Several notable milestones were reached as the sanctuary was finally “dried-in” just before the New Year. This milestone allowed multiple crews to work in parallel the first week of January.
Interior – Sanctuary
Interior – Lower Level
Crew members swarm the west roof on Saturday, January 8. Pewter shingles are installed over the entire surface.
The team installs shingles along the roof line on the front of the church and narthex gables.
The east side of the chapel has been stripped and a water proof membrane installed. Shingles are next for the chapel and then office wing.
Two layers of insulation, a total of R-49, were first installed high above the side aisles in the sanctuary.
Working from lifts (center), insulation is installed across the entire sanctuary roof. The drywallers follow behind.
The same R-49 insulation used in the sanctuary is installed above the ceiling of the expanded town square.
Molded architectural trim boards sit in the sanctuary awaiting installation around the exterior roof line.
Five trim boards combine together to create the finished colonial architectural detail.
This is a completed section of trim, which will then be caulked and painted. The brick has yet to be cleaned.
As each section of insulation is installed, another team works from lifts to screw, tape and mud large sheets of drywall.
The attic ceiling, looking towards the chancel / altar, is not the final finished ceiling profile.
The final finished ceiling, installed later this month, will form a beautiful curved shape from side to side.
The large HVAC ducts in the sanctuary attic are coverd in their own special insulation material.
The large (silver) ducts that run sideways across the sanctuary then turn south (blue opening) down the length of the church.
The long north-south HVAC ducts seen here will be hidden inside a ceiling level crawl space.
Drywall is installed on one side of the new classroom walls on the lower level.
Insulation is then stuffed inside the walls before drywall is installed on the other side.
Insulation surrounds the new fellowship hall. The opening leads to the six new children’s classrooms.
A sixteen foot hole is trenched, supported by steel safety walls, in order to install the (green) pumping station basin (far right).
A trench is dug to lay the electrical lines necessary to run the lift pump. The pump is accessible inside the basin.
When the landscaping is completed in the spring, the basin and vent pipe (to be cut) will be flush with ground level.