Plasma cutting steel staircase Tung oil applied on trim woodwwork Floors milled from site grown trees Septic field restoration Reflecting afternoon sun Birth of a barn on Bragg Hill Radiant floors Solar panel installation Capping off the chimney Proud shape emerges on the hilltop Pumping concrete into the three gables Forming 12x12 Gables Delivering concrete from the sky Parallam beam positioning Flying flitch beam ICF window framing Precision concrete placement Lower level ICF fabrication Newly excavated driveway Finishing garage deck concrete Pouring concrete footers Rebar safety caps Surveying the construction site Checking out the excavation equipment Rapid soil stabilization Testing the soils for drainage Taking Solar Pathfinder measurements Milling downed trees onsite View to the Southeast over the Benzel Family Trust Future meadow to be cultivated Taking a stroll on Bragg Hill Road

The Magic of Drywall

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These past few weeks have seen a flurry of activity at 60 Bragg Hill.  A small army of finishing experts including drywall and flooring professionals, kitchen cabinet installers, painters, and stucco masons have descended on the new home.  For us, this is the beginning of the end of a three year long process.  A good thing too, because we are itching to move in and start enjoying actually living there.

After many months of working around framing and other forms of natural and engineered lumber, the installation of drywall fundamentally changed how the interior of the home looks. For the first time the eye comprehend the actual dimensions of a room rather than looking through a maze of studs and framework.
When completed, 60 Bragg Hill will absorb 18,000 square feet of drywall that defines many of the internal surfaces.  Vince Gallo from R.V. Drywall heads up a veteran team of experts/artisans who have worked tirelessly over the past 10 days.  Due to the high ceiling heights, much of the time has been spent on scaffolding and stilts. Vince and his team will consume about 20 buckets of compound to fill in the screw fasteners, joints, seams and corner trim.  After that, we’re ready for our first coat of paint.

While the use of drywall is not unique to green building, any drywall remnants from 60 Bragg Hill will be recycled and broken down into gypsum for use as fertilizer and other agricultural products.

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