The new opening has been framed out with the steel beams in a complete square imbedded into the floor to ensure stability of the structural wall. The 24 cm beams were raised, set in place, and then welded.
Then, bricks and plaster were inserted in the inside space of the beams, a plastic netting was wrapped around it all, and more plaster was applied to the frame. You can see a lead water pipe that was found in the wall which will need to be replaced. Luckily, it did not get accidentally busted, or the whole building would have had a water disaster.
The plumbing and electrical plans have been determined and tracks in the walls have been marked and carved into the brick. Once the tubes and wires are in place, the walls will be re-plastered over and prepared for painting.
The new location of the bathroom door has been framed out. Above the door will be a small door to an overhead storage space. I chose to utilize the original bathroom door, even though it has a small scale, but the antique hardware was too nice. I have a creative plan for the weathered surface of the door…stay tuned!
The tile from the bathroom floor has been removed down to the dirt level so that tracks for the plumbing can be dug deep, taking into account the slight angel in which the waste tubes must flow toward the back of the house.