Newton GenNEXT | Time for Trim
On this episode of This Old House
Kevin arrives onsite and takes a look at the pre-painted shingles that are going on the house.
Inside, a wood stove will go in the corner of the family room. According to code, a nonflammable base is required. Mason Mark McCullough and his team pour a concrete slab and install granite at floor height for the base.
At the front porch, Kevin works with apprentice Nathan as he begins to install the fir beadboard ceiling.
Kevin then travels to the Idea House in Rhode Island, where builder Jeff Sweenor and his apprentice and son, Ryan, are using a new product to trim the windows on the exterior. It’s pine that might last longer than more exotic materials.,
Back in Newton, Richard meets up with plumber Abe Bilo as he’s thinking through the placement of system components at a new mechanical wall. It’s that time in the project when the HVAC/plumbing geniuses plan the control and distribution paths for heating, air conditioning and plumbing.
With a tight renovation budget, homeowners Joe and Liz hope to help as much as they can on the project. Today, Kevin finds our painting expert Mauro Henrique showing Joe how to repair holes in the old plaster.