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Getting Ready for Drywall

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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Merrickville’s Zero Carbon House Tour on Saturday, July 11

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 […]

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It Has Been A Month…

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 […]

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“Building Morale”

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 […]

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The Windows Are In

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 […]

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