The two-story timber frame ell has been brought back to its original one-story design and the attached barn element has taken shape. In the original gambrel, the bedrooms have been stripped back exposing the original framing.
Like the rest of the uncovered timber frame, the homeowners would like to keep the ceiling exposed, which prohibits conventional insulating. Tom Silva and Charlie Silva show Kevin O’Connor an alternative method of insulating from the outside.
Inside, plumber Brian Bilo walks Richard Trethewey through the challenges the framing presented for running the plumbing pipes and how he plans to solve them.
Rot and other peculiar discoveries are found while digging a trench for the mechanicals and sewer under the floor of the old gambrel house.
Homeowners Bill and Helen and Heath Eastman meet in the timber frame ell to discuss a lighting solution that is both functional and that will preserve the historical integrity of the original materials.
On the roof where the ell connects to the new addition, Tom and Charlie teach how to properly waterproof and install shingles where different rooflines meet.
Original Air Date: May 4, 2023, Season 44; Ep. 21 23:42