The main reason we decided to lift and re-stump the house was to gain better clearance for vehicular access and storage in the undercroft and to sort out the uneven and sloping floors. As we are not building habitable rooms underneath, the house only needs to be raised approximately 400mm, which retains the scale and proportion of the house.
Here are the before and afters:
|TIMBER BATTENS AROUND THE PERIMETER REMOVED|
|SERVICES DISCONNECTED, STAIRS AND THE LEAN-TO ADDITION AT THE REAR REMOVED|
|HOUSE LIFTED INTO POSITION (I'VE NEVER SEEN THE HOUSE THIS LEVEL!)|
|BATHROOM AND REAR LANDING - GONE|
|THIS STUMP IS ONLY BARELY STANDING UPRIGHT|
The structural steel beams and posts are next to go in.