Working on the house again…

Posted by in Construction, Family, Front Wall on 19. Apr, 2011 | 3 Comments

The flashing for the front part of our roof (and about 10 feet along each side) has been ordered.  Through winter and early spring the rubber roofing has flapped around a bit and ripping was becoming a concern.  We had to design our own flashing, since our roof is not standard.  Chris also ordered the … Read More →

Fixed Windows in place

Fixed Windows in place

Posted by in Construction, Earthship, Front Wall on 30. Oct, 2010 | 3 Comments

On Wednesday, October 27th, our fixed windows arrived!  Chris and the delivery man from AAll Glass unloaded them through the east door and he allowed us to sort them a little, taking the western panes to the far side of the house and keeping the eastern windows close to where we were unloading.

We were most … Read More →

Tempered Glass Glazing … Who Knew?

Posted by in Construction, Earthship, Energy Solutions, Front Wall, sky lights on 17. Oct, 2010 | 2 Comments

Many things we have done on this project were simply unknown to us before we started;  we are learning all about traditional plasters, we’ve built our first flat roof … and I now know way more about tire sizes than I ever hoped to!

Surprisingly (to me) specifying and ordering the glass has turned into another … Read More →

We’re done sandblasting (I hope!)

We’re done sandblasting (I hope!)

Posted by in Bond beam, Construction, Earthship, Front Wall on 13. Oct, 2010 | 0 Comments

We finished installing the base of the extruded aluminum glazing system last week.  The work went well; we figured out how to install the rubber gaskets into the aluminum without destroying our thumbs and worked from one end of the building to the other installing the glazing.

We also started flashing around the operable windows as … Read More →

The Front Wall … Arghhh!!!!

The Front Wall … Arghhh!!!!

Posted by in Construction, Earthship, Front Wall on 01. Oct, 2010 | 5 Comments

September has been busy in the North Thompson; the first weekend of the month was our local North Thompson Fall Fair, last weekend was the winter fair in Kamloops and we have started home schooling this month.

The fair weekends are all about 4H for our family … the kids all have market and ewe lambs … Read More →

Still here…

Posted by in Construction, Earthship, Front Wall on 29. Sep, 2010 | 0 Comments

I realize it must seem we have dropped off the edge of the earth.  We have been taking lots of photos but do not seem to have time to stop and chronicle what we are up to.  We are in the midst of final sandblasting inside the house (before windows are installed) and are currently … Read More →

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