This photo shows how we took advantage of the views by raising the existing header in the large window wall so the header does not interfere with the views.  We also added a new structural support post to replace the inefficient existing post which removed the bow in the wall from the roof load above.

 

 took advantage of the views
to eliminate the support post

In this photo shows where we wrapped the existing horizontal glu-lam beam with steel plates on both sides to eliminate the support post in the middle of the room then we wrapped it with wood so we could cover the steel and bolts with drywall.

 

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The following pictures of the ceiling were for the clients reference since they do not live close by.

Originally we were to save the wood ceiling however to get all the electrical in as requested we had to open the ceiling. Then we tried to patch so it wasn’t noticeable.  I didn’t like the appearance since the wood had faded badly over the years.  So I communicate this with the client and he asked for a price to drywall the entire lid.  The pictures were to show the extent of the drywall work involved to justify the cost.

 

 

The picture of the stairs in the right hand column was to show the client the new orientation and how it worked with the entrances to the room at the lower level.

 

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The following 3 pictures show what typically happens after 30 yrs. of the AZ heat.  While working on the remodel we had a torrential down pour of rain which caused the roof to leak.  Prior to this happening we did see some minor water stains on the underside ceiling but couldn’t determine if this was a leak from the past and corrected or a new leak.  Upon inspection of the water issue it was determined that the black underlayment of roofing paper under the roof tile was totally rotten and the roof flashing around the chimney needed attention as well.  The solution was to replace all underlayment with new synthetic underlayment which can withstand the AZ heat.

A Sedona home builder working on a home remodel on a 30 year old house will find things like weathered roof leaks that need to be fixed.  These issues have to be analyzed and worked on as they are exposed.  We will continue this story in more posts to show how a full remodel takes what a house currently looks like to the work of art that was envisioned.

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The following 3 pictures show what typically happens when you move walls and toilets.  Here we had to double-up the existing joist and head-off another so we could install the toilet drain for the master bathroom.

Most any home builder will tell you to expect construction adjustments which will be exposed during the project. This toilet drain adjustment is a typical example.  We will continue this story in more posts to show how a full remodel takes what a house currently looks like to the work of art that was envisioned.

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To continuing on our story of the whole house remodel project.

The following 3 pictures show a major defect in the structural integrity of the home.  Once we finished the demo and started to examine the big window wall in the family room we notice an issue that needed attention immediately.  The main house has huge glue Lam beams spanning the entire length from front to rear which holds-up the roof structure.  These huge beams we being supported by 2- 2×4 framing members which were bowing and causing the roof to sag and the main wall to bow.  Not to mention that the roof was about to collapse.  If you look at the exterior roof picture you will see a sag in the roof.  The other 2 pictures show the wall bowing and settling.  The remedy was to install engineered structural post under each beam and support from the foundation below.

 

In remodel construction projects there is a good probability unexpected repairs and fixes will be exposed from issues with the original construction. We will continue this story in more posts to show how a full remodel takes what a house currently looks like to the work of art that was envisioned.

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To continuing on our story of the whole house remodel project.

The 1st stage in preparing for this whole house remodel was to deconstruct the portions of the project that will not be used i.e. framed walls, drywall, electrical, HVAC, windows, etc. and remove from the site.  We also will re-purpose some existing components if salvageable to keep from going in the landfill IE. doors, windows, plumbing fixtures by donating to Habitat for Humanity or simply put back into the project.

The photos shown in the below set are from the 2nd phase to rebuild according to the new plan/design.  So you’ll see new walls being framed and structural components being installed and the start of forward thinking to incorporate the new design elements.  At this phase we see a lot of collaboration with the architect/designer due to unforeseen situations that occur once the walls are open.  Typically we see structural and/or plumbing, electrical or HVAC components that may need to be relocated.  It can be something as simple as moving a wall or window a few inches.  Nonetheless the goal is to come-up with an economical solution.

 

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This photo shows the start of the room addition for this complete house remodel projecct.

On top of the foundation work shown in the previous post, we have started some wall building and framing.

Next we will start to show how the inside of the house is being torn down for the complete rebuild.

We will continue this story in more posts to show how a full remodel takes what a house currently looks like to the work of art that was envisioned.

We hope you will enjoy following our story through the course of construction.

start of room addition for house remodel

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This is the first post stepping through a whole house remodel project in Sedona being worked by Biermann Construction.

The name of this whole house remodel project is:  Lowry Residence  Sedona

These first three photos dated: 05/03/17

The three photos below show some of the beginning foundation construction creating the footings for a new addition in this house remodel construction.

 

These photos in this first post show work being done for creating a foundation for an addition to the house in this remodel project. The photos show a ditch being created with rebar set in the ditch for pouring a concrete foundation.

 

This was one of the first steps in the home remodel project. We will continue this story in more posts to show how a full remodel takes a what a house currently looks like to the work of art that was envisioned.

We hope you will enjoy following our story through the course of construction.

 

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This project called for a 9500 KW solar system with 10 KW hours from a Sonnen smart energy battery back-up system. Unlike the normal solar systems we have seen so far, where the power goes out from your local power company and their solar system doesn’t work. This new type of system with the battery back-up allows the home to still operate the primary electrical system I.E. plugs and lights through-out the entire home.

One really cool thing according to the electrical inspector was that this is the 1st known system in Sedona. Nice to be on the cutting edge!

Another cool feature we included at this Sedona residence solar project is the lightening protection. Although these systems are not designed to fully protect the electrical components of the home it will help prevent a fire if struck by lightning. The lightening conductors are strategically placed on the home to intercept a strike where the energy is transferred though a heavy conductor wire to the ground.

Learn more about Sonnen residential battery systems in the following articles:

  1. Much of the dramatic growth of solar PV in recent years has been driven by rapidly falling costs, and now battery makers are feeling the heat to drive down costs in order to accelerate deployment.Link to article: Sonnen introduces new residential battery
  2. July 7, 2016 (LOS ANGELES, CA) – The U.S. residential solar energy storage market is experiencing unparalleled growth due to the increase in solar installations and the end of net-metering across numerous states. In order to meet the rapidly growing demand for storing solar energy, sonnen announces the launch of the sonnenBatterie eco compact. The streamlined eco compact is designed to increase grid-tied solar consumption and is available at up to 40 percent the cost of sonnen’s other products.Link to article: Sonnen reduces U.S. residential energy storage system cost

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Feel the peacefulness as the water flows into the pool in this short video displaying one of the residential construction projects by Biermann Construction.

Biermann Construction is a quality Sedona AZ General Contractor.  Give David Biermann a call at 928-202-0339 to discuss your residential construction desires.