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!