Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Waitsfield, Vermont offers over 80 hands-on courses per year in design, construction, woodworking, and architectural craft and offers a variety of courses concentrating in sustainable design. Now in its 35th year, Yestermorrow is one of the only design/build schools in the country, teaching both design and construction skills. Our hands-on 1-day to 3-week workshops, certificate programs and semester programs are taught by top architects, builders, and craftspeople from across the country. For people of all ages and experience levels, from novice to professional.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

The Great West Wall: Week Two

We are continuing our work on the west wall of the Yestermorrow workshop this week....

A little background about this project:

In the mid-to-late nineties, the former Alpen Inn was gutted and renovated to become the new home of the Yestermorrow Design/Build School. This included deepening the exterior walls on the interior to allow for super-insulating the building, and replacing the old single pane windows with new triple paned high efficiency windows. This work was done in phases throughout the building, and the last phase has remained the workshop wall--hence the work we are doing now. Completing this project will conclude the insulation work for our main building.

In addition to switching out the old Alpen-era window and door openings, and building in the thicker wall, we are also installing a beam header for a large door that will allow us to move large projects and materials in and out of the shop.

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