construction. http://www.houseworkscc.com

The whole office made a field trip to observe the steel being lifted by a crane. This is Howard Miller on the scaffolding.

Ellen Mirro, the project architect, standing on the scaffolding with one of the steel beams that will cantilever over the ravine.

 


 

 

A view of the height of the scaffolding, as seen from the ravine.

August 11, 2017 10:00 am

More steel for Maple Creek

More progress to report on the cantilevered house and deck on a steep slope in Maple Creek. Eric & Terry with Houseworks Construction will be maneuvering a 450-pound steel beam into position. Next up are the diagonal struts!

Interrupted by the architect, Terry and Eric prepare to install one of two 450# steel beams.

Interrupted by the architect, Terry and Eric prepare to install one of two 450-pound steel beams.

This side of the beam will be infilled with a wood nailer for shear transfer from the sheathing to the steel.

This side of the beam will be filled in with a wood nailer for shear transfer from the sheathing to the steel.

This side of the beam will be securely blocked and strapped to the floor structure for added shear strength.

This side of the beam will be securely blocked and strapped to the floor structure for added shear strength.

August 3, 2017 12:51 pm

Construction underway at Maple Creek

The scaffolding is up, concrete is poured and steel erection beginning at our deck replacement project in Maple Creek. This project will seismically retrofit the previously vulnerable southern wing of the home and replace a previously dangerous deck. The project location is within three environmentally critical areas, which made permitting a challenge. Now that the permit has been issued, the contractor, Houseworks Construction, has the challenge of working on a constricted site with limited access. Because the house is on a steep slope, the new foundation uses pin piles to support the cantilevered southern end of the house on a steel moment frame. We are looking forward to the installation of the steel for the cantilevered deck!

 

 

 

 

Deck design for construction 2017

Existing deck, 2016

February 8, 2017 11:13 am

A new roof for the deck

The previous roof was lower, had less slope, and accumulated pine needles which caused it to rot. We replaced it with a steeper pitched, lower profile roof system. It will get painted in warmer weather….

A skylit deck roof on a Tudor style half timber home.

A skylit deck roof on a Tudor style half timber home.

The roof silhouetted in the morning sun.

The roof silhouetted in the morning sun.

The low profile glazing system should allow the pine needles to blow off the roof more easily.

The low profile glazing system should allow the pine needles to blow off the roof more easily.

All the bright wood will be painted to match the existing dark trim.

All the bright wood will be painted to match the existing dark trim.

February 22, 2016 1:08 pm

New Deck and Bay Window remodel completed

This project has recently been completed and we are looking forward to getting pictures on a sunny day! Fair weather will allow us to  complete the exterior painting. Should be a nice summer.

The new bay window provides an awesome view of Lake Washington.

The new bay window provides an awesome view of Lake Washington.

A before and after image shows the new mantle, doors to the deck and the entry off the corner has been enlarged.

A before and after image shows the new mantle, doors to the deck and the entry off the corner has been enlarged.

 

 

 

This before and after shows that while the old deck was enclosed, the new deck is open with half of the deck covered and now has direct access to the yard.

This before and after shows that while the old deck was enclosed, the new deck is open with half of the deck covered and now has direct access to the yard and provides covered access to the garage.

The proverbial 'cat bird seat'!

The proverbial ‘cat bird seat’!

September 17, 2015 11:50 am

A new Deck and Bay Window are taking shape

At the top of a steep slope with views of lake Washington, this deck and bay will take full advantage.

Below the deck will be a series of rain barrels to collect the rain water.

Below the deck will be a series of rain barrels to collect the rain water.

The desk is partially covered and partially cantilevered over the slope.

The deck is partially covered and partially cantilevered over the slope.

October 15, 2012 11:33 am

Creating the indoor outdoor connection, before and after

When our clients ask for a remodel to help connect them to their garden, we often take the opportunity to really give the home a style makeover. We take the best elements of the original style of the home to create porches, patios, and decks that really enhance the style of the home and that are easy to to use year round. Click on the images below for more information on each project.

This home in Loyal Heights was sweet, but lacked a connection to the garden. Since the owner is a master gardener, the porch addition has made a big improvement. The owners can now access the porch from a sunroom/mudroom as well as from the dining room. Heaters in the trellis make it a great place to hang out almost all year.

Loyal Heights porch

This little bungalow in Wedgewood was had only a minimal connection to the backyard, and all the style had been left off the back. We updated it with a covered porch and broad set of stairs leading to a new paved patio. The patio and improved appearance of the home make the backyard a much nicer place to be.

Wedgewood back patio

This home in Magnolia was originally designed by historic Seattle Architect Arthur Loveless. Unfortunately the 1960s deck addition was not compatible with the home. The homeowner, also a master gardener, desired a more direct connection to her garden. We designed a compatible waterproof timberframe deck with a patio below it, so the owner could enjoy the view and her garden.

Magnolia deck and Patio