Hidden Bend Retreat, Romney West Virginia

Romney, WV

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Walls are going up!

Here are some pictures from the work yesterday, team is on site and making great progress on putting up the wall. The first pictures shows one of the support poles going up in the window wall.

The next picture is a shot of the basement.

Next, we see the frame for the front door as logs start to rise on the wall where the chimney for the basement wood stove will eventually be placed.

The next two pictures show the work as it was progressing and the last one shows Dave checking out the logs. Another busy day in Romney.

Today, we plan to take a look at stone for the fireplace and will go back to the site this weekend to check on progress, should see most of the walls completed if all goes as planned.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Subfloor completed & first logs in place

Busy week in Romney last week. The foundations were completed, tarred, and backfilled. The house subfloor was built and the first row of logs is in place- this week, should see some real changes as the courses of logs are added.

Here are a view pictures. First one shows the first row of logs setting on the subfloor in what will eventually be our master bedroom. You can see all the logs that are on site ready to be added to make all the walls. The next picture shows Waylon surveying the job site, this was his second trip to WV.

Next picture is the view from great room looking towards the south, the main view we'll have from inside the house.

Next one is the view from the kitchen/side porches looking in to the woods. This is the area where we'll eventually fence for an area for the dogs to roam.

The next picture shows the view looking out the front door towards the drive next to where the garage/shop is being built.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Foundations Poured & Logs Delivered

Lots of progress over the last week. Both the garage/shop and house foundations have been completed, pouring went great and the foundations look good. Very precise and the forms had a brick pattern on the outside which looks good as well. The backfilling is complete around the garage and the driveway is nearly at the final grade.

The Adams Concrete crew did a great job on the foundations, here's a shot of the forms being removed on the house.

This picture shows a view standing inside the house foundation and looking towards the walk out side of the basement. Basement walls are 9 1/2' high in the house and 10' high in the garage.

All the conduits for the utilities have been run to the phone and electric poles so moving right along. The septic/pump tank was also delivered and set last week so this will be in place before the grading and backfilling around the house starts.

At the end of the day, the first of 3 deliveries that make up the log kit arrived! Once the subfloor on the house is completed, log stacking will begin. We hope to see that started the week of 3/29.

Here's a shot of the logs arriving and being unloaded. All in all, a very busy and productive week of progress. Will try to add a couple of videos of the work later.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Concrete Work Moving Along

Here are a few pictures of the concrete work as of 3/8/10. Garage wall forms are nearly completed and the footings for the house are done. Work is under way to get the drainage pipes around the foundations completed and the sewer plumbing in to the slabs. Target is to have the concrete work completed over the next two weeks.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Footings Poured for Garage

Today, Adam's Concrete Company started the concrete work setting up the forms for the garage footers and completed that pour- they'll move to the footers for the house next. Here are a couple of pictures of the work.

This last shot shows Doug from SRLH supervising the work and wishing he could get a cell signal, not a lot of connectivity on the mountain!

More Excavation Pictures

Here's a shot of the overall site, looking from the end of the gravel road in to the building site- garage is in the front and the house will sit behind the garage- the driveway will loop around and between the two buildings.

The next picture is looking over the dig for the basement. This is the basic view from the window wall of the house.

The last picture shows the corner of the garage foundation and a close up of the shale that makes up most of the mountain. The shale breaks in to layers when the dozer is driven over it and makes a great base for roads and foundations. On Monday, the plan is to start pouring the footer for the garages and over the next couple of weeks, complete both foundations.