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Nov 18, 2011 - House Build    No Comments

Day 44

Today our builder started back on our site.  It was great to see the project moving again.  In the day our builder and his team (2 others) had put up all of the framing for the internal walls in the basement and all of the ceiling joists.  It was amazing to finally see the actual rooms and the sizes.  It was very difficult to imagine what it would look like when it was a slab of concrete.  It is also looking bigger now that the rooms are going in.

We are now also getting a feel for where the first floor level will be.  We knew it would be higher than the original ground level, but we didn’t know how high.  I am not sure if you can tell from the pictures, but, from the original ground level it is about 5 feet higher.

Nov 10, 2011 - House Build    No Comments

Day 36

We have not had any house construction progress for the last week or so as our builder has been working on his other project.  However, we have had other progress.  We took a drive out to the land today just to have a look, and to our surprise we had power poles installed.  We were not aware that they had been scheduled to go in but there they were.  They looked really good.  I thought that they would be quite intrusive and stand out a lot but they blend in quite well.

We also saw that there was a huge trench that had been dug and filled in.  This was the ground pipes for our Geothermal system.  The trench was 10 feet wide, had been dug to 8 feet deep, and was 625 feet long.  The trench is holding two loops of pipework that will feed the geothermal system and heat the house and the water.  The flow meters for the system have also been installed in the basement.