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Barden Homes = Faster Framing

clock July 21, 2009 10:41 by author Donny Kemick

While I feel that Barden offers many advantages over modular homes and traditional stick-built homes, the biggest so far for me has been the speed in which the house has been framed in and enclosed from the elements.  It has taken 6 working days total (and consecutive, minus 1 weekend) to get the 1st floor, 2nd floor, and roof framed in and sheathed.  We’ve only had one really rainy day, and that was enough to make my stomach turn when I saw water on the floors.  After today, we’ll be fairly dry the rest of the project! 

Clearly a stick-built home would sit in the elements much longer before being fairly protected from weather.

Timeline Of Barden Homes Framing Events (July 8th-July 21st)

To recap the timeframe in which we went from the pic on the left, to the pic on the right, check out the timeline below:

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July 8th - 10th, 2009 – 1st Floor Deck Delivered and Completed

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July 14th – 1st Floor Walls Delivered and Almost Entirely Setup

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July 16th – 1st Floor Walls & 2nd Floor Deck Complete

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July 17th – 2nd Floor Delivery and Setup

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July 20th – Roof Trusses Delivered and Setup

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July 21st – Roof Sheathing In Place

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What’s To Come This Week?

I’m not certain what all will happen this week, but if I had to guess I would say:

  • Shingling of the Roof
  • Wrap for around the house
  • Windows and Doors


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Whitaker Corners 2nd Floor Walkthrough After Framing - Day 1

clock July 17, 2009 20:51 by author Donny Kemick

Earlier, I posted a photos and video of the crew setting our Barden Home’s 2nd floor walls.  I also did a walkthrough of the 2nd floor and wanted to share that:



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Whitaker Corners 2nd Floor Wall Delivery and Setup

clock July 17, 2009 17:10 by author Donny Kemick

Despite the weather forecast for today, the crew pushed ahead and we had our 2nd major delivery (3rd overall I believe) which included interior and exterior walls for the 2nd floor of our Whitaker Corners Barden Home.  I wasn’t able to get as much video of the process this time because of my schedule today, but I did get some.  My webcam took a couple decent shots.  The one on the left below is to the weather.

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Video of Setup and Exterior

Exterior Photos

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Setting the Wall Panels

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Looking Around Upstairs

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