The Roof, the Whole Roof, and Nothing but the Roof …

The Roof, the Whole Roof, and Nothing but the Roof …

Posted by in Construction, Earthship, Insulation, roof, sky lights on 22. Aug, 2010 | 5 Comments

Finishing the roof has seemed like an exhausting and never-ending experience … the good news is that it is raining tonight (very good because BC is tinder dry), and the inside of the building is still dry!  We will see in the morning if we have any leaks.

Two weeks ago we started the process of … Read More →

Roofing, Rain and and a Popcan Wall

Roofing, Rain and and a Popcan Wall

Posted by in Can walls, Earthship, Insulation, roof on 08. Aug, 2010 | 4 Comments

Getting the roofing material on site lit a fire under us; yesterday we placed the 30# roofing felt on top of the 2×6 decking, and we started placing rigid insulation. Tom and Stephanie stopped by yesterday and they helped us place the felt …. thanks guys! After they left Sandra and I … Read More →

Figuring out the roof membrane

Figuring out the roof membrane

Posted by in Construction, Electrical, Insulation, roof on 22. Jul, 2010 | 2 Comments

I’ve been working on quotes for roofing materials.

I added a new drawing detailing the roof membrane and insulation.  The drawing is preliminary and will be updated as we proceed (the link to the right of the drawing is a PDF):

NewtonKickUp-ROOF ins and mem

It looks like we will install an EPDM (rubber) roof.  Our other option … Read More →

More supply shopping

Posted by in Construction, Earthship, Insulation, Plumbing, Tires on 16. Jul, 2009 | 0 Comments

Tuesday found us on the way into Kamloops with a list of supplies we needed to complete the perimeter drain for the building, the thermal wrap and the rest of the materials to do the tire walls. We are now on our third row of tires. Sean and Anna left last Saturday on … Read More →

Floor Insulation … what’s the decision?

Posted by in Insulation on 19. Feb, 2009 | 2 Comments

Now that I have sorted the toilets out I have gone back to thinking about the pros and cons of laying insulation under the floor of the building.

The Fundamental Conflict

I have been struggling with this issue since starting my house design. In a standard house floor insulation would be a no-brainer. Insulation is placed under … Read More →

Floor Insulation; to insulate or not … that is the question!

Posted by in Insulation, Plans on 15. Jan, 2009 | 5 Comments

This is a hot topic … people have been weighing in both for and against floor insulation by email and on the blog. In fact you might even say the discussion has been heated … alright I’m going to drop the puns from this point forward!

As near as I can make out the basic … Read More →


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