TimberHP Takes the Spotlight on “This Old House”

Originally published by This Old House May 9th, 2024

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The two primary suites, to accommodate multigenerational living in the 1887 Victorian home, are taking shape, and the first-floor foyer is opened up, highlighting the new wide staircase, which was prefabricated offsite and installed in just a few hours.

Tom Silva visits the local mill shop where the stairs were fabricated and gets a tour of the process from shop owner Nick Veenstra.

Meanwhile, homeowner Jason and his parents are adding curb appeal to the house by installing a new brick walkway. Jenn Nawada lends a hand before speaking with paver expert Doug Rose to learn about different types of pavers and how they are used.

On the interior, fire, mold, and mildew-resistant wood fiber insulation is used in the walls. Builder Zack Dettmore demonstrates its fire-resistant property and walks through the application process.

In the basement, HVAC contractor Chris Wisniewski explains the difference between a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) and an energy recovery ventilator (ERV) and why he chose to use an HRV in this project.

Kevin O’Connor meets up with architect Dan Kopec at a local millwork supplier to talk about period trim details and the rules of classical architecture that guide scale and profile choices.