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Project In Progress: Follow The Barn Home, Start to Finish!

(original post on July 9, 2017)

We invite you to follow the progress on our latest project where an old barn will be transformed into a new home! The barn is located in Northeastern Ohio and will be the new home for a family of four. Check back often for updates on the progress of this challenging project on our blog page, on Facebook, and houzz . Looking forward to keeping you posted! - Tim

(photos below: Original barn structure)

Follow the barn home project. View of Northeast Ohio Barn, being converted to family home by Franklin and Associates.

Follow the barn home project. Northeast Ohio Barn, being converted to family home by Franklin and Associates Design Build.

(update: July 25, 2017)

We successfully removed the existing concrete from the barn floor. It's quite deceiving how much concrete was in the floor (See photos below)! The removal of the concrete allows us to trench for our underground utilities and radiant heating in the new concrete floor. Stay tunes for more! - Tim

(photo below: Concrete from barn floor)

Follow the barn home project - Removal of concrete barn floor photo1.

(photo below: After removal of concrete barn floor)

Follow the barn home project. Concrete floor removed photo 2.

(update: Sept. 16, 2017)

We've been busy the past few weeks! Question: Why would we construct an 8' high by 12' wide masonry wall and fill it with limestone? Answer: This wall will stop the new bank from pushing in and compromising the existing barn masonry walls!

The retaining walls to keep the bank in place are from a local quarry (photos below). We will start building the bank next week. We'll keep you posted on the progress. -Tim

(photo below: Masonry Wall)

Follow the Barn Home Project - Masonry Wall_Sept16_update

(photos below: Retaining Walls from local quarry)

Follow the Barn Project - Sept_16 update
Retaining Wall for New Bank - Follow the Barn Home Project_Sept16_update

(update: Oct. 28, 2017)

Now that the new bank is built, we've turned our attention to the necessary structural work to make the existing barn strong enough to be a home. These photos show how we are adding structural beams under the existing floor. We are also adding new columns to hold the steel beams in place. The exterior photo shows how we are closing up old window openings and starting to frame for the new front doors and windows. Stay tuned, there's lots more to come! Tim

(photo below - adding structural beams and new columns.)

Adding structural beams under the existing floor, and new columns to hold the steel beams in place - Follow the barn project

(photo below: exterior view, framing for new door and windows.)

Closing old windows and framing for new windows and new door - Follow the Barn Project.

(update: Jan. 22, 2018)

Happy New Year to everyone! Excited to share these photos showing how well we are progressing with the new structural framing of the barn home. You can see where the front and side entrances are located, as well as, the framing for the lower stairs. Stay tuned, there is much more to come in 2018! - Tim

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