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NS Builders: Interior Walls Tuckerman Street: EP 10

Interior Walls Video in South Boston

Objective:

The latest installment of Tuckerman Street dropped today. This episode got into plastering vs. drywall and painting. It’s one of the longer episodes but it goes deep into best practices. 

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NS Builders: Backyard Tuckerman Street: EP 09

Backyard Video in South Boston

Objective:

This video was a ton of fun to produce. We used a go pro all over the equipment to create a sense of how difficult it was to move the dirt out of the backyard at Tuckerman Street. We also shot a timelapse of the removal process from early in the morning till dark and still didn’t get the entire removal process. Be sure to watch the video above. 

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NS Builders: Insulation Tuckerman Street: EP 08

Insulation Video in South Boston

Objective:

Insulation of Tuckerman street is complete. Due to scheduling conflicts, Puffin Media couldn’t get to Tuckerman Street to video the spray foam insulation process. By incorporating a tip about Roxul insulation from NS Builders and the final result of the spray foam we still made a compelling episode. 

 Video Description:

We’re using a closed cell spray foam insulation for the highest achieved r-value in the walls, roof and sill plate. Additionally, we’re installing Roxul Safe n’ Sound in the entire first-floor ceiling, master bedroom walls, and all bathrooms

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NS Builders: Plumbing Tuckerman Street: EP 07

Plumbing Video in South Boston

Objective:

Plumbing is finishing up at Tuckerman Street. J.C. Jacobs Plumbing talks best practices and Puffin Media is there to video the experience. 

 Video Description:

J.C. Jacobs Plumbing of Norwood, MA handled all of the plumbing on the Tuckerman Street project. Since we started from scratch everywhere else, we did the same with the plumbing. Bill talks about some of the methods and decisions we made and why. Preparing for drywall and the beginning of finishes, rough is now down for the kitchen and 2-1/2 baths.

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NS Builders: Electrical Tuckerman Street: EP 06

Electrical Video in South Boston

Objective:

Electrical is fully underway at Tuckerman Street. Puffin Media did a walkthrough with NS Builders and Cofran Electric. It was another cold damp day in Boston but NSB and Puffin Media got the job done. 

 Video Description:

Steve Cofran of Cofran Electric stops by and we review the scope of work, and get started doing the rough electrical. The house receives brand new electrical throughout the entire home back to an existing upgraded panel in the basement. Steve explains some code related items, and Nick references some subtle but cool details that will help make this feel like a well-thought-out home.

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NS Builders: Subfloor Tuckerman Street: EP 05

Sub Floor Video in South Boston

Objective:

Sub floor is being laid at Tuckerman Street. While working NS Builders wanted to work in some tips about how he lays sub floor. Puffin Media worked with NSB to incorporate their tips and tricks into the video.  

 Video Description:

Nick and his crew spend a couple days removing the existing 3/4″ random width board subfloor and replacing it with Advantech sub flooring. In doing so they’re able to sister the joists in a manner that allows them to flatten the floor. This is extremely important especially with the proposed tile to wood floor transition on the first floor.

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NS Builders: Framing Tuckerman Street: EP 04

Framing Video in South Boston

Objective:

Framing a shot is extremely important in Video Production and It’s critical for carpenters. Framing is underway at Tuckerman Street in South Boston and Puffin Media was there with NS Builders to frame a good shot or two. 

 Video Description:

With demolition more or less complete, we’re beginning to frame the first floor. First things first we need to install a few heavy duty beams to transfer the loads which were previously carried by existing structural walls. We keep the videos short and interesting and will begin to focus on more of the details in the upcoming episodes.

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NS Builders: Demolition Tuckerman Street: EP 03

Demolition Video in South Boston

Objective:

To start anew the old must be demolished (in this case). Demolition started at Tuckerman Street and Puffin Media was there to capture the excitement. It was a cold damp day in Boston but that didn’t stop NS Builders or Puffin Media from getting the job done. 

 Video Description:

We take this 1895 home down to the bones in hopes to re-structure to fit our needs. After meeting with the architect and engineer we developed a plan to install new structural components and interior partitions. We even remove the entire third floor to gain additional height in the attic, which will be two additional bedrooms.

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NS Builders: Subcontractors Tuckerman Street: EP 02

Renovation in South Boston

Objective:

Meeting with the subcontractors started to define the scope of Tuckerman Street as a series. NS Builders started to make decisions to get the renovation in South Boston under way and Puffin Media was there to video the action. 

 Video Description:

Nick walks through the scope of work with the electrical, plumbing, HVAC and insulation contractors. Nick also meets with the architect & engineer to discuss the options for floor layout and the need for an addition which may be added on the second and/or third floor. After visiting with the building department, they found that adding an addition will likely raise a schedule delay due to the the current non-conforming dwelling. Rather than push the schedule back, they decide to proceed with the interior renovation first.

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