Season 43 - Concord Country Cape Episodes
The 1880s Country Cape is finished. The cast arrives and reflects on the changes that have been made since Charlie’s crew started work. The homeowners take Kevin and Tommy on a tour of the house.
The house comes together as a primary bathroom gets a plaster treatment, and window sills are replicated in Dracut, MA. A kitchen garden, recessed lighting, and floating countertop are installed. Then, new wood floors change directions.
Installation of a composite deck is complete. The team adds insulation to the basement and discusses unconventional HVAC zoning. Then, Kevin tours a stove factory in Reading, PA. Solar panels and their backup system are installed.
In this episode, the roof gets different types of underlayment. Then, an oak mantle is installed on the fireplace, and brickwork is corrected. The old boiler is disassembled, and exterior clapboards are painted inside. Finally, the team installs a linear drain.
In this episode, new material is used for the house’s exterior trim. Kevin O’Connor visits a window restoration shop, and radiant floor heating is installed in the garage. Finally, the homeowners tile the basement bathroom.
This week, framing is complete on the multi-angled roof, and a remote-controlled skylight is installed. The team discusses a mini-duct system, and the homeowner’s mother makes a glass mosaic table. Finally, a rotted wood gutter is replaced.
In this episode, Tom Silva discusses the use of I-joists and LVL beams. Kevin O’Connor meets with woodworker Paul Grothouse. Then, Kevin and Charlie Silva insulate the original dormers of the house. Later, the landscape designer shares her vision for the front yard.
We witness an exterior wall framed on the ground and raised into place. The crew learns about the history of framing tools and talks about recessed lighting and electrical panels. Then, three laminated veneer lumber beams replace an old ridge beam.
A bay window is removed and reframed for a new one. An old school is being restored into apartments for veterans. The underside of a deck is the "roof" of the living space below. Pipe locations are discussed.
In this episode, a block wall is constructed to accept the framing of the addition. The old floor joists are shimmed to make a smooth transition to the new part of the house, and the kitchen designer lays out the kitchen.
A Flitch beam is installed on the house. Tree maintenance is performed, and a new footing is poured under the kitchen chimney. Then, the crew explores different heating systems. Kevin tours a high-tech sheathing factory in Georgia.
The house gets a new foundation. Natural stone veneers get cut, and the back dormer sees a new beam installed to increase headroom. Then, homeowner Megan and her interior designer look at tile.
The foundation is waterproofed. The team talks about exterior paint colors, and homeowner Megan lends a hand turning the new newel posts. Cape-style homes are discussed. Then, the foundation is braced for backfilling.
The old foundation gets modified for the new basement. Jenn meets with the landscape designer to discuss the plans for the front yard. On the first floor, Charlie and Tom install a recessed beam.
Appliances and radiators are salvaged before the major demolition begins. Outside, an arborist sprays the Hemlock trees to protect from damaging insects. Time to cut off the garage addition.
This 1880 Country Cape started as a small house on a large piece of land but expanded over time. The crew meets the homeowners and tours both inside and outside to learn about the plans.