Tuesday, April 21, 2009


FW&D is building this custom shed in Fairfax Virginia. The process starts with pouring a cement slab, purchasing the materials and storing them on site in the FW&D utility trailer. The components such as the walls are laid out and nailed together, trusses are site built and staged for assembly. Got to get back to work putting this shed together so we’ll check in later with the updates on construction.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


FW&D contracted a large exterior remodel project in Centreville Virginia that includes installing a new roof with CertainTeed Xt 25 year shingles, gutters, LeafProof gutter covers, Alside Excalibur energy star rated windows, Provia energy star rated rear entry door with storm door, new back yard privacy fence, and new siding. We started with replacing the roof. Since this is a town house, we are working against or abutting to the house next door. When we got up on the roof we found that the neighbor, at some point, had some repair work done to his siding. What is really unfortunate here is that the workers had an attitude that if the homeowner can't see it from the ground then we don't have to do a proper repair. As you can see the gap between the bottom of the siding and the roof flashing allows water to get into the house. FW&D will show the homeowner these pictures and propose an economical repair.

Friday, April 10, 2009


A quick post to update the photo catalog on the Burke Remodel. The stone has been installed and a few feet of the Bruce flooring laid.

Friday, April 3, 2009


Just a quick note today to display the picture with the cabinets set in place. Next week we install the stone facing around the fireplace. Stay tuned for progress updates.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


It's been a week since I posted an update on the Burke Virginia remodel. In that time we installed or made changes to quite a few items that don't show well pictorially. Those items are changing the basement lights from a pull cord to a wall switch, making minor changes in the powder room, adding electrical service to the living room, add wiring circuit for surround sound system, running new electric circuits to the den, run a new gas line to the fireplace in the den, and wait for inspection on new gas and electric service lines. After inspection we cover up or drywall the areas, add a lintel and firebrick to the fireplace to accomodate the size of the new custom fireplace screen , and start setting cabinets. Now it looks like we're making progress but in reality we did get a lot of small time consuming projects completed. Once we get the cabinets set we'll install the stone veneer on the fireplace, new fire rated door to garage, new hardwood floors and a paint job. Stay tuned for updated pictures.