Gutted: Ironstone project #1

MRB Contracting, Ironstone, renovations

29 Nov 2012 Gutted: Ironstone project #1

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gutted: past participle, past tense of gut (Verb)

  1. Take out the intestines and other internal organs of (a fish or other animal) before cooking it.
  2. Remove or destroy completely the internal parts of (a building or other structure).

Above are a couple of standard definitions for the word gutted. In our industry we generally refer to definition number 2. Gutting a house to do a few small renovations like opening up the living space on the main floor is one thing. Taking everything out except for the roof and basement concrete  is another.

In this series of photos  you can see phase one of gutting a house. All the lath and plaster are. All the fixtures, electrical wiring, door frames, doors, floors… all gone. What remains are some of the interior walls, the framing and the sub-floors. Those too will all be removed as we install new structural beams and build new walls within this ghost of a shell.

MRB Contracting, Ironstone, renovations

Lindsay is the second hand that keeps the MRB clock ticking. Here she can barely contain her excitement as she imagines the possibilities of this dusty blank (sorta) canvas.

MRB Contracting, Ironstone, renovation chronicles

At some point there was a fire here.

MRB Contracting, Ironstone, renovation chronicles

Charcoal walls close-up

MRB Contracting, Ironstone, renovation chronicles

MRB Contracting, Ironstone, renovation chronicles

MRB Contracting, Ironstone, renovation chronicles

MRB Contracting, Ironstone, renovation chronicles

MRB Contracting, Ironstone, renovation chronicles

Gutted: Ironstone project #1

This little bird was visiting inside the house for a bit. We finally got him to fly out to freedom.

Stay tuned- and don’t slip through the cracks.

 

 

 

 

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