Since the last entry describing the construction, we’ve been focused on a broad range of activities including some work off-site at Carleton University. Here’s a short list of things we’ve been up to: • Rainwater Store. We’ve completed the installation of the liner with inlets and overflow outlets and sealing to the foundation. We also […]
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Thanks very much to all who attended and showed great support and enthusiasm! It makes this challenging journey so worth while! We were thrilled with the fact that close to 130 people came through. Stay tuned for fall dates for the next one.
It is happening from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM on Sat., July 11 at 732 Heritage Drive in Merrickville! Chris will be providing a guided tour every hour on the hour in order to explain all of the house’s features. You will learn about: Passive design, starting first with very high levels of insulation and […]
Thanks to the Ottawa Citizen for taking an interest in our build! We are thrilled to be included amongst these exceptional projects. If you would like to check out our progress, we are having another House Tour on Saturday, July 11 from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Chris will be providing guided tours every hour […]
Excellent article by Jennifer Westendorp!
The frequency of blog postings has been slowing down, but work has continued at a decent pace. In April and May, we dense-packed the North wall, completed the steel roofing, roughed-in the electrical, began insulating the rim joists above the sill plate, and started on the hydronic floors. Among these, are a few are very […]
A month has passed without an entry. So what have we done? South Wall. From the Eastern wall, across the South and around the corner to the West wall: Larsen trusses have been put up, sheathed, dense-packed with cellulose, windows detailed, wall covered in Typar and a first layer of strapping applied. Work was completed […]
Last week was a cold one! We avoided outdoor work at the expense of building progress. I spent the time designing a solar thermal system for another seasonal energy storage project. But on Saturday, sleeves got rolled up again (figuratively) and progress was made once again. When we left the site over a week ago, […]
We moved three steps forward last week: the laundry room (the room between the house and garage) got insulated and sealed off from the house, the Eastern gable end got sheathed, as did the ceiling of the main house. Taken together, it gives the project a real sense of progress and a nice way to […]
It may be -23°C outside today, and I may be inside writing a blog entry to get away from the cold, but we’ve had a relatively good run of luck with the weather this fall and winter – so far. Of course it has meant working weekends and taking days off when Mother Nature deals […]