Wednesday, August 9, 2017

A House Appears - Like Magic!

It's not often I sit in a deck chair for 2 - 3 hours and relax!  But I did today, because I was watching a house being built - in a day!  I knew of a couple bringing in a prefab house, to be placed on the already-built foundation.  So a friend and I took our deck chairs over, sat there and watched the show!

It started with a house, divided into three pieces, arriving on three enormous trucks.  Trucked here all the way from near Ottawa, and these were very wide loads!

The property just had the foundation prepared.  Built into a slope, it allowed for a walk-out basement and windows.

And boy, could those truck drivers back up carefully, the first piece in position!

The roof, lying flat for transport, was lifted up, and the straps for lifting were prepared.  This stage seemed to take a long time, and a fair bit of fussing around - but it worked.

Up it goes.
Around into position, and down onto the foundation, one end first (very carefully).

The second truck was brought in, and they prepared part 2.

Up it goes.

Around and into position.

And down onto the foundation, carefully lined up with the first half.  We got a glimpse inside one or two of the openings, and though there's lots of finishing to be done, the drywall and trim are all on, cupboards in place, doors hanging, and so on.  It will be interesting to see how they hook up the wiring and plumbing though, which has to come up from the basement.

From a bare foundation to a house, like magic, in one day.

Top give credit where credit is due, this is a Guildcrest Home.
Very interesting choice in how you construct a house!

20 comments:

  1. Wow! A home built in a day, that's a first for me. I hope you can show me what it's like when it just looks like any other home in the neighborhood. :-)

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  2. Fascinating! It was a great way to pass the day, FG.

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  3. That is an amazing process getting it to a full house in one day. It looks like the back part of the basement is set in the ground but the other half is a walk out.

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  4. Ah, work......I could watch it all day.
    I expect anyone would reverse a truck carefully if there was an audience of two critical old codgers in attendance! :)

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  5. Wow, that is amazing. I guess it takes longer to do the plumbing, electric and inside finishes. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  6. Very cool! I would be impatient with the total building of a new home so this would work for me!

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  7. I have watched a few of these go up really and amazing process and so efficient .. Nice photos.

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  8. Now that was something I would enjoy watching

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  9. My friends built a house like that a couple of years ago. Pretty interesting.

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  10. Wow - instant house! You'll have to show us photos of the finished project.

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  11. Very interesting indeed. We had two prefabs come into our Park the same way a number of years ago and it was really interesting to watch how carefully the workers swung the house sections into place and joined them together. Just this morning heading into Goderich I followed two big 18 wheelers each with a half a house on their trailers. Great entertainment for retired guys eh:))

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  12. That is amazing that so much is already done inside!

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  13. My niece did this, after her home was lost during super storm sandy. It was an excellent experience and under the circumstances, the best way to go!

    Her's went up on piling, what a sight to see!!

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  14. An civil engineer friend of mine built one 15 years ago (had one made would be more appropriate) and was very happy with it.

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  15. Wow.. that's just amazing. What a great idea to witness it's setup. Good blogging!

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  16. I would not want to watch if it were mine, but probably couldn't stop...and I would even be sittingon the edge of my chair watching if it belonged to someone else.

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  17. Our house came in two pieces. Down here its called a double wide mobile home. Our has wheels under it yet. These look to be modulars as they go on a foundation.

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  19. I remember it being done where I grew up- there was an acre's lot between us and the next house, and one year, it was sold off, and a pre-fab house placed onto a foundation in about four sections.

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