Town Homes at Brighton Mills Construction Blog

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The Difference a Week Makes

At this stage of construction with many trades on site and activity going on at nearly every location simultaneously, there’s a lot of progress made in as short as one week.

On Litchfield Street, the front decks are being framed up at 101 and 107 Litchfield.


The slab foundation at 103-105 Litchfield is being finished.


And, the final digging to be done on Litchfield Street is well underway with excavation below what will be the parking lot for the construction of storm water retention systems.



A very important and exciting detail is being added inside the buildings after insulation and before drywall. The hat channels shown in the photos below create separation between the upper and lower units. Separation dampens vibrations – vibrations like kids running around, furniture moving, all the normal noise we would rather not  hear from our neighbors.


The clip is connected to the truss with a mechanism that dampens vibration


The ceiling drywall will screw into these hat channels, which are connected to the clips in the previous photo, preventing transmission of noise and vibrations between floors.


That building at Holton and Antwerp that just began framing in last week’s entry?  Here it is framed to the roof.  The sheathing will finish installation by the end of this week.



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August Update

Work has been progressing well across the Town Homes at Brighton Mills site this summer.

Framing is moving quickly on the Holton Street block. Holton Street framing will be complete by the end of August.


113-115 and 117-119 Holton Street from park


121-123 Holton Street


View of living/dining/kitchen inside 113-115 Holton St

Back on Litchfield Street, the final foundation is being poured this week at 103-105 Litchfield.  Framing and roofing were completed on the 101 and 107 Litchfield buildings.  Mechanical, Electical, and Plumbing (MEP) work is complete at 101 and will finish this week inside 107.  After MEP inspections, insulation work began at 101 and will begin at 107 next week.


103-105 Litchfield foundation footing walls.


Ductwork for heating and cooling, ceiling mounted light fixtures, and plumbing for fire sprinklers visible in 107 Litchfield


Window installation is moving right along behind framing

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Busy Summer

The Town Homes at Brighton Mills have passed 25% construction completion.  Applications become available on Monday, August 4th.  See details on applying at

101 and 107 Litchfield St are the two furthest along buildings.  Framing, taping, roofing, and window installation are complete. Remaining exterior work includes the installation of Hardie board siding and the construction of front porches. Inside, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing are well underway.



With progress on the other two Litchfield buildings moved inside, our contractors had space to complete excavation work for the final foundation at 103-105 Litchfield Street.


Meanwhile on Holton Street.  Framing is proceeding quickly on the 121-123 Holton and 117-119 Holton buildings, with roofing nearing completion on 121-123 Holton.IMG_2811

Moving forward, framing will continue along Holton Street until the 113-115 Holton building is complete.  MEP work will shift from Litchfield to Holton Street.  Framing will move to the final building on Litchfield Street after the foundation is poured.